By: Monique Espino
One of the most renowned anime and manga series of all time is getting a live action remake. You guessed it right, Netflix is bringing One Piece to life!
Netflix has once again taken the reins in adapting a beloved manga into live action. Recognized as the best-selling manga of all time, One Piece is critically and commercially acclaimed, selling over 480 million copies during its run, with more copies expected to sell as the manga is still currently ongoing. The Netflix series will be produced by Tomorrow Studios and will be dropping a total of ten episodes. Fans are at the edge of their seats as they eagerly await the official announcement for the cast of the new series.
Eiichiro Oda, creator of One Piece and executive producer of the Netflix adaptation, shared the announcement in a manga-style tweet last January, which you can see below.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
The story of One Piece takes place on an alternate version of Earth during the so-called “Golden Age of Pirates”. Pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as “One Piece” that was left behind by Gol D. Roger, the greatest pirate in the world. Years after the death of Gol D. Roger, a young boy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy has dreams of forming his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself as the undisputed Pirate King.
Production was initially set to start last August 31, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the looks of it, the production is nowhere near wrapping up soon and will most likely be released by the end of 2021 or early 2022 on Netflix.
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