Hey One Piece fans, I have got news for you guys. Netflix is turning One Piece into a live-action TV show. The most popular manga of all time One Piece is making the jump from manga (and anime) to live action. The first season of the series will consist of 10 episodes.
Also, we know that Netflix will work with Tomorrow Studios, a television production company is currently working on a live-action version of Cowboy Bebop. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven Maeda and Matt Owens are adapting One Piece and executive producing as well, along with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements and Eiichiro Oda.
While this isn’t the first One Piece adaptation, it is the first time the manga will be made into a live-action. It would be interesting to see what the final product will look like. Details on casting and which chunks of manga would be adapted weren’t specified, but Oda himself is heavily involved. Oda has reassured fans that he wouldn’t have allowed the project to go ahead unless he felt it would do justice to the original.
This isn’t Netflix’s first time adapting a manga to live-action. In 2017, Netflix released Death Note to mixed reviews, earning a score of 43 on Metacritic-GameSpot’s sister site. Both critics and fans didn’t speak highly of this film, but hopefully, the One Piece series will be when Netflix reaches its stride. Netflix has not set a release date for One Piece, but stay tuned to Exmanga for more information about the live-action adaptation.