Iñaki Godoy and his crew set sail on an adventure of a lifetime in the newly released trailer for the Netflix live-action adaptation One piece.
The eight-episode series, based on the popular manga series by Eiichiro Oda, follows Godoy’s Monkey D. Luffy as he assembles a crew, finds a ship to sail, and embarks on a treasure hunt across the high seas to become the Pirate King. Along the way, he and his crew must battle an unforgiving sea and dangerous rivals.
“This crew, our crew, can handle anything,” Godoy’s character is heard saying in the new, action-packed footage released Friday.
Netflix also took to Twitter to share a letter from Oda, expressing his excitement for the upcoming live-action series and appreciation for the cast and team that brought his manga series to life on the small screen.
“It’s already fun to see the flood of reactions after each information release,” he wrote in part. “And the fact that you adapt One piece conceived seven years ago, into live action is wild! … The whole process, with so many people putting their heads together, was a celebration in itself.”
In the letter, Oda also reminds fans that they may see some changes from the source material, adding, “After release, I’ll be sure to hear from some people pointing out that this character is missing or that scene has been left out or that this part is different from the manga.” But I’m sure they’ll come from a place of love, so I’ll appreciate those comments too!”
Created by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, the show also stars Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
Oda’s manga series was first published in 1997 and has sold more than 460 million copies worldwide. It has also been adapted into an anime series, video games, and a number of feature films in Japan.
One piece sets sail on August 31 on Netflix.