One Piece: Everything you need to know about Netflix live-action series

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One Piece has already grown into a massive series with animated films, video games, theme parks, and a popular anime series that have reached 1,000 episodes in November 2021.

Netflix is now attempting to cash in on the famous manga series with its new One Piece live-action version, which follows Monkey D Luffy and his merry band of pirates on their quest to acquire the ultimate treasure and win Luffy the title of Pirate King.

The live-action series, produced by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha, will launch on Netflix in November, following in the footsteps of Netflix’s live-action version of the famous anime series Cowboy Bepop.

One Piece Release Date

Although a premiere date for Netflix’s One Piece has yet to be announced, the streaming service just shared a statement from the series’ creator Eiichiro Oda on its official Twitter account.

“It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world!” it said, revealing that progress toward a release date is being made. Keep an eye out for additional developments in the future!”

Following the show’s original announcement in January, filming for the series was planned to begin in summer 2020 in Cape Town, but was postponed due to the pandemic.

Showrunner Steven Maeda shared a snapshot of himself on Instagram in early October in Cape Town, alongside the word “arrival”.

Following more production delays caused by the pandemic, Maeda resorted to social media in March 2021 to reassure supporters that development had begun and was moving forward at full speed.

“A year ago, COVID evicted us from our offices, causing work to be delayed.” However, we haven’t given up hope of bringing @onepiecenetflix to reality. He wrote, “Thank you for your patience, your inquiries, and many excellent recommendations.”

Characters and cast of One Piece

The cast for Netflix’s live-action version of the iconic manga and anime series One Piece has been revealed.

Iaki Godoy, well known for his role as Bruno in Netflix’s Who Killed Sara?, plays the pirate Monkey D Luffy.

Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Taz Skylar as Sanji, and Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp joins Godoy on board. The Straw Hat pirates are the name given to the little gang.

One Piece Storyline

The story of One Piece takes place on an alternative Earth during the ‘Golden Age of Pirates.’

Pirates dominate the seas, battling it out for control of the legendary treasure known as ‘One Piece,’ which originally belonged to Gol D Roger, the greatest pirate of all time.

Luffy gains the ability to transform his body like rubber thanks to a devil fruit, giving him the strength to set sail over the perilous seas and struggle to become the next Pirate King.

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One Piece Teases the Release of a New Statue

Yamato, the child of the Beast Pirate Captain Kaido who has already rejected his father’s heritage in favor of honoring the legacy of the savior of Wano who died fighting for his nation, Koduki Oden, was the most popular character introduced during the Wan Arc of One Piece. With the War For Wano still continuing on as Luffy and his crew strive to realize Oden’s goal, the series has revealed a new statue capturing the energy of Yamato, who may be the next to join the Straw Hat’s crew, is now in the works.

Readers have been following Yamato as he tries to foil his father’s schemes, with Kaido fighting against Zoro, Luffy, and other members of the Worst Generation in the recent chapters of One Piece’s manga. We saw Kaido lock Yamato away in a cave alongside renegade samurai taken by the Beast Pirates in one of the most recent chapters of the manga, which gave us a back story of Yamato’s early beginnings. The children of the Beast Pirate Captain followed in Oden’s footsteps and worked for the opening of Wano Country’s boundaries, as seen by the series’ followers.

The Official Twitter Account for the One Piece Editorial Team provided fans a first look at this future statue, which will most likely be published later this year and depicts Kaido’s progeny who may be the next to join Luffy’s crew and help him achieve his ambition of becoming the king of the pirates. The author of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, hinted towards the end of the current War Arc during the last Jump Festa, claiming that the Straw Hats had defeated a large percentage of the Beast Pirate army. Despite the fact that Luffy’s crew is getting closer to winning the war, the Straw Hats’ commander is still fighting Kaido one-on-one. Their battle is set to determine not just the fate of the isolated nation, but also the Grand Line.