ONE PIECE First Look Offers A Glimpse At Live-Action Show's Pirate Crew Ahead Of 2023 Netflix Launch

ONE PIECE First Look Offers A Glimpse At Live-Action Show's Pirate Crew Ahead Of 2023 Netflix Launch ONE PIECE First Look Offers A Glimpse At Live-Action Show's Pirate Crew Ahead Of 2023 Netflix Launch

Netflix has shared a first look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece, teasing what fans can expect from this long-awaited take on the iconic manga property. Check it out after the jump!

By JoshWilding - Jan 31, 2023 05:01 AM EST
Filed Under: Anime & Manga

We know many of you have been waiting for this, and we finally first have a first look at the live-action One Piece (via

After several delays, Netflix's adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's manga will finally hit the streaming service later in 2023. Produced by Tomorrow Studios, the same team behind Netflix's ill-fated Cowboy Bepop, fans remain equal parts excited and unsure about the streamer's live-action plans for the property. 

One of the most iconic manga series ever created, One Piece first debuted in 1997 and has since gone on to become a huge global franchise that's outsold the likes of Dragon Ball and Naruto

While little has been revealed about what to expect from this small screen adaptation, the manga takes place on an alternate version of Earth that's in the midst of the "Golden Age of Pirates." They all hope to lay claim to the "One Piece" left behind by the world's greatest pirate, Gol D. Roger, prompting the young Monkey D. Luffy to raise a crew and become the Pirate King.

Luffy also has superpowers granted by a devil fruit that made his body like rubber and granted him incredible strength and agility. The moment he comes of age the young hero sets out on his quest. 

Following this first official look, we're hoping a trailer will drop soon, and that should go some way in putting the minds of longtime fans at ease. Steven Maeda is serving as One Piece's showrunner, and his past credits include The X Files, Lost, Lie to Me, and Day Break. We're expecting 10 episodes, though there have been rumblings Netflix may have reduced that to 8.

The main cast includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Gibson as Usopp, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. 

No premiere date has been announced, but you can take your first look at One Piece below. 

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DocSpock - 1/31/2023, 5:04 AM

Oh no.

Manga. Yuk!

FireandBlood - 1/31/2023, 5:24 AM
Don’t trust Netflix.
bkmeijer1 - 1/31/2023, 5:25 AM
Never watched the anime, but I might watch this. Why? Because I heard good things about Netflix adapting anime
dragon316 - 2/4/2023, 7:53 AM
@bkmeijer1 - I can’t watch one pice anime over 500 episodes in series last I checked
bkmeijer1 - 2/4/2023, 9:49 AM
@dragon316 - yeah, I'm not jumping into that either
CorndogBurglar - 1/31/2023, 5:26 AM
I never understood the love for One Piece to begin with. Getting made by Netflix only makes this sound even worse.
DrReedRichards - 1/31/2023, 5:30 AM
@CorndogBurglar -

If you're not into anime or Shonen stories in general, I get it. But if you are into those and haven't tried it yet, man you're missing out on something legit beautiful...
CorndogBurglar - 1/31/2023, 7:20 AM
@DrReedRichards - It's always been hard for me to get into anime shows. There are a few I like. Like Samurai Champloo and Cowboy Bebop. But for the most part I always liked movies much better. Akira, Ghost in the Shell 1 and 2, Ninja Scroll, Escaflowne, Samurai X. Things like that.
TheFinestSmack - 1/31/2023, 8:34 AM
@CorndogBurglar - I honestly think it's one of the greatest fictional stories ever told, in any medium. It's insanely good. But I recommend the manga over the anime.
Reeds2Much - 1/31/2023, 9:16 AM
@CorndogBurglar - For the most part the characterization is really great. The man made his audience care (Deeply) about a boat.
DrReedRichards - 1/31/2023, 9:50 AM
@Reeds2Much -

Hardest I've every cried for anything or anyone fictional. No joke.
bobevanz - 1/31/2023, 5:29 AM
Stop trying to adapt Manga for live action. The ONLY one that would work, would be SpyXFamily
DrReedRichards - 1/31/2023, 5:37 AM
You know, I'm trying really hard not to get excited for this, given Netflix's awful track record with live action anime... but that earlier footage with the built set designs, and now this?

