CREATOR OF GLOBAL PHENOMENON EIICHIRO ODA RELEASES FOURTH LETTER REGARDING THE SERIES ADAPTATIONThe Live Action Series from Shueisha and Tomorrow Studios Sets Sail August 31 on Netflix
Today, to celebrate ONE PIECE Day, Netflix released the official trailer (HERE) 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.
Below is the Letter from Eiichiro Oda:
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.
Starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, ONE PIECE is a live action pirate adventure created in partnership with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are writers, executive producers, and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive produce. Additional cast includes 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. Michael Dorman joins the cast as Gold Roger. Additional cast to be announced.
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