One Piece Live-Action Renewed for Season 2
Update: Great news for fans of the One Piece live-action series! Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the One Piece manga, has announced that the adventures of Luffy and the Straw Hat crew will continue with a second season on Netflix. This announcement was made via a video posted on X/Twitter, where Oda also teased the introduction of the crew’s doctor, Chopper.
The first season of the Netflix One Piece series was a success, receiving positive reviews and winning over the fanbase. The renewal for a second season is well-deserved as it has been one of the truest adaptations of an anime to live-action to date.
It seems that the producers behind the Netflix series also have even bigger plans. They are thinking beyond just a second season and are considering the long-term development of the show. This is exciting news for fans, as it suggests that we can expect more thrilling and epic adventures from the beloved pirate crew as the anime currently stands at 1,075 episodes giving the team at Netflix plenty of content to work with in their future plans.
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Netflix has unveiled the One Piece live-action trailer which introduces us to the Straw Hat pirates in the adaptation of the popular manga and anime series. The live-action adaptation has been in the works for some time now with fans eagerly awaiting the first official look at these characters coming to life and now the series not only shows us Luffy and the gang but also when the live-action series will set sail on the streaming platform.
Netflix’s logline for the series reads:
Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates!
But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.
The series stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Also cast in the series is Vincent Regan, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Langley Kirkwood, Jeff Ward, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, McKinley Belcher III, Craig Fairbrass, Steven Ward, and Chioma Umeala. Matt Owes and Steven Maeda serve as showrunners, writers, and executive producers with Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive producing.
As one of the most popular manga and anime series. It has garnered an extensive library of chapters and episodes but has crafted a pirate adventure that is well worth setting a voyage on. Even at over 1,000 episodes, it has yet to show any signs of fatigue and continues to be one of the most beloved series around. If this is a daunting feat to take on which nobody could blame you for, then the live-action stepping stone being set by Netflix could be the perfect place for you to embark on this journey.
The live-action series should also give longtime fans a brand-new experience as the world of One Piece literally comes to life with a variety of jaw-dropping set pieces that should make for a remarkable experience of this legendary anime brought to life.
One Piece will premiere exclusively on Netflix on August 31, 2023.
Check out the trailer below: