One piece Fans may not know what Netflix’s adaptation will be like, but at least they know how much of it they’re getting.
According to a Twitter post by Popular One piece According to news source One Piece Defender, the first season of the live-action series will consist of eight episodes, each lasting about an hour, with titles indicating how quickly the series aims to move through the source material. While Episode 1 is understandably titled “Romance Dawn,” the fact that Episode 4 is titled “A Frog in the Well” and references Mihawk’s comments upon meeting Zoro over 20 episodes of the anime is indicative of the storytelling style , which fans of Netflix can expect customization. The post also detailed the show’s budget – which is reportedly around $100 million – as well as its plan to tackle Zoro’s Three Swords style by including the third sword with CGI.
While there’s a lot of hype surrounding the live action One piece series, there is also concern in the fan base given Netflix’s history with anime adaptations. Recently, rumors have been circulating about the show’s first test screening being bombarded with viewers. Although these claims have since been refuted, they underscore some fans’ negativity towards the adaptation. However, all fans should take heart from Netflix’s recent promise One piece Creator Eiichiro Oda that the series will not debut until he is happy with the final product.
One Piece fans will have to wait until Oda is satisfied
Another more positive rumor has it that the live-action series will premiere next August. The One Piece Defender post hinted at a similar timeframe, with a trailer due out sometime in July. Given that Netflix officially announced the series back in January 2020 and fans have waited nearly three and a half years for its premiere, it’s understandable that speculation about the release date is at an all-time high. However, it’s important to take rumors with a grain of salt until Netflix officially confirms them. The streamer has kept information about the project relatively quiet, releasing just a single first look video in June 2022, meaning fans will have to remain patient until both Netflix and Oda feel the show is ready to to be seen.
Fortunately, there are now plenty of them One piece content to enjoy. The manga is racing into its final arc, which readers can check out via publisher VIZ Media. At the same time, the anime continues its adventures in the Wano Country that viewers can keep up with on Crunchyroll.