Netflix live-action adaptation sets sail and gets release date

The wait is officially over: the trailer for Netflix’s adaptation of “One Piece” has arrived.

“One Piece” is a live-action version of the beloved Japanese manga of the same name. The eight-episode series stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. The first look was revealed during Netflix’s Tudum 2023 event in Brazil. It will be released on Netflix on August 31.

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The show tells the story of Luffy, a young man on his way to becoming the Pirate King alongside a crew of friends who help him on his treasure hunt.

Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the original “One Piece” manga, is an executive producer on the series and worked closely with Netflix to ensure the show was as true to his vision as possible. He made a statement on the “One Piece” Twitter in May about the show’s progress.

“Even though they understand each of the characters, obviously we come from very different cultures,” Oda said. “So when it comes to entertainment, we have different codes, skills and goals. Sometimes this can be frustrating for both parties. It was like, ‘We’re all trying to get to the same place, so how come we’re not on the same page? There was even a moment when I said to myself: ‘Is a foreign production possible?!’ »

“I believe this is the last chance to bring ‘One Piece’ to the world,” he said. “If we’re going to do that, I want to be able to oversee things while I’m still active…it’s been announced that the show will launch in 2023, but they’ve promised that we won’t launch it until I’m satisfied.

Additional cast 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.

Watch the “One Piece” trailer below.

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