Everything We Know About Netflix's "One Piece" Series

Netflix's "One Piece" series officially hits the streamer on Aug. 31. On Jan. 30, Netflix shared the first look at the live-action series (which is based on the beloved manga by Eiichiro Oda) in the form of a poster, where we see Iñaki Godoy as the series's main character, Monkey D. Luffy, from behind, wearing his iconic straw hat.

The "One Piece" manga series began publishing way back in 1997. In it, Oda tells the story of Luffy, a pirate who can gain magical abilities by eating a special type of fruit. He's determined to get the titular One Piece, which makes the bearer the king of all pirates. He and his Straw Hat Pirates — which include the sword fighter Roronoa Zoro, the sometimes cowardly Usopp, and the prince Sanji — face down all sorts of enemies on their quest. The manga is still running, but Oda said in August 2022 that it could wrap up in the next three years, according to Game Rant.

The manga inspired a hit anime series, also called "One Piece," that premiered in 1999 and has aired more than 1,000 episodes over 20 seasons. There are also 15 feature films based on the series, including 2022's "One Piece Film: Red," which made over $245 million at the worldwide box office.

On June 17, Netflix released the series's teaser trailer, followed by the full preview on July 21 and a final sweeping clip on Aug. 30. The streamer also released a behind-the-scenes video on Aug. 21 that takes a look at how the series came together. The cast emphasized that the series is both for fans of the manga and anime and for new audiences who aren't familiar with the story yet.

It's not clear yet how much of the story the show will aim to cover, but there's definitely lots of source material to pull from. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda serve as showrunners, and Oda is an executive producer.

Ahead, here's everything we know about Netflix's live-action "One Piece."

Netflix's "One Piece" Trailer #2

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Netflix's "One Piece" Trailer #1

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Netflix's "One Piece" Teaser Trailer

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Netflix's "One Piece" Behind-the-Scenes Teaser

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Netflix's "One Piece" Cast

Godoy stars as Monkey D. Luffy, with Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. The cast also includes McKinley Belcher III, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Vincent Regan, Jeff Ward, Craig Fairbrass, Langley Kirkwood, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Chioma Umeala, and Steven Ward.

Netflix's "One Piece" Release Date

The "One Piece" series will premiere Aug. 31.

Netflix's "One Piece" Poster

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Netflix's "One Piece" Filming Location

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A teaser from June 2022 showed some of the "One Piece" sets in South Africa.