One Piece is a very popular manga and anime series around the world. Since 1997 Eiichiro Oda has written and illustrated 95 volumes following the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends, who are in search of the world’s ultimate pirate treasure known as “One Piece”.
I know I announced the production of this back in 2017, but these things take time! Preparations have been slowly progressing behind the scenes, and it seems that I can finally make the big announcement:
Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, will be lending us their tremendous production support! This is so encouraging!! How far will the story progress over the 10 episodes of Season 1? Who will be cast!? Please be patient a little longer and stay tuned!!Netflix
Netflix just announced that there will be a live-action One Piece project and Eiichiro Oda revealed that he will be overseeing the production. It hats also been announced that the first season will have 10 episodes and Steven Maeda (Lost, The X-Files) will be the showrunner and executive producer. Matt Owens (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Luke Cage) will be the a writer and executive producer on the co-production between Netflix and Tomorrow Studios.
The One Piece manga centers on Monkey D. Luffy, an aspiring pirate who, like many other pirates, dream of claiming the legendary “One Piece” treasure left behind by a legendary pirate. He gathers a crew and a ship and explores the Grand Line in search of the treasure, while also confronting rival pirates and government navies along the way.
Oda began serializing the manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on July 19, 1997, and Shueisha published the manga’s 95th compiled book volume in Japan on December 28. Viz Media released the 92nd volume in English on November 5. The manga set a world record in June 2015 for having 320,866,000 copies printed worldwide as of December 2014. The world record is for “The most copies published for the same comic book series by a single author.”