Live-Action “ONE PIECE” Eiichiro Oda: “It’s not funny, so I can’t release it to the world! No Compromise on Drama

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Eiichiro Oda’s letter in full

The live-action version of ONE PIECE!
The teaser and Trailer have been released. The release date for the full-length movie has also been set for August 31st.
The full-length movie will be released on August 31st.
Let me tell you something. There will be no compromise in this movie!
And the festival has already begun! It is already interesting to see the opinions flying around with the information that is coming out little by little!
First of all, it is interesting that 7 years ago they decided to make a live-action version of ONE PIECE! How to make this world a reality!
The worldview, the attempts of the actors, the costumes, the unique way of showing the world in live action, the conversations, and all the other things that different people had to worry about….
The whole process is a celebration.
Maybe when the movie comes out, this character is missing! This scene is missing! It’s different from the original! I’m sure there will be a certain number of people who will say, “This character is missing, this scene is missing, it’s not the same as the original!
I’m going to enjoy that too! LOL!
The story is in 8 episodes!

We had already finished shooting the movie, but they said, “This part is not interesting, we can’t release it to the world! So they reshot some scenes. On the other hand, some scenes were reshot even though I said, “This scene doesn’t look like Luffy! But when we shot the scene, we found out that “INAKIRUFI can make it work…! It’s pretty good…!” There were scenes where I said, “That doesn’t look like INAKIRUFI! A lot of things happened that would have been unnatural in a live-action movie. (Inaki = Luffy’s actor)

The production team is a live-action professional, and to be honest, they are ONE PIECE geeks. The more knowledgeable you are, the more you will notice the staff’s love for the movie.
We decided to release the movie in June! I decided in June. The person in charge, who worked so hard, cried and said, “It’s been a long time…” Laughing. He cried, “It’s been a long time…” (Laughs.)
It’s not a world where success comes from hard work, but I already love the production team and the cast, so I want everyone to be praised in the world soon, and if there are any complaints, I’ll take it up with them!
Well, no matter how you feel about waiting, it’s the same month! Please take a cup of tea and wait.


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