Live action adaptations of anime can be a huge gamble. Besides Cowboy Bebop and One-Punch Man getting the live action treatment, let’s not forget that highly popular Shonen Jump title, One Piece is expected to get a live action series. If you didn’t know, Netflix is planning to work on the live action series of One Piece with the series creator Eiichiro Oda overseeing the project while also having Steven Maeda serving as the showrunner of the series. Online, Maeda asked fans who should cast as one of the Straw Hat characters and in a response made by Eiichiro Oda himself, he responded with emojis featuring flags from all over the world.
At first looks like a random tweet response, but it could be teased that Oda would like to see a diverse cast for the Straw Hat Crew. It is noted that Oda once stated that if One Piece was in the real world, the Straw Hat characters would be from different parts of the world such as Luffy representing Brazil, Zoro as Japan and Franky being American. So far there is no announced cast for the series, but we could get a diverse team to play these characters. What do you think about this decision?