Manga to Live-Action: Navigating the Queer Characters of ‘One Piece’ on Netflix

“Netflix does the impossible,” declared one reviewer. The translation of manga and anime’s cartoon-world charm into the CGI-augmented reality of live-action film has proved a notoriously unforgiving task, as Netflix’s own failed interpretations of the charismatic cult-horror Death Note and the extra-terrestrial neo-Western Cowboy Bebop testify.


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