With the global success of the first season of One Piece live-action, the one question that is running through everyone’s minds is, “Is there going to be a Season 2?” Well, the second season of One Piece live-action is almost confirmed. If you have watched the first season, you’d know that it ended with a new character tease, hinting at the beginning of an extraordinary adventure. Thus, if you’re wondering whether we will get One Piece live-action Season 2 or not, keep reading to find out. We have discussed everything we know about season 2 of One Piece live-action so far, including its rumored release date, cast, plot, leaks and rumors.
One Piece Live Action Season 2 Release Date
The debut season of Netflix’s One Piece series has been well-received by fans and critics all over the world. Moreover, both long-time fans and newbies were able to enjoy the show equally, albeit with minor flaws (read about them in our One Piece live-action review). However, the good thing that came out of this live-action show is that it successfully broke the anime adaptation curse that has been haunting every single adaptation for so long. For example – Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, Dragon Ball, and so many others. But the success of Season 1 has given us hope for another season, and Netflix seems to be ready for it as well.
The massive success of the series will likely see Netflix give the green light for its second season. However, the upcoming weeks’ viewership will also play a major role in helping Netflix decide the One Piece live-action’s fate. In an official tweet, Netflix has confirmed that the One Piece live-action series has been renewed for Season 2. Check out a personal message from Oda sensei right here:
Furthermore, Marty Adelstein, CEO of Tomorrow Studios, recently confirmed (via Variety) that the scripts for One Piece live-action’s second season are wrapped up and ready.
As the SAG-AFTRA strike is still ongoing in Hollywood, the production crew is waiting for the green signal from Netflix as well as the final resolution for this issue. Once everything is clear, we can expect the season 2 announcement in the coming weeks. Not only that, Tomorrow Studios president Becky Clements revealed that Season 2 could launch as early as next year. “Somewhere between a year and 18 months, we could be ready for air,” she added.
One Piece Live Action Release Date (Rumored)
As mentioned above, the scripts for season 2 are ready but might require some polish before the shooting begins. So yeah, you can expect One Piece live-action Season 2 to be released sometime in late 2024 or early 2025. Keep in mind, there is superhero fatigue ongoing in Hollywood, and we are now seeing a lot more Japanese manga adaptations (with Naruto live-action rumored to be in the pipeline).
One Piece Live Action Season 2 Plot (& Arcs)
Season 2 of Netflix’s One Piece live-action adaptation will also primarily focus on the Straw Hat Pirates exploring the perilous oceans and visiting new islands during their adventures to find the legendary One Piece treasure.
More importantly, you can also find Luffy recruiting some fresh new members for the crew as well. Since the first season adapted the East Blue Saga (excluding the Logue Town arc), we will get to see this arc (Manga chapters: 96-100, Anime episodes: 45-53) as the first to get a live-action adaptation in the next season. After that, Season 2 will adapt the second saga of One Piece, the Arabasta Saga (Manga chapters: 101-217, Anime episodes: 62-135).
The second season of One Piece live-action is likely to adapt the One Piece arcs in the order listed below:
- Loguetown Arc (Manga chapters: 96-100, Anime episodes: 45-53)
- Reverse Mountain Arc (Manga chapters: 101-105, Anime episodes: 62 & 63)
- Whisky Peak Arc (Manga chapters: 106-114, Anime episodes: 64-67)
Koby and Helmeppo Arc (Manga chapters: 83-119 , Anime episodes: 68 & 69)– already adapted in Season 1
- Little Garden Arc (Manga chapters: 115-129, Anime episodes: 70-77)
- Drum Island Arc (Manga chapters:130-154, Anime episodes: 78-91)
- Arabasta Arc (Manga chapters: 155-217, Anime episodes: 92-135)
One Piece Live-Action Season 2: Updated Cast & Characters
The Straw Hat Pirates and some of the other characters that appeared in the first season such as Koby, Helmeppo, Buggy, and others will be returning for the second season. So, we can expect the return of the same adored cast, including Inaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Jacob Romero, and Taz Skylar.
In addition, there will be plenty of new characters who will make their entry in the upcoming season. We have mentioned some of the new characters that are already popular in the fandom below:
- Dean Damonse as Dragon (rumored)
- Nefertari Vivi
- Nico Robin
Note: No actors have been confirmed for the above roles just yet. We will update the list with the respective actors once new information is out. In the meantime, check out how the Netflix One Piece live-action characters compare to the anime via the linked article.
That’s everything we know about Netflix’s One Piece live-action season 2 so far. We are awaiting the official news for the second season’s announcement and will update the details as they are revealed. Therefore, bookmark this article and stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, let us know your thoughts on the first season in the comments below.