History of live-action failures set up One Piece for success years before Netflix debut

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One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has cited a ‘history of failure’ as to why Netflix’s live-action adaptation was able to succeed where others failed. Live-action adaptations of classic anime and manga have been as infamous as any genre of on-screen entertainment, mainly due to their extremely poor quality in translating content between the different mediums. Whilst Netflix’s recent adaptation of One Piece appears to have joined a select group of titles that broke that live-action curse, manga author Eiichiro Oda says that these optics have been influenced by a ‘history of failure’ – lets dive in…

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