With just a few days left before Netflix’s One Piece live-action series officially begins streaming, the series’ official accounts have been actively promoting it.
They’ve posted plenty of interviews and other content with the cast, and now they’ve shared some of the key words exchanged between the One Piece live-action production team and Eiichiro Oda.
Production on the live-action series began in 2017, but it was delayed due to the pandemic. The film boasts the participation of many famous Hollywood figures. Tomorrow Studios, the team behind the live-action series “One Piece,” is also part of Netflix’s now-cancelled adaptation of “Cowboy Bebop.”
Steven Maeda, a key character in the production of the live-action series “One Piece,” has previously worked on popular shows like “CSI: Karenmi” and “Lost.” Another important name associated with the series is Matt Owens, who has been involved in projects like “Luke Cage” and “Agents of SHIELD.”
The production team includes some big names, making it clear that both Eiichiro Oda and the production staff are committed to the success of the project. During the six years of live-action production, both sides were able to meet several times to discuss the film.
Oda: “We need to consider the worst case scenario”
Netflix recently revealed some important points of discussion between the two sides. The Netflix team told Oda:
1:1 reproduction is not possible. A live-action adaptation is not a copy; it’s about expression. We are not satisfied at all. We wanted to rewrite the history of live-action adaptations. We had two goals: Not betraying the fans and making the movie loved by those who didn’t like ONE PIECE. From Netflix: “Let’s Make Something Great.”
Over the years, here’s what Eiichiro Oda has told Netflix when they recommend or show him work:
We need to consider the worst case scenario. I can’t say something good when it’s not good. This is great, but we can do better. The fans trust me, so I can’t lie to them. We actually found our real-life Luffy. I’m shocked. I am moved by the love for ONE PIECE that spreads throughout every frame. From Eiichiro Oda.
It is clear that both sides are invested heavily in this project and Oda has stated that he sees this as the last project opportunity to make One Piece global. While the anime and manga adaptations of One Piece have been hugely popular, the live-action series will introduce the franchise to a whole new audience. If the adaptation is successful, it could attract a lot of new fans to the One Piece fleet.
Source: Netflix Twitter