A One Piece remake from Wit Studio is coming to Netflix

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But why would Netflix want a One Piece remake when the anime is going over 1000 episodes strong.

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Published on Dec 18, 2023

Anew One Piece anime based on the best-selling manga series by Eiichiro Oda is in the works at Wit Studio — the studio behind Attack on Titan’s first three seasons and Spy x Family. A seemingly imitative take on the original, the new series will be called “The One Piece” and is coming to Netflix, the streamer announced through a special video.

As soon as I heard of the announcement, it made me wonder why anyone would be looking to recreate an anime that is currently celebrating a successful run. But then again, One Piece is probably the strongest contender when it comes to receiving a reboot of sorts. Despite its recent rise in popularity globally, the series started out with a limited budget that made for some dated animation. And frankly speaking, sitting through over a thousand episodes isn’t just anyone’s cup of tea.

Netflix and Wit Studio are remaking the show in partnership with Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, and Toei Animation Co., the latter being the studio currently running the original One Piece anime. The show promises to be “distinct” from the ongoing series “to provide viewers with a fresh yet familiar experience, utilizing cutting-edge visual technology.” The supposed first season will be adapting the manga’s East Blue saga.

Considering that the anime is coming to Netflix, you can expect Wit to cut out much of the filler to make the story fit into a “regular” season — similar to what Netflix did with its recent live-action adaptation of One Piece.

The Toei version of the anime is also expected to continue airing alongside, with the Egghead saga scheduled to air starting January 7 in Japan. As for The One Piece, there’s no word on a release date or whether the series will use the same voice cast as the original anime.