Netflix’s One Piece showrunner Steven Maeda revealed that he wants to adapt the seminal Spy x Family manga into a live-action series next.
The curse of disappointing live-action anime adaptations may not be completely broken, but thanks to Netflix’s hugely successful One Piece series, the cracks are starting to show. Now, the One Piece showrunner is looking forward to what the future might hold and revealed that he’d love to adapt Spy x Family into a live-action project next.
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One Piece live-action showrunner wants to adapt Spy x Family next
Netflix’s One Piece has arguably become one of the most successful live-action anime adaptations in history, and to be honest, the bar isn’t being set particularly high. thanks to the streamer’s previous efforts.
Leading Netflix’s Going Merry and winning One Piece is showrunner Steven Maeda , who turned the world’s most popular manga into Netflix’s most successful series of the summer.
Now, in an exclusive interview with Comicbook, Maeda has revealed that his next dream project would be a live-action adaptation of Tatsuya Endo’s popular manga, Spy x Family.
Maeda shared that he is a fan of the Spy x Family series and that he has really wanted to adapt the manga into a live-action show for a long time:
“I love Spy Family very much. It was great. It’s funny you mentioned that. I’ve been following Spy Family for a while. I think there are a lot of great stories.”
Speaking about how the broader entertainment industry might see anime turned into live-action adaptations following the success of One Piece, the veteran showrunner noted that “Just now, I think, it’s very difficult to get combine, [anime] Truly a great resource.”
“There are so many great manga and anime titles that tell these wonderful stories but they haven’t been exploited yet. And so not every piece of fundamental content requires direct action. But boy, it would be awesome to see some of them.”
While the live-action Spy x Family series remains TBA, the show could be a huge success for Netflix if it has Maeda as showrunner , see below.
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Maeda provides insight into what it takes to create a successful live-action anime project
There are plenty of live-action anime adaptations in development, including One Punch Man, The Promised Neverland, My Hero AcadeKaren and Made in Abyss – so what advice would Maeda give to filmmakers? Does the movie want to emulate the success of Netflix’s One Piece?
“The advice that I’ve applied throughout this whole process that will apply to future projects, would be number one: hire the right people to do it. It’s always a great shot, but there’s a very fine line between the adaptation of a film and the audience, and the audience is really different.”
It’s important to acknowledge that any live action anime project will lead to division in the community, that’s obvious, but it’s a balance that needs to be struck to retain those Passionate fans interested in the project.
“On one hand, you have people like yourself who are die-hard fans, who know all the details, who are waiting to see the show come out and are nervous about it because there are so many ways it could go wrong. out error. They want it well but are really scared about it. On the other hand, you have people who don’t know what the project is, and somehow you have to marry those two people. We don’t want to disappoint our die-hard fans.”
Interestingly, Maeda also stated that “no one wants to see” a one-to-one adaptation, adding that any live-action project “has to stand on its own” when it comes to its position. it’s in an already established franchise.
“It can’t be in baseball that you don’t understand what’s going on because then it’s just aimed at people who have read the manga and anime. So I would say, find that balance. It’s very, very complicated. But you have to find a balance between what fans who know the story will expect and what fans who don’t know the story will be entertained by.”
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Not only is One Piece season 2 confirmed to end up in development but season 2 of the excellent Spy x Family anime is expected to premiere worldwide on October 7 via Crunchyroll.