Netflix's One Piece Officially Begins Production in South Africa

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Get ready, anime fans! Netflix's live-action adaptation of One Piece is coming, and the streaming giant just confirmed the beginning of the show's production!

For those unfamiliar, One Piece is based on Eiichiro Oda's long-running and beloved anime/manga series, and Netflix has ordered ten episodes for the live-action adaptation. Today, the Netflix Geeked Twitter account shared two photos featuring the cast of the show, and the cation confirms that the production for Netflix's One Piece has officially begun.

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The live-action Netflix series will adapt the East Blue Saga from the original manga, which featured the formation of the Straw Hats pirates as Luffy tries to assemble a crew to help him achieve his dream of becoming the King of Pirates. After eating the Devil Fruit, Luffy is bestowed the power to make his body resemble rubber, granting him the strength to set sail across the dangerous seas and battle to become the next Pirate King.

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Yesterday, showrunner Steven Maeda teased the beginning of One Piece's production by sharing a photo of cute Straw Hat keychain with the tease, "The Day of the Beginning".

Produced by Tomorrow Studios (Netflix's Cowboy Bebop) and publisher Shueisha, the show's filming will take place in Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa, and a pirate ship has been spotted in the set of the show.

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Netflix's One Piece stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.

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Netflix hasn't announced an official release date for the first season of One Piece yet. You can read more details about the upcoming Netflix original series here.