One Piece live-action Netflix show reveals 10 episodes for 1st season!

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Greetings anime and manga fans! I bring you news for those who have Netflix or is a One Piece fan. It has been revealed by IGN and Crunchyroll that a live-action One Piece series is in production and it will be in Netflix. According to sources, the first season will have up to 10 episodes and the live-action series will be oversees by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda. Steven Maeda, who worked on Lost and The X-Files, will be the show’s showrunner and executive producer. Matt Owens, who worked on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage, will be the writer and executive producer at Netflix and Tomorrow’s Studio, while Netflix handles the physical production.

Here is a translated note made by Oda himself about the project:

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IGN

Crunchyroll

New Pokemon Mewtwo movie goes to Netflix

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Hey Pokemon fans! If you have Netflix and you are in the mood for some Pokemon fun, I got some news for you this upcoming February. Coming to Netflix, the movie Pokemon Mewtwo Strikes Back: Evolution will be added to the Netflix library on February 27th. If you don’t about this movie, this movie is a CGI animation version of the very first movie way back in 1999. This is the 22nd Pokemon movie and based on the English Dub trailer, this movie will bring back memories for classic Pokemon fans.

Netflix and Nickelodean team-up? SpongeBob spinoff will focus onSquidward?

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Looks like Disney+ won’t be the only heavy hitter on the online streaming service. It’s been announce on Wednesday that Netflix will be teaming up with Nickelodeon in order to produce original existing projects such as specials and TV shows. This is all started when many signed up to the Disney+ streaming service. According to Netflix vice president of original animation Melissa Cobb, she stated in a press conference that with Nickelodeon already having existing characters from many shows, they want to expand and “reimagine” the stories and characters from their series.

“Nickelodeon has generated scores of characters that kids love, and we look forward to telling wholly original stories that re-imagine and expand on the worlds they inhabit,” said Melissa Cobb.

Already announced, there is already plans of a SpongeBob SquarePants spinoff focusing on SpongeBob’s friends. The character that is planning to get the spotlight is SpongeBob’s neighbor, Squidward Tentacles. With TV specials and movies like Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling and Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus, Netlfix is hoping to do more specials with existing shows. They also want to do one focusing on the cartoon Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninjas. There is also plans of SpongeBob prequel series which will have up to 13 episodes.

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People.com

IGN

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus movie review *Spoilers*

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Netflix synopsis:

When Zim reappears to begin the next phase of his evil alien plan to conquer Earth, his nemesis Dib Membrane sets out to unmask him once and for all.

*Even though this is a spoiler review, I won’t go too deep on details. I want you guys to check it out.

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Netflix review – A One Year Reflection

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If you remembered my old post about me getting Netflix, it’s been about a whole year since I became a subscriber to Netflix. I actually signed up on April 2018, but you get the picture. I wasn’t sure if I should do a review on Netflix or a reflection post, so I decided to combine both into one. There won’t be spoilers obviously. I will tell you what movies and shows that I enjoyed. I will also talk about the pros and cons of using Netflix.

Netflix: Before the Streaming Era

Before Netflix became on of the popular streaming service, we had Blockbuster. As a kid, I would go to Blockbuster for renting games like Nintendo 64 games. It was a simple time and I used to remember seeing Blockbuster had these special stations for people who took pictures in the game Pokemon Snap; I never did it so I missed out. As time passes, we later got rental services such Gamefly and then old fashion Netflix. Back then, Netflix was a rental service where you ordered the movies, get them by the mail and keep them as long as you want. Fast forward in time, Netflix decides to expand their service where you can pay to rend a movie and watch on your computer. You get the idea. Later on, Netflix would later allow subscribers to watch movies on laptops, smart TVs and mobile devices. Companies like Hulu would later join in the subscription service world. To make sure Netflix has the upper hand, they included exclusive shows and movies such as Marvel Netflix shows like Daredevil and 13 Reasons Why. Everyone has their own opinion about Netflix and I am happy to share my thoughts.

