It looks like one of the best Anime – One Piece is going to follow the footsteps of Marvel Studios.
The Hollywood adaptation of One Piece will be penned down by Matt Owens. Matt is famous for his works with Marvel TV shows like Agents of Shield and The Defenders. Matt also worked upon Marvel’s Luke Cage.
Eiichiro Oda himself, the creator of One Piece, updated fans regarding the news. The announcement was made in the issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine.
Netflix now lists One Piece, which appears to be for the live-action series considering the genre listed at bottom as 'US TV Shows'.
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— The One Piece Podcast ✊✖️ (@OnePiecePodcast) March 8, 2019
“I want to make the most of my passion for One Piece by creating a thrilling live-action series which is faithful to the original story and will not only satisfy longtime fans but bring in new fans as well.”
The announcement of the live adaptation was two years prior. Oda confirmed a live-action installment for the series back in 2017. It was announced on the 20th anniversary of the manga. Marty Adelstein, the producer, also believes that Owens is perfect to bring the favorite fan Luffy back to life.
Marty Adelstein commented,
“When I first heard Matt’s presentation of his vision for the work, I thought he was the perfect person to take on this project.”
One Piece Storyline
Owens will pair up with ITV studios to bring Luffy to life. It is speculated that the series will start similar to the manga, i.e. ‘East Blue’ arc will be followed. The update was given in the 34th Issue of the year. However, the 33rd issue teased new-updates regarding One Piece.
— IGN (@IGN) March 10, 2019
Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump began the serialization of the series back in 1997. Since then, it has been a fan favorite and commercial success too. Moreover, the series broke many printing records in Japan itself and had a huge fan base in Western countries also.