One Piece Live Action reveals trailer and August 2023 release date

Luffy as seen in the live action adaptation of One Piece, available on Netflix starting from August 31, 2023 (Image via Netflix)
Luffy as seen in the live action adaptation of One Piece, available on Netflix starting from August 31, 2023 (Image via Netflix)

Netflix was expected to reveal essential One Piece live action updates at Netflix TUDUM, a global event aired on social media to promote the network's original series. Needless to say, fans hoped to know the release date of the upcoming live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's masterpiece, and they were not disappointed.

Netflix not only released the first official teaser trailer of the show but announced the release date as well. The One Piece live action show will premiere on Netflix on August 31, 2023. Below is a detailed description of the trailer, and more information from the event.

One Piece live action on Netflix is going to be released on August 31


In a minute and a half, the first official teaser trailer of One Piece live action allows fans to take a peek at the record-breaking shonen's real-life adaptation. The trailer starts by showing a glimpse of Windmill Village, the hometown of Monkey D. Luffy, with the protagonist himself talking about his dream of becoming the King of Pirates.

As the Going Merry, the Baratie Restaurant, and Shell Town are displayed, the scene shifts to Luffy (played by Iñaki Godoy) declaring that he will need a loyal crew. This marks the appearance of Roronoa Zoro as well as the first meeting between Luffy and the green-haired swordsman, who will become his trusted right-hand man.

After a brief sequence where Zoro (played by Mackenyu Maeda) shows his fighting capabilities with the Three Sword Style, Nami (played by Emily Rudd) is introduced. Then there's an epic scene teasing the unforgettable moment when "Red Hair" Shanks saves Luffy from a Sea King.

Going further, the trailer shows Buggy, who has a really creepy look, and his crew. The scene then focuses on the Straw Hats' daily lives, with Zoro and Nami bickering and Luffy claiming that he feels some tension in the crew, to which the swordsman and the navigator answer that there's no crew.

Taking this scene into account, it seems that the One Piece Live Action is going to take some artistic liberties compared to the original series. The trailer continues by displaying Sanji (played by Taz Skylar) and Usopp (played by Jacob Romero Gibson).

Sanji is shown swimming underwater while carrying Luffy, likely referencing the events that took place in Arlong Park. After some short fighting sequences featuring the Straw Hats, the trailer portrays Luffy happily aboard the Going Merry and the five members of the crew declaring their dreams.

The trailer then shows Luffy using his iconic Gum-Gum Pistol attack. As he stretches his arm back, Koby and Alvida watch, dismayed. The latest scene features Luffy enthusiastically claiming that all great fighters call out their finishing moves, with Zoro tersely denying the idea.

The five main members of the cast - Inaki Godoy, Mackenyu Maeda, Emily Rudd, Taz Skylar, and Jacob Romero Gibson - were all present at the event. Be sure to keep up with more news from Netflix TUDUM as well as more One Piece anime news and manga updates.