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What we know about One Piece Netflix series – release date, cast, more

Published: 26/Jun/2020 1:00

by Brent Koepp


Iconic anime series One Piece is coming to Netflix in the form of a live-action adaptation. Here is everything we know so far about the wildly anticipated re-imagining of the beloved classic.

One Piece originally made its debut as a manga in 1997. The epic pirate story became a smash hit in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and is one of the longest-running franchises in Japan’s history.

In January, series creator Eiichiro Oda announced that streaming giant Netflix was bringing the property to life with a live-action remake. Here is everything you need to know about upcoming show.

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The lovable anime is being re-imagined for Netflix.

This isn’t the first time the streaming giant has sought to bring a beloved animation to life. In 2018, they announced that popular Nickelodeon show Avatar: The Last Airbender will also be receiving the same live-action treatment.

Netflix One Piece show announced

The show was originally teased back in 2017, before being confirmed at the beginning of 2020. The live-action remake will be helmed by Oda and industry veteran Steven Madea who will act as showrunner.

The first season of the re-imagining appears to be 10 episodes in length, as hinted at by the One Piece creator’s letter to fans in January. “This is so encouraging! How far will the story progress over 10 episodes of season 1?” it read.

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One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda made a joint announcement with Netflix.

When is the show’s release date?

So far, there has been no official announcement. However on June 18, reports revealed that production for the series will began on August 31.  It was also stated that filming would run all the way until February of 2021, making it a six-month shoot.

Assuming there is no delay, it wouldn’t be too far-fetched if we got live-action show in the Fall of 2021, accounting for post-production of course. Interestingly, the Netflix adaptation is being shot in Cape Town, South Africa.

The popular location has been used for many projects such as Black Mirror’s iconic ‘San Junipero’ episode, so fans should expect the epic pirate story to be truly brought to life with the gorgeous seaside setting.

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The series will set sail this August, as production begins during summertime.


So far, no official cast members have been revealed. However given that production is soon underway, we can assume they are selecting actors now. Rumors in June claimed the streaming service was looking at “big Hollywood stars” to play the roles, however that was quickly updated to be a misquote.

While not much is yet known about the Netflix re-imagining, fans have a lot to be excited for with the series creator Eiichiro Oda helping helm the project. From all reports, it appears that Netflix is really putting everything behind realizing his vision.

One Piece has continued to be a cultural phenomena, as millions have connected with protagonist Monkey D. Luffy’s swashbuckling adventures on the sea. The series is still running to this day – proof that fans still can’t enough of the Straw-Hat pirates.


Demon Slayer cosplayer goes viral as perfect Nezuko in a box

Published: 23/Oct/2020 0:47

by Brent Koepp


A Demon Slayer cosplayer went viral on Instagram after adorably bringing Nezuko Kamado traveling in a box to life. The talented artist creatively transformed into the anime heroine while riding on the back of Tanjiro.

Demon Slayer was the breakout anime of 2019, as viewers around the world became enthralled with its brutally dark world and stylish animation. The series follows the Kamado siblings who are on a quest to avenge their family.

Prolific cosplayer Zekia ‘aru.rinh‘ went viral on social media when she transformed into the show’s lead heroine, Nezuko. The talented artist re-created the character traveling in a box that will be sure to capture hearts of fans.

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The anime heroine travels in a box carried on her brother’s back.

Demon Slayer cosplayer brings Nezuko in a box to life

Early on in the story, Nezuko Kamado is turned into a demon after surviving a brutal attack from a creature. A part of her new powers is the ability to shrink her body. To avoid being seen, the heroine travels in a box that is carried by her brother.

Cosplayer ‘aru.rinh’ went viral on Instagram after bringing the iconic plot point to real life. Photographer ‘muze‘ captured Zekia sitting in a box strapped to the back of an artist portraying her sibling, Tanjiro.

Adorably, her legs hang out of the wooden container as she sits snugly in the box. In the picture’s caption, she explained, “yes i do fit all the way into the box.”

In another shot posted to social media, aru.rinh gave viewers a full look at how detailed her costume really is. She faithfully created Nezuko’s signature pink yukata, including the red and white checkered sash around her waist. Zekia even included the character’s large leg wraps that go into her sandals.

The cosplayer also posed in an up-close portrait photo, and shows off how faithful her look is to the anime. In the series, the Kamado sibling’s eyes turn bright pink after being turned into a demon, which aru.rinh nailed effortlessly as her curly black hair falls on her shoulders.

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Demon Slayer originally made its debut in 2016 as a manga, however found worldwide acclaim after being adapted into an anime by studio Ufotable.

After a year of waiting, the series finally makes its return in the form of the theatrical film Mugen Train. For everything we know about the project, check out our guide here.