One Piece live action movie adaptation is to premiere on Netflix in 2023, as confirmed by a recent announcement and Matt Owens’ statement.
As the premiere of One Piece live action approaches, fans are combing through the internet for any additional release details. Regrettably, no reliable information beyond the series’ expected year of release is currently available.
Using informed speculation, fans can make reasonable assumptions about the streaming giant’s possible premiere date for the series.
One Piece live action: Release date and where to watch
On January 30, 2023, Netflix revealed that the One Piece live action series would arrive sometime in 2023, though no specific date was given. However, with some speculation, fans can make an informed guess about the show’s potential release timeframe.
On August 22, 2022, the One Piece live action series wrapped up its filming. Though the first two episodes were finished by Marc Jobst in May 2022, it’s possible that more work still needs to be done on the special effects during the editing phase.
There’s a good chance that the first trailer for One Piece live action will premiere at Netflix’s Geeked Week 2023 event. With this in mind, fans can probably expect the series to arrive on the streaming service in either late summer or early fall of 2023. As a Netflix original, it’s unlikely that the series will be available anywhere else.
One Piece live action: What may be in store
Referring to the previously mentioned information and the numerous leaks that have surfaced over the last 15 months, a considerable number of fans anticipate that the inaugural season of One Piece’s live-action series will cover content up until the Loguetown arc. This marks the concluding arc of the East Blue saga, during which the Straw Hat Pirates traverse Reverse Mountain and proceed into the Grand Line.
It remains uncertain which portions of the source material manga series will be omitted on the way to this ultimate destination. Certain fans speculate that the Gaimon subarc may be excluded from the larger Syrup Village arc, enabling more attention to be devoted to Usopp’s character development. This, in turn, is anticipated to have a ripple effect on the subsequent arcs featuring Sanji and Nami.
Apart from this, there are no apparent instances that can be reasonably removed from the live action adaptation. Additionally, no notable sets have been absent from the previously mentioned leaks concerning set construction. Therefore, viewers can anticipate the inclusion of all remaining canonical content from the beginning of the series until the conclusion of the Loguetown arc in the first season of the One Piece live action series.
A quick rundown of what’s been happening lately
In November 2021, the One Piece live action series made its initial big announcement with the official casting of the Straw Hat pirates. Subsequently, the upcoming months were inundated with numerous leaks pertaining to costumes, sets, and performances, with the first complete set reportedly constructed by early March 2022. Further set leaks persisted throughout March and April, before petering out at the start of May.
In June, Netflix’s Geeked Week 2022 debuted, featuring a behind-the-scenes clip of the production along with the announcement of fresh cast additions. Later in July, during the One Piece Day festivities, it was revealed that Colton Osorio had been cast as Young Luffy in the series.
The conclusion of filming for One Piece live action season 1 in late August 2022 was the most recent significant update before the actors and showrunners started posting their farewells.
In January, during The Reverie stream, a gathering of numerous YouTube content creators for the franchise, showrunner Matt Owens hinted at forthcoming news regarding the series.