news culture One Piece on Netflix: Release date, story… All about the Live Action series
Adaptation of a world famous work, the One Piece live-action series managed by Netflix should point the tip of its nose next year in view of the completion of filming. If we are still waiting for a release date, here is something to prepare for the arrival of the adaptation in good and due form with this On Fait Le Point.
Pre-published in 1997 in Weekly Shônen Jump, One Piece is a manga by Eiichiro Oda. It tells the cravings for adventure and freedom of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man on the Isle of Dawn. He dreams of becoming Pirate Lordtitle granted to the one who will recover the One Piece : the treasure left by Gol D. Roger, former pirate king, who brought about the golden age of piracy. Two years after the publication of the first chapter, the manga has been adapted for television and has had the success it is known for several years: it is the only literary series, alongside Harry Potter, to have exceeded the 500 million copies distributed.
- What is the release date of the One Piece series in France?
- What is the cast? For which characters?
- What is the storyline of the One Piece series? How does she fit into the saga?
- Who is working on the One Piece series? Director and screenwriter?
- Do you want to know more?
What is the release date of the One Piece series in France?
Planetary success, the manga created by Eiichiro Oda continues to be the subject of new adaptations often supervised by the author himself. This is the case of the adaptation in live-action series by Netflix. Announced in July 2017 for the 20th anniversary of the saga, the series is still not available in the catalog of the SVOD platform. For good reason, the large-scale filming (we are talking about 100 million dollars for the series) delayed on numerous occasions due to the health crisis. Nevertheless, we have known since May that the filming of the first two episodes is finished. In the process, it is a photo shared on Instagram six weeks ago which evokes the end of the shooting. The release date remains unknown today.
What is the cast? For which characters?
Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Shanks… Who will embody the essential characters of Eiichiro Oda’s manga? The main character of Luffy will be played by the young Iñaki Godoy (Who Killed Sarah?, The Imperfects). It is Mackenyu (Pacific Rim: Uprising) who will lend his features to the swordsman Zoro while the service cook in the person of Sanji is interpreted by Taz Skylar (Villain, Boiling Point). Usopp (Pipo in French) will be worn by Jacob Gibson (Blairdsen, Green Leaf) and Nami will be played by Emily Rudd (Hunters, The Romanoffs).
But that’s not all ! Many characters and antagonists of the first season also know the actors who will lend their features. Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino (The Sex Lives of College Girls), Aidan Scott (Action Point), Jeff Ward (hacks), McKinley Belcher III (Ozark), Vincent Regan (troy) as well as Alexander Maniatis, Steven Ward, Craig Fairbrass, Langley Kirkwood, Celeste Loots and Chioma Umeala will also be there. Without forgetting Peter Gadiot for the role of Shanks.
With the adaptation of such a work, Netflix shows the will to do something big: it is more than 100 volumes and more than 1000 episodes which constitute the original materials. What can you find own star wars with Eiichiro Oda’s manga? In any case, the SVOD platform should strictly adapt the manga: the Netflix series One Piece does not will not be an original story”’.
Thanks to the members of the cast already revealed, we can also imagine that this first season will go until around volume 12 (including Loguetown events? Fans can already imagine on which moment in particular the first season will stop…). In summary, the series will be a gateway other than manga and anime for curious strangers to the saga, which is already sprawling and could scare off many interested parties.
Who is working on the One Piece series? Director and screenwriter?
The director behind the camera for this adaptation is Steven Maeda. He is first of all a screenwriter who has worked on numerous television series such as X-Files, Lost: The Disappeared or even CSI: Miami. A writing for which he will not be the only one in charge since more than 10 people, including Tom Hyndman (Harley Quinn, Alcatraz) and Matt Owens (Luke Cage, Agents of SHIELD) have joined him in this task. The manga’s author, Eiichiro Oda, obviously oversaw the project as an executive producer.
If it is Netflix which is in charge of the distribution, we observe that it is Shueisha and Tomorrow Studios in charge of the production. The latter is well known since he participated in the live-action adaptation of cowboy bebop (which we hope One Piece will not share the same fate) but also to that of Snowpiercer. On the costume side, Diana Cilliers (District 9, Chappie) and Hetta Burger (Chronicle, Dredd) will be responsible.
Do you want to know more?
- A video game, One Piece Odyssey, arrives on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series and Xbox One on January 13th. If it tells an original story thought up by Eiichiro Oda, certain canon moments of the adventure will be told again in the game. What (re) discover the history of One Piece.
- Every year, the Universal Studios Japan amusement park organizes an event based on the One Piece universe. The latest took place this summer: it was the roller coaster Hollywood Dream: The Ride which was flying the flag for the series.
- Not long ago, Eiichiro Oda signed a long message (however quite cryptic for outsiders) to a manga colleague who helped him at the start of his career: Yoshihiro Togashi, the creator (among others) of Hunter x Hunter.