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‘One Piece’ live action show coming to Netflix, adapts popular anime series

One Piece, one of the world’s longest running and most popular animes, is getting its own live action Netflix series.

The company confirmed the news via Twitter on Wednesday, revealing that season 1 will consist of 10 episodes. Netflix did not say when exactly the show would release, nor what actors will star in it.

The news may come with a sigh of relief for hardcore One Piece fans, considering the show’s original creator Eiichiro Oda first revealed it was in the works back in 2017, but hadn’t provided an update ever since.

The Japanese fantasy adventure anime first aired all the way back in 1999, and has racked up a whopping 919 episodes ever since. Business Insider found it to be the most popular anime of the year in 2016, as well as the fourteenth most popular show in the world, period.

Some One Piece fans may be following the news with baited breath, however, as Netflix has been known to make live action adaptations of beloved animes that fall substantially short of fans expectations.

Here’s a quick summary of the anime’s plot, courtesy of wikipedia:

The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates, Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece” in order to become the next Pirate King.

If you want to catch up on Monkey D. Luffy’s quest to become the next Pirate King before the Netflix live action series comes out, you had better get started. Those two decades’ worth of episodes aren’t going to watch themselves…

If you want to follow updates on the show as they happen, you can follow the new and official One Piece Netflix twitter page.

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