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.
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. (last updated on 22nd July with new trailers and additional details)
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. [Update], we have finally got ourselves a release date! the upcoming One Piece Live-Action series is scheduled to release on August 31, 2023.
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 it has been reduced to only eight episodes now officially.
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. [Update 1], we got a full-fledged teaser trailer of the One Piece live-action with the release date confirmed from the Netflix Tudum event conducted recently. Here it is:
[Update 2]: We have now got a new full-fledged official trailer of Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action movie, and it shows our beloved Straw Hats together. Check it out here:
Both the official teaser and trailer give us a glimpse at the detailed world of One Piece. It is so exhilarating to see the Straw Hat Pirates in live-action, and we just can’t wait to see them. The production team has worked meticulously and tirelessly crafting these sets and filming them. They have given 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, it has been confirmed by the team that the first season of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series has been reduced to eight episodes. IMDb has also listed 8 episodes under the live-action series and has titles for the first eight episodes. However, the titles of the episodes have not been confirmed yet as the leaks and the titles on IMDb differ. We’ll list them both for your convenience here, according to IMDb these are the titles of the episodes and the order is unknown at this moment too:
- Episode 1: Romance Dawn
- Episode 2: All the Treasures in the World
- Episode 3: A Brave Captain
- Episode 4: The Myth of Fighting Cooks
- Episode 5: A Frog in the Well
- Episode 6: Fish Teeth
- Episode 7: Pinwheel
- Episode 8: The East Wind
The other set of titles rumored around are:
We have to wait for an official confirmation of the official title of the episodes. Until then, we suggest you take these with a grain of salt.
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. The release date for the One Piece live-action has been confirmed to be on 31st August 2023. 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
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.
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.
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.