“He enjoys that too”: Eiichiro Oda’s One Approval Played a Crucial Part in the Success of One Piece Live Action Season 1

Oda sensei and Matt Owens worked together and made some interesting changes to the story

"He enjoys that too": Eiichiro Oda's One Approval Played a Crucial Part in the Success of One Piece Live Action Season 1


  • One Piece live action season 1 achieved tremendous commercial success.
  • One of the major reasons is the involvement of Oda sensei in the production of the series.
  • Matt Owens and Oda worked very closely and shared their visions with each other in order to make the series a success.
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One Piece is the best-written story one can ever come across in anime, and despite being more than two decades old, it still fascinates the audience with fantastic plot twists, heartbreaking deaths, and astonishing storytelling that depicts the brilliance of Eiichiro Oda.

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Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece Live-Action
Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in One Piece Live-Action

One Piece live-action also broke all the expected records, and even though fans were worried about the live-action curse, the series proved them wrong and achieved ground-breaking success. One of the primary reasons for its success was the involvement of Oda sensei throughout the project and the team working with him and with a shared vision.


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Matt Owens and Eiichiro Oda are working closely for One Piece’s upcoming season

One Piece live-action broke the stereotype before its release, which saw most of the actions flopping and getting negative reviews from the fans.


When One Piece live-action was announced, most fans watched in awe as they believed their favorite series would be going down the same route.

However, it was proven wrong, and the series accumulated ground-breaking numbers and viewership, one of the primary reasons being Oda Sensi’s and the staff’s involvement.


Most live actions stray from their source material and do not involve the series’ author in the production, which is the reason for their downfall.

Luffy's wanted poster from One Piece live action
Luffy’s wanted poster from One Piece live-action

However, Matt Owens and his team ensured that most of the scenes and story made sense to Oda sensei and took his input before proceeding.


The series also introduced some characters quite early that should have been introduced later and managed to shuffle the storyline, making it more exciting.

As we know, Oda sensei has the habit of foreshadowing things, which he does. One Piece live-action season 1 followed the same with the help of Oda sensei, which made the story more interesting.


Also Read: “Having to tear it down was a heartbreaker”: One Piece Showrunner was Disheartened as a Set was Broken Down Only After 2 Episodes.

When will One Piece live-action season 2 be released?

No information on the release date of One Piece live-action is available, and fans are craving any information they can find.


However, we have received confirmation regarding the production of season 2 via an official teaser on YouTube.

No other information, such as cast, directors, or voice actors, has yet been announced by Oda Sensei or Netflix.

Mystery Woman At Gol D. Roger's Execution in One Piece Live Action
Mystery Woman At Gol D. Roger’s Execution

Fans might need to wait a few years before seeing their beloved characters back on screen and going on new adventures.

If the team works without any pressure from the audience, they can give their best and make the upcoming season better than the previous one.


The upcoming season of live action will have more amazing fights, the introduction of new characters, and some major plot twists.

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