Everyone gets nervous when Hollywood wants to take Japanese anime and try to convert it and readapt the medium into another one. The one we all fear, is live action. After multiple disappointed films ranging from the worst (Dragon Ball Evolution) to somewhat tolerable (Death Note), live action has been a risky task however it is getting more tolerable as directors and producers are incorporating more input from the original creators of the story to help translate from anime to film. With that said, today I am going to be discussing the One Piece Live Action TV Series approved by Oda, but under one condition.
To begin with, One Piece author and illustrator (Eiichiro Oda) granted the permission of One Piece the anime to be produced into a live action tv series. It it sourced from Japan Times and Oricon News that the producer behind the Cowboy Bebop Live Action movie will be the one working on the Live Action One Piece tv series but under one condition by Eiichiro Oda.
Oda said: “the condition to approve this One Piece live action tv series was, that the project should never betray the fans who has supported me (Eiichiro Oda) for the last two decades.”
The announcement of the tv series was to celebrate the 20th anniversary of One Piece Manga.