Announced back in January 2020, a live-action One Piece series was revealed to be in-production to air on Netflix. Many anime and especially One Piece fans have been skeptical on how this will play out. With the disastrous live-action Death Note and the one-and-done season Cowboy Beebop on Netflix, who wouldn’t be concern? On a positive side, the original creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda has signed on as an executive producer of the live-action series. With a new One Piece Netflix trailer dropped during this year’s San Diego Comic Con, the series could actually be good. Fans won’t have to wait too long as the One Piece Netflix series set to launch exclusively on Netflix come August 31st.
Based on the latest One Piece Netflix trailer, the first four Straw Hat crew members are introduced and appears skillful swordsman Dracule Mihawk and the Arlong Pirates looking to make an appearance. This first set of episodes will test the waters on how well this series could be. If a success, can this live-action series go hundreds of episodes? Currently, the anime series is already over 1,000 episodes and the manga series is still going strong.
About One Piece
Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.
The live-action One Piece series launches August 31, 2023 on Netflix.