One Piece followers rejoice, a live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga is coming to Netflix. A complete of ten episodes have been ordered up to now and can be produced by the identical studio, Tomorrow Studios, who’re at present engaged on the upcoming Netflix Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Right here’s the most recent and all the pieces we all know up to now.

As franchises go, One Piece is likely one of the most beloved and well-recognized manga sequence of all time. Since making its debut on July 22nd, 1997 in a problem of Weekly Shōnen Leap, 969 chapters of the manga have been printed, together with 95 volumes and nonetheless counting!

One Piece can be acknowledged because the highest-selling manga of all time, outselling the likes of Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto with over 462 million copies offered. This additionally makes One Piece one of many highest-grossing fictional franchises of all time, generated over $21 billion in income throughout its a number of mangas, movies, video video games and numerous different items of merchandise.

The unique anime sequence can be becoming a member of Netflix. A number of seasons are set to hit Netflix within the US and different areas in June 2020.

What’s the story of One Piece?

The story of One-Piece takes place on an alternate model of Earth, and one that’s at present within the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and solely the strongest have the prospect to put declare to the legendary treasure referred to as ‘One Piece’ that was left behind by the best pirate of all of them Gol D. Roger. Years after the loss of life of Gol D. Roger, a younger boy by the identify of Monkey D. Luffy has goals of elevating his personal crew, discovering One Piece and declaring himself as Pirate King.

After consuming a satan fruit that grants Luffy the facility to make his physique like rubber, it provides him huge energy and agility. When Luffy lastly comes of age, he units sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and units upon his grand journey to develop into the subsequent Pirate King.

A younger Luffy eats the Gum-Gum Fruit – Copyright. Toei Animation

The place is One Piece in manufacturing and when will it launch on Netflix?

It’s far too early to know a launch date, however on the earliest, we might see the live-action One Piece sequence in 2021.

5 months after its preliminary announcement, we’ve obtained some new info on the manufacturing courtesy of an interview with Marty Adelstein by way of Syfy.

In accordance with the interview, manufacturing was as a consequence of get underway over the summer season of 2020 nevertheless, with the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s been pushed again. Nonetheless, Marty mentioned they’re hoping to “ramp up later this 12 months”.

Filming is about to happen in Cape City in South Africa. He additionally added:

“We have now principally all 10 scripts written. We are going to begin casting once we return. My suspicion is June 1, however we are going to begin doing our casting. We have now a number of names that we’re speaking about, and we ought to be in manufacturing in September. We have now been working very carefully with Sensei Oda. So, we’re going to get began, and this one could be very massive. I imply, Snowpiercer was a giant manufacturing; that is even greater.”

Might we see multiple season?

There’s an immense quantity of supply materials that may be lined in a live-action adaptation. Within the anime, the episode rely at present stands at 909, there’s no probability that the live-action adaptation could have that variety of episodes. If additional seasons are anticipated sooner or later we are able to anticipate to see loads of filler glossed over, and the story of the arcs lower up.

Whereas the concept of slicing up any of the One Piece tales could also be blasphemous, how on the earth can a live-action sequence cowl 95 volumes of manga in only some seasons? Every season might cowl the respective ‘Saga’ which has a choose variety of story arcs.

The primary season of the live-action adaptation will cowl the recruitment of Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji and finish with Luffy’s battle in opposition to Arlong.

Different Dwell-Motion variations on Netflix

One Piece isn’t the primary live-action anime adaptation, and positively received’t be the final. On the time of writing Netflix is at present engaged on the live-action Cowboy Bebop sequence and The Final Airbender.

Extra live-action variations on Netflix are:

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