Netflix Geeked recently posted two tweets regarding the One Piece live-action adaptation, which reveals the logo and tentative first episode title “Romance Dawn,” of Hollywood adaptation of one of the most popular manga and anime series ever.
This indeed is the latest official news since the announcement of the series back in January 2020, but the amount of information provided is not much though.
The first tweet revealed the cover of the script showing the title “Romance Dawn” with the caption “It’s Happening”. Fans would know Romance Dawn was written by mangaka Eiichiro Oda before he wrote One Piece and is set in the same universe. There is a chance that the story of the first episode One piece live-action will adapt from Romance Dawn, though it is too early to say anything.
The second tweet revealed the CG-rendering of the One Piece logo with the caption “no matter how hard or how impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.”
There is not much information available, except that Matt Owens and Steven Maeda will be the writers from the first episode. Back on March 15, Maeda also revealed that the series codename was “Project Roger”.
One Piece manga debuted in 1997 and since then has become one of the most popular manga ever made, spawning an anime adaptation by Toei in 1999 with over 20 seasons, 14 films, and multiple OVA releases.
The manga even has light novel adaptations and video games. It follows the story of Monkey D Luffy, who aspires to become the pirate king, following the footsteps of his idol “Red-Haired” Shanks. He forms the crew and goes on the journey to find a famous One Piece treasure.
Though it is good news for fans that Netflix is working diligently on the One Piece live-action anime adaptation, many are skeptical because of the streaming services’ past blunders. Death Note adaptation was bad, other recent animated adaptations like Record Of the Ragnarok or Way of the Househusband were not given the quality they deserve.
Even recently revealed images from Cowboy Bebop’s live-action adaptation, had characters that were not adapted faithfully. Only time will tell how good the adaption will be. So, what are your expectations, are you excited about the adaptation, tell us in the comments below.