One Piece on Netflix: release date, trailer and everything you need to know

Usopp, Zoro, Nami, Monkey D. Luffy, Sanji pose around a barrel in Netflix's One Piece.
(Image credit: Casey Crafford/Netflix)

Netflix's live-action One Piece adaptation has finally set sail!

Following live-action takes on prominent animes like Cowboy Bebop and Death Note, Netflix is plowing ahead with its next live-action adaptation. This time around, the streaming service has turned to the long-running series, One Piece.

Like the original show (and the manga One Piece is based on), the series follows the antics of Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate on a quest with his crew to find the mythical "One Piece" treasure. 

Just before the series launched, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda heaped praise on the Netflix show, where he highlighted the action, the visual effects and made great pains to praise the cast. And now it's launched, you can find out whether you enjoy the series just as much yourself. Here's everything we know about One Piece.

One Piece release date

All eight episodes of One Piece are available to stream on Netflix. The series debuted on the streaming service on Thursday, August 31. 

Will there be a One Piece season 2?

Netflix confirmed that they had renewed the live-action One Piece series on September 14, so we can look forward to more high-seas adventures in One Piece season 2!

Who's in the One Piece cast?

Main One Piece cast, from left to right: Sanji (Taz Skylar), Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu Arata), Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), Nami (Emily Rudd), and Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson)

Monkey D. Luffy with his crew. (Image credit: Netflix)

Obviously, you can't have One Piece without Monkey D. Luffy, and he's being played by Iñaki Godoy in the live adaptation.

We also know that Monkey will be sailing to the Grand Line alongside some of his well-known crewmates, including Roronoa Zoro (played by Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson), and Sanji (Taz Skylar).

You can see just how excited the main cast were to be working on the series in their announcement video:

They're far from the only names attached to the show, as the One Piece cast boasts an impressive amount of stars. You can find a list of additional names below:

  • McKinley Belcher III as Arlong 
  • Morgan Davies as Koby
  • Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
  • Vincent Regan as Garp
  • Peter Gadiot as Shanks
  • Jeff Ward as Buggy
  • Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
  • Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
  • Celeste Loots as Kaya
  • Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
  • Colton Osorio as Young Luffy
  • Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
  • Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
  • Steven Ward as Mihawk

Below you can get a closer look at our main stars in costume:

What's One Piece about?

Because there's so much material to work with, it was pretty difficult to guess exactly which parts of One Piece the Netflix adaptation would focus on. The manga series that One Piece is based on has been released weekly practically non-stop since its debut in the summer of 1997, and the anime adaptation crossed the 1000-episode mark in November 2021 after being on the air for more than 20 years.

However, we've got a clearer idea of what will feature in the series, thanks to the plot synopsis. It reads: "Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.

Who worked on One Piece?

One Piece is being produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix, with Matt Owens and Steven Maeda serving as writers, executive producers and showrunners for the adaptation. 

Netflix has also confirmed that One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is on board as an executive producer, too, along with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements. 

Oda has provided his feedback and support for the project throughout production and shared some letters with fans to share how he feels about it. Judging by his latest one (released alongside the new trailer), Oda is pretty happy with the first season, as he wrote; "by now I just love this production team and the cast so much that I can't wait for them to get the acclaim they deserve from everyone around the world. And if by chance people have some gripes I'll be there to receive them together!"

Is there a One Piece trailer?

The full One Piece trailer dropped on July 22. In it, we see Gold Roger telling a crowd to go out in search of his legendary treasure, the One Piece. Before long, it descends into an action-packed look at what's to come, including plenty of seafaring and overblown fights and the live-action reveal of Arlong the Saw, one of Luffy's many foes.

The teaser trailer saw us introduced to Luffy as he set off on his journey to become King of the Pirates. Along the way, we meet his crewmates and get to see them in action fending off some fellow pirates. Check it out below:

You can also find a behind-the-scenes video that showed off some of the sets during production from June 2022 below:

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Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.