The Straw Hats are ready to sail! Despite being one of the longest-running anime and manga in the world, it took almost a decade for it A piece to finally get a live-action adaptation. A piece will join Netflix’s growing list of live-action adaptations of anime and manga series, following in 2017’s footsteps Death note 2021 movie and series Cowboy Bebop. The Netflix adaptation of A piece is being produced in collaboration with Tomorrow Studios with Eiichiro Odathe creator of A piece manga, serving as executive producer. The series was first announced in July 2017 by the editor-in-chief of Weekly Shōnen Jump Hiroyuki Nakano to commemorate the manga’s 20th anniversary.
A piece debuted on July 22, 1997, in an issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump, and over 1,000 manga chapters have been published, along with 95 volumes, and is currently in its final arc.
For now, Netflix has ordered a 10-episode season into production for the live-action adaptation, with Steven Maeda (CSI: Miami, lost) and Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) serving as presenter. Production for A piece was originally set to launch in summer 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa, specifically at Cape Town Film Studios, following its initial announcement in January 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Production resumed in March 2021, with showrunner Maeda sharing an update with fans on social media. Season 1 of A pieceIts live adaptation will cover the East Blue saga from the anime and manga. With the series currently in post-production, let’s take a look at everything we know so far about Netflix A piece direct action adaptation.
Editor’s note: This article was last updated on June 4 with the release window.
Is there a trailer for the live adaptation of One Piece?
Not yet though, we have a sneak peek at the set, concept art and a few other details provided by Actor Inaki Godoy (Who killed Sarah?), who will play Luffy and hosts Steven Maeda and Matt Owens from the Netflix Geeked Week video released in June 2022.
Godoy, Maeda and Owens appear to be staying in a group that looks a lot like The Straw Hats’ first ship, The Going Merry. We also see concept art of Miss Love Duck (Alvida’s ship), The Going Merry, and Baratie (Sanji’s alma mater). We also see a timelapse video of Baratie being built, and honestly, the attention to detail of the set is really impressive.
Netflix A piece the adaptation is currently in post-production, so we can expect a teaser or trailer to appear very soon.
When is Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action series coming out?
Netflix has announced that A piece The live-action series will debut in 2023. However, we’re still waiting for an actual date. Filming for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of A piece ended in August 2022. The cast and crew uploaded some photos from the set bidding farewell to Cape Town while writing about their experience on set. Showrunner Matt Owens also posted on Instagram in September about the wrap of production along with a heartfelt message of gratitude to the cast and crew and everyone involved in the production of A piece in Cape Town.
What do we know about One Piece Live-Adaptation season 1?
Season 1 of A piece‘s live-action adaptation will cover the East Blue arc from the manga. East Blue is the part of the ocean in A piece The manga map where the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy begins his journey as a pirate. As a child, he ate a devil fruit called the Gum-Gum fruit (Gomu Gomu no Mi), which gave him a rubber-like body that bends, stretches, and inflates at will. Inspired by his childhood hero Shanks, head high and eyes full of dreams, Luffy sets out to become the “Pirate King” by discovering the legendary pirate Gol D. Roger’s hidden treasure, One Piece.
However, One Piece is said to be hidden somewhere beyond the Grand Line, and traveling to that part of the ocean is dangerous. Young Luffy starts out alone, but over time he gathers crewmates with their dreams, who become his lifelong friends as he helps them on their adventures. We’ll get to meet some fan favorites in Season 1, which include Roronoa Zoro, master of the three-sword style; Nami, the crew’s future navigator, who was once a thief; Usopp, a sharpshooter who is learning to be brave; and Sanji, the future cook of the crew who falls in love with every woman he sees. The sneak peek given in the Netflix Geeked Week video mentioned earlier also got the name Arlong, which means we’ll get to see a lot of Nami’s backstory and one of the biggest early battles Luffy gets into and strengthens the character his, also adding Nami to his list of crewmates.
Who is in the cast of Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action series?
Netflix has assembled a very talented cast for A piece live action adaptation series. Mexican actor Iñaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy, the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. His second in command, Roronoa Zoro, will be played by Mackenyu Arata. Fear Road Part Two: 1978 STAR Emily Rudd will portray Nami, the ship’s navigator. Jacob Romero Gibsonknown for his role in Grey’s Anatomywill play crew sniper Usopp. Taz Skylar (The Lazarus Project) will play the fifth member of the crew, the female cook Sanji. Here is a video of the main Netflix cast A piece introducing:
In addition to the main cast, series regulars include Peter Gadiot like Shanks, Morgan Davies like koby Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as goodbye Aidan Scott like Helmeppo, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Jeff Ward like Buggy, Celeste Loots as So Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Craig Fairbrass as Chief Zeff, Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk, McKinley Belcher III like Arlong, Good luck Umeala like Nojiko, Vincent Regan like Garp, Bianca Oosthuizen like Sham, Blood Grainger as Banchina, and Grant Ross like Genzo.
How many episodes are in Netflix One Piece Season 1?
There are 10 episodes in the first season of Netflix’s live-action adaptation A piece. The names of the episodes revealed so far are as follows, although the order may change:
Episode 1: “Dawn of Romance”
Episode 2: “An Old Friend of Mine”
Episode 3: “Captain of 8,000 Men”
Episode 4: “The Cooks of the Sea”
Episode 5: “A Frog in the Well”
Episode 6: “Guns and Sharks”
Episode 7: “Tangerine Grove”
Episode 8: “The Maw of the Shark”
Episode 9: “The End and the Beginning”
Episode 10: “The Grand Line”
Will there be a Season 2 of the Netflix One Piece live-action adaptation?
There is no confirmation of a second season yet, however, things are looking great for the live-action adaptation A piece. The franchise as a whole is riding strong on its success The One Piece Movie: Red at the moment, which means there’s definitely more interest in the series now than ever. The President of South Africa released a press release on March 17, 2022, saying: “One Piece is Netflix’s largest production project in Africa to date – both in scale and budget, covering South African labour, infrastructure and suppliers.” Although a big budget doesn’t always translate into success, hopes are high with Netflix’s latest attempt at an anime adaptation.