Will Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Live Action Adaptation Be a Carbon Copy of the Anime?

Will Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Live Action Adaptation Be a Carbon Copy of the Anime?

Netflix is the house of entertainment. With every passing day, a new show or a movie is making its way to the streaming platform. Not just that, Netflix already has an extensive collection of movies and shows for its viewers. However, in particular, there is one show the fans are very excited about— The One Piece live-action series.

Previously when Netflix announced that One Piece would be getting a live-action adaptation, anime fans could not help but jump with joy. After all, who would not like to have their favorite anime getting a live-action adaptation on their favorite streaming platform? However, one question is still unanswered. Will the live-action be exactly the same as the anime? Let us find out.

Will Netflix’s live-action One Piece adaptation be different from the anime?

One Piece is one of the most popular titles there is, both in anime and manga. Apart from that, it is also one of the longest-running series with over 1000 episodes. Although the adaptation was announced in 2017, the crew wrapped filming recently in Cape Town, South Africa. Tomorrow studios are the key production company behind this series.

With the live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga on its way, cinematographer Nicole Hirsch Whitaker and director Marc Jobst said that they want the “live-action to stand on its own and not merely be a carbon copy of the anime.” They precisely want the series to carve a niche out for itself.

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However, similar to the anime the live-action series will also follow the story of Monkey D Luffy and the rest of the straw hat pirates on the lookout for the mythical treasure, One Piece. Furthermore, the live-action will adapt the East Blue Saga, the introductory saga of the anime series.

Who are all going to be a part of the series?

You need to have a strong team when you plan to recreate something legendary. One Piece has a powerful ensemble of young actors too. Mexican actor Iñaki Godoy will star as Monkey D. Luffy. Godoy is best known for his role in Who Killed Sara. Fear 1978 actress Emily Rudd will play Nami, whereas Mackenyu Arata will step up as Zoro.

Alongside them would be Taz Skylar, who will play Vin smoke Sanji. Previously, Skylar penned down an emotional note after the crew completed the filming. Lie to Me fame Steven Maeda will be the showrunner of the series.

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Even though it is certain that the live-action adaptation will not be a carbon copy of the anime, the fans will have to wait to find the changes. Although the crew has completed filming, there is no release date for the series. Are you excited about the upcoming live-action adaptation? Do let us know in the comments below.

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