**LATEST UPDATE ON NETFLIX’S LIVE-ACTION ONE PIECE**
Are you excited for the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece on Netflix? While we are all eagerly waiting for this show to debut, a recent update from Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the original One Piece manga series, is raising some concerns.
In a recent update shared on Netflix’s Geeked Twitter account, Oda shared his experience working with Tomorrow Studios and Netflix on the new series. He explained that while everyone involved “understands each of the characters,” they “come from very different cultures,” which has led to some frustrations and challenges.
Oda admits that there have been times when it felt like “We’re all trying to get to the same place so how come we’re not on the same wavelength?” and that he even questioned if “a foreign production” is possible.
However, Oda reassured fans that everyone involved in the production is now working “in sync” and that the entire crew is hard at work to get the series ready for its debut. Oda himself is also involved in supervising the adaptation, which he agreed to back in 2016 to ensure that the series reaches a global audience.
Given Oda’s concern for the series and his health, which has been negatively impacted by his working schedule, Netflix has agreed to wait until Oda is satisfied with the finished production before launching it. This means that if the show requires more time to shine, Netflix might push back its debut.
While it is admirable that Netflix is willing to wait for Oda’s approval, we have seen in the past how the streaming giant’s live-action adaptations of anime, such as the Death Note and Cowboy Bebop adaptations, ended up not being great. Oda undoubtedly wants to ensure that the same fate does not befall his beloved One Piece.
In conclusion, we are excited for the live-action adaptation of One Piece on Netflix but also understand the challenges involved in creating a series that honors the source material while appealing to a global audience. With Oda’s involvement and Netflix’s commitment to waiting for his approval, we hope that the series will succeed where others have failed.