Netflix’s adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece has been slowly teased out over the previous yr or so forward of its launch subsequent month. After a grand reveal throughout the streamer’s Tudum occasion in June, a brand new trailer at San Diego Comedian-Con was launched that includes a extra expansive have a look at the present.
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Like the unique manga and anime, the present tells the story of Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), a child trying to be King of the Pirates and safe the titular (and legendary) treasure left behind by a legendary pirate king. Pirates everywhere in the world have tried attending to the One Piece and failed, however Luffy thinks he can do it, he simply wants a crew to get him there. The primary season will see him recruit the primary members of what’ll finally turn out to be the Straw Hat crew—Sanji the prepare dinner (Taz Skylar), swordsman Zoro (Mackenyu), marksman Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson), and navigator Nami (Emily Rudd).
One of many defining options of One Piece is that a number of key members of its forged have the power to remodel their our bodies because of several types of magical fruit. The primary trailer teased at Luffy’s means to stretch his physique—suppose Reed Richards’ powers, owing to a fruit referred to as Gum-Gum—and the brand new trailer provides one other have a look at what to anticipate. Past the king-in-waiting, there’s a clown named Buggy (Jeff Ward) who can cut up off his physique components that he can management independently. Some villains are simply plain bizarre, whereas others like Arlong tease out the bigger world that Luffy and the Straw Hats are supposed to discover in future arcs. Whether or not the present will get the prospect to deliver these to life depends upon if Netflix is keen to provide this adaptation the time to develop and final past a handful of seasons.
All eight episodes of One Piece will premiere August 31 on Netflix.
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