One Piece, the current Japanese manga and anime television series written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda under the same name, will soon get a live-action adaptation in the form of a forthcoming television series. The show, created by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha, will debut on Netflix as the production of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series is finally complete.
Unfortunately, we’re still traumatized by the many phases of Hollywood’s attempts to adapt anime. So each time the two industries collaborate, we’re left feeling disappointed. Fans of the series, however, remain upbeat and anticipative, with good reason. Eiichiro Oda is serving as an Executive Producer on the show. Therefore, with Oda at the helm, mishaps may be less likely.
Fans’ hopes have been lifted by a significant platform like Netflix backing the production and giving the One Piece live-action a massive budget. Even with a predominant streaming service like Netflix behind the series, there’s no guarantee the show will be a hit. Since the recent Netflix adaptation of Cowboy Bepop was canceled following the first season’s release due to poor response. So, fans are still worried about how things would turn out.
One Piece Live Action Series Development
As part of the One Piece 20th-anniversary celebrations, Netflix announced a live-action series on July 21, 2017. With an announcement by Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hiroyuki Nakano. Oda also said that the first requirement he made to the studio was that the live-action would be loyal to the fans who have supported ‘One Piece’ for 20 years. Since the work’s global reputation justifies such a large production scale, the series’ budget can be the greatest in the history of television drama.
Because of this, there has been a rise in anticipation for the show over the last year. Mainly when the main cast was selected. It was the actors themselves who were most expressive in their interaction with the audience. The production finally picked up speed after months of setbacks because of Covid. Nami, who will be portrayed by Emily Rudd, a member of the Straw Hats, stated on Instagram that the production of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series has now officially been over.
What a wild & wonderful almost year this has been. All of you, I am so full of gratitude and big juicy ghibli-style tears. Thank you, @onepiecenetflix & everyone involved for making this one of the most special experiences of my life and career, and thank you to all of you for trusting and supporting me in bringing our girl to life. This dream role was a much bigger dream than I could’ve ever imagined. Thank you.
One Piece Live Action Release Date
A premiere date for the One Piece live-action series has not yet been announced. The good news is that now that filming is complete, we should see a teaser for the series in the coming months and maybe even know when it will be released. Fans have been waiting to see the final product because of the time it takes to put the pieces of the new adaption together. Make sure to follow us as we will update you whenever the trailer or an announcement regarding the show drops.
Plot and Cast Members
In January 2020, Oda said that Netflix had instructed the first season of 10 episodes. The East Blue Saga from the anime and manga will be the primary subject of the first season. The origins of the Straw Hat Pirates and the first five recruits will be detailed. The show’s premise is stated as follows:
The series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, as they explore the oceans in search of the “One Piece,” a fabled treasure that will allow Luffy to become King of the Pirates.
Netflix revealed their live-action One Piece cast in November 2021. The main cast was announced through bounty posters, a clever way to make the revelation. The cast is accurate and looks promising. Only time will tell how significantly these actors will portray their characters. The following actors and actresses are playing these significant roles
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Colton Osorio as Young Luffy
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
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