If you thought Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise was a massive, endless piece of magical pirate mythology, One Piece became the best-selling manga is history by following a band of noble sea thieves still searching for the titular treasure after over two decades. If you’re a newcomer and that sounds too daunting, or if you absolutely need to see a real person stretch like rubber, Netflix has good news for you. The streaming TV service is preparing a live-action One Piece adaptation.
If this sounds familiar to you, it’s because Netflix is also already producing a live-action version of a different classic anime with Cowboy Bebop starring John Cho. In fact, this ten-episode One Piece series comes from the same team at Tomorrow Studios. Don’t worry, no 4Kids dub this time. Other creatives involved include Steven Maeda of The X-Files and Matt Owens of several Marvel shows. One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is also on-board and illustrated the announcement tweet.
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) January 29, 2020
So look forward to seeing flesh and blood human beings eat magical fruit that gives them superpowers on the high seas whenever One Piece comes to Netflix. In the meantime, there’s plenty of other anime, live-action and animated, to look forward to on the service. Beyond Cowboy Bebop, the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender is still in the works. We recently learned about an upcoming Witcher anime. Cannon Busters was one of our favorites last year. And there’s still the masterpiece that is Devilman Crybaby.