One Piece Live Action TV Drama
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Popular Japanese manga and anime One Piece is getting a live-action television version. It will not be a Japanese TV adaptation, but a foreign one.



Hollywood producer Marty Adelstein’s Tomorrow ITV Studios, which is also doing a live-action Cowboy Bebop, will be doing the One Piece TV drama. Previously, Adelstein executive produced Prison Break.



One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is quoted by Oricon as saying he “absolutely didn’t want to betray” fans who’ve been supporting the series for the past twenty years. “That was the condition from me,” Oda added in a written statement. According to Nakano, the reason why One Piece will be a foreign TV drama and not a Japanese one is that Oda felt like it would be possible to ensure quality and not betray fans. Also, foreign TV dramas have much bigger budgets than Japanese ones.


http://kotaku.com/one-piece-getting-a-live-action-tv-adaptation-1797118240

Which one of you CRs asked for this?
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
One Piece+Prison Break creators? Watch them do the Impel Down arc and then insert Law to make him the new Michael Scofield.
Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
Cancel it. It will always be better in anime form.

#StopAmerica2017.
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
I can't say I see this going over well, but, hey, maybe it will surprise me?
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
What could possibly go wrong?

I look forward to an actor talking with a sword in this mouth.
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
Is adapting One Piece in live-action even doable on a TV budget?
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
If they just go all-out with the tone of the manga, and don't try to make it more realistic, it could work. If you're into that sort of thing in the first place, that is.

But really, is this for kids, or adults?

. . . . . . . . . . . it's one of those things where, either it's going to be super-dark and only for adults who are already hardcore fans, or it's going to be for a wider audience and adult hardcore fans are going to rabidly hate it for not being the super-dark hardcore thing that (only) they wanted.
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Posted 7/21/17 , edited 7/21/17
What the hell?
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