‘One Piece’ Live-Action Series Gets Official Episode Count

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Nick Davis

Netflix’s One Piece live-action adaptation seems closer than ever now that there’s confirmation of the first season’s episode count.

The live-action adaptation of one of the longest-running anime series of all time has been in the works for a while. The hype has been majorly ramping up recently, though. New cast details, early press photos, and more have been beginning to see the light of day. On top of all that, Netflix gave fans confirmation that the series would be premiering sometime in 2023. Now Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, has written a letter to say the show is closer than ever. And there are a lot more details than just that worth dissecting.

Every Episode

The English translation of Oda’s letter hit social media recently via the official Twitter account of the One Piece adaptation. In it, Eiichiro details the struggles of this adaptation, his excitement as it comes closer to finishing, and the official episode count of the first season.

So there will officially be 8 episodes in Season 1 of One Piece on Netflix, coming straight from Eiichiro’s pen. While fans now have confirmation of how much One Piece they’ll be getting, the letter also somewhat de-confirms another fact. The idea that the show is premiering in 2023 is somewhat shakier now that Oda has said Netflix won’t put out the season until he feels comfortable with the final result. Granted, Oda says he feels very happy about the way things are going right now. That makes it seem still fairly plausible that the season is coming this year. At the same time, Oda has the green light to hold it back until 2024.

One Piece On Netflix

The eight episodes of One Piece Season 1 are set to cover the East Blue saga. In the anime, the East Blue saga spans 61 episodes and 6 entire arcs. This definitely lends itself to some skepticism over what exactly will be in the live-action One Piece Season 1 and what’s getting left on the cutting room floor. Granted, the episodes will almost certainly be longer than the 25-minute anime episodes. Each episode of the Netflix series will likely be almost double the length in runtime. Still, if the first season intends to cover the entire East Blue Saga, that will leave it covering nearly an entire arc in every single episode.

Can One Piece defy the expectations set for it by past failed anime live-action adaptations? Or , will it go the way of other Netflix flops like Cowboy Bebop and Death Note?

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The poster for ‘One Piece’ live-action on Netflix

One Piece the live-action series is set to launch on Netflix sometime in 2023. Will you be watching? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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