One Piece: Why the failure of the live-action should NOT be the biggest fear of the project

with adaptations live action there is always fear of anime, and normal, considering that the very few that have come out ‘well’ have not transcended the least internationally. Here, unfortunately, we have the “Dragon Ball Evolution“, the “death note” and more recently the “Cowboy Bebop“, much to my chagrin. Obviously, the next project in this same spotlight is now “one piece“, which has filming recently completed of its first season and for which I have important fear.

One Piece, the live-action that should be a turning point

But no, I am not talking about the fear of it going wrong, that is something for which one has already developed a natural resistance after Spike and company. What I am afraid of is the following:

  • A few hours ago, a rather big decision by Netflix was confirmed: canceled its most recent adaptation of the Resident Evil franchise. ❗
  • What does one thing has to do with the other? Well, what I am dealing with is not pears and bananas, and it is that what I have commented on fear comes to be the treatment regarding the projects that they themselves start, manage and throw in the trash as if nothing. ❗
  • It has come to a point where, personally, I don’t know if I prefer an adaptation to continue despite being creepy in its debut, only for all the people behind said production who see how everything lights up and turns off in a matter of months. And besides, we are talking about One Piece. ❓
The Straw Hat Pirates
  • Cowboy Bebop is very special, this is how it is and I love it, but One Piece is another roll. It is a work that has transcended many barriers. It is a global and international success like few others. And it shouldn’t be a throwaway tissue. ✔️
  • If One Piece goes wrong, which I still think is very likely since it doesn’t fit in my being how you can adapt this madness to real life, don’t cancel it as soon as the sticks start coming. Look for the formula to carry out something with which you have committed yourself. IT’S ONE PIECE, please. If there really is love for the project, it will show even if it goes wrong. And if not, then again they will be rich men with money having tried to make more money. ✔️

Namely, Does anyone imagine that growing up we would first remove everything that goes wrong for us? What kind of message is intended to send with these decisions? Obviously money rules in this world of instant gratification, but we should always try to protect certain things that can go a little further of that, and “One Piece” is one of these things. Right now we are clearly counting down to the first look at the project and, whatever the reaction, I hope that Netflix will think twice before making total decisions that they have spoiled.

Synopsis of One Piece

The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who absorbs the powers of the rubber devil fruit and is inspired by the red-haired pirate, Shanks, to sail the seas. After the shocking statement from Gol D. Roger, the previous king of the pirates who put at their disposal the ‘One Piece’, the treasure that would crown the next monarch, hundreds of pirates decided to start their great adventure. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates will try to make history as new candidates.

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