Netflix has announced that a live-action of the popular anime, One Piece, is in development. The narrative will span over a 10-episode arc. One Piece’s first manga came out in 1997, written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda and since then has become the best-selling manga of all time, capturing fans everywhere. While the storyline is continuing through the manga, we have an anime series, several films, video games, novels, even a theme park, and, now, we will also have a live-action show.
The story of One Piece follows a young boy named Monkey D. Luffy, who accidentally ate a mysterious food called a Devil Fruit and gained the properties of rubber. Through his adventures with his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, he travels all over the world to find this great treasure known as “One Piece” and to become the king of the pirates.
The live-action version will be coming from the hands of Tomorrow Studios, the studio also behind the upcoming Cowboy Bebop live-action adaptation. There is no news yet on who will play Luffy, but we do know that the story is in good hands. Steven Maeda, who worked on Lost and The X-Files, will be a writer, showrunner, and executive producer, and Matt Owens, known for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage will be a writer and executive producer. Oda will also come in as an executive producer.
There is excitement brewing for this series, and we cannot wait to see who else joins the project. The show already has its own Twitter account, with the news breaking in multiple languages. Be sure to keep an eye out for more information on the series.
Oda-sensei will oversee the live-action #OnePiece series by @stevemaeda and Matt Owens. @NXOnNetflix pic.twitter.com/rFrDOvakLc
— onepiecenetflix (@onepiecenetflix) January 29, 2020