Netflix has released the first posters for its upcoming live-action series adaptation of One Piece, the popular manga from Eiichiro Oda. The posters show protagonist Monkey D. Luffy as well as the Straw Hat Pirates standing in front of the Going Merry, the ship they used in their initial stretch of the journey. Additionally, Netflix has also confirmed that the show will arrive sometime in 2023, though no release date was given.
So far, the posters seem to capture the spirit and tone of the One Piece source material with each character posing much like their manga counterparts. We can’t draw any conclusions until we see a trailer, but we hope it’s in good hands. Having a 2023 release window is also a bit of a surprise since most fans expected the show to arrive in couple of years.
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The first season of Netflix’s One Piece will consist of ten episodes each around an hour long, and will most likely cover the first stretches of the Straw Hat Pirates’ adventure leading up to Arlong Park and their eventual voyage to the dangerous Grand Line. Check out the promo posters below:
Iñaki Godoy will portray Luffy alongside Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Taz Skylar as Sanji and Jacob Gibson as Usopp. The rest of the cast includes Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Peter Gadiot as Shanks, Celeste Loots as Kaya and Langley Kirkwood as Ax Hand Morgan.
One Piece‘s story follows Monkey D. Luffy on his journey to find the elusive titular treasure and claim the title of Pirate King. After consuming a Devil Fruit, a fruit that grants people extraordinary and supernatural abilities, Luffy is gifted the powers of the Rubber-Rubber Fruit that allows his body to stretch and compress like rubber.
He is joined on his quest by Zoro, a pirate hunter hoping to become the world’s greatest swordsman; Usopp, a chronic liar who aims to become a brave warrior of the sea like his father; Nami, a seasoned thief that becomes the crew’s navigator; and Sanji, a Casanova chef searching for the fabled All-Blue, a beautiful oceanic location where all four seas collide.
Netflix’s One Piece is set to release in 2023.
Source: One Piece Twitter