Netflix has confirmed that its live-action adaptation of One Piece will be coming to the streaming platform in 2023.
The adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s long-running pirate manga and anime was first announced in early 2020, but not very much has been heard about it since then. Netflix still hasn’t revealed a release date, but they did debut a poster for the series with their announcement tweet.
What we do know about the upcoming series is that it will be helmed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda. We’ve also had some casting announcements for the Straw Hats crew, with Iñaki Godoy (The Imperfects) as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu (Rurouni Kenshin) as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd (Fear Street) as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson (Greenleaf) as Usopp, and Taz Skylar (The Kill Team) as Sanji. Maeda. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga, will also be on board as an executive producer.
Other cast members announced so far include 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
The One Piece manga has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, a weekly manga anthology, since 1997. One Piece has steadily gained readers throughout the years and has earned the title of best-selling manga series of all time.
While Netflix doesn’t have the best track record with anime and manga adaptations so far (the recent Cowboy Bebop series was canceled after one season), One Piece fans are devoted and, for the most part, eager to see what the streamer makes of the Straw Hat crew’s adventures.
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