This certainly is some huge news. After the start of One Piece twenty odd years ago this is the first time ever the story is getting a live-action adaptation. Oda obviously could have done it before and a long time ago but he just didn’t think the time was right perhaps. Nonetheless, it has been confirmed that Netflix is the lucky party that will be associated with the making of One Piece live-action series. There are certainly a lot of rumors around this project but we here are only going to share the legitimate information about the show.
One Piece Live-Action Series Order Revealed
First of all, thankfully Oda himself is going to be involved in the production process of the series. Secondly, it was revealed by Weekly Shonen Jump’s account via Twitter that the series will have a total of 10 episodes for its first-ever season. Certainly, I was expecting way more episodes but 10 isn’t that bad after all.
We still do not have any idea whatsoever which part of the story will be adapted for the first season. I’m hoping its Marineford arc. No certain information regarding the cast of this series has been revealed but sources say that it might have the same cast as the original One Piece anime which will not be a bad idea after all. I’m all excited about this series and we’ll share more news as soon as it comes out with all of you here at Otakukart.
Here’s the synopsis for One Piece:
One Piece is a manga by Eiichiro Oda, a famous mangaka from Japan. The manga began serialization in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump in 1997 and an anime adaptation began in 1999, two years later. One Piece follows the story of Monkey D Luffy, a boy who aims to become the King of the Pirates. Luffy accidentally eats a Devil Fruit that grants him a rubbery body in exchange for his ability to swim. 10 years later, Luffy sets off to sea to find his own crew and find the legendary treasure of the former Pirate King, Gol D. Roger, known as the One Piece.
Update April 2020
After streaming giant Netflix has greenlit a new live-action series for One Piece, the manga is outstanding amongst other selling manga arrangements, time. The 10 episodes live-action venture originates from Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, the association between maker Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios that is likewise also delivering another live-action Cowboy Bebop. That appears, featuring John Cho, which is in production rest while the on-screen character recoups from a knee injury he endured on set.
One Piece, made by Eiichiro Oda, follows the experiences of a youngster named Monkey D. Luffy. Enlivened by his youth icon, an amazing privateer named “Red-Haired” Shanks, he goes on a mission to locate the famous One Piece cherish and proclaim himself ruler of the privateers.
One Piece Live-Action Release Date
One Piece Live Action release date is 12th June 2020, although this release date is for animated version or “anime” version of the show. This was announced officially via Netflix on Twitter. The live-action series of the show is still under development as it just received a green-light from the studio.
Luffy and crew set sail June 12th in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 22, 2020