One Piece Release Date: When is One Piece Coming to Netflix?

Netflix is developing a live-action adaptation of the manga by Eiichiro Oda. Tomorrow Studios, which also made Netflix’s rejected Cowboy Bebop remake, is in charge of making the show. Although an official premiere date has not been announced, August 2023 is reportedly being considered. What we know at the moment is detailed below.

This preview has been revised throughout time to reflect developments on the show’s live-action adaptation. A newer version was released in August of 2022.

When it comes to long-running series, One Piece is up there with the best of them. Since the manga’s first appearance in Weekly Shnen Jump on July 22, 1997, a total of 969 chapters have been released in 95 volumes.

One Piece has sold over 462 million copies, making it the best-selling manga ever and putting it ahead of other popular series like Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto. With nearly $21 billion made through manga, movies, video games, and other items, One Piece is also one of the highest-grossing fictional franchises of all time.

When is One Piece Coming to Netflix?

Netflix has not yet announced an official release date as of this writing; but, we have heard that the streaming service is planning to debut the series on Thursday, August 31, 2023.

As we await Netflix’s formal announcement, all release dates should be considered tentative.

What is the Story of One Piece?

The world of One Piece is an alternate Earth where the so-called “Golden Age of Pirates” is currently unfolding. The seas are ruled by ruthless cutthroat pirates, and only the strongest have a chance to capture the legendary riches known as “One Piece,” which was left by the greatest pirate of them all, Gol D. Roger.

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Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a young man named Monkey D. Luffy has ambitions of building his crew, locating One Piece, and proclaiming himself Pirate King.

Luffy has superhuman strength and agility after consuming a demon fruit that turns his body into rubber. When Luffy is old enough, he embarks on his journey from Foosha Village in East Blue to become the next Pirate King.

Who is Behind Netflix’s One Piece Series?

The aforementioned Tomorrow Studios is the primary production firm for the show. Hanna for Prime Video and Snowpiercer for TNT are two of their most well-known works. Cowboy Bebop, of course, is also being ready for Netflix by the same production group.

This brings us to the series showrunner.

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One Piece’s new showrunner is Steven Maeda. In his lengthy career, he has contributed to shows like The X Files, Lost, Lie to Me, Helix, and Day Break.

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The pilot episode of One Piece will presumably be directed by Marc Jobst. Daredevil, The Punisher, and The Witcher on Netflix are just a few of the shows he has directed episodes for.

Where is One Piece in Production?

Inordinate time was needed to begin filming.

and production would have started in the summer of 2020 if not for the worldwide epidemic. There have been numerous postponements and bogus reports of when filming will begin since then.

It has been reported that three pirate ships have been constructed for the program and that most of the filming is taking place at Cape Town Film Studios, which has plenty of room for the pirate ships.

Initially, production was scheduled to begin in 2021, as stated by Steven Maeda.

All eleven scripts are complete. Once we return, we’ll begin casting. My guess is that we’ll begin casting on June 1st. Numerous concepts have been discussed, and by September [2021], we hope to be ready to begin manufacturing. Together, with Sensei Oda’s guidance, we’ve been making great progress. Since this is such a massive undertaking, we will now proceed. Snowpiercer was a tremendous production, but this one tops it.

Fans have reported witnessing filming take place as recently as March 2021, suggesting that the original intentions have been delayed.

In September of 2021, rumors spread that the cast and crew were getting ready to start shooting.

Early in October 2021, Steven Maeda announced on his website that he had arrived in Cape Town (where the series is set to film).

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Multiple production listings state that filming began in February of 2022 and is slated to end on July 10 of that year.

One Piece is Netflix’s greatest production project in Africa to date – both in terms of scale and budget, covering South African labour, infrastructure, and suppliers, as stated in a press statement published by the President of South Africa during the first month of production.

More than fifty South African actors will appear in One Piece, and more than a thousand crew members will be hired (67% previously disadvantaged individuals and 46% youth employees). Additionally, the SA Film Academy and the Academy of Creative Excellence (ACE) will collaborate to provide a mentorship program for more than thirty young creatives and technicians in 2022.

Episodes 1 and 2 were directed by Marc Jobst, and on May 8th, 2022, he stated that production had ended.

A subsequent Tweet from Jobst read as follows:

So long, South Africa. Continent of daily awe-inspiring mountain ranges, hard work, friendly tiny creatures, and sunshine. Much appreciation goes out to the show’s extraordinarily gifted cast and staff.
On to the next phase…the cut!

An interview with KFTV revealed that the Netflix original series One Piece will have several episodes set underwater.

We have been filming in the deep-water tank at Cape Town Film Studios for Netflix’s upcoming pirate adventure series One Piece. There are a number of moments that need for special effects, including those that take place underwater with significant characters.

In these instances, the Frog Squad serves as a one-stop shop, coordinating with the stunt crew and the creatives to provide the best possible results. The divemaster, industrial divers, lifeguards, and videographers are all provided by us. In addition to the underwater platforms, Frog Squad offers underwater cameras, underwater communications, and diving equipment.

The various cast members had SCUBA training for weeks in preparation for their scenes. The entire cast, including younger actors and their doubles, participated in the training.

Chris Symes, the show’s producer, constantly takes the initiative to ensure that his team has everything they need to complete their tasks on time. For this series, we have been using the Alexa Mini LF camera and bespoke lenses.

The series’ final day of filming was August 22, 2022, and several cast members announced it via social media.

On Instagram, Taz Skylar wrote:

And that was that… End of me
Thank you, @onepiecenetflix, for pushing me to the limits of my abilities.
When I first began this enormous new chapter, my mental health was in terrible shape. In the midst of it, I had no idea which way was up or where I belonged. However, I’ve made it to the other side. I feel like a new person, an adult. As someone confident in his own identity, abilities, and goals.


The series follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young rubber man who is inspired by his childhood hero, the great pirate Red-Haired Shanks, to embark on a quest from the East Blue Sea to locate the legendary treasure known as the One Piece and declare himself King of the Pirates. For more details visit our website

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