2023 is going to be a big year for anime fans, as many new and returning anime shows, including Demon Slayer Season 3, Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2, and Solo Leveling Season 1, among others, are releasing this year. But a much bigger treat awaits One Piece fans, as we are finally going to see Luffy in a live-action adaptation of the anime series. Yeah, we have finally got confirmation regarding the release of the much-awaited One Piece live-action series coming to Netflix in 2023. Manga creator Eiichiro Oda announced the production of this show back in 2017, and after waiting for six years, we will finally get to see the Straw Hat Pirates live in action later this year. So, keep reading to find out everything you need to know about Season 1 of the One Piece Live Action Series.
Netflix’s One Piece TV Series: Everything We Know So Far (2023)
Spoiler Warning: This article contains spoilers about the story and characters of One Piece. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga first to avoid ruining the intended experience.
One Piece Live Action Season 1 Release Date
The official production for this live-action series was announced in 2020. While the release date for the One Piece live action TV series has not been confirmed yet, Netflix recently released the first official poster with the caption “Setting Sail 2023“. This means the One Piece TV show will release later this year. As things are finally advancing at a faster rate, we should get an official release date soon.
The new One Piece live-action series will be released on Netflix as they are producing the show. Previously, it was confirmed that the show will have ten episodes, but the rumors now suggest that it has been reduced to only eight episodes. Again, you will have to wait for official confirmation regarding whether the One Piece Netflix series will have eight or ten episodes.
One Piece Live Action TV Series Trailer
Both the One Piece manga and anime have been celebrated by fans all over the world for decades now. And hopefully, the live-action is just right in the cards next and will be received by fans equally well. As for the trailer for the show, unfortunately, we haven’t got any yet. But for now, we do have a sneak peek behind the marvelous production of Netflix’s One Piece adaptation.
This sneak peek gives us a glimpse at the detailed sets of the various pirate ships that will be featured in the TV show. The production team explains how meticulously they are crafting these sets, which is time-consuming, and they are giving their best to turn one of the best mangas in existence into reality.
One Piece: What’s the Story?
The story of One Piece is about a young kid named Monkey D. Luffy, who forms a pirate crew in a quest to find the legendary “One Piece” treasure left by the previous Pirate King Gold Roger (one of the most popular One Piece characters).
By claiming the One Piece treasure, Luffy aspires to become the next Pirate King of the seas. Here, the story is set in a world dominated by pirates and unfolds into something unpredictable with the wildest adventures, astounding characters, excellent worldbuilding, and more.
One Piece Live Action Series Plot
Based on the episode information on IMDb, it looks like the first season of the One Piece live-action series will cover the first saga of One Piece, which is the East Blue Saga (Manga chapters: 1-100, Anime episodes: 1-53). The first season will probably adapt the One Piece arcs in the order listed below:
- Romance Dawn Arc (Anime Episodes: 1-3, Manga Chapters: 1-7)
- Orange Town Arc (Anime Episodes: 4-8, Manga Chapters: 8-21)
- Syrup Village Arc (Anime Episodes: 9-18, Manga Chapters: 22-41)
- Baratie Arc (AnimeEpisodes: 19-30, Manga Chapters: 42-68)
- Arlong Park Arc (Anime Episodes: 31-44, Manga Chapters: 69-95)
- Loguetown Arc (Anime Episodes: 45, 48-53, Manga Chapters: 96-100)
How Many Episodes Will One Piece Season 1 Have?
As mentioned earlier, this show was previously confirmed to have 10 episodes. But now, there are rumors that the first season of Netflix’s One Piece live action series has been reduced to eight episodes. IMDb has also listed 10 episodes under the live-action series but only has titles for the first eight episodes. So, it will likely have 8 or 10 episodes. We have to wait for an official confirmation to share details on the official episode count.
