Netflix has officially confirmed it will produce a film adaptation of the legendary One Piece manga
- Tram Ho
When it comes to manga, we can’t help but mention One Piece, the best-selling manga of all time in Japan, which has maintained the throne for the past 12 years. Up to now, One Piece is still going on a fascinating, thrilling journey with Monkey D. Luffy’s journey to become the Pirate King, and there is no sign of stopping in the near future.
With such a successful production and huge fan base worldwide, it is not uncommon for a series of One Piece follow-up works to quickly win the hearts of a global audience. . Netflix is the latest name to join the fertile ground when they recently confirmed the production of a live-action One Piece series, with the first season featuring 10 episodes.
One Piece, the most popular manga in Japanese history, will officially be made into a TV series thanks to Netflix.
Specifically, this is originally a plan announced from 2017 by Shueisha Tomorrow Studios (the unit is collaborating with Netflix in the upcoming Cowboy Bebop project). Steven Maeda (X-Files or Lost) will take on the role of showrunner, cum writer and production director with the help of Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD). In addition, the “father” of One Piece, artist Eiichiro Oda will also directly participate in the process of developing the script and directing production for this project.
On his personal Twitter, Eiichiro said: “ It is true that I have confirmed this information since 2017, but such large projects take a lot of time to prepare. And now I can confidently declare: Netflix – the largest streaming platform in the world today, will support us in the production of One Piece. Great! Which scenario will the 10 episodes in the first season revolve around? Who is the cast? Please be patient and look forward to the next official announcement . ”
It can be said that the decision to produce a series based on the legendary One Piece manga is a potential, but also very risky step for Netflix. On the one hand, they will have a huge fan base ready to support and look forward to this work. However, it is this same number of fans that put a lot of pressure on them, and the film adaptations of manga / anime also often do not receive high praise from the audience.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, has confirmed his partnership with Netflix in this drama project in a personal Twitter post.
However, Netflix is not a “novice” in this field. Previously, they also produced some notable projects such as Death Note, Neon Genesis Evangelion and the homegrown Aggretsuko Castlevania series. Not to mention in recent years, this studio has consistently received positive reviews for the quality of its movies and services, from both a team of experts and audiences around the world.
One of the easiest examples is their new The Witcher series, which has also faced a lot of doubts from fans even before it was released. But up to now, this is the golden egg of Netflix, constantly setting new records and becoming an extremely potential fantasy work even though it has only aired a single season. Therefore, the audience is completely convinced that Netflix will make a story with the adaptation project One Piece.
According to TheVerge
Source : Genk