Are you prepared to embark? Netflix has finally announced the official release date for the live-action adaptation of the popular manga series One Piece after six lengthy years.
The delay is nearly over for manga aficionados, as the 31st of August, 2023, release date has been confirmed. In addition, the first trailer recently debuted at Netflix’s Tudum Fan Event, generating significant enthusiasm.
The trailer for the eight-episode series features a minute and a half of footage showcasing the well-known cast as they embark on a maritime adventure. Iaki Godoy, a Mexican actor, portrays “Straw Hat” Luffy, who battles sea creatures and cunning pirates with his crew as they traverse vast, perilous ocean waters.
Watch the Trailer here
The live-action project has been avidly anticipated since it was first disclosed in 2020, despite production delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author Eiichiro Oda, who created the original manga series, stated in a letter sent in May that Netflix has “promised we won’t launch until I’m satisfied.” However, fans can exult as the series will undoubtedly debut in 2023 as planned.
“Given my anticipated lifespan, I believe this is the final opportunity to bring One Piece to the entire world,” Oda continued in his letter. “If we do it, I want to be able to superintend while I’m still active. In 2016, I consented to the One Piece live-action adaptation for this reason.”
Netflix has previously attempted to adapt manga for the big screen, but the live-action Cowboy Bebop was canceled after one season. The streaming colossus hopes that its adaptation of One Piece will do the manga justice after a spectacular debut.
Until then, mark August 31 on your calendar and remain alert for further updates on the live-action series!