One Piece fans may not know what the Netflix adaptation will look like, but at least they know how much they will get.
According to a Twitter post from popular One Piece news source One Piece Defender, the first season of the live-action series will consist of eight episodes, each lasting about an hour, with headlines hinting at the plans. of how quickly the series will unfold over the course of the season. source document. Although Episode 1 is understandably titled “Romantic Dawn”, the fact that Episode 4 is titled “Frog in the Well”, refers to Mihawk’s comments when meeting Zoro in over 20 episodes of the anime, is an indication of the narrative style fans can expect from Netflix. suitability. The post also includes details on the show’s budget — which is said to hover around $100 million — as well as plans to tackle Zoro’s three-sword style by inserting a third sword with CGI.
While there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the live-action One Piece series, there’s also anxiety in the fan community, given Netflix’s history of anime adaptations. Recently there were rumors about the movie’s first preview screening with the audience. While these claims were later refuted, they highlight some fans’ negativity towards the adaptation. However, all fans should be able to get some encouragement from Netflix’s recent promise to One Piece author Eiichiro Oda that the series won’t launch until he’s satisfied with the final product.
One Piece fans must wait until Oda is satisfied
Another more positive rumor has claimed that the live-action series will premiere next August. One Piece Defender’s post pointed to a similar timeframe, with the trailer set to roll out around July. Given that Netflix officially announced the series in January 2020, and fans have been waiting. waited nearly three and a half years for its release, so it’s understandable that speculation about its release date is at an all-time high. However, it is important to take any rumors lightly until Netflix officially confirms them. The streamer has kept the project under wraps, releasing only a single first video in June 2022, meaning fans have to be patient until both Netflix and Oda feel the series is ready. to be viewed.
Luckily, in the meantime, there’s plenty of One Piece content to enjoy. The manga is approaching its final installment, which readers can view through the publisher VIZ Media. At the same time, the anime continues its adventures in Wano Country, which viewers can follow on Crunchyroll.