“Can’t say something is good when it isn’t” – Oda on One Piece Live Action

“Can’t say something is good when it isn’t” – Oda on One Piece Live Action

The One Piece live-action adaptation has faced both criticism and praise since it was first announced. The One Piece manga and anime series, created by Eiichiro Oda, has garnered a loyal global following due to its thrilling adventures, captivating characters, and intricate storytelling.

Fans have eagerly anticipated the upcoming One Piece live-action by Netflix, and what sets this adaptation apart is Oda’s direct involvement. Oda has actively participated in selecting the cast and has influenced the overall artistic direction of the series. Furthermore, Oda’s dedication to preserving the essence of One Piece is evident in his sincere comments about the project, where he stated:

“Can’t say something is good when it isn’t”

This remark reflects his concerns about the potential quality of the live-action adaptation. While he acknowledges the excellence of the Netflix adaptation and aims for continuous improvement, he also wants to remain truthful to the devoted fanbase that trusts him completely.

"Can't say something is good when it isn't" - Oda on One Piece Live Action
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Despite the mixed reactions to the teasers and trailers of the One Piece live-action, fans have taken to social media to express their unwavering belief in Oda’s vision. This overwhelming support emphasizes the strong bond between Oda and the One Piece community, generating anticipation and excitement for the upcoming adaptation.

Bringing Oda’s iconic anime and manga series to life in a live-action format is a significant challenge. The series’ expansive world, unique characters, and fantastical powers make it particularly difficult to translate to the big screen. However, the creators of the One Piece live-action are determined to honor Eiichiro Oda’s creation with their portrayal.

The dedication displayed by the cast in embodying beloved characters like Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami, and Usopp is truly impressive. These actors have put their hearts into bringing these cherished characters to life and have fully embraced the essence of each role. Furthermore, their willingness to step into these roles underscores their deep respect for the source material and their determination to exceed fan expectations.

"Can't say something is good when it isn't" - Oda on One Piece Live Action
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Early teasers and trailers for the live-action adaptation of One Piece have received mostly negative feedback, with criticisms aimed at the CGI quality and casting choices. However, Eiichiro Oda hasn’t ignored these concerns. He has reassured fans that the adaptation is of high quality while also acknowledging areas for improvement.

"Can't say something is good when it isn't" - Oda on One Piece Live Action
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In a message to Netflix, Oda, who aspires to “create something great,” highlighted certain aspects that he finds positive but believes could be enhanced. The official X account of One Piece live-action (@onepiecenetflix) summarized the mangaka’s sentiments in a tweet, mentioning:

They should consider the worst-case scenario if the series doesn’t become a hit. Oda’s hesitation to praise something that isn’t genuinely good. His personal belief that the Netflix adaptation has been “quite good,” but there’s room for improvement. The trust the fandom has in him, which motivates him to stay faithful to them. His surprise upon discovering “our real-life Luffy” (referring to actor Iñaki Godoy, who plays Luffy in the Netflix live-action adaptation). Oda’s contentment with “the infusion of ONE PIECE love in every frame.” This demonstrates his commitment to honesty and integrity in discussing the progress and quality of the adaptation. Despite initial criticisms, Oda’s involvement in casting decisions and his continuous reassurance have fostered confidence among fans.

Netflix has ambitious plans for its upcoming One Piece live-action, scheduled for release on August 31, 2023. With its captivating storytelling and expansive world, Oda’s series offers a wealth of content for streaming platforms.

"Can't say something is good when it isn't" - Oda on One Piece Live Action
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The One Piece live-action is likely to focus primarily on the early story arcs, starting with Luffy’s departure from the East Blue and possibly exploring Sanji’s journey during the Baratie arc. Although challenges are inevitable, the dedicated cast and Oda’s ongoing participation promise an exciting voyage into the world of One Piece in live-action form.

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