One Piece Creator Eiichiro Oda Gives Update On Live-Action Netflix Series: ‘They Promised They Won’t Start It Until I’m Happy’

After Netflix’s infamous abuse Cowboy Bebopfan expectations for the forthcoming adaptation of the streaming service One piece are abysmally low – hoping to allay fans’ concerns, series creator Eiichiro Oda recently shared a personal message of optimism regarding the live-action version of his groundbreaking manga.

To allay fans’ concerns, the creator himself posted a message with more than just an update on the topic One piece live-action series, but also the executive producer’s personal involvement with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios.

One Piece Live Action KV (2023) via Twitter

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Originally uploaded in Japanese by Oda before being translated by Netflix’s official Twitter account, he opened his message by recalling his overall experience as executive producer of the live-action series.

“I’ve been collaborating with Tomorrow Studios and Netflix for quite some time,” the mangaka wrote. “Even though they understand each of the characters, we obviously come from very different cultures. So when it comes to entertainment, we have different codes, skills and goals, which can be frustrating for both sides at times.”

“It felt like, ‘We’re all trying to get to the same place, how come we’re not on the same wavelength?'” he added. “There was even a time when I thought, is overseas production possible?!”

To that end, he then explained, “Now it may seem like it’s coming out of nowhere, but we’ve been working hard all along. And now all the units involved are working synchronously. We’re finally here!!”

The Straw Hats enjoy the summer heat on Eiichiro Oda’s color palette for One Piece Ch. 916 (2018), Shueisha

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Oda then confessed, “Given my expected lifespan, I believe this is my last chance to be anything One piece in the whole world.”

Hinting that unlike the manga, the mangaka didn’t have a contingency plan to ensure the quality of a live-action series in the event of his (God forbid) untimely death, revealing, “If we do it, I want to do it.” can while I’m still active. That’s why I agreed to the live-action adaptation of One Piece back in 2016.”

“Since then, Netflix has put tremendous resources into the production,” he explained, before assuring fans, “It was announced that the show would launch in 2023, but they promised they wouldn’t launch it until I’m satisfied.” “

The Straw Hats come to rescue Robin from Enie’s Lobby in One Piece Ch. 390 “Fighting Back” (2005), Shueisha. Words and Art by Eiichiro Oda.

Finally, concluding his message on this optimistic bias, Oda exclaimed, “The entire cast and crew from different countries are full of love for One Piece!!”

“They burn with passion and I reminded everyone involved that it should be fun,” he affirmed. “We are about to finish all 8 episodes! We will be putting to sea soon.”

One Piece Live Action KV (2023) via Twitter

According to an alleged script leak made exclusively available to Bounding Into Comics, the first episode of Netflix, in early 2020 One piece will closely follow Oda’s original story beats while expanding on scenes from Zoro’s past that were only hinted at in the manga.

Live action from Netflix One piece is on track to make waves sometime in 2023.

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