Netflix releases new One Piece featurette which takes us behind-the-scenes of the live-action series with plenty of new footage.
I’ll admit to being completely oblivious about the whole One Piece phenomenon, but I’m probably in the minority as there are legions of fans who have been eagerly awaiting Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s long-running manga series. Netflix has released a new One Piece featurette which takes us behind the scenes of the live-action series and offers a handful of new footage. You can check out the One Piece featurette above!
“Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, One Piece is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other,” reads the official synopsis. “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.“
One Piece stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. 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, Chioma Umeala and Michael Dorman.
Upon the release of the first One Piece trailer, creator Eiichiro Oda expressed his excitement for the series. “I’ll say this. There were no compromises on this show!” Oda wrote. “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. The producers and the crew are pros at live action, and frankly, they’re ONE PIECE superfans too. 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.“
One Piece will debut on Netflix on August 31st.