Fans can rest assured that when Netflix’s live-action One Piece premieres, it will receive Eiichiro Oda’s stamp of approval.
One Piece mangaka Eiichiro Oda released a statement regarding the upcoming live-action series via Netflix’s Twitter account. Oda admits there were some difficulties and frustrations during production because he, Tomorrow Studios, and Netflix “come from very different cultures…we have different rules, skill sets, and goals.” together.” The creator wrote, “‘It feels like, ‘we’re all trying to get to the same place, so why aren’t we on the same wavelength?'”. .” However, things came together when Oda revealed that the movie was in its final stages and that Netflix had “promised that we wouldn’t release it.” [the series] until I am satisfied.”
Weekly Shōnen Jump’s Live-Action One Piece Plan
Weekly Shōnen Jump has revealed plans for a live-action adaptation of Oda’s hugely popular One Piece manga in 2017 as part of the series’ 20th anniversary celebration. Created in partnership with Shuisha, Tomorrow Studios and Netflix will produce the series. Oda will oversee the show as executive producer. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda will serve as writers, presenters and executive producers.
One Piece Live-Action Actor
Iñaki Godoy (The Imperfects) will play the tough captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Monkey D. Luffy. Mackenyu (Knights of the Zodiac) will play the bounty hunter and swordsman Zoro. Emily Rudd (Fear Street) will join as navigator Nami. Jacob Romero Gibson (Blairsden) plays gunner Usopp while Taz Skylar (Boiling Point) plays master chef Sanji. Peter Gadiot (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland) will play the red-haired pirate captain Shanks.
One Piece History in Weekly Shōnen Jump
Serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since 1997, One Piece is one of the best-selling manga series in history, with more than 500 million copies in circulation as of August 2022. The series has inspired many a highly successful growing animated series and fourteen animated films in theaters. Its latest One Piece film: Red broke box office records and became the fifth highest-grossing Japanese film of all time. Despite its immense popularity, this is the first time in its 26-year history that a live-action series has been produced.
Netflix’s One Piece live-action series will air eight episodes in 2023.