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    I'm not sure if this is right place, but I'll upload in here just in case. It is announced that One Piece going to have live-adaptation drama at oversea (didn't say which country).

    http://natalie.mu/comic/news/241656

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    Yeah, it's Tomorrow Studios, who is also doing the Cowboy Bebop live action.
    http://grapee.jp/en/85021
    http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainm...00153000c.html

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    Okay I think this is a mistake but my reasoning is this...
    Look no matter how divisive the recent adaptations of both Ghost in the Shell and Death Note have been it still makes sense why they chose to make American adaptations given the atmosphere, sensibilities and structure of the source product.

    Also Japan is on this weird live action high where we've seen Attack on Titan, Kenshin, Assassination Classroom, FMA all get live action adaptions so if they did decide to do One Piece that would make sense.

    But this announcement has NO logic. One Piece was recently the sacrificial lamb on the Toonami block because it wasn't getting the numbers to sustain its presence on the block. It has always been cited as hard to get into because of it's weird art style so WHY of all things is this getting a live action American TV series attempt?! While it has been established as "well known" enough in the American anime fandom not to THIS point. This just doesn't make a lot of sense.
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    No matter how good or bad this live-action series is, if this can direct newcomers to the manga, then I think that will be a positive.

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    This at least sounds more legit than the first alleged live-action series which came from a shadier source. Though I still won't fully believe this until we get proof this is in active development.

    Quote Originally Posted by o-chan View Post
    Okay I think this is a mistake but my reasoning is this...
    Look no matter how divisive the recent adaptations of both Ghost in the Shell and Death Note have been it still makes sense why they chose to make American adaptations given the atmosphere, sensibilities and structure of the source product.

    Also Japan is on this weird live action high where we've seen Attack on Titan, Kenshin, Assassination Classroom, FMA all get live action adaptions so if they did decide to do One Piece that would make sense.

    But this announcement has NO logic. One Piece was recently the sacrificial lamb on the Toonami block because it wasn't getting the numbers to sustain its presence on the block. It has always been cited as hard to get into because of it's weird art style so WHY of all things is this getting a live action American TV series attempt?! While it has been established as "well known" enough in the American anime fandom not to THIS point. This just doesn't make a lot of sense.
    This Japan-based article gives more details, though I'm not sure how accurate it is

    http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/2...ed-in-the-u-s/

    A statement from Adelstein was also presented, in which the producer said that he has been a fan of One Piece for 20 years
    Either this statement is a total fabrication or Marty Adelstein is a major fan of this series. In other words, his attachment to the series is largely why he is putting money into it (allegedly). The "20 years" frame is most likely false given the series didn't really have much of an English speaking fandom until more than a few years into the series.

    Oda went on to say that he has placed a condition upon the live-action project, specifically that it “absolutely not betray the fans who have supported the franchise for 20 years.”
    While it is not guarantee, this statement seems to indicate this series will avoid a fate similar to Dragon Ball Evolution and it won't be One Piece In Name Only.

    producer hopes to make “most expensive TV series ever produced.”
    Wow, certainly looks like this show won't be cheaply done, that's for sure. Hope it pays off. Makes it sound like a passion project. Not so much hopeful but curious to see how this plays out.

    So is he going to do a full series right off the bat or just be making a pilot for network TV?

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    One last thing--a drama? I would like to think of a One Piece series as having a bit of a lighter adventure tone since the series is as outright comedic as it is melodramatic. Hoping that was mentioned in error or are very loose with the definition
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    Not a huge fan of the idea ... but it could be fun if the right people are behind it.

    Hm. I'll stay neutral on this until we have more information on how they will adapt it exactly. Which will probably take some time ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luffy View Post
    One last thing--a drama? I would like to think of a One Piece series as having a bit of a lighter adventure tone since the series is as outright comedic as it is melodramatic. Hoping that was mentioned in error or are very loose with the definition
    Most live action television at this point is classified as either a drama or a comedy, despite an increasing number of them not really fitting neatly in either of those categories. Think Orange is the New Black or This Is Us- technically classified as comedies despite some very heavy and emotional subject matter. Given a choice between the two, it's easier to ask for a big budget when you're calling it a drama and not a comedy.

