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Netflix’s One Piece Cast Talks About Overcoming the Live-Action Anime Curse

(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

The highly anticipated live-action adaptation of One Piece is set to debut on August 31st, and fans are both excited and wary due to the infamous “live-action anime curse.” In a recent interview, the cast of the live-action series, particularly Inaki Godoy, who portrays Monkey D. Luffy, addressed these concerns head-on.

Godoy reassured fans that the show is being crafted by people who genuinely love One Piece, including the manga and anime. Their main goal is to honor Eiichiro Oda’s work and introduce the beloved franchise to an even wider audience. The team behind the live-action series is determined to avoid any missteps that might be associated with the curse and simply wants to share the powerful and captivating story of One Piece with the world.

Netflix's One Piece Cast Talks About Overcoming the Live-Action Anime Curse

With this new take on the Straw Hat Pirates’ tale, the creators aim to bring in not only existing fans but also those who may not be familiar with the series. They want to make One Piece accessible to all generations, ensuring that even grandparents and people who have never encountered the anime can appreciate its magic. The live-action adaptation seeks to recreate iconic moments and present favorite characters in a real-life setting, adding a special touch to the experience.

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The history of live-action anime adaptations has been a mixed bag, with some successful attempts like Bleach and Rurouni Kenshin and others, like Dragon Ball Evolution and Knights of The Zodiac, falling short of expectations. Netflix, the platform responsible for the upcoming One Piece series, is hopeful that it can break the curse with this ambitious project, as well as with other adaptations in the pipeline, such as Avatar The Last Airbender and Yu Yu Hakusho.

As the live-action version of One Piece sets sail, fans eagerly await the opportunity to witness their beloved characters in a new light, and to see how this adaptation will unfold on the screen. With a passionate team behind it and a determination to do justice to the original source material, there is hope that this venture will mark a successful milestone in the world of live-action anime adaptations.


Source: GamesRadar+

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Amit is an entertainment content writer. He is currently pursuing graduation with Bachelor in Commerce. He loves to watch anime and play games like Minecraft, Clash Royale, and Pokemon Go in his free time.
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