Eiichiro Oda seems to be essential in this project.
One of the best news that One Piece fans have received is the announcement that Netflix is developing a series live action of the first seasons of this work. This means that you can enjoy the story written by Eiichiro Oda, but in a much more realistic way.
However, and as expected, many fans expressed their concern about the quality of this series, especially after so many fiascos that have happened with adaptations Live Actions of other works. Therefore, with the intention of calming the waters, it was confirmed that the very same Eiichiro Oda was involved in supervising the project.. But this leaves us with a question: what has been the involvement of the mangaka? Coming up next, we tell you.
What has been Eiichiro Oda’s involvement in One Piece Live Action?
It is no secret to anyone that adaptations Live Actions of the animes, have generated many divisive and controversial opinions, since they have not finished liking the majority. Because of this, when it was announced that Netflix was working on an adaptation of the acclaimed One Piece manga, it inevitably aroused concern among fans.
Faced with this situation, it was announced that the very Eiichiro Oda was involved in the development of this project.. Although the fans continued with the uncertainty about how much was the involvement of the mangaka in the live action. And now, we finally know the answer.
During an interview for the media The Gayest Episode EverNetflix executive Ted Biaselli has commented that Eiichiro Oda is fully involved in every aspect of this project to supervise that each decision that is made is to the full satisfaction of the mangaka and honors the work that he has created.
However, Biaselli has also declared that this has been quite a challenge, since the production of the live action is taking place in South Africa. Therefore, the executive has had to see himself in the obligation to contact Oda, who is in Japan, while he was still in the city of Los Angeles.
This distance between the mangaka and the executive ended up causing, sometimes, the meetings about the project will be held in the middle of the night. However, both Oda and Biaselli claim that they feel comfortable with the way in which the recordings of the live action and that all the setbacks have been worth it.
This is definitely good news for One Piece fans as it is a demonstration that Netflix has a great commitment to the series and wants to offer viewers a spectacular result, which is capable of capturing with real actors, all the emotions that the manga has conveyed.
So, fans can feel at ease that those involved in the project are working hard so that the live action be a complete success.
What is known about One Piece Live Action for Netflix
The popularity that this anime has gained over the years has led Netflix to take it into consideration for an adaptation. live actionwhose filming and production has so far taken place in South Africa.
Even The specific date on which this project will be released is not known. However, it has been revealed that the first season of this project has already been completed and that it will possibly have 10 episodes with a duration of approximately 50 minutes or an hour.
The production of the series comes from the hand of the company Tomorrow Studios. Likewise, it has been revealed that the main scriptwriter has been Matt Owens, and Marc Jobts was in charge of directing at least the first chapter.
Regarding the actors who were part of the cast, in November 2021 it was announced that some of the main actors of the series would be:
- Luffy: Inaki Godoy.
- Zoro: Arata Mackenyu.
- Nami: Emily Rudd.
- Usopp: Jacob Romero Gibson.
- Sanji: Taz Skylar.
An interesting fact that should be noted is that the person in charge of producing the adaptation, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, has stated that this series will not be exactly the same as the manga and animemaking it clear that this series will have certain differences with the original story.