One Piece Live-Action Series: Cast and Characters
The first season of the One Piece live-action TV show will feature the following main characters (along with the respective actors):
- Monkey D. Luffy – Iñaki Godoy
- Roronoa Zoro – Mackenyu
- Nami – Emily Rudd
- Usopp – Jacob Romero Gibson
- Sanji – Taz Skylar
The other important characters with the respective cast members are:
- Young Luffy – Colton Osorio
- Koby – Morgan Davies
- Shanks – Peter Gadiot
- Dracule Mihawk – Steven Ward
- Alvida – Ilia Isorelýs Paulino
- Helmeppo – Aidan Scott
- Buggy – Jeff Ward
- Garp – Vincent Regan
- Arlong – McKinley Belcher
- Chef Zeff – Craig Fairbrass
- Klahadore – Alexander Maniatis
- Captain Morgan – Langley Kirkwood
- Kaya – Celeste Loots
- Nojiko – Chioma Umeala
One Piece Live Action Series: Production Team
While Netflix may have butchered some anime with its live-action (like Cowboy Bebop, Death Note, etc.) adaptation in the past, the current crew is working hard to ensure that One Piece doesn’t fall into that trap and disappoint the fanbase. Also, it is known that the manga author Oda has been helping the team bring the Netflix One Piece live-action series to life.
The main production company of Netflix’s One Piece is Tomorrow Studios. Some of their noteworthy shows are Cowboy Bebop live action, Hanna (Prime Video), and Snowpiercer (TNT). Moreover, the production team for the show is as follows:
Steven Maeda and Matt Owens are the creators of the One Piece live action TV series. The former has created remarkable shows like The X-Files, Lost, and Day Break. Consequently, the latter also worked in popular Marvel shows like Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The writing team for Netflix’s One Piece live action adaptation is as follows:
- Diego Gutierrez
- Matt Owens
- Allison Weintraub
- Ian Stokes
- Lindsay Gelfand
- Laura Jacqmin
- Jason Cho
- Damani Johnson
- Tom Hyndman
The various directors who have directed the episodes of Netflix’s One Piece are:
- Marc Jobst
- Tim Southam
- Emma Sullivan
- Josef Kubota Wladyka
Marc Jobst is known for directing Netflix’s famous works, especially Daredevil, The Witcher, and The Punisher. It is confirmed that he will be directing the first episode of the One Piece TV show.
How to Watch One Piece Live Action TV Series?
Netflix is producing the legendary One Piece live-action series, thus, they will be the ones to stream the show on their very own streaming platform in 2023. The release date hasn’t been confirmed yet, but like all the Netflix shows, all episodes of this show will likely be released on day 1.
Furthermore, the One Piece anime is also available on Netflix (only in specific regions), which you can make use of to binge and get ready for the live-action. And while you wait for the live action adaptation, head to this Netflix link and hit the “Remind Me” button to get a notification once the show becomes available to stream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Netflix One Piece a movie?
No! Netflix’s One Piece live-action TV series is being made as a multiple episodes series. The first season of this show is set to release later in 2023.
Who will play Luffy in live-action?
In the One Piece live action series, the protagonist Monkey D. Luffy will be played by Iñaki Godoy, and the younger version of Luffy will be played by a child actor named Colton Osorio.
Who is Zoro in live-action?
Mackenyu, who has worked in many popular live actions such as Rurouni Kenshin and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, will play the role of our mighty swordsman Roronoa Zoro. You can read about all the swords used by Zoro in One Piece in our article linked here.
Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action TV Series
That’s pretty much everything we know about Netflix’s One Piece live-action series right now. We hope we were able to present the details available regarding the TV show clearly. Being die-hard One Piece fans, we are greatly excited to see how this live-action pans out. But we are also skeptical because of the botched anime adaptations in the past. Hoping this show breaks the curse of anime live-action adaptions and is enjoyed by both anime fans and newcomers alike. In the meantime, if you watch the anime, tell us about your favorite character in One Piece in the comments below.