One Piece has released new images showing off the collaboration between their live-action characters and their classic manga counterparts.
The image was released via X (formerly Twitter) with the caption: “This is a special collaboration image MANGAxLIVE-ACTION????☠️! !”GRAND LINE, HERE WE COME!!” Five images have been removed, including the main character and captain of the Straw Hat Pirates Luffy, vice captain Roronoa Zoro, navigator Nami, gunner Usopp and chef Sanji.
Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece was renewed for Season 2 in September after a hugely successful first season, which received critical and commercial acclaim for its stellar cast, visuals gorgeous and intimate input from creator Eiichiro Oda. It is considered by many to be one of the first live-action anime adaptations to break the curse of live-action failure.
One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who has the ability to stretch his body like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit called the Gum-Gum Fruit. Luffy begins his journey to find the ultimate treasure, One Piece, and become the Pirate King. Throughout his journey, Luffy forms a diverse crew of pirates, known as the Straw Hat Pirates, each with their own skills and personalities. They sail through the Grand Line, encountering various islands and powerful enemies, making friends and enemies along the way. The series is known for its rich world-building, engaging characters, complex storylines, and themes of friendship, determination, and adventure. It has garnered widespread popularity across the globe and continues to attract fans with its engaging storytelling and epic battles.
After 107 manga volumes and 1,000 anime episodes (and counting), One Piece has become one of the most popular series of all time. In addition to being one of the “Big Three”, One Piece also became the best-selling manga in history. There was a lot of pressure for the live-action adaptation to live up to the series’ acclaim, and it did according to the majority of fans. The upcoming second season will feature the return of actors Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
Although a release date has not been set, the authors have announced that the script for One Piece Season 2 has been completed. Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein stated in September that Part 2 would likely arrive “between a year and 18 months,” which would mean a September 2024 release. until March 2025.
In the meantime, Season 1 of the One Piece live-action adaptation is now available to stream on Netflix, while anime fans can watch all 20 seasons on Netflix, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Prime Video.
Source: X (formerly Twitter)