Aug 10, 2023
'One Piece' Live
Set sail in any language on August 31! It's nearly time for audiences old and new to experience a whole different take on Eiichiro Oda 's long-running Manga One Piece , as the Netflix live-action
Set sail in any language on August 31!
It's nearly time for audiences old and new to experience a whole different take on Eiichiro Oda's long-running Manga One Piece, as the Netflix live-action adaptation gears up to set sail on the streamer this August 31. The new series, as with any beloved story, comes with its share of pressures: the Manga has been running since 1997, and the just-as-beloved anime series has been running since 1999, meaning there are countless fans around the world who grew up with Monkey D. Luffy and his crew, all of whom are eagerly waiting to see how this new adaptation fares. Eager fans in select cities around the world can also begin to experience the Straw Hats' adventures, as the Straw Hats Unite! fan events kicked off in Los Angeles on August 24.
As announced back in early July, much to the excitement of fans of the original Japanese-language version of the anime, the original voice actors who portrayed the Straw Hat crew — namely Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Akemi Okamura, Kappei Yamaguchi and Hiroaki Hirata — will all be returning to the roles of Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji respectively. Now, with just under a week until the series officially sets sail, Netflix has released a new Japanese-language trailer for the show, giving audiences just a taste of what to expect if they opt to watch the Japanese dub.
The original announcement was also paired with the news that Iñaki Godoy (Luffy) and Taz Skylar (Sanji) will be getting in on the dubbing fun, voicing Luffy and Sanji respectively in the Spanish-language dub of the series. In a letter released earlier this week, Oda himself encouraged audiences to experience the series on as big a screen as possible and in as many languages as possible, and by the sounds of things it seems it might be worth it to also experience it in as many languages as possible too.
One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy (Godoy), a young man who dreams of becoming the King of the Pirates, and sets sail for the Grand Line in order to find the legendary One Piece treasure. Along the way he teams up with master swordsman Zoro (Mackenyu), navigator Nami (Emily Rudd), sharpshooter Usopp (Jacob Romero) and chef Sanji (Skylar), each of whom have reasons of their own to set out and seek adventure on the high seas.
One Piece premieres on August 31. Check out the new Japanese-language trailer featuring the original Japanese voice cast below:
Arezou Amin is a news editor for Collider. She is also the Managing Editor of The Geeky Waffle, and hosts the Space Waffles podcast on their network. Arezou is a member of the Writers Guild of Canada, and enjoys working on novels when she can. She reads all the time, and travels as much as she can. She is a lover of Star Wars, romance novels, and collects red lipstick in every shade you can think of.Eiichiro OdaOne PieceMayumi Tanaka, Kazuya NakaiAkemi OkamuraKappei YamaguchiHiroaki HirataIñaki GodoyTaz SkylarMackenyuEmily RuddJacob Romero