One Piece: Eiichiro Oda shares thoughts on live-action premiere

Tulisha srivastava
An image from the One Piece live-action seriesNetflix

With less than a week before the official release date of the One Piece live-action, creator Eiichiro Oda shares his thoughts on the series.

One Piece is all set for its live-action debut. The first season will officially drop on Netflix on 31 August, introducing the real-life versions of our favorite characters.

The series will adapt the East Blue Saga within the first eight episodes. It has already revealed its official trailer and cast, gathering a lot of positive reviews among fans. It’s rare to see the anime community so enthusiastic about a live-action adaptation.

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With the show so close to its official release date, manga artist and creator of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda, has once again shared his thoughts regarding the live-action adaptation.

Eiichiro Oda shares a message for the premiere of One Piece live-action

The official account of the One Piece live-action series shared a new post containing Oda’s new message for the adaptation. Check it out:

The anime community is often skeptical about live-action adaptations, and the series’ creator is no different. Even the live-action versions of popular series such as Bleach, Death Note, and Fullmetal Alchemist have been significantly disappointing.

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Learning from the previous adaptations of all the other series, Oda ensured that the quality of Netflix’s adaptation is uncompromised in every aspect. The production took over seven years to complete, and Oda has been a part of it since the very beginning.

As a result, even before being released, Netflix’s One Piece live-action is already a global success, with Oda playing a major role in this. And he will always assure fans about the amazing work Netflix has been doing.

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What is the plot of the One Piece live-action series?

One Piece live-action is based on a popular anime and manga series that follows the adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates.

one piece live action straw hat piratesNetflix

The Great Pirate Era motivates numerous people to set sail and find the legendary treasure known as One Piece. The treasure, which is supposed to contain everything the world has to offer, belonged to the late Pirate King. 

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Monkey D. Luffy leaves his home in search of the legendary treasure, gathering a small crew to cross the Grand Line. He meets swordsman Zoro, navigator Nami, shooter Usopp, and cook Sanji along the way. These five set out on the most dangerous journey of their lives in order to fulfill their dreams.

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How to watch Crunchyroll from outside your location in 2023?

Crunchyroll is the world’s best hub for streaming anime, whether it’s One PieceAttack on Titan, or Jujutsu Kaisen – and thanks to ExpressVPN, you can access the platform’s full library even if you’re outside the US.

If you’re abroad, here’s what you need to do to access Crunchyroll’s full selection – and it really is this simple:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN, which has ultra-fast servers and offers a secure, private connection wherever you are in the world
  2.  Connect to a location anywhere in the US; Express VPN allows you to choose from 24 different spots, from New Jersey to Santa Monica
  3.  Visit Crunchyroll online and start streaming all of your favorite animes – and perhaps some you’ve never watched

Accessing Crunchyroll’s US roster makes a difference. For example, Hong Kong users only have access to less than 100 titles, while the US has nearly 1,000 movies and TV shows.

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You can also stream anime on Crunchyroll for free with an ad-supported plan, or you can pay for a subscription – there’s even a 14-day free trial if you can’t quite make up your mind.

In the meantime, check out our other anime coverage below:

Jujutsu Kaisen Gojo vs Sukuna | Jujutsu Kaisen chapter 233 | Oda’s plans after ending One Piece | One Piece Episode 1074 | Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2 anime | Jujutsu Kaisen Episode 6 | One Piece Elbaf arc | One Piece Gear 5 problem | One Piece Tom & Jerry | One Piece strongest character

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About The Author

Tulisha is an anime writer at Dexerto. In the past, she has worked for Comic Book Resources. She is most knowledgeable about Shonen series, particularly One Piece and Jujutsu Kaisen. You can contact her at