Hey, pirates! If you’re looking for updates about One Piece, you’ve got to the right place. Recently, the Japanese animated series released its 15th full-length film, One Piece Film: Red. The One Piece franchise is one of the biggest recognized manga series of all time, not just in Japan but around the globe as well. If you have watched the film yet or waiting for its release, you may want to read through this. One Piece live-action series’ first season sets to arrive on the famous streaming platform service, Netflix!
Netflix’s One Piece live-action Release Date
The announcement of the Netflix arrival of the said Japanese anime was way back in January 2020. However, the global pandemic pushed the filming back which was supposed to be in the same year.
- No official date has been yet released for the live-action’s arrival on Netflix. We can still say that the long wait is finally near over. Since the filming is over, we may expect the live-action to be released later this year or early 2023. Let’s further wait for the official release date, pirates!
- Officially, the production wrapped up its filming last August 22nd, 2022. Multiple cast members posted their gratitude for One Piece’s live-action series. Here’s Taz Skylar, the actor playing the role of Sanji in Netflix One Piece live-action!
- Additionally, according to Steven Maeda, they have produced ten scripts for the whole series. That means at least ten episodes are on their way for the fans. However, speculations say that the production and Netflix only air eight episodes. We hope for the longer one!
- According to a OneEsports report, there are ten title episodes in the first season, and here is it follows:
|Episode 1||Romance Dawn|
|Episode 3||Captain of 8,000 men|
|Episode 4||Cooks of the sea|
|Episode 5||A frog into the well|
|Episode 6||Arms and sharks|
|Episode 7||Tangerine grove|
|Episode 9||The end and the beginning|
|Episode 10||Grand Line|
More about the filming
You can expect the Netflix One Piece live-action to be a big production as Steven Maeda, the showrunner mentions “Snowpiercer was a big production; this is even bigger.” You may want to know how long and the process of the filming took for this awaited series happened.
- Firstly, we’re pretty sure you’ll love the setting. They filmed most of the series in South Africa’s Cape Town, specifically at the Cape Town Film Studios. On October 2021, the showrunner of the series, Steve Maeda posted his arrival on the island which confirmed the filming site.
- The President of South Africa released a press statement on March 17th, 2022. He says “One Piece is Netflix’s biggest production project in Africa to date – both in terms of scale and budget, covering South African labour, infrastructure, and suppliers.“
- Supposedly the filming began in September 2021. However, there have been fans sharing that they started way back in February or March 2021. Also, behind-the-scenes photos surprised fans on March 2022. On the other hand, the production was expected to conclude on July 10th, 2022, but extended for another month but finally, they finished.
— ONE PIECE NETFLIX FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) March 25, 2022
Netflix One Piece live-action Casting
Before the announcement of the main casts for season 1 of the live-action series, the casting team gave their possible age range and features they thought would fit the main characters. Mostly they preferred teenagers to take on the roles of these young characters in One Piece. For the main casts, here are the actors and whose characters they’ll play!
- Firstly, Iñaki Godoy plays the main lead of the series, Monkey D. Luffy
- Followed by Mackenyu Arata plays one of the swordsmen, Roronoa Zoro
- Jacob Gibson plays the sniper of the Straw Hat crew, Usopp
- Emily Rudd plays the navigator of the Straw Hat crew, Nami
- Lastly, Taz Skylar plays the fifth member and the cook of the crew, Sanji
— Netflix Geeked (@NetflixGeeked) November 9, 2021
The other casting for the adaptation of the hit animated manga series includes the following:
- Morgan Davies plays Koby
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino plays Alvida
- McKinley Blecher plays Arlong
- Jeff Ward as Buggy
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Jean Henry plays Fullbody
- Len-Barry Simons plays Chew
- Alexander Maniatis plays Klahadore
- Steven Ward plays Mihawk
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
About the original One Piece series
If you are planning to watch the live-action series of the original Japanese anime, you may want to read through this. The original animated series runs for 20 seasons already. We’ll briefly discuss details you may want to know about one of the biggest anime ever released worldwide!
- Firstly, One Piece has 1,026 episodes as of this writing. As above-mentioned, there are 20 seasons in and still running since 1999. On the other hand, One Piece also graced the big screen with fifteen feature films since its release. The most recent one is the One Piece Film: Red which releases worldwide in the following days and months.
- Moreover, this famous Japanese manga series was written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. Also, there are 102 volumes of the manga series, by the way!
- Additionally, an IMDB author, J LeGault, summarizes the story of One Piece with this:
“Follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew in order to find the greatest treasure ever left by the legendary Pirate, Gold Roger. The famous mystery treasure is named “One Piece”.
There once lived a pirate named Gol D. Roger. He obtained wealth, fame, and power to earn the title of Pirate King. When he was captured and about to be executed, he revealed that his treasure called One Piece was hidden somewhere at the Grand Line. This made all people set out to search and uncover the One Piece treasure, but no one ever found the location of Gol D. Roger’s treasure, and the Grand Line was too dangerous a place to overcome. Twenty-two years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a boy named Monkey D. Luffy decided to become a pirate and search for Gol D. Roger’s treasure to become the next Pirate King.”
If you’re in for some action, adventure, and treasure hunting experience, maybe One Piece belongs to your cup of tea. Join Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat crew to find the One Piece treasure, in its original animated series or the upcoming live-action series!
That’s it for now, readers!