Netflix's One Piece Showrunner Shares Emotional Message for Production Wrap

One Piece's new live-action series has officially wrapped its production as it gets ready for its full launch with Netflix, and the head writer behind the series has shared quite the heavy message bidding goodbye to their time to the series! The live-action series has been in the midst of development ever since it was first announced to be in the works several years ago, and fans have been very curious to see how it all shakes out. Those involved with the series have been showing nothing but love for the production too, and it's especially true as it all wraps up.

Matt Owens, the head writer, co-showrunner, and one of the executive producers behind Netflix's live-action One Piece series, took to Instagram to share his send off message to the production much like the stars have been in the last few days. Given how long each of them has been working to deliver the final project, Owens is feeling very emotional as he readies fans fans for what could potentially be coming our way in this brand new take on Eiichiro Oda's massive and long running action manga franchise. 

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"I can't begin to express the love and gratitude I feel for this city and these people," Owens' statement began. "This talented cast, this hardworking crew, have put something truly incredible together. Thank your taking me in, making me feel at home, and realizing this insane and amazing idea come to fruition. And a special shoutout to the people I came to love not even connected to the production. I love you, Mother City. And I cannot wait to show the world everything that you have to offer. The One Piece is real! And we are bringing it to one and all."

Filming might be wrapped on the series, but Netflix has yet to set a release date for the new live-action One Piece. Owens serves alongside Steven Maeda as showrunner with original creator Eiichiro Oda involved in the production as well. The main Straw Hat crew cast for the series includes the likes of Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji

What are you hoping to see from One Piece's live-action debut with Netflix? How are you feeling about the new adaptation so far? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!