Netflix's One Piece Staff and Cast Celebrate Manga's 25th Anniversary With Special Message

Netflix is currently in the works with a new live-action One Piece series, and the cast and staff behind it have congratulated franchise creator Eiichiro Oda on the manga's 25th Anniversary! One Piece's manga first launched in the pages of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine back in 1997, and this Summer marked a full 25 years since it all began. With the manga now gearing up for the final saga of its run overall, a new feature film hitting theaters later this year, and likely most surprisingly, will be branching out with a new live-action series taking on the East Blue saga.

As part of the special One Piece Day grand celebration for the franchise now streaming for fans across the world, showrunners Matt Owens and Steve Maeda, and the actress behind the series' version of Nami, Emily Eudd, shared a special message during the livestream in which they congratulated Eiichiro Oda on 25 years of the series. Quickly talking about favorite characters, moments, and more from the series' over such a long time, it's another clue into how this new live-action project will be shaking out. Check out the special message below: 

Unfortunately, Netflix has yet to set a release date or window for their new One Piece live-action series as of this writing. Original series creator Eiichiro Oda has been involved with the production while Steven Maeda serves as showrunner, producer, and writer  and Matt Owens serves as executive producer. The main cast for Netflix's new One Piece series includes the likes of Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as play Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Vincent Regan as Garp, Peter Gadiot as Shanks, Jean Henry as Fullbody, Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk, Chioma Umeala as Nojiko, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Celeste Zoots as Kaya, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Alexander Mantis as Klahadore, and Colton Osorio as Young Luffy. 

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