Easy and selective viewing

So what kind of shows did I watch from Netflix? For starters, I did get into some really good anime. Thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch shows like Devilman: Crybaby, Violet Evergarden and Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online all in English Dub. Devilman: Crybaby was an anime I thought I would ever enjoy. I was recommended to watch this from someone on Twitter and I was surprised that the anime only had ten episodes. Devilman: Crybaby was one epic ride for ten episodes and it really made me see who was the demon, humans or a devil with a human heart. Devilman: Crybaby in the end made me a crybaby. I also wrote a review on this anime. Violet Evergarden would be the next anime to make me cry. After I heard one of my favorite voice actress was going to be in this anime, I jumped it. Erika Harlacher voices the main character Violet and the anime talks about a young girl raised to fight like a soldier learned how to feel with emotions through writing letters. I wrote both a review and I used this anime as topic for an OWLS post. This anime gave me the ugliest cries and I haven’t cried this much since I seen Clannad. It’s not an Netflix exclusive, but I wanted to watch it in English Dub. The next anime I got into was Sword Art Online Alternative. SAOA was a spinoff anime that took place within the Sword Art Online main story but focused on a different story and new characters. The story would take place in the online shooting MMO game Gun Gale Online where the cute and tiny player Llenn would compete against gun crazy opponents. This anime was pretty good regardless if it didn’t have characters like Kirito and Sinon. This was another anime I wrote a review and used for the OWLS.

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Besides anime, I did get into some live action movies and TV shows. I saw the live action movie of the American Death Note movie. I reviewed this movie and I can say that I like the idea it wanted to do, but I feel like it went one step forward and two steps back. This movie really over did it with the blood and gore fatalities; it felt like I was watching a Final Destination movie.

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I also took some time to watch some superhero shows. There is a funny story about this because it’s one of the reasons why I wanted to get Netflix. My sister and her husband used Netflix to watch all the episodes of the Flash.. I really like the Flash, so after I got Netflix I ended up watching all the way up to season 1. I then also found another show I got into from the DC universe called The Arrow. The Arrow talk about a rich billionaire named Oliver Queen who uses his skills in survival to rid the corruption of Starling City. This show is what led to other shows to being born like The Flash, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow in which this would be called the Arrowverse. Also looking for some vigilante action, I got into watching Daredevil. I remember watching Daredevil the movie years ago with Ben Affleck, but after hearing positive reviews of the TV show, I decided to pay a visit. Daredevil without a doubt, is way better than the 2003 movie. For season 1, this show was dark and violent, but it really shows how Netflix did their best to capture the dark essence of the comics.

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Also, I was able to see movies I thought I would miss out such as the original Terminator!

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Netflix Gripes! 

I blame myself for getting high hopes. As someone who first got Netflix, I thought I was given the keys to every show and movies I could possibly imagine like watching all the Marvel movies from Disney and Fox, DC movies like the Christopher Nolan Batman movies or even classic TV shows from Nick, Unfortunately, I was dead wrong. I later found that Netflix doesn’t do that and they can only add certain titles to their list. If you wanted to watch TV shows, I would need Hulu. I also learned that Disney was going to be doing their streaming service as well in which they will also stream Disney movies including Star Wars and Marvel movies. This also means that Disney is going to be removing titles from Netflix once the service begins. One thing that really bugged me is that the infamous news that Netflix cancelled the Marvel TV shows like Daredevil and Jessica Jones. I been hearing Daredevil is a successful Marvel TV show and I third season really nailed it. Unfortunately, Netflix had to unplug the show and stop producing the episodes. I don’t know how it works with Netflix and the way they handle the shows, but I can’t help but get annoyed when they have to either stop a show and discontinue it or they pick a TV show and remove it from their subscription. I heard people got angry when Netflix mentioned they either wanted to get rid of Friends or The Office.

