The upcoming live action adaption of Eiichiro Oda’s shonen powerhouse, One Piece, has been a hot topic in the anime community. After the (undeserved) negative reception of Cowboy Bebop, I’m honestly shocked that not only has this project proceeded, but that in a truly non-Hollywood fashion, the team behind the show has gone to great lengths to build confidence in the project. With cast and crew both singing the praises of the production on social media, and a careful attention to detail in design, it’s very exciting to see the updates we receive, and with Netflix’s annual “Geeked” week in full swing, fans are well fed this week. We received not only an introduction to Iñaki Godoy, playing Monkey D. Luffy, and the two show runners, Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, but a behind the scenes look at some of the handcrafted sets, and new casting announcements.
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Crossing my fingers and toes that this one will succeed because I am still depressed that Netflix Canceled Cowboy Bebop when All it needed to be completed was 2 Seasons. It only needs One Season left to be complete. One Piece is an Ambitious project to adopt because it has thousands of Episodes.


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I hope the Friday Night Whites, aka Whiny YouTube Vloggers, won't attack this show because that killed Cowboy Bebop.


If One Piece Succeeds, then I won't worry about the fate of the Avatar and Yuyu Hakusho live-action adaptations. I want to see a successful live-action adaptation of an Anime for once. If I were Netflix, I would uncancel Cowboy Bebop to show they can finish an Anime Adaptation to give people confidence in One Piece and Avatar, regardless of how Polarizing Cowboy Bebop is.
They need to avoid being political and make a good story. Don't be too woke nor unwoke. Just do a great diverse cast doing a great story without spamming politics.
I want this to succeed so badly, but this is Netflix and Netflix gave me more trust issues than my father, who left my mom for another woman.


Aspiring God of Destruction
I have low hopes for the series as a whole because live-action seldom works with these types of themes, but the sets absolutely beautiful. I'm really excited for this. I'm aware that the majority of anime adaptations fail. But I have a feeling this one is going to be fantastic. For the few seconds he was there, Iñaki Godoy was bursting with energy. This leads me to believe he was a wise choice. I'm hoping the rest of the show is just as good. I don't care how bad the show is at this point; all I care about is seeing the set. Please don't tear them apart if the show fails because they're incredible. If the show ends after season one, I'd like to see a one-piece auction show based on the set.


The sets, especially Baratie, are fantastic! Baratie and Arlong Park are without a doubt the two most memorable events from the anime's first season. Not to mention that it will almost certainly be used as a tourist attraction or even a restaurant after that. One thing that bothers me is the Going Merry headpiece, but I'm hoping against hope that it will work out in the end.The sets are beautiful, but after Cowboy Bebop, a series that seemed impossible to screw up but did, I'm not optimistic about this. I sincerely hope they can disprove me and hit it out of the park.

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