The upcoming American-Japanese live-action television series One Piece on Netflix is a remake of the ongoing Japanese manga series of the same name by Eiichiro Oda. One Piece has been one of the highest sold Mangas with almost half a billion copies sold worldwide.

Matt Owens and Steven Maeda developed the series, and the creator of the original manga series was involved throughout the entire process. However, a recent episode of the show’s update will give it a much-needed boost. It is what? Let’s find out.

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A still from Netflix’s ‘One Piece’

Eiichiro Oda shows support for Netflix’s One Piece 

Eiichiro Oda is the author of the original ongoing 1997 Japanese manga series of the same name and when it was announced that Netflix would be adapting the same for a television show, the author’s involvement was also revealed.

He said, “There were no compromises on this show.” According to reports, when the trailer of the show was released, Oda shared a letter in which he revealed that he wanted several scenes from the series to be filmed again because he did not feel that they were good enough to put out in the world.

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One Piece’s author Eiichiro Oda’s letter to the audience

The author did not hesitate in showcasing his appreciation for the lead actor, Iñaki Godoy, as he said that there were some lines that he thought did not go well with Luffy on paper, but when he watched the scenes being filmed, he was assured that it works when the actor performs.

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One Piece nabs The Witcher’s composers

According to a recent update from the streaming service platform, it is that The Witcher’s primary composers, Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli will helm the background score of the upcoming show. The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia for now but Liam Hemsworth will take over the role in the upcoming fourth season.

The composers shared a statement expressing their excitement over being a part of One Piece’s family;

“We’re thrilled to have been invited by Netflix, Matt Owens, Steve Maeda, and Tomorrow Studios to become part of the Straw Hats crew and craft the ONE PIECE live-action music universe by serving as composers, songwriters, and music producers for the live-action adaptation of the beloved manga.”

Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli.
Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli will helm the background score of One Piece

They added,

“We have plenty of surprises in store for fans of the franchise and new fans. It will be an incredible adventure with songs and virtuosic flamenco guitar, hip-hop and big band, jazz-funk fusion, folk and circus, rap, and a big epic swashbuckling orchestra, featuring extraordinary artists. We’re so excited about setting sail for ONE PIECE when it premieres on Netflix August 31!”

Fans who were excited about the show since the announcement are now eagerly waiting for the show to premiere next month, especially because the background score of the show is being looked after by the talented duo who have already managed to impress the viewers with their brilliant work of art for The Witcher with Toss A Coin To Your Witcher. However, fans are expecting the score to include the inclusion of genres such as funk fusion because of the lead character’s Brazilian heritage.

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What is Netflix’s One Piece about?

One Piece stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji in the upcoming series which tells the story of Luffy and his crew of The Straw Hat Pirates who cruise a treacherous stretch of ocean in pursuit of a mythical treasure.

Godoy’s character, Luffy, is known to stretch his body like rubber and aspires to become a fearsome pirate and sets off on a journey with his friends to find a legendary fabled treasure; One Piece which, according to him, would make him the Pirate King but he is not the only one looking for the treasure.

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Iñaki Godoy’s Luffy with his crew in One Piece

The trailer which was recently released showcases fast-paced action sequences, some light-hearted humor, and a myriad of fantastical occurrences and dangerous encounters.

One Piece is set to release on August 31st, 2023 on Netflix.

Source: CBR

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