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After Netflix’s epic failure in reproducing the Japanese anime Death Note, they are back with creating another live-action series of the anime One Piece. Source: Netflix Facebook page

After Netflix’s epic failure in reproducing the Japanese anime Death Note, they are back with creating another live-action series of the anime One Piece.

Fans can only pray, whenever there is any Western adaption of anime series, it normally disappoints the fan. For example, live-action series Dragonball Evolution where the size of the monkey is like Shaquill ‘O Neal instead of King Kong.

One Piece Fans are taking it by a pinch of salt

Yesterday, Netflix posted photos of their cast on their Facebook page with:

  • Iñaki Godoy as Luffy
  • Mackenyu as Zoro
  • Emily Rudd as Nami
  • Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
  • Taz Skylar as Sanji

Netflix – live-action One Piece cast

Fans were quick to criticize Netflix

Many comments on Netflix’s Facebook were very negative with a small number of supporters. Some fans are doubting the abilities of the production team’s CGI efforts as previous live-action adaptions have not gone well. With One Piece, an anime that requires a lot of CGI and fans are not hopeful.

Facebook user Rayers said: “Stop this s***. Death Note should be an indicator that not everything can be white washed.”

Some of the funnier comments said: “Why is Eminem playing Sanji”

Another user pointed out that the only reason why the author of One Piece is allowing the production of this is due to piracy with many fans watching or reading his creation from online sites, Which is hurting his income.

The Facebook post has gotten over 1,800 shares and 677 comments at the time of this article.

One Piece author pitches in

On the bright side, The author said that he is excited about the production and it seems like the author is working directly with the production team to create this series.

This sounds like the author would have some level of input in the production, he will most likely make sure that it does not go down the drain.

Editor Notes: Netflix should focus on what they are good at instead of using a famous title for recreation.”

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