– Posted on 23 Sep 2022 at 16:00
The next live action series of One Piece which will be adapted by Netflix should have some small differences with the original saga!
Netflix has sensed the hype. The online streaming giant has quickly established itself as one of the behemoths of anime – the latter being viewed by half of subscribers. And the American group did not just buy the rights to many series, since it also launches into the live action adaptation of legendary manga, in the forefront of which One Piece ! A project that we have been hearing about for several months, with in particular the presentation over time of the various actors, including the one who will play Luffy, namely Iñaki Godoy, and which we know will be centered around the very first arc of the series: East Blue. But if the work of Eiichiro Oda will serve as a guideline, it should not be completely transcribed!
Indeed, according to the director of photography Nicole Hirsch Whitaker of the project for Netflix, the live action should be a work “which stands out by itself, and is not a carbon copy of the anime”.
“There will always be fans and critics. You can’t please everyone, but basically, the most important thing is the story. And if the story isn’t there, and it doesn’t attract viewers, it doesn’t matter what you do. We can only hope that we will gain a new audience and people who find her fascinating and interesting” she then added.
Hard work from Netflix
But if the ambition seems in a certain sense to give a little autonomy to this live-action produced by Netflix, the fact remains that we will remain well in the universe of One Piece, with a fidelity to the series. The proof is that Whitaker watched more than 1,000 episodes of the work to soak up its atmosphere.