Ya i dunno about that if they do start with east blue and recruitment i wont bother watching it though . In the end they have to make appeal to both new comer and readers who are already following it .
Thats why i think Netflix should make different world settings for their tv series or else i dont think any one piece fan will bother watching luffy recruiting everyone for entire 10 episodes .
If it's ten episodes of roughly an hour each I reckon they're aiming to finish at the end of Alabasta. East Blue does not take that long to adapt.
For the Strawhats I would quite like it if they broadly (and by broadly I mean I'm expecting them to be American, but of such and such descent) stuck to Oda's nationalities, which is actually pretty diverse. Latino main character, supporting cast being Asian (Zoro), African (Ussop), two caucasians (Nami, Sanji) a cgi/prosthetic reindeer and Vivi will be probably be North African/middle eastern. Considering it's a twenty year old series from the mostly homogenous Japan, it's a surprisingly modern group of characters. If anyone gets changed it'll be Robin.
Expect very few big names for the Strawhats, except maybe Robin. Young, up and coming actors are cheaper. Shanks and Mihawk are interesting ones to cast- big roles, little screen time.
It'll be what it'll be. It can be adopted to live action with the effort put in, and imo television works better for it than film. But it can also very easily turn out to be a schlocky cash grab that fails miserably.
I think there's a pretty high chance that Zoro and Nami (and maybe Ussop)'s joining gets merged into one episode. The first four islands in the series aren't really distinct visually, after all. It's only when you get to weird floating fish restaurant Baratie that you get something visually distinct and different.
But they'll keep Robin's story intact, I'd imagine, purely because that's an overarching mystery for the first two/three seasons (however they adapt it).
BoJack Horseman is ending with its sixth season this Friday, and Grace and Frankie will end with the seventh season (I only know the last one because my girlfriend’s a fan)...they famously have a three-and-done rule otherwise, which is kinda fucking stupid.
You’re right, that’s what I was trying to say but I didn’t state it accurately. I love the idea of each character being the nationality Oda has said they are; knowing his attention to detail, he’ll likely make a point of seeing this come to pass.