One Piece is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, and during the event celebrating that milestone, they announced one huge bombshell. In that stage event, they revealed that One Piece will be getting itself a live-action Hollywood TV series. They even had several Straw Hat cosplayers during the on-stage announcement.
Prison Break producer, Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow Studios will be handling the TV show’s production. And if Tomorrow Studios sounds familiar to all you anime fans out there, it’s because they’re also producing the live-action Cowboy Bebop TV series.
They haven’t really revealed much about this new One Piece live-action TV series though. However, series creator, Eiichiro Oda himself released his statement during the event. In his statement, Oda revealed that throughout his 20 years in doing One Piece, he’s had plenty of live-action adaptation talks before. However, he has now found a “good partner” and he asked fans to look forward to more announcements. He also said that he told the Hollywood producers of his condition, and that he’ll never betray his fans.
Plenty of live-action One Piece rumors have circulated all over, and it seems like Oda finally found one he likes. Of course, fans had mixed reactions to the news, with some obviously wary of another live-action adaptation. However, there are also a few who are keeping their hopes up in case this one turns out to be great.