Today, to celebrate ONE PIECE Day, Netflix released the official trailer for the highly-anticipated live-action series “ONE PIECE,” accompanied by new images and a personally penned letter from Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the global phenomenon.
“ONE PIECE,” a legendary high-seas adventure starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, sets sail August 31, only on Netflix.
Oda-Sensei shared his thoughts on the live action adaptation, production, changes from the manga, and the cast and crew.
- “I’ll say this. There were no compromises on this show!” この作品に一切の妥協はありません!!
- “There was so much that went into it–all of the efforts by the actors, the building of the world and the costumes, presenting things in a way that can only be done in live action, the dialogue–and the entire process of so many people putting their heads together was a festivity in and of itself.” 世界観の構築、役者さん達の試み、衣装、実写ならではの魅せ方、会話、色んな人達が悩んだ全ての工程がお祭りです。
- “The producers and the crew are pros at live action, and frankly, they’re ONE PIECE superfans too.” 製作チームは実写のプロであり、はっきり言って、ONE PIECEオタクです。
- “By now I just love the production team and cast so much that I can’t wait for them to get the acclaim they deserve from everyone around the world.” 僕はもう、製作チームもキャストも大好きなので、早くみんなが世界で賞賛されて欲しい。
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.