After Netflix has announced the live-action adaptation of world phenomenal manga, “One Piece,” Netflix is finally showing off the very first trailer at the streamer’s Tudum event today.
The clip shows off around 90 seconds of the live-action pirate series, featuring the main cast — which includes Iñaki Godoy in the lead role — as well as giant sea monsters and a very stretchy arm.
It’s based on the long-running Iconic anime series from a weekly magazine “Jump” created by Eiichiro Oda with the same name. It is scheduled to make its debut sometime later this year.
The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, the leader of the Straw Hat Pirates, who gains the powers to turn his body into rubber after eating a “Devil Fruit.” He ventures around a fantastical world of exotic islands and vast oceans in search of the legendary treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.
Starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D.
Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji, the live action pirate adventure “ONE PIECE” is based on the most popular manga series in history created by Eiichiro Oda (who also serves as executive producer). In partnership with Shueisha, “ONE PIECE” is produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix.
Netflix is hoping that One Piece helps turn things around for its live-action anime efforts, Netflix has made a “Death Note” film and a “Cowboy Bebop” series that was canceled after one season.
The eight-episode series now has a premiere date. It’ll start streaming on Netflix on August 31st.