Netflix’s One Piece adaptation is something a lot of fans are going to pay attention to since the franchise is one of the biggest to ever come from Japan. The anime might have more than a thousand episodes, while the manga is still ongoing, though reportedly “almost finished.” Fans who are enamored with One Piece will tell you just how absorbing this series is once you get into it.
It seems like Steven Maeda, the showrunner for Netflix’s adaptation is now one of those people. On Twitter, he responded to YouTuber Totally Not Mark, who was tweeting about how he is now obsessed with One Piece after deciding to make a video about it after recapping Super Dragon Ball Heroes. Maeda responded with “same here,” showing just how absorbing this franchise can be.
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Say what you will about the show or manga being too long but the fact that One Piece is still around and fans aren’t tired of it yet show that it’s here for a reason. It has managed to spawn a number of anime movies, video games, action figures, and now, an upcoming Netflix series. It will be interesting to see how it does since Hollywood is trying to do better after messes like Ghost in the Shell and Death Note, the latter of which came from Netflix.
As of this writing, there is no release date for the Netflix One Piece show. In the meantime, you can keep up with the manga or anime. Maybe even play One Piece Pirate Warriors 4, which is out now on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.