Eiichiro Oda Gives An Update On The One Piece Live-Action Series

Live action movies and series are increasingly popular on Netflix. Several are in production, including One Piece. The manga, which follows the adventures of the Straw Hat crew, promises to enter the legend of the best live action adaptations of Japanese animation. Eiichiro Oda, who got personally involved in the project, revealed some information about it.

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A live action like no other?

Netflix has been working on the One Piece live action series for a few years now. And we can’t wait to see the result! But we’re definitely not the only ones who can’t wait to see this gem. Oda the creator of the manga, is even more so than the fans. During the Jump Festa held over the weekend, the creator made some enthusiastic reveals about the series.

The mangaka began by citing One Piece related projects. Among them was the live action series. To this, Oda said she was taking her course. He also expressed his anxiety over the first sequences. However, this has largely diminished in view of the “surprising” results obtained.

“Right now we have the basic footage for Season 1. So much has happened behind the scenes, but if I’m being honest, the most worried person in the world for the outcome is me…but in done, it’s amazing! »

Release date and artistic team

Although Oda reassures us about the evolution of the series, we will have to hang on well to have the privilege of following it. The series is scheduled for 2023. But no details have yet been provided. In the meantime, the mangaka is still working on it with showrunners like Matt Owens and Steven Maeda.

He is so involved in the production of the series, thathe personally chose the actors according to both physical and acting criteria. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, Nami by Emily Rudd, Roronoa Zoro by Mackenyu, Sanji by Taz Skylar and Usopp by Jacob Romero Gibson. Other characters such as Shanks le Roux, Dracule Mihawk and Alvida will also be there.