One Piece is easily one of the best anime out there with biggest fan base. Now it is getting a live action series which will be streamed on Netflix. The shooting location for live action series is currently at the Cape Town Film Studios. This One Piece live-action series is Netflix’s biggest production project in Africa to date. And the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, is visiting One Piece live action project on March 17.
A live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s beloved manga is making it’s way to Netflix. The key production company behind the series is Tomorrow Studios.
The Filming is taking place in Cape Town in South Africa and it is Netflix’s biggest production project in Africa to date – both in terms of scale and budget, covering South African labour, infrastructure and suppliers.
On March 17, The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa will visit and inspect One Piece live Action project at Cape Town. The President will have a one hour tour of the entire set hosted by Netflix team and Film Afrika.
He will be guided on an interactive tour that will include visual effects & stunt demonstrations and a conversation with four trainees who are part of the One Piece live action project.
Currently, One Piece live action project involves 50 South African cast members; more than 1000 crew member jobs. There is also a mentorship program going on for more than 30 young creatives.
This is a great opportunity to give President a deeper understanding of the impact of Netflix’s investments in the creative industries and adjacent industries, including tourism, small business, and supply chain economies.
Source: The Presidency
Consider this as a huge win for One Piece community and the creator Eiichiro Oda.