Things to Know Before Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Releases

This year has brought a lot of blessings to the Anime community, especially for the One Piece fans.

We finally got to see Gear-5 finally being animated and Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action series is coming out.

Mark your calendars, guys. A big circle on 31st August as the One Piece Live-Action series will drop this Thursday. Oda has made sure that “There were no compromises on this show.”

It’s bound to be a banger and succeed, unlike live-action adaptations of Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, which failed to capture the true essence of their stories.

Let’s dive right into all the things you need to know before the series releases.

1. When will Netflix’s One Piece live-action series come out?

The countdown is on, guys, as Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action series will drop on 31st August 2023.

2. Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Series Trailer

The first trailer for Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action series was dropped on June 18, 2023. Crossing a staggering 11 million views.

Here is another teaser to get you hyped

Have a glance at the “Behind the scenes” shoot

Live-Action “One Piece” Series Gets an Exciting Trailer Before August Debut

3. When and Where Was the One Piece Live-Action Series filmed?

Initially, the production was set to commence in August in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Cape Town Film Studios.

However, it was delayed until September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Finally, the filming commenced on January 31st, 2022, and wrapped up on August 22, 2022.

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4. How many episodes will there be in the One Piece live-action, and what Arcs will they cover?

Official updates from Netflix have affirmed that the One Piece Live-action series will comprise a grand total of 8 episodes.

Encompassing the initial 100 chapters and covering the East Blue Saga in One Piece.

The narrative will kick off with the Romance Dawn arc and unfold all the way to the Loguetown Arc.

Here’s a tabular representation to map it out.

Episode TitleManga ArcManga ChaptersManga Volumes
Romance DawnRomance Dawn1-71-3
The Man in the Straw HatOrange Town8-211-3
Tell No TalesSyrup Village22-413-5
The Pirates are ComingSyrup Village22-413-5
Eat at Baratie!Baratie42-685-8
The Chef and the Chore BoyBaratie42-685-8
The Girl With The Sawfish TattooArlong Park69-958-11
Worst in the EastArlong Park / Logue Town69-958-11

5. Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action cast

In 2021, the cast for the Straw Hat Pirates was unveiled through a sequence of wanted posters:

Iñaki Godoy takes on the role of Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu assumes the mantle of Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd embodies Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson portrays Usopp, and Taz Skylar steps into the shoes of Sanji.

Things to Know Before Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Releases
Iñaki Godoy wanted Poster | Source: Fandom
Things to Know Before Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Releases
Mackenyu Wanted Poster | Source: Fandom

Here’s a complete list:

CharacterCastOther Works
Monkey D. LuffyInaki Godoy Colton Osorio (young boy)The Imperfects
Roronoa ZoroMackenyuRurouni Kenshin
NamiEmily RuddFear Street
UsoppJacob Romero GibsonThe Resident
SanjiTaz SkylarThe Deal
KobyMorgan DaviesEvil Dead Rise
AlvidaIlia Isorelýs PaulinoThe Sex Lives of College Girls
HelmeppoAidan ScottThe Kissing Booth 2
ArlongMcKinley Belcher IIIMapplethorpe
GarpVincent ReganVendetta
ShanksPeter GadiotQueen of the South
KlahadoreAlexander ManiatisSara se Geheim
MihawkSteven WardHouse on Willow Street
Chef ZeffCraig FairbrassRise of the Footsoldier
Captain MorganLangley KirkwoodMia and the White Lion
KayaCeleste LootsProjek Dina
NojikoChioma UmealaThe Woman King
Young LuffyColton OsorioNew Amsterdam
Things to Know Before Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Releases

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6. Will there be a season 2?

There has not been any official confirmation for a Season 2 by Netflix. However, the head writer and executive producer, Matt Owens, is said to have been working on the script for Season 2.

Also, if the first season of the Live-Action One Piece series hits off successfully along with the One Piece Film Red, there’s light for an upcoming Season 2.

7. What changes have been made in the adaptation of the manga?

From what the synopsis reveals, here are some substantial deviations from the manga.

  • The introduction of Garp (Vice-Admiral of the Marines), who is actively searching for Luffy, accompanied by Koby and Helmeppo.

However, in the manga, Luffy’s reunion with Koby and encounter with Garp occurred much later, around chapter 431 or episode 313 of the anime.

  • Usopp, aka God or the King of Snipers, seeks assistance from the Marines during the Syrup Village Arc.

This never happened in the manga or anime.

  • Also, the Warship Island filler arc won’t be covered in the live-action series.

8. Where to watch the One Piece Live-Action series?

Things to Know Before Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Releases
One Piece Live Action

9. About One Piece (Netflix Series)

One Piece is an upcoming television series, serving as a live action adaptation of the ongoing 1997 Japanese manga series of the same name by Eiichiro Oda. It is produced by Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha (who also publish the manga), and is set to premiere on Netflix. It features an ensemble cast starring Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson and Taz Skylar.

The series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, as they explore the oceans in search of the “One Piece”, a fabled treasure that will allow Luffy to become King of the Pirates.

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