Seriously, just look at it: it's got the mailman's cap and everything! It's things like this that let you know this was made by people with genuine love for the original series in all of its absurd details, warts and all.
TheFinestSmack - 1/31/2023, 8:35 AM
@DrReedRichards - The showrunners are massive fans of the source material. And Oda interviewed nearly 40 people for the job. I think it will be a fairly faithful adaptation.
dragon316 - 2/4/2023, 7:59 AM
@DrReedRichards - at least there trying unlike anyone else in Hollywood who touch anime there some anime turned live action Japan made they didn’t turn out well most what I saw gto, dragonball goku no spikey hair , master roshie moon walk , bulma all black hair not using capsul corps capsules , all dragonball anime I watched I never saw master roshie dance only perverted
Origame - 1/31/2023, 5:58 AM
Yes, because the Netflix reputation for adapting Manga and anime into live action is just so good 🙄
FinnishDude - 1/31/2023, 6:02 AM
Trying to adapt something as cartoony and over-the-top as One Piece into live-action, especially with Netflix money, feels like something that's destined to fail.
RealTurner - 1/31/2023, 7:53 AM
@FinnishDude - They couldn't do Bebop and that's guns and spaceships. Ed is the most over the top thing there and look how that turned out; that's tame compared to what they face with One Piece. To top it off, its stretchy powers, which even MCU has run away from twice now (changed Ms. Marvel, Mr. F didn't use them expect to unspool). They know they need to nail them when they finally make that movie. Let's see if Netflix can beat them to--no, sorry, I can't even say it. This is going to be spectacular in how bad it is.
Reeds2Much - 1/31/2023, 9:25 AM
@FinnishDude - I mean, that's what comic book movies were like. All the over-the-top comic booky stuff being released is a relatively new approach, mostly because the tech just wasn't there. Spider-Man and the X-Men's absurdity were pretty cranked down for their respective movies. Video games are only now starting to have some quality in their adaptations.

Not that I'm not skeptical with One Piece, but it'll eventually get there.
FinnishDude - 1/31/2023, 12:01 PM
@Reeds2Much - I think there's pretty big leap stylistically and tonally between an average western superhero comic and One Piece. Something like Spider-Man, while by no means any more "realistic" on paper, is so much more grounded in those two specific departments, and therefore easier to translate to live-action, as long as the effects budget is there. And I'm not saying this from some anti-manga place or the like, I think there are plenty of manga franchises that you could adapt into live-action without losing their core appeal (Death Note, Lupin the Third, Devilman, Cyborg 009,Fullmetal Alchemist...), just like there are western comics, which would be too tricky to adapt into live-action without losing that "something" (Brian K. Vaughan's Saga being probably the biggest example).
TheFinestSmack - 1/31/2023, 8:36 AM
Cautiously optimistic for this. The main cast all seem really perfect for their roles.
dragon316 - 2/4/2023, 8:01 AM
@TheFinestSmack - can imagine fan comments Naomi perfect but she isn’t skinny enough and her chest isn’t big enough she have no tattoo Depending on time frame this movie takes place with group
TheFinestSmack - 2/6/2023, 11:36 AM
@dragon316 - There will be those complaints, but most complaints so far are that Sanji is too jacked haha. At least the girl playing Nami is a fan favorite and often deemed one of the hottest girls out there.
Urubrodi - 1/31/2023, 11:27 AM
Please don't freak this up Netflix. It's my favorite anime, one of the best stories ever, don't do it dirty like you did Cowboy Bebop.
Waifuslayer - 1/31/2023, 11:45 AM
After they massacred Cowboy Bebop, I'm not holding my breath.
HulkisHoly - 1/31/2023, 4:06 PM
Cowboy Bebop was an abomination.

dragon316 - 2/4/2023, 8:02 AM
Looks good like to see trailer
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