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Seeing beloved manga series is nothing new and there have been a lot. Netflix is aware of that, a reason why they are embarking on a daring mission to create a live adaptation of “One Piece.”

As far as animation is concerned, there is no question that “One Piece” is one of the more successful ones for anime fans. The transition to live adaptation is tricky, especially for the one who would take on the role of Luffy as he travels to Wano in an attempt to free the nation.

Beyond that, the people behind these live adaptation flicks need to be careful. They need to pay attention to detail and make sure they do not alter or change anything that would be detrimental to “One Piece.”

Given those facts, it comes as no surprise that Netflix admits that creating the live adaptation of “One Piece” is far from easy.

Eiichiro Oda believes it can be done despite the work that needs to be put into it. He spoke about the live adaptation during the manga’s 20th anniversary but also mentioned that they needed the right partner to make it all work.

"After twists and turns, I met the right partner," Oda said. "The first condition I presented [to the team] is that the live-action [show] will be faithful to the fans who have supported One Piece for 20 years. I expect to hear worries from fans, but more than that, I'm looking forward to hearing the excitement."

Beyond the obstacles that Oda and company need to cover, there is also the matter of reception. Anime has not exactly been a hit in Hollywood, hinting their effort could be for naught.

Hence, this is another angle that “One Piece” producers need to factor in with the planned live adaptation. It all starts by finding out who will take on the role of Luffy.

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Luffy can defeat Kaido in "One Piece," according to a fan theory. One Piece/Facebook

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