Netflix is moving forward with a live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece, as the streaming giant introduces the show’s first script.
Netflix is teasing their upcoming live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece by showcasing the script by, whose title is familiar to fans of the series.
An image posted to Twitter by multiple official Netflix accounts reveals that the pilot episode of the new series will be named “Romance Dawn”, which series creator Eiichiro Oda assigned to one of the writers. His earlier work, after much editing and rewriting, would eventually become the basis for the One Piece manga that is loved by fans around the world today. The new screenplay is written by Steven Maeda, who has previously worked on American television series such as Lost and The X-Files, and Matt Owens, who has served as a screenwriter on several Marvel television series, including Luke Cage and Agents of SHIELD. As previously announced, Oda will be the executive producer of the new series. The series is being produced by Tomorrow Studios, who are also involved in the production of another popular Netflix anime adaptation, Cowboy Bebop.
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Oda’s original “Romance Dawn” would go through several revisions before evolving into One Piece, but even in its earliest form, it still has many recognizable elements from the final series, including the core. main character, Luffy. It is often considered by fans to be a prequel or “Chapter 0” archetype of the manga. The story of Elements of Romance Dawn was later remade and incorporated into the One Piece anime. The name was also reused by video game publisher Bandai Namco for a 2012 game that adapted some of the stories from the first half of the anime into turn-based JRPGs.
The One Piece anime and manga series, meanwhile, are having some big milestones: the manga published its 1000th chapter earlier this year and will also release the 100th volume coming soon. Oda showcased the process of creating the cover art for episodes 99, 100, and 101 in a recent video. The three volumes are designed to be displayed side-by-side to create a vibrant illustration celebrating the franchise’s 24th anniversary. Additionally, the anime series, which originally debuted in 1999, will soon air its landmark 1000th episode. Oda and publisher Shueisha are making further announcements about the future of the series when that episode comes out.
Details about Netflix’s One Piece live-action film have yet to be announced, including the cast and staff, as well as a release date.