‘THE ONE PIECE’ Starts a Fresh Journey into the East Blue Saga for Anime Fans

Anime fans continue to win–everywhere! Netflix announced that the manga ONE PIECE is getting a new anime adaptation–starting from the iconic East Blue saga–making everyone in the global anime community take notice on day two of Jump Festa 2024. Titled THE ONE PIECE, this new anime series will be produced by the WIT Studio, recognized for their work on hit anime such as fan favorites SPY x FAMILY and Attack on Titan (Season 1-3).

Currently in production, THE ONE PIECE will be streamed worldwide exclusively on Netflix, marking a significant collaboration with THE ONE PIECE production committee, made up of representatives from Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, and Toei Animation Co.

In a joint statement, the committee expressed their enthusiasm for this groundbreaking project, which will be distinct from the TV anime series that has captivated audiences for over 25 years. With THE ONE PIECE, the committee aims to provide viewers with a fresh yet familiar experience, utilizing cutting-edge visual technology to reimagine Luffy’s and friends’ adventures through the beloved East Blue saga.

Written and created by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE celebrated its 25th anniversary back in July 2022, having sold over 510 million comics worldwide. It is an anime that has been around as long as some of the younger anime watching members of BNP, and it is one series that they remain thankful for. The live-action ONE PIECE series, streaming exclusively on Netflix, has garnered rave reviews, some even saying that it broke the ‘anime-to-live-action-curse’, while the TV anime series produced by Toei Animation has been broadcast since 1999.

More Eiichiro Oda

2024 appears to be the year of much more One Piece and much more of mangaka and creator Eiichiro Oda–much to the awe and excitement of fans. Another manga by Oda–created when he was only 19 years old,–has also been adapted into anime for the first time! Premiering in January 2024, the action-packed Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation follows Ryuma, a samurai entangled in a world disrupted by an ominous force—a dragon capable of unleashing catastrophic destruction upon the land.

Netflix PR tells us that this anime adaptation provides a unique opportunity for fans to discover Oda’s early creative genius. Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is also seemingly offering a fresh perspective on his storytelling prowess and a window into his imaginative world. From just the artwork we’ve been gifted we can see glimpses of greatness: we can see the roots of swordsmen, pirates, and all the ridiculousness and action of what later came in his career, and I am excited to see more as the anime industry continues to evolve! To My Siblings of the Straw Hat Grand Crew: WE STAY WINNING!

Watch Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation on Netflix in January 2024

THE ONE PIECE (A Netflix Series, anime)

Original manga by Eiichiro Oda

Production Studio: WIT STUDIO

In production now

©Eiichiro Oda/Shueisha, THE ONE PIECE production committee

Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation (anime)

Original manga by Eiichiro Oda

Production Studio: E&H production

Coming in January 2024

© Eiichiro Oda/SHUEISHA

ONE PIECE (A Netflix Series, Live action series)

Original manga by Eiichiro Oda

Production Studio: Tomorrow Studios

Now on Netflix (Netflix.com/OnePiece)

About Netflix:

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Stay tuned for more info as we get closer to the date!

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  • Carrie McClain is writer, editor and media scholar. Other times she's known as a Starfleet Communications Officer, Comics Auntie, and Golden Saucer Frequenter. Nowadays you