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Old 07-21-23, 10:06 PM
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One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23






Based on the global phenomenon 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.

The live-action series stars Iņaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. The series is 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.

10 episode season. The trailer dropped at Comic Con today.

I am a little bit familiar with this series. I've seen the characters before. The trailer looks pretty cool.
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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

It looks well budgeted but oddly feels like a fanmade film/series. I'll check it out when it's released.
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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

How many of these live actions conversions has Netflix done up to now? Were any of them successful enough to warrant a renewal of some type? I never bothered with any of these myself but there must be a market for these else they would not keep churning them out?
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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

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How many of these live actions conversions has Netflix done up to now? Were any of them successful enough to warrant a renewal of some type? I never bothered with any of these myself but there must be a market for these else they would not keep churning them out?
I'm not up to speed with Japanese manga and it's popularity.

WTK could probably give a better idea on how popular this particular Manga series is.

Cowboy Bebop was another Japanese comic that Netflix adapted, but it ended being a bomb with terrible reviews and was canceled after 1 season.

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It's the best selling manga series in history worldwide so yes very popular.

It has over 100 volumes and each individual volume has sold over a million copies.
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Yeah it's huge. The Japanese cast of the anime is doing the Japanese dubbing as well. Unlike something like Cowboy Bebop, the creator Oda himself is directly involved (which is also huge). On a side note when Dragon Ball Evolutions happened and failed, that prompted Toriyama to basically come back to the franchise he created to steer it back.

It might still bomb in the US but I hope at least internationally it's a success. That said, from the previews you can tell what they adapt and I have no idea how the adapt beyond this (particularly the next crew member) but I'm excited.

edited to add:

Oda wrote a little about the production, translated here:

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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

One Piece is an absolutely enormous fucking manga property. It's actually daunting. The anime has over 1000 episodes as well.
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Originally Posted by spainlinx0
One Piece is an absolutely enormous fucking manga property. It's actually daunting. The anime has over 1000 episodes as well.
Ha, tell me about it. I've been going through it with my kids and even skipping the "filler" we're only on like Water 7, and there are new episodes coming out like every week. I collected the manga for like 77 collections and then stopped because I was running out of room (and the Shonen Jump digital subscription happened), and now they're on like collection 106.
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There is no hurry at all. If you download your brain into a system, you will probably be able to see the end of the manga story 30 years after your death.
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I used to read One Piece but lost track of the series years ago. When I tried to get back in, it was too daunting a task. But I still have fond memories of the books. That said, I don't like that trailer at all. For all the money thrown at it, it looks like nothing but a really expensive fan film. Can't say I'm even remotely excited by this.
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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

Early reactions so far appears to be positive.


Episode 1 also screened tonight at the One Piece event (Santa Monica Pier)




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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

As someone who is not familiar with the source material I still look forward to watching this show, but I did have a question about the best way to watch. It sounds like the default language is English when I thought it would have been Japanese. If I hit play episode it sounds like it will just start up in the English language, and I would have to turn on the Japanese dub and make sure English subtitles are on (did that make sense? Lol), correct?

I do always try to watch a show with the intended language for dialogue as the default, and have no problem turning on subtitles to "read" the dialogue. Disney+ shows are annoying in this regard, I start up a show and it looks like I am listening to a bad English dub only to discover I have to go to Google to learn I should turn on Spanish, or French, etc., as the default language and that makes the show so much more enjoyable. Anyway, it appears that I am in for a treat if I give this show a chance.
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This was filmed in English. The cool thing is that the One Piece cartoon animated voices are doing the Japanese voices but if you want the original voices do English.

I am really eager not only to watch it but to see what people's reactions are who have never seen One Piece before.
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Re: One Piece (Netflix) -- Based on the Japanese Manga Series -- Premieres 8/31/23

Thanks so much for the suggestion to stick with English fujishig, since I have no exposure to the anime I will not feel like I am missing out by not watching it with the Japanese dub turned on. Awesome.
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Thanks so much for the suggestion to stick with English fujishig, since I have no exposure to the anime I will not feel like I am missing out by not watching it with the Japanese dub turned on. Awesome.
I'm a big fan of the dub but I'll be watching in English too. The cast is pretty diverse, with two of them being native Spanish speakers (but obviously they speak English too) and the closest thing to a Japanese cast member is Mackenyu, who is Japanese American and speaks fluent English. He's also the son of Sonny Chiba. And he was the lead in that Saint Seiya/Knights of the Zodiac movie but we don't talk about that.
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My kids are going to be so ticked that apparently the One Piece Netflix icons aren't available on the kids profiles...
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Reviews are trickling in: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/one_piece_2023/s01
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Reviews seem good, Netflix cancel it yet?
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The series is very well done. I watched it with English dub. It's not exactly 1 to 1 adaptation to the anime (I didn't read the manga) and that's perfectly fine. The overall pace felt right. They nailed the cast (especially the Straw Hat Pirates crew). Most importantly they got Luffy right with Iņaki Godoy. It also felt a little nostalgic, since it has been a long time since I watched the anime covering these arcs.

Will Netflix greenlights Season 2? I would love it if they continues the series after Arlong Park arc (introducing characters like Chopper, Nico Robin, Vivi, Smoker, Crocodile). Even with the positive reactions/reviews, it's unclear if enough people will watch this. I'm also curious of people's reaction to this when they aren't familiar with the franchise. Another major concern is the high budget (reportedly is around $17 million per episode).
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Netflix's One Piece VS. The Anime - Comparison (via IGN)

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Watched the first episode with my kids (they are "only" up to episode 262 or so of the anime and I have no idea if we will ever catch up, but well past where this will end). They moved some things around to keep the narrative moving but so far so good. In a way I'm kind of glad they're speed rushing some of the beginning because it gets good once the main crew is assembled, though the absence of
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kind of makes me sad. I understand it though.

Casting seems top notch so far (as far as likeness goes at the very least) but I am a bit biased since all the interviews and fun stuff they did pre strike which they put on youtube kind of endeared us to the cast. I'm tempted to try the Japanese dub (if it's available yet) but not until we watch it all in English.
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WTK, fujishig, I only had time to watch 1 episode last night but as someone completely new to the world of One Piece, I thought the show was fantastic. You are both correct that the main crew of the show was well put together, and I have been seeing folks all over the web note how perfect the casting of Luffy is, and again...not being familiar with this series, I have to agree and feel that the casting of Luffy seems like perfection.

I feel this show could be something special and if it gets anywhere close to The Witcher numbers, Netflix will probably feel confident in renewing the show despite what I hear are some crazy expensive sets.
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As of right now, it seems like a 2nd season would be a no brainer. But I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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