    Honestly, other than the founding principle that this is a PHENOMENALLY DUMB idea, everything looks pretty promising at this early stage.

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    I can't imagine this working in any way, shape or form in live action.

    I guess if it's a bit less fantastical and more Black Sails or Vikings it could work?

    It sounds like they're with a studio that actually cares to try though... so hopefully they get some actual fans involved and we don't get another Dragonball movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luffy View Post
    Either this statement is a total fabrication or Marty Adelstein is a major fan of this series. In other words, his attachment to the series is largely why he is putting money into it (allegedly). The "20 years" frame is most likely false given the series didn't really have much of an English speaking fandom until more than a few years into the series.
    Yeah, 20 years is pushing it for an American fan. But if you were at all into the anime manga scene, you could have started watching fan bootlegs of the anime on bootleg tapes as early as 2000, or American Jump in 2002. So 20 years is no doubt a marketing tie in exaggeration, but 15 years is completely within the realm of plausible.

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    Oh yeah. I just remembered. Pirates of the Carribean is a thing.

    If it could strike that sort of tone but with a OP bent to the combat it could work.
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    A drama? Oh lord I hope they won't make love stories between the SHs.
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    Good luck to them on this project whatever it turns out good or bad.

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    my biggest concern is that a lot of the characters in One Piece may have to be CG, Brook, Chopper and possibly Franky at the very least are gonna be CG heavy but are we at a point where its going to look good enough and just weird? I mean you can easily have Nami, Sanji or Robin as live action characters but throwing a CG Chopper amongst them is surely gonna look more than a little strange. And these are iconic designs that I'm not sure the fandom would react to a dark and gritty CG Chopper.

    Also noting that a lot of people are calling for them to be based on the SBS when Oda said If they were in the real world Luffy would be Brazilian, Robin would be Russian, Chopper canadian etc.
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    Keep in mind, this isn't aimed at an American audience. This is aimed at a worldwide audience.

    Its made by an American production company because America produces the highest quality television. Dubbing it and sending it overseas is gonna be where the money gets made.

    Oda wants a high quality show, and he knows there's enough one piece love in the world for this to be a booming success. He doesn't give a flying fuck about American audiences and how one piece didn't do well on Toonami

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    Oda loves Game of Thrones, so I'd imagine he'd have high standards for his own show. That being said, this won't work without HEAVY modifications to the source material. It can't be as kid friendly, they can't have bright colorful costumes, they can't have goofy character designs, they can't have the characters saying every single attack they do outloud. If any of this exists, it'll immediately flop outside of Japan.

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    You can't make it like the anime and it's doomed if it even tries, it would fall apart the second you tried to put a 14 foot tall guy on screen or matched some of the crazier character designs. Chopper and Franky will not translate without looking stupid, so get that out of your heads now. They probably wouldn't even be in the first season anyway, assuming the first chunk is getting the crew together. And on-film stretching effects look really weird, so I imagine they'd have to tone Luffy down a smidge.

    So you're not going to get that aesthetic. To even try would call for a ridiculous budget and it would mostly just look ridiculous or like the Speed Racer film. But go for something that strikes the *spirit* of One Piece and manage something like Hook or PotC and it could work.

    Or Guardians of the Galaxy. Hell. If anything proves it could work it's freaking Guardians of the Galaxy. There's presumably no budget to make a Rocket Racoon quality CHopper on a regular basis, but he and Groot show audiences are willing to accept some crazy nonsense. But also look at Yondu. WHo in the comics had a GIANT fin mohawk... which was made considerably smaller for the film. Keeping the idea, the spirit... but not the exact visual.

    Colorful and fun but not insane. At it's heart OP is a character piece with some great fight scenes and some really great stories within it. And several manga have been adapted into live action in Japan and worked quite well, though they're not quite as crazy as OP is design and energy wise.

    Long as it doesn't turn into the Mario Brothers movie or Dragonball Evolution, there's always reason to be optimistic. If they're actually shooting for a *series* rather than standalone movie, there's much better chance of some of it being right. And yeah, they're probably not caring much about the american audience on this, like Pacific Rim and Godzilla, take the american production values and then have it do well everywhere else. Especially if it ends up on Netflix or something.

