‘One Piece’ anime comes to Netflix ahead of its live-action adaptation
The first two sagas are set to come to Netflix on June 12
One of the most popular Japanese animes, One Piece, is set to come to Netflix on June 12. Well, not all of it, since that would mean more than 900 episodes, but a decent portion – the first two sagas, which account for 123 episodes.
“East Blue” and “Alabasta,” as these sagas are called, are a great “introduction” to the anime and preparation for the 10-episode Season 1 of the live-action adaptation, which was first announced in 2017 and is still in development.
The arrival of the original One Piece to Netflix should be good news for its established fans as well, as it solidifies the streaming service’s intentions to go through with the live-action project. It will certainly be fascinating to see how the story translates to a series with a regular format, considering how long and spread out it is and the challenges of condensing it. However, with the anime’s original creator Eiichiro Oda as executive producer, and Steven Maeda, who has experience with sagas like Lost and The X-Files, as one of the writers, the live-action series is surely in good hands.
One Piece revolves around the adventures of the childlike Monkey D. Luffy and his colorful pirate crew throughout their quest for the titular treasure and the rightful title King of Pirates.