See The One Piece Netflix Live-Action Adaptation

The first trailer for the live-action adaptation of One Piece at Netflix shows the Straw Hats on an epic journey.

By Charlene Badasie | Updated

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The first trailer for One Piece, a live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s Japanese manga series of the same name, has been released by Netflix. The clip debuted during the streamer’s TUDUM event, along with the announcement of its August 31 premiere date. The trailer showcases a wide range of elements, including beloved characters and remarkable villains from East Blue.

According to Deadline, the One Piece Netflix series will chronicle the extraordinary escapades of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hats pirate crew as they travel across enchanting islands and vast seas in pursuit of the legendary treasure known as the One Piece and the coveted title of Pirate King. However, the Navy is relentlessly pursuing their ship.

And they are not the only ones searching for the fabled One Piece. Equipped with their formidable skills and unwavering camaraderie, the Straw Hats prepare for the arduous voyage, determined to fiercely battle for their aspirations while standing united. Luffy will be portrayed by Inaki Godoy, along with Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro and Emily Rudd as Nami.

Jacob Romero Gibson stars as Usopp, with Taz Skylar as Sanji. The supporting cast of One Piece on Netflix also includes McKinley Belcher III, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Vincent Regan, Jeff Ward, Craig Fairbrass, Langley Kirkwood, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Chioma Umeala and Steven Ward.

Steven Maeda of (Lost and The X-Files fame) and Matt Owens (who worked on Agents of SHIELD and Luke Cage) serve as writers, showrunners, and executive producers. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive produce the One Piece Netflix series. Oda’s involvement has been integral, ensuring the adaptation remained faithful to the source material.

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Oda has dedicated his life to crafting the beloved manga series, often pushing his health to the limits in the process. The prospect of a new adaptation of his work has generated immense excitement among fans. However, some folks harbor concerns due to Netflix’s track record with live-action anime projects, such as the critically panned Death Note (2017) and Cowboy Bebop (2021) adaptations.

However, Oda has reassured fans by confirming that the One Piece Netflix series will only see the light of day if he is personally happy with the finished product. Debuting in 1997, One Piece boasts an impressive collection of 105 published volumes. The manga’s immense success prompted Toei Animation to launch an anime adaptation in 1999.

As reported by One Piece news source @OP_Netflix_Fan, the upcoming Netflix series has officially registered the titles of its first eight episodes with the Writers Guild of America. The titles hint at what fans can expect from the first season. A previous leak from a different source proved speculative, with only a few constant titles.

Among the unchanged One Piece Netflix titles were the pilot episode, “Romance Dawn,” and “Tell No Tales.” These titles, which indicate a cohesive and engaging storyline, also squash reports of an alleged failed screen test which left fans unhappy with the show’s frenetic pacing and convoluted plot. However, the final reception will only be seen once the series premieres on the streamer in August.