Conclusion

Even though I do appreciate the many variety of shows I am given, I do see the trade off from Netflix. I can enjoy my shows without commercials and pick out which catches my eyes. I really like the feeling watching episodes without getting interrupted and I like trying out new titles with ease. The thing that irks me is that Netflix system when handling shows is pretty complicated. I don’t know how they do it, but it just bothers me that they will sometimes cancel a series or they take risks and remove a popular TV show. Either way, I don’t really hate Netflix. I like it, but it’s something I can live without in the same time. I might stick around so I can watch those Nick movies like Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim and hopefully see the Netflix version of Neon Genesis Evangelion. Enjoy streaming!

New Anime lineup joins Netflix!

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Step aside Shinji, you’re not the only anime that will be joining Netflix. The Netflix Twitter account announced that they are planning to add more anime in the streaming subscription service in Netflix.

Already confirmed, we’re getting the classic Neon Genesis Evangelion anime and this includes the movies Death and Rebirth and End of Evangelion. Here is what being added in June:

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

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March Comes in Like a Lion

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A Silent Voice

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Kakekuri XX

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Aggretsuko Season 2

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Forest of Piano Season 2

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7Seeds

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Cowboy Bebop live-action cast reveal

There’s no release date for Netflix, but the cast for the upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series has revealed its cast. Thanks to Crunchyroll and Variety, we finally got to see who will be playing whom in the series; currently, there is no news on whom will be Ed. Here is the following actors and their roles:

John Cho as Spike Spiegel

Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine

Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black

Alex Hassell as Vicious

The live action series will have up to ten episodes. The series will be supervised by anime director Shinichiro Watanbe and Christopher Yost (writer of Thor Ragnarok) will be the producer.

Live-Action One Piece in Netflix?

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If Bleach and Rurouni Kenshin can be live action, maybe One Piece can do the same? I found this from IGN saying that a live action One Piece series could be happening. Being done by Tomorrow Studios, a One Piece live action series will be happening and it will only be viewed by Netflix subscribers. Sot far there’s no new information, but according to ResetEra, One Piece if founded on Netflix with the plot synopsis.

What is your opinion towards this idea? Again, IGN says seemly so maybe it could happen or not.

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No more heroes: Netflix cancels The Punisher and will cancel Jessica Jones after Season 3

Where did our heroes? The Marvel heroes of New York are gone and will not be returning on Netflix. Found at IGN, news site Deadline reports that the Marvel Netflix series The Punisher won’t be renewed for another season and it will be cancelled. Likewise, the Marvel series Jessica Jones will also be cancelled, but after season 3 just like Daredevil.

Netflix in regarding to the Punisher:

“Marvel’s The Punisher will not return for a third season on Netflix. Showrunner Steve Lightfoot, the terrific crew, and exceptional cast including star Jon Bernthal, delivered an acclaimed and compelling series for fans, and we are proud to showcase their work on Netflix for years to come.”

Netflix in regarding to Jessica Jones:

“In addition, in reviewing our Marvel programming, we have decided that the upcoming third season will also be the final season for Marvel’s Jessica Jones. We are grateful to showrunner Melissa Rosenberg, star Krysten Ritter and the entire cast and crew, for three incredible seasons of this groundbreaking series, which was recognized by the Peabody Awards among many others.”

Netflix overall response to Marvel:

“We are grateful to Marvel for five years of our fruitful partnership and thank the passionate fans who have followed these series from the beginning.”

TV producer Jeph Loeb who worked on series Jessica Jones and Luke Cage wrote a letter thanking the fans for being supportive. Here is the letter and I will leave the link down below the post:

It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors, cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television

With all this said, this is the end of the Defenders. As far as I know, Hulu are in the works of doing four animated series focusing on some Marvel characters such as Howard the Duck and Hit Monkey. Disney+, upcoming Disney streaming service, are planning to do a TV series focusing on Loki and Vision and Scarlet Witch.

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IGN

Deadline

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