One Piece Netflix Series: Everything We Know So Far

The new live-action One Piece series on Netflix is coming soon, and we have collected all the information we could find, including the actors, story, possible release date, and more.

Get ready for an exciting journey across the four seas because Netflix’s version of One Piece is coming soon.

If you don’t know about One Piece, it’s a really famous series that started as a comic book written and drawn by Eiichiro Oda. It’s actually the best-selling comic book ever. The story continued with a cartoon version made by Toei Animation in 1999, and it has stayed strong even after making more than a thousand episodes. Furthermore, last year there was a movie called “One Piece Film: Red” that was shown in theaters.

The One Piece saga is still going strong without any signs of stopping. A TV show that uses real actors has been in the works for a long time and aims to continue the success of the original. Ever since Netflix announced they were making a real-life version of One Piece in 2020, fans have been really excited to hear any news about the show. Now that we have gathered all the information we have, let’s look closely at the specifics.

One Piece Live-Action Netflix Series Release Date And Time

The live-action adaptation of One Piece is scheduled for its debut on Netflix on August 31, 2023.

This release date was recently made public by Netflix through a post on Twitter, subsequent to the conclusion of filming for the inaugural season of the series. The precise date was subsequently unveiled in a trailer release announcement from the same official account.

One Piece Netflix Series Live-Action Cast

  • Iñaki Godoy – Monkey D. Luffy
  • Mackenyu – Roronoa Zoro
  • Jacob Gibson – Usopp
  • Emily Rudd – Nami
  • Taz Skylar – Sanji
  • Morgan Davies – Koby
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino – Alvida
  • Aidan Scott – Helmeppo
  • Jeff Ward – Buggy
  • McKinley Belcher III – Arlong
  • Vincent Regan – Garp
  • Peter Gadiot – Shanks
  • Sven Ruygrok – Cabaji
  • Len-Barry Simons–Chu
  • Richard Wright-Firth – Officer Ukkari
  • Jean Henry – Fullbody
  • Colton Osorio – Young Luffy
  • Langley Kirkwood – Captain Morgan
  • Celeste Loots – Kaya
  • Alexander Maniatis – Klahadore
  • Craig Fairbrass – Chef Zeff
  • Steven Ward – Mihawk
  • Chioma Umeala – Nojiko
  • Ian McShane – The Narrator

The making of One Piece in Cape Town has involved more than 50 South African actors and given jobs to over 1,000 crew members. Interestingly, out of all the people mentioned, 67% had
faced disadvantages before, and 46% were young workers. Additionally, the project helped a program called Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) mentorship, where over 30 young artists and technicians were trained in partnership with the SA Film Academy in 2022.

At Anime Expo 2023, they showed a video with Mayumi Tanaka, the person who does Luffy’s voice in the anime. In the video, Tanaka said that many Japanese actors would come back to provide their voices for the live-action versions of the characters in the Japanese dub.

One Piece Netflix Series Live-Action Trailer

ONE PIECE | Official Trailer | Netflix

One Piece Live-Action Plot

As of now, there is no official plot synopsis provided by Netflix for the show. However, it is anticipated that the series will closely follow the storyline of the manga and anime. The streaming service has confirmed that the series will consist of eight episodes.

Set in an alternate Earth where Pirates are abundant, the show will center around Monkey D. Luffy, a teenage boy who gains the unique ability of a rubber body after consuming the Devil Fruit. The narrative tracks his journey as he embarks on a sea voyage inspired by his childhood idol, the Red-Haired Shanks. His goal is to traverse the oceans in search of the legendary treasure known as the One Piece, with the ambition of becoming the ultimate ruler of the Pirates.

While the exact anime story arcs that will be adapted in the live-action show haven’t been explicitly outlined, it is likely that early arcs will be covered. Given the casting choices for certain characters, it suggests that the Baratie Arc, Orange Town Arc, Arlong Park Arc, Syrup Village Arc, Romance Dawn Arc, and Loguetown Arc will be included in the series.


In conclusion, the announcement of a live-action One Piece series on Netflix has sparked a whirlwind of speculation and excitement among fans and newcomers alike. While the transition from anime to live-action is always met with anticipation and caution, the creative team’s dedication to staying true to the source material and the expansive world of One Piece offers a glimmer of hope. With the rich lore, diverse characters, and epic adventures that define the series, there’s both anticipation and curiosity about how this adaptation will unfold. As more details emerge, fans are sure to be on the lookout for a faithful, engaging live-action portrayal that captures the essence of Eiichiro Oda’s iconic creation.

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