@MugiMikey said in One Piece Live-Adaptation Drama Announced:
I gotta say despite all of the news and such, I still do not have high hopes for this. Of course I'd love for it to succeed, but I'm in the camp that thinks One Piece just isn't meant for live action and this is going to end up like Cowboy Bebop.
Bebop's biggest mistep is they horribly, horribly miscast Vicious and then gave him and Julia half the screentime. Every time the story cut to them and their new-to-this-version story, the quality dropped tremendously.
Everything with Spike Jett and Faye was pretty good, the backgrounds and music were good and the visuals were on budget. It was close to being a good adaptation and becoming it's own thing, but someone on staff was a fan of the "Julia is actually evil" theory and well, every minute of that suplot dragged the show. It was like 60% of a good show.
It's not fair to complain about Ed given they just did one 20 second scene with her they were obviously pressured into and spent no time on.