The fiction starring Iñaki Godoy as Luffy will premiere on the streaming platform sometime in 2023.
The live action adaptations of many animes have not come to fruition on many occasions. Let’s briefly recall the infamous case of Dragonball Evolution starring Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum.
For this reason, and many others, anime fans don’t put much trust in live-action adaptations of their favorite anime. And in this case comes the one prepared by Netflix from One Piece, one of the longest-running and most famous anime of recent years.
Netflix knows what it’s up against and that’s why it strives to give anime fans everything they deserve. And what better than having the mangaka Eiichiro Oda for it. We already knew that he was involved in this adaptation, but not to what level and Netflix executive, Ted Biaselli, wanted to calm fans with these words:
We are working directly with Eiichiro Oda, who is the creator. He has a vision and he’s never worked on television either, so there’s kind of an education of what works in the live-action series and what doesn’t. He’ll tell us that we’re losing our way or that’s not what this scene is about…then we’ll all say: oh, ok
The truth is that it is quite a relief to know that Eiichiro Oda is 100% involved in this adaptation, so things should not go as bad as they did with Death Note or Cowboy Bebop. Biaselli is determined to create another hit with Netflix after working on other shows like The Umbrella Academy and A Series of Unfortunate Catastrophes.
While we wait for more details, remember that the platform of streaming also has in hands a true adaptation of the horror manga parasite of Hitoshi Iwaaki, directed by Yeon Sang-ho, director of hits like Train to Busan or Peninsula.