Netflix to turn manga and anime ‘One Piece into live-action series

Netflix to turn manga and anime ‘One Piece into live-action series
The Siliconreview
30 January, 2020

If you are an anime fan, this must be one of the best news ever, especially on how you feel about Netflix’s anime adaptations. The streaming giant has approved a 10-episode live-action series streaming based on the classic manga and anime. The company is making a new attempt at turning anime into live-action shows which include Death Note and many more. One can take solace in the fact that One Piece creator EiichiroOda will be the series executive producer.

In addition, the series will be co-produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios. If you recall, Tomorrow Studio was behind the steaming of the popular show Cowboy Bebop. The new action series will have actors like John Cho as bounty hunter Spike Spiegel and real corgi as Ein. It also will have Steven Maeda as the series showrunner. Meanwhile Matt Owens who was the reason behind shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage, The Defenders will serve as a writer and executive producer.

One Piece which was first published in the year 1997 was the long-running anime series which was premiered until 1999. The story revolves around the main protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, whose body has an elastic property. He goes around a voyage to find the most legendary treasure “One Piece” to become the pirate king. It is an exciting show which will showcase the stretchable, rubbery journey of Luffy. But we have to wait for more information to find out when the series will start streaming online.