One Piece Gets Live-Action Hollywood TV Show

As part of One Piece’s 20 Years anniversary celebrations, it was announced that there would be a live-action One Piece television series in the works. The upcoming tv show is being overseen by Tomorrow ITV Studies under the supervision of Marty Adelstein, who has previously worked on Prison Break. 

It was announced after 20 great years after the first chapter released on the 22nd July of 1997. It was announced by the WSJ Editor-in-Chief Hiroyuki Nakano who announced at the press conference at Tokyo Tower.

It was also previously announced that Tomorrow Studies is also working on a live-action series for the very popular anime Cowboy Bepop. Adelstein also mentions that One Piece live-action TV series could turn out to be one of the most expensive TV series ever made. At the moment, there has been no production, or release details.

Eiichiro Oda is also quoted in the announcement saying:

This translates to:

There have been many talks about making a live-action series in the past 20 years. About three years ago, we began to seriously consider it. After many twists and turns, we found a good partner. Coincidentally, we made the production announcement on the 20th anniversary. I am very happy. This announcement may cause some anxiety but my one condition for the series is to never betray the fans who supported my work for 20 years. Please get excited and wait for the next report.

Please look forward to it!!

– Eiichiro Oda

So what are your thoughts on this? I know when the world Hollywood mixes with anime, it usually means death, but could One Piece, literally one of the biggest anime’s, pull it off when Dragon Ball couldn’t? Let me know in the comment section below!

There are 9 comments

  1. nickdunnaquatic

    I doubt it will be good. One Piece relies on typical anime comedy and action. It makes more sense for anime to het live action adaptations if they were more realistic, such as slice of life anime.

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    1. Sunite

      Highly agree, OP as a movie or TV show will be very hard to pull off imo. Especially when it comes to casting as not everyone will be able to match the straw hat crews rebellious attitude…

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      1. nickdunnaquatic

        I personally don’t want to see a real life version of Puffy. Don’t get me wrong, I like guy, but he’s too goofy not to be a cartoon character. I took a break from One Piece this summer and I think they will ruin it’s charm if they put real people in. I have more faith in Bleach’s life action movie because it’s based on the first 8 volumes of the manga, which were relatively grounded in terms of reality.

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        1. Sunite

          The preview for Bleach actually looks pretty decent, and it’s Japanese people, so it should be good. Indeed, luffy might just be a little too hard for an actor to show, unless they try to butcher it somehow. Even Oda is concerned with the message he wrote and showed.

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  2. nickdunnaquatic

    I can totally seem turning Luffy into a high school student like they did with Goku in that god awful live action movie.


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