“One Piece” Celebrates 20 Years with Live-Action Hollywood Television Series Announcement

It has been announced that a live-action Hollywood-produced “One Piece” television series has begun production, Yahoo! Japan reports.

The upcoming series will be overseen by production company Tomorrow ITV Studios (who are also working on the live-action television series for “Cowboy Bebop“) under the supervision of Marty Adelstein, one of the executive producers of popular series “Prison Break“.

This development comes during the celebration of the launch of “One Piece” in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 22, 1997, exactly 20 years ago.

In a statement released by Adelstein, he believes “One Piece” could be one of the most expensive TV series ever made.

In a written statement, series creator Eiichiro Oda commented:

There have been many discussions about making a live-action series [of “One Piece”] for past 20 years. About three years ago, we began to seriously consider our options. Through many obstacles, we have finally found a collaborator we’re pleased to work with. Coincidentally, this announcement comes on the [series’] 20th anniversary. I’m very happy. This announcement may cause some anxiety, but my one condition for this was to never betray the fans who have supported my work for past 20 years. Please get excited and wait for the next update.

Please look forward to it!!

With more than 416 million copies in circulation worldwide, “One Piece” is the best-selling manga series of all time.

There are currently no further details on when the series is set to air or how many episodes it will have.

  • Comments

    • Khaiz

      No! GOD PLEASE NO!!

    • Thomas


    • ChaiChai
      • dianablancheneige

        Dear God… Worst movie ever…. I tried to forget that I actually watched it lol

      • I already have, and will continue to forget!

    • sonja

      now this is one thing that is not adaptable even with all the the hollywood money ( not like they’re gonna invest that much anyway) there are many other manga such as Monster and psycho pass for ex that would be perfect as live action even attack on titan and naruto can be amazing with the right amount of money but not one piece, it’s type of weird only works as manga and anime. Either they try to be as faithful as possible and it’s gonna be ridiculous or they bring us another dragon ball type movie where they change too much, either way can’t work. That being said, if the show is made I want kamiki ruynosuke as luffy and mackenyu in the role of zoro

    • sonja

      and I wonder what they are going to do about all the boobs in the show, the manga went downhell ever since Oda became obssessed with drawing bigger more “out there” boobs, they should be safe in they stick to the early arcs, fans won’t complain of tha lac of clivage then

      • yacchaitai

        Massive tits and the same face for everyone, they could really just cast one woman to do every female character http://i.imgur.com/pi2wy8U.png

        • yamakita

          That would make a super cool graphic T.

      • Jug’Crispy

        Piece of cake
        Esᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟʟʏ ɪɴ ᴀ ᴡᴏʀʟᴅ ᴏꜰ ɪᴍᴘʟᴀɴᴛs. Oʜ, ᴀɴᴅ AᴍᴇʀɪCA.
        Just throw a terrible wig on and you’re good to go.

    • yacchaitai

      I literally can’t think of any way to make one piece work as a live action tv series, only extremely cursed images keep popping into my head.

    • iWatson

      I’m pissed….not my precious One Piece for goodness sake!
      And it’s not even a sorta normal manga/anime to make a live action from like….it’s bloody weird, how the hell they gonna translate that to human form???????

    • yamakita

      Let the white wash begin!

      • Jug’Crispy

        Hopefully not.
        This, if anything, should have a variety of different ethnicities in the cast.
        Whatever they do, I can’t imagine it being good.

      • sorojefich

        One Piece cast doesn’t even have any clear indication of ethnicity. SJWs need to let this white-washing bs go.

    • Oh boy, I am scare. How.

    • Nasukwa

      Hopefully, they have the budget to be doing all the cgi that will be needed

    • It always amazed me that nobody try to do the live action of Slam Dunk. But its better that way since dont messed with a perfection.

      • Roronoa

        No please.. Just don’t..

    • Jug’Crispy

      Never thought they’d actually do this.
      Or at least I hoped they wouldn’t.

      What Eiichiro Oda says the crew’s country of origin c/would be:
      I like Brazil for Luffy, but it could go so many ways for all of them.

      • hasawa

        Why is everyone affilited to a country and Usopp to a whole continent?

        Africa is not a country…

    • Dalooshe

      Jeezaz :/

    • light

      I love One Piece, i can’t imagine a live action at all, it’s too weird

    • hasawa

      Hopefully it will flop so hard it be cancelled after 3 episodes and forgotten for eternity

    • skias onar

      Damn, who thought that was a good idea?

    • Lulu

      I believe in you,Hollywood money

    • Karen Khoo

      O.M.G What did I just read? Hollywood television series?!? No thx………………………………………………………….RIP

    • The Dark Dudette

      I hope they have as many actors from different ethnicities as they can. I mean, why not? The OP universe is one with infinite possibilities, so it’d be nice to see all kinds of people coming together to work on it regardless of how it turns out in the end.