Millions of fans around the world have been waiting for more than a year for Netflix to finally release the One Piece Live-Action series this year. The series is being overlooked by Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the original series himself, which makes the upcoming series more worthy to look for.
One Piece Live-Action Release Date
With the first teaser ever unveiled to the public early last year, the One-Piece live-action release date is on August 31st, 2023. It was unveiled when Netflix released a teaser for the series nearly a month ago.
When we go over the development timeline of the show, it is suggested that Netflix obtained the right to the series in January 2023 with the shoot officially beginning in Cape Town, Africa in March 2022. It is currently in the post-production process, looking forward to a successful release in weeks.
One Piece Live-Action Cast
Iconic characters like Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Shanks, and Mihawk will be starring in the upcoming series. Following is the list of characters corresponding to the actors they are being played by.
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Mackenyu as Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Jacob Romero as Usopp
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
One Piece Live Action Plot
Following the source of the manga, the Netflix-produced show will be led by Luffy, a teenager who has set on the adventure of becoming the pirate king. He starts a pirate group called the straw hats and recruits friends along the way who help him hunt down the mysterious one-piece treasure. Luffy and his friends are met with challenges on their journey, which we will hopefully get to see in the show.
With the series finally coming close to launching, fans now just pray that the show will not be like the other live-action adaptations Netflix has taken on and is known for, in a bad way.
But it comes as somewhat of an assurance that Oda is himself included in the process of making the show, giving fans some security.
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