Netflix's live-action adaptation of One Piece seems to be finally releasing its anchors for production. Produced by Tomorrow Studios and publisher Shueisha, the show based on Eiichiro Oda's beloved anime/manga series will have a total of ten episodes. Oda is also involved with the show in a major way. Now, it looks like the series is getting ready to kick-start its production.
Netflix's One Piece showrunner Steven Maeda has shared a major clue that the show is finally gearing up for production. Over on Twitter, Maeda posted a photo of a tiny Straw Hat keychain with the tease, "The Day of the Beginning". While it's officially not an official update to the show's production, it's definitely gotten fans hyped for Netflix's next live-action adaptation of a popular anime franchise.
Check out the teaser from Steven Maeda's Twitter account:
Production for Netflix's One Piece will take place in Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa, and a pirate ship has been spotted for the upcoming series that will adapt the East Blue Saga from the original source material, 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 (Kind of like Fantastic Four's Mr. Fantastic), granting him the strength to set sail across the dangerous seas and battle to become the next Pirate King.
Netflix's live-action 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.
Here's the cast video:
Netflix hasn't announced a release date for the first season of One Piece yet. You can read more details about the upcoming Netflix original series here.