Netflix seems to be rolling out live-actions and we’re here to see what comes out of it. News of the One Piece live action seems to have arrived in quick succession after the recent discussion about the Cowboy Bebop Live Action series which is due for release in November 2021!
It was in January 2020, Netflix had teased the world with a
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: A One Piece live action is in the works!
After a wait of more than one and a half years, news about Netflix’s adaptation of one of the most popular manga and anime series is back. maybe due to the pandemic, the production of the One Piece Live Action adaptation got delayed. Fans heaved a sigh of relief when Netflix let out a teaser of the finished script, supposedly Episode 1. The teaser image has the cover of the completed script titled “Romance Dawn.”
Without further ado, here’s all we know about Netflix’s One Piece Live Action!
About One Piece Live Action
While One Piece is no stranger to anyone in the anime world, a primer for the ones getting into One Piece or looking forward to the release of the live action series is due. One Piece is an action-adventure manga series created by mangaka Eiichiro Oda that began publication in 1997 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump.
One Piece is an intimidating anime to start with because of its sheer length. The manga itself has over 1000 chapters that currently sit at 100 volumes. The anime adaptation for the series began in 1999 by Toei Animation and has been continuing since then. There are currently 989 episodes of the anime series spread across 20 official seasons. Its popularity is not restricted to these two common forms. Over a span of a few years, it is covered in 14 movies, a series of light novels, and multiple video games. In other words, One Piece has left its impression on nearly every media format.
One Piece is the tale of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who wants to become the pirate king and sets out to create his own pirate crew. Luffy and his crew of Strawhat Pirates traverse the Grand Line in search of Gol D. Roger’s famous treasure – One Piece. Whoever finds the treasure on the island of Raftel on the Grand Line will be crowned as the next pirate king. Thus begins an adventure of making friends, and enemies and continuing the cruise!
There have been several theatrical films and OVAs that have been released for the series, only adding to the massive fan following of the Big Three of the Shonen World. The series is rated 8.6/10 on My Anime List and 8.8/10 on IMDb This is a trailer for the most recent One Piece Movie Release in 2019!
One Piece Stampede (2019) Trailer
One Piece Live Action Logo Release
It is no secret that Netflix has a shaky history when it comes to live action anime adaptations with the likes of Death Note and Bleach that came before this. As of now, there is very little information that has been made public.
On September 3, the logo for the One Piece Live Action was revealed in a tweet by Netflix Geeked! The 3D Logo for the series resembles the original One Piece Logo without too many changes. The iconic Strawhat remains intact in the logo.
One Piece Live Action Cast
Trusting live actions is difficult for long time fans of the show. What seems promising for the upcoming One Piece Live Action is that Eiichiro Oda himself is on board with the production and is acting as the executive producer for the series. Steve Maeda and Matt Owens will be the Showrunners for the project that was originally announced in January 2020 but got inevitably delayed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The cast for the show is also a mystery. From what we know until now, the series is still under production and will make gradual announcements in the future.
The voice cast of One Piece live action adaptation has yet not been officially announced. However, production work has been kicked off with filming happening in Cape Town, South Africa.
“We have basically all 10 scripts written. We will start casting when we go back. My suspicion is June 1, but we will start doing our casting. We have a lot of names that we’re talking about, and we should be in production in September. We have been working very closely with Sensei Oda. So, we’re going to get started, and this one is very big. I mean, Snowpiercer was a big production; this is even bigger.”
Marty Adelstein, Syfy
One Piece Live Action Episodes
The first season of the One Piece Live Action Series will have 10 episodes that will be overlooked by the showrunners. The title of the first episode has also been revealed! In congruence with the original manga and anime series, the first episode for the One Piece Live Action will be titled ‘Romance Dawn’, taking on the very origins of the One Piece Journey and Luffy’s dream of becoming the pirate king.
Romance Dawn was originally a one-shot released by Oda which went ahead to become the beginning of a legacy!
As per What’s On Netflix, teh story in the 10 episodes will weave around “cover the recruitment of Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji and end with Luffy’s fight against Arlong.”
One Piece Live Action Release and Trailer
A release date and official trailer for the live action series are yet to be revealed. It is however anticipated that we will get more updates with the logo being shared with the fans.
With minimal information at hand, there are only speculations about the release date. The best approximation can be the One Piece live action series could premiere in the Summer of 2022. There can be a high probability of the July 22nd date coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the OnePiece manga debut.
Who will direct One Piece Live Action Episode 1?
In a recent meeting, the job to direct Episode 1 of the live-action adaptation of One Piece produced by the US giant Netflix has been entrusted to Marc Jobst. Surprised?
Jobst is famous for his earlier works on Netflix on series such as Daredevil, The Punisher and The Witcher. Fans should now be ready to relive the Mugiwara adventure which promises to be much more exciting and spectacular. It will be in line with Eiichiro Oda’s minimum requirement to retain the original work in the best manner. Jobst is likely to do justice assisted by screenplay writers Matt Owens and Steve Maeda.
Stay tuned for updates about One Piece and all the good stuff from your favourite titles. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out the best Summer 2021 anime releases! Fingers crossed for the upcoming release!