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 thus far and will probably be produced by the identical studio, Tomorrow Studios, who’re at present engaged on the upcoming Netflix Cowboy Bebop adaptation. Right here’s the newest on manufacturing and what we all know thus far about One Piece season 1.
As franchises go, One Piece is without doubt one of the most beloved and well-recognized manga collection of all time. Since making its debut on July 22nd, 1997 in a problem of Weekly Shōnen Bounce, 969 chapters of the manga have been printed, together with 95 volumes and nonetheless counting!
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One Piece can also 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 bought. 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 collection can also 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 possibility to put declare to the legendary treasure often known 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 desires 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 power and agility. When Luffy lastly comes of age, he units sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and units upon his grand journey to turn out to be the subsequent Pirate King.
The present at present lists a TV-14 score on IMDb though that’s but to be formally confirmed by Netflix though was mentioned on a stream by Matt Owens.
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 collection in 2021.
5 months after its preliminary announcement, we’ve bought some new info on the manufacturing courtesy of an interview with Marty Adelstein via Syfy.
In keeping with the interview, manufacturing was as a consequence of get underway over the summer season of 2020 nonetheless, with the COVID-19 pandemic, that’s been pushed again. Nonetheless, Marty mentioned they’re hoping to “ramp up later this yr”.
Filming is ready to happen in Cape City in South Africa. He additionally added:
“We’ve got mainly all 10 scripts written. We are going to begin casting after we return. My suspicion is June 1, however we’ll begin doing our casting. We’ve got loads of names that we’re speaking about, and we needs to be in manufacturing in September. We’ve got been working very carefully with Sensei Oda. So, we’re going to get began, and this one may be very huge. I imply, Snowpiercer was an enormous manufacturing; that is even greater.”
In June 2020, we bought phrase that manufacturing (through ProductionWeekly) of One Piece is ready to start out on August 31st, 2020, and is at present scheduled to wrap up on Feburary eighth, 2021.
These plans seemingly bought pushed again given we began seeing followers recognizing manufacturing ongoing all through February and into March 2021. You possibly can see a number of the behind-the-scenes snaps we discovered on-line beneath:
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Nearly all of the filming seems to be to be going down at Cape City Movie Studios which has ample house for the pirate ships and in keeping with somebody accustomed to the manufacturing, they’ve three pirate ships made for the present thus far.
Given the collection present manufacturing schedule, we’re not anticipating One Piece to reach on Netflix till the top of 2021 or in 2022.
Netflix, the world’s main streaming leisure service, will probably be lending us their super manufacturing assist! That is so encouraging!! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will probably be solid!? Please be affected person a little bit longer and keep tuned!!”
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
May we see a couple of season?
There may be an immense quantity of supply materials that may be coated 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 can have that variety of episodes. If additional seasons are anticipated sooner or later we are able to count on to see loads of filler glossed over, and the story of the arcs lower up.
Whereas the concept of reducing up any of the One Piece tales could also be blasphemous, how on the earth can a live-action collection cowl 95 volumes of manga in only some seasons? Every season could 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 combat towards Arlong.
Forged for One Piece Netflix Adaptation
No solid has been confirmed for One Piece but though some names have been floated.
Emily Rudd is a reputation that has been on and off the IMDb web page for some time however sadly, no affirmation and the added caveat that anybody can add IMDb updates.
There’s some glorious breakdown of what we might see from the casting on this video by Randy Troy (which is a must-watch channel for followers of One Piece).
Different Stay-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 collection and The Last Airbender.
Extra live-action variations on Netflix are:
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