Netflix keep trying your luck with the live-action anime adaptations, and the next project in the offing is an ambitious ‘One Piece’ series for the streaming platform. We have already met some of the protagonists of the series, and now Netflix has revealed six new signings for the first chapters.
completing the crew
Netflix’s bravery is to be commended, especially considering its track record. First the ‘Death Note’ movie, then the disastrous attempt with ‘Fullmetal Alchemist’ and finally the fiasco that the ‘Cowboy Bebop’ series has caused and its sudden cancellation.
Despite the bad skin Netflix is having with its friendsanime adaptationsIt seems that plans for the ‘One Piece’ series continue to sail in full sail for its premiere later this year.
We have already met the main protagonists, including Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji. The first season of the ‘One Piece’ series will consist of 10 episodes and new actors have already been confirmed for these first story arcs, which will cover the East Blue Saga.
As confirmed from Netflix, the new series of ‘One Piece’ will feature Morgan Davies as KobyIlia Isorelys Paulino as AlvidaMcKinley Belcher as ArlongJeff Ward as BuggyVincent Regan as garp and Aidan Scott as helmeppo.
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As it happened with the protagonists, it seems that Netflix is betting in general on unknown faces and many first-timers who will have their first big opportunity with the anime adaptation.
To captain this ship that is the series of ‘One Piece’ we will have Steve Maeda as showrunner and Matt Owens carrying the script of the series, although they will also have the support of the same Eiichiro Oda as executive producer.
The series sets a very high bar to please fans of one of the most popular anime of all time. Of course, adapting ‘One Piece’ to live action is not an easy task, but for now and until the first images arrive, we will have to cross our fingers and hope that Netflix has a better sense than with previous attempts.