Netflix just grabbed another anime for a live-action adaptation. Yesterday, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda tweeted a hand written note announcing that Netflix has just joined to help with production. The ten episode series is being developed by Shueisha and Tomorrow Studios, the team that is also working on Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop. One piece is a pirate themed manga/anime that follows Monkey D. Luffy who is in search of the One Piece treasure and to become the Pirate King.
Below is the hand written note from Eiichiro Oda. It translates to:
“I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time. Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement: Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous production support! This is so encouraging! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be cast?! Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned!