What is the One Piece live-action release date? One Piece has finally got itself a live-action adaptation on Netflix. And fans are buzzing since One Piece’s creator, Eiichiro Oda, is firmly on board as executive producer.
If you are new to this iconic story, One Piece follows aspiring pirate Monkey D. Luffy on his quest to find the One Piece — the world’s greatest treasure. In doing so, he hopes to achieve his goal of becoming King of the Pirates. But he’s not going it alone. Luffy assembles a loyal crew of misfits called The Straw Hats to help him on his hunt. One Piece is one of the best anime series ever made, so Netflix might well hit gold with its new adaptation.
But the original show has been around since 1999. And with over 1000 episodes to go through as you watch all of One Piece in order again, there’s a lot to digest. That also means there’s a lot for the new Netflix series to get through, with inevitable changes made to the story. So, here’s everything we know about the One Piece live-action release date, plot, cast, and more.
One Piece live-action cast
The cast of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series is led by Iñaki Godoy, who stars as Luffy alongside Emily Rudd as Nami and Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro.
For a deep dive into what to expect from some of the best anime characters now that the series is here, we’ve put together a complete One Piece live-action cast guide full to the brim with such knowledge. We also have a preview video to boot! Be sure to check it out below.
Here is the One Piece live-action cast list:
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Ian McShane as The Narrator
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Michael Dorman as Gol D. Roger
- Jeff Ward as Buggy
- Mckinley Belcher as Arlong
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
- Colton Osorio as Young Luffy
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Ilia Isorelys Paulino as Alvida
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Rory Acton Burnell as Captain Nezumi
One Piece live-action release date and reviews
The One Piece live-action series released on Thursday, August 31, 2023. It has got mostly positive reviews from critics already, which is great news for fans of the Straw Hats.
Already, review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes has One Piece at a 78% approval rating. Netflix’s last live-action anime adaptation, Cowboy Bebop, only managed a rather disappointing 46% score, so we’re on much more positive ground here.
In our own One Piece review, Emma-Jane Betts wrote that “despite a couple of dips in tone and pacing, the Straw Hats managed to break expectations and, dare I say, even make a crack in the perception of the unbreakable live-action adaptation curse.”
So that’s a heck of a reason to head on over to Netflix now and take a look at the new series.
What is the live-action One Piece about?
The live-action One Piece plot follows the East Blue saga in the anime series. The show sees Luffy assemble his crew and head to the treacherous Grand Line in the hope of becoming King of the Pirates.
To start at the very beginning would mean being introduced to Luffy and his rubbery ways and embarking alongside him on his grand plans to find the ancient relic, One Piece, and gain the coveted title of Pirate King.
In order to do so, he needs to gather his misfit crew of Straw Hat pirates to set sail into the New World. Heading across the East Blue Sea in search of the ultimate treasure hidden by the former Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. There’s a whole lot of exploring to do first, One Piece filler episodes to avoid, and mysteries to solve across land and sea, so the plot is thick with seafaring adventure.
Is there a One Piece live-action trailer?
The first proper trailer for the One Piece live-action series was revealed on June 17, 2023.
During the clip, we meet the stars and see Luffy embark on his first pirate journey! There are also glimpses of adventure, massive sea monsters, and the very evil-looking pirate Buggy the Clown.
Check the trailer out for yourself below:
Where can you watch the One Piece live-action series?
The One Piece live-action series is available to stream right now on Netflix. All eight episodes of the show are available to stream, so it’s time to clear your summer schedule for some anime-inspired adventuring on the high seas.
How many episodes are in the One Piece live-action series?
There are eight episodes of the live-action One Piece in total to watch. Obviously, this is a big difference from the One Piece anime series, which currently has over 1000 episodes. Still, there is still time for Netflix to catch up, right?
That’s all for now from the One Piece live-action series. In the meantime, if you’re looking to get your anime fix but are stuck on what you should watch, we’ve put together guides to what’s new on Netflix, the best shounen anime of all time, and the best anime movies of all time to enjoy while you wait.
For more about the new One Piece series, learn about Bogard and Captain Morgan, as well as the World Government and all of those Devil Fruit. And if you’ve got to the end but you’re still a little confused, we’ve got a guide about the One Piece live-action ending explained.
You can also find out about the One Piece creator’s advice for fans of anime or learn about Luffy’s Gear 5 form in the One Piece manga. Or, for some of the new anime coming your way, find out about the Demon Slayer season 4 release date and the Dragon Ball Super season 2 release date.