The famous Japanese manga series One Piece ruled quite a lot of hearts with its skills of storytelling, art characterization, and comic elements. And now, the entertainment provider plans to get a live-adaptation of the series on its channel. This series would be made up of 10 episodes. The publisher, Shueisha and Tomorrow Studios, would be in charge of handling the series. Tomorrow Studios is also working on the Cowboy Bepop show, which is an upcoming series on Netflix.
Famous veterans Steven Maeda (The X-Files, Lost) along with Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) would be in charge of writing as well as executive producing. The original creator of One Piece Eiichiro Oda would be getting the credits of executive producing along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios. This series was being planned right from sometime in 2017. Although, at that point in time, nothing was being decided with regards to Netflix.
Oda has written a note in Japanese script stating that the live adaptation of One Piece would debut on Netflix and also mentioned that it would consist of 10 episodes. He has also urged fans to be patient as more details with regards to the progress of the story, as well as the cast and crew of the series would emerge slowly. Oda has also expressed a lot of gratitude for Netflix for their support in offering their platform for hosting the entire series.
Oda had the intention to make the live adaptation of the show as a part of the 20th-anniversary celebrations of the original series, which started in 1997. Japan’s quite famous manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump regularly published details regarding One Piece, almost from the time it started. One Piece is composed of at least a 1000 chapters, and it has also found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the maximum number of comics all published by a single author.
One Piece also stands first in the bestseller list of Japanese comics for the past 14 years. A whopping 450 million pieces of One Piece comics have been sold worldwide from the time it started. This makes One Piece come right after Batman, which is the bestselling comic ever made.
The live-adapted series is expected to go on floors towards the end of the year. While many fans are excited about the series streaming on Netflix, some of them are not quite convinced about the Netflix platform. This is because Netflix is yet to earn the trust of people owing to which some people have designed a few memes mocking Netflix while there are some, who are quite happy with the series coming on Netflix.
Netflix would also be streaming a live-adaptation Cowboy Bepop, which is again another anime series. This was initially planned for a 2020 release. Unfortunately, due to an injury of its star John Cho, there has been a delay in its release.
Now, fans can thoroughly enjoy the series as and when it debuts on Netflix. Stay tuned!!!
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