Live-Action movies have generally been a disappointment for the anime community. The plot goes astray, the CGI is not great, and the actors don’t capture the essence of the actual characters.
Death Note and Cowboy Bebop are why anime fans actively avoid live-action. However, with Oda involved in the production process, the live-action version of One Piece might be a game-changer.
The One Piece Day 2023 livestream event revealed the official trailer for the new Hollywood live-action series of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga. The series will premiere on August 31.
The official trailer introduces many pivotal characters, including Gol D Roger, Dracule Mihawk, Arlong, Koby, and Buggy. The trailer shows Strawhats entering the Grand Line. The Arlong Park arc will be part of the series.
The main character of this live-action series seems oddly charming. Inaki doesn’t precisely encapsulate the essence of Luffy but has a gripping charisma. Oda is in approval of these characters, and it’s reassuring.
Oda also provided a lengthy statement about the live-action series at the event, which Mayumi Tanaka read out in Japanese. The English version of the message is below.
Oda has reassured the fans that no compromises were made in the series. Some of the sequences were re-shot as they did not feel natural enough. After a tireless process of editing, the show is now ODA-APPROVED.
He also said that some sequences may differ slightly from the manga. The show will also have eight episodes instead of the originally planned 10.
Tomorrow Studios will produce the series and here’s the rest of the staff.
|Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
|Cowboy Bebop (Live-Action)
Inaki will be playing the main character Luffy while Mackenyu will be taking the role of Zoro.
|Monkey D. Luffy
|Jacob Romero Gibson
|Evil Dead Rise
|Ilia Isorelýs Paulino
|The Sex Lives of College Girls
|The Kissing Booth 2
|McKinley Belcher III
|Queen of the South
|Sara se Geheim
|House on Willow Street
|Rise of the Footsoldier
|Mia and the White Lion
|The Woman King
The series looks promising, owing to Oda and the cast. So, let’s wait for the series to premiere while we sip some tea(as Oda has advised).
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.