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One Piece creator confirms anime is getting live-action Netflix show

Published: 30/Jan/2020 1:08

by Brent Koepp


One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda confirmed that Netflix will be bringing the popular anime to its streaming service in the form of a live-action drama, and will even be teaming up with the Japanese artist.

One Piece is one of the longest running properties in Japan, making its debut as a manga in the iconic Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine in 1997, and spawning a popular anime adaptation in 1999 that still airs today.


However, the beloved story of Monkey D. Luffy as he yearns to become the king of pirates is finally coming to life as Netflix and series creator Eiichiro Oda have confirmed a collaboration to bring the epic journey to the streaming platform with a live-action remake.

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One Piece is one of the longest running anime series in Japan.

One Piece coming to Netflix as live-action series

Eiichiro Oda made a joint statement with Netflix on January 29 and confirmed the collaboration, which was then translated underneath. “I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time!” he opened up.


The anime artist excitedly revealed that streaming platform giant would be giving him full support. “Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment will be lending us their tremendous production support. This is so encouraging!”

He then revealed that season one will be an order of 10 episodes. “How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be cast? Please be patient a little longer.” he teased.

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One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda made a joint announcement with Netflix.

It was also confirmed that Oda would be working with Steve Madea, whose work includes The X-Files and Lost, as well as Matt Owens who helmed Marvel’s Luke Cage.


Madea, who will be the series showrunner, celebrated the news on Twitter, replying to the One Piece creator’s tweet exclaiming, “Thrilled to be working on live-action adventures of the Straw Hat crew. Thanks to Oda-sensei for entrusting us with his vision.”

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Netflix One Piece showrunner Steve Madea celebrated the news.

This move is another example of Netflix making a push to bring animated series’ to life, as in 2019 it was announced they are bringing the Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender to the platform in 2020, and also re-imagining it as a live-action show.

While most anime adaptions into the live-action format hasn’t worked out so well (think the poorly received 2017 Death Note film), the potential is here with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda himself working full time on the project as Executive Producer.


The project was also first announced three years ago, and according to reports, a lot of work has been done in the background between the Japanese artist and the streaming giant to ensure that it’s a project worth doing. So there is hope.


One Piece cosplayer sails the seas as Trafalgar Law with female twist

Published: 8/Oct/2020 18:56

by Brent Koepp


A One Piece cosplayer went viral after sharing a stunning transformation into Trafalgar Law. The talented artist brought the pirate captain to life with an incredible female twist.Β 

Ever since its debut in 1997, One Piece continues to be one of the most iconic series from Japan. Decades later, the pirate-themed anime and manga are still getting new chapters.


Celebrating the iconic franchise, prolific cosplayer Krissy ‘sparkle_stache‘ shared her Trafalgar Law costume. The artist’s unique spin on the Surgeon of Death will be sure to leave fans in awe.

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The medical pirate is one of the most popular characters in One Piece.

Cosplayer creates incredible female Trafalgar Law costume

While One Piece mainly focuses on protagonist Monkey D. Luffy, the popular anime has an extremely diverse cast of characters. One of the most beloved is Trafalgar Law, who is the captain of the Heart Pirates.


Bringing him to life, cosplayer sparkle_stache transformed into the character in a post on Instagram. Photographer ‘jhaasphoto‘ captured the artist re-creating the pirate’s signature pose while holding his cursed sword named Kikoku.

Sparkle faithfully depicted the character’s outfit, which includes his white northern-style fur hat, as well as the iconic heart tattoo that is inked across his chest.

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ROOM! 🧊 SO I'm offically all caught up with One Piece. It's such an emotional time I tell you 😭😭 I SWEAR I WILL CONVINCE AT LEAST ONE PERSON TO WATCH ONE PIECE DURING THIS QUARENTINE!!! ALSO Holy balls thank you guys so much for 40k I will plan out a fun giveaway very soon! I cant wait to get back to work on cosplays now that I'm just about fully recovered! OH Im also posting this full set over on OnlyFanzzz πŸ’™ Link is in my highlights. THANK YOU ALL GO WATCH ONE PIECE ☠ . . πŸ“· @jhaasphoto . . #law #lawcosplay #trafalgar #trafalgarcosplay #trafalgarlaw #trafalgarlawcosplay #lawgenderbend #doctor #opopfruit #onepiece #heartpirates #onepiececosplay #onepiecegenderbend #watchonepiece #pirateslifeforme

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In another shot posted to social media, the cosplayer gave viewers a better look at all the details that went into creating her One Piece costume. She even drew letters on the back of her fingers to spell out ‘DEATH’ to mimic his hand tattoo.

Channeling the cutthroat’s personality, she grabs the tip of her fur cap while holding their weapon by her side. This is easily one of the best takes we’ve ever seen of the Heart Pirate.


Despite releasing decades ago, One Piece still continues to be one of the most popular mangas in Japan. Its anime adaptation has turned into a worldwide phenomena.

The story is so beloved that Netflix is planning on making it into a live-action drama show with series creator Eiichiro Oda. For everything we know so far about the project, check out our guide here.