    Once we get more info or see the first screenshots, then we can judge how misguided it will inevitably be.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jakisuaki View Post
    It can't be as kid friendly, they can't have bright colorful costumes, they can't have goofy character designs,
    Marvel movies say otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    You can't make it like the anime and it's doomed if it even tries, it would fall apart the second you tried to put a 14 foot tall guy on screen or matched some of the crazier character designs. Chopper and Franky will not translate without looking stupid, so get that out of your heads now. They probably wouldn't even be in the first season anyway, assuming the first chunk is getting the crew together. And on-film stretching effects look really weird, so I imagine they'd have to tone Luffy down a smidge.

    So you're not going to get that aesthetic. To even try would call for a ridiculous budget and it would mostly just look ridiculous or like the Speed Racer film. But go for something that strikes the *spirit* of One Piece and manage something like Hook or PotC and it could work.

    Or Guardians of the Galaxy. Hell. If anything proves it could work it's freaking Guardians of the Galaxy. There's presumably no budget to make a Rocket Racoon quality CHopper on a regular basis, but he and Groot show audiences are willing to accept some crazy nonsense. But also look at Yondu. WHo in the comics had a GIANT fin mohawk... which was made considerably smaller for the film. Keeping the idea, the spirit... but not the exact visual.

    Colorful and fun but not insane. At it's heart OP is a character piece with some great fight scenes and some really great stories within it. And several manga have been adapted into live action in Japan and worked quite well, though they're not quite as crazy as OP is design and energy wise.

    Long as it doesn't turn into the Mario Brothers movie or Dragonball Evolution, there's always reason to be optimistic. If they're actually shooting for a *series* rather than standalone movie, there's much better chance of some of it being right. And yeah, they're probably not caring much about the american audience on this, like Pacific Rim and Godzilla, take the american production values and then have it do well everywhere else. Especially if it ends up on Netflix or something.

    Once we get more info or see the first screenshots, then we can judge how misguided it will inevitably be.



    Marvel movies say otherwise.
    This, Robby I fully agree

    They have to tone down a lot of the aspects of the "manga" and make it darker, IF they manage to make something like Vikings/black-sails, while keeping the feeling of Adventure, of nakamaship, with a little touch of super natural (devil fruits), it MIGHT work

    Someone told me, how will they do Usopp's nose?

    Frankly? I hope they don't even try, I just want them to cast a dark skinned actor that is HILARIOUS and a good cast, and then we will have Usopp, nose or no nose (they can maybe work ona realistic looking weird nose or something, in order to keep the jokes).

    All in all I believe it will resst heavily in CASTING the right actores, Luffy, we need some actor that would be VERY DYNAMIC, able to act dumb and baddas at the same time...:

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    This guy's producing credits all over the place.

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    I think it boils down to "Is it the Japanese using an American Studio to get what they want for their biggest product?"

    or

    "Is it an American Studio trying to cash on something it doesn't understand at all."

    That's the big thing. Who oversees it, what market they're really trying to deliver on, all that stuff.

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    Well, for starters, keep the comedy - but make it less wacky.

    I think they may consider skipping East Blue and getting straight to Alabasta so that audiences "get" the show from the start.



    But wow.... I think the reason for this is that Japan is looking at how big One Piece is in Japan, and how big Dragon Ball and AoT are in the US (as shown by how a Dragon Ball game got the biggest hype at E3), and they're thinking... "why the hell can't One Piece be this big in the US?". And their answer is that the art style is holding it back.

    Which is why they're going for the live action. The plot of One Piece is one that should be big in the US. Look at Game of the Thrones for instance. So I think that's their method with this.
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    Guys, what would be your unlimited budget cast?

    I'm not very knowledgable on actors myself, but I'm curious what some of the more film-cultured people here would want. (Not just appearance wise, but acting wise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jakisuaki View Post
    Guys, what would be your unlimited budget cast?
    Cast doesn't matter. Unknowns that could commit to it for years are fine. You want to throw the money at the production values and the directors and writers.

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