The Netflix series “One Piece” will be released in France in 2023, in the form of a live-action.
TV SERIES – The Pirate King… It will be him! While the first images of the series One Piece in live action are always awaited by manga fans, netflix unveiled this Monday, January 30, the first posters for its adaptation of the cult manga ofEiichiro Oda.
A first visual broadcast this Monday, January 30 also shows the famous pirate Monkey D. Luffy, back, fist raised to the sky. Which already reassures many fans of the manga: this adaptation in live-action will see the light of day in 2023, as announced by Netflix in its tweet. ” In 2023, set sail », assures this first promotional poster.
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR)
On a second visual unveiled by Netflix, we can even guess the silhouettes of the rest of Luffy’s original crew, with from left to right: Sanji, Nami, Usopp and Zorro around Luffy. All face the sea and the first boat used in the original manga: the Vogue Merry.
First look at Netflix’s live-action ‘ONE PIECE’ series. https://t.co/OUYezyriY9
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm)
A poster that should reassure many fans of the manga. Indeed, the announcement in 2020 of a future live-action series by Netflix had caused great expectation. But a subtle detail is a good omen for this adaptation which will do without the original drawings: the poster indeed hides a nod to events that occurred at the beginning of the manga, as you can see below.
The poster for the Netflix series “One Piece” pays tender homage to this moving scene from the original manga, here adapted in its animated version for television.
In this memorable scene for more than one reader (or viewer of the anime for that matter) the character of Vivi bid farewell to Luffy’s gang, the young woman being forced to stay at home to help her country rather than embark on the pirate ship. By way of farewell, the still inexperienced pirates then greeted their new friend by taking off with a strong gesture: a raised fist in farewell, the crew members considering her as one of their own.
A cast of complete strangers
A veritable literary phenomenon since its first publication in 1997, the manga One Piece offers himself a new adaptation of his universe based on pirates and devil fruits, after the many animated films and countless video games. But this time, it is in a television series and with very real actors that the quest for Gold Roger’s treasure will come to life, even if no precise date has yet been announced.
To embody the most fiery and greedy of pirates, it was Iñaki Godoy, a young Mexican actor who was chosen and who can therefore be seen from behind on this first poster, well hidden under his straw hat. The rest of the cast will consist of actor Mackenyu as swordsman Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami. Usopp and Sanji will be played by Jacob Romero Gibson and Taz Skylar respectively.
As for the story, it should therefore follow the original plot without too much surprise by taking up the events of the East Blue saga, one of the maritime areas of the manga where the first 12 volumes of the manga take place (and the first 6 anime series arcs).
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