Netflix Unveils Conversations Between Oda and One Piece Live-Action Team Over 6 Years

With only a few days remaining until the One Piece live-action series by Netflix officially begins streaming, the official accounts of the series have been actively promoting it.

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They have been publishing multiple interviews and other engaging content with the cast, and now they’ve shared some crucial words exchanged between the One Piece live-action production team and Eiichiro Oda.

The production of the live-action series started in 2017, but it was delayed due to the pandemic. The series boasts involvement from many prominent Hollywood figures. Tomorrow Studios, the team behind the “One Piece” live-action series, were also part of Netflix’s now-canceled “Cowboy Bebop” adaptation.

Steven Maeda, a key figure in the production of the “One Piece” live-action series, has previously worked on popular shows like “CSI: Miami” and “Lost.” Another significant name associated with the series is Matt Owens, who has been involved in projects like “Luke Cage” and “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

The production team includes some massive names, making it clear that both Eiichiro Oda and the production staff are committed to the project’s success. Over the span of 6 years of live-action production, both parties could have a meeting several times to discuss the series.

Oda: “We Need To Consider The Worst Case Scenario”

Netflix recently revealed some of the important discussion points between both parties. The Netflix team said to Oda:

  • A 1:1 re-enactment is impossible.
  • Live-action adaptation isn’t about replication; it’s about expression.
  • We’re not at all satisfied yet, either.
  • We want to rewrite the history of live-action adaptations.
  • We have two goals: To not betray the fans and to have the show be loved by those who don’t yet know ONE PIECE.
  • From Netflix: “Let’s make something great.”

Throughout the years, here’s what Eiichiro Oda said to Netflix when they presented or showed him the work:

  • We need to consider the worst-case scenario.
  • I can’t say something is good when it isn’t.
  • This is very good, but we can do even better.
  • The fans trust me, so I can’t lie to them.
  • We actually found our real-life Luffy. I’m shocked.
  • I’m touched by the love of ONE PIECE sprinkled throughout every frame.
  • From Eiichiro Oda.

It’s clear that both parties are heavily invested in this project, and Oda has stated that he sees this as the last opportunity to make One Piece global. While the anime and manga adaptations of One Piece are already popular, the live-action series will introduce the franchise to a whole new audience. If the adaptation turns out to be successful, it could attract a lot of new fans to the One Piece fleet.

Source: Netflix Twitter

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