Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Team Made Sure Manga’s Creator was Happy with the Series

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There are only a few more days to go until Netflix’s next big venture and potentially last chance of proving they have what it takes to adapt anime and manga to live-action. Tomorrow Studios is back after their mixed results with Cowboy Bebop. The strong marketing push and overall positive reactions hint at a potentially promising future.

In an interview with director Emma Sullivan, she offered some insight into her process with the live-action adaptation of One Piece. The Doctor Who director was able to tackle some iconic storylines from Eiichiro Oda’s manga and further highlighted that a lot of their work on the project also focused on ensuring that Oda would be happy with how his iconic series turned out.

It’s big because you really want to make the fans happy because it means so much to them. They’re so invested in these characters. Particularly with ‘One Piece,’ you know, 23 years this has accompanied them through their lives, so it’s really important that you give it the due respect. Obviously, the lucky thing for us is that we had [Eiichiro] Oda-san on site. We always have him to check with, and if he’s not happy, we’ll do it again.

Emma Sullivan

It’s definitely crazy to think that Oda had that much power that they would redo the entirety of the sequences to ensure his vision remains alive. Though we have hinted that he had asked for reshoots, this does put into place just how much creative control he had over the production. Especially that a director would also be open that they would redo sequences if he’s not happy shows how everyone was on board with this adaptation from the get-go.

Source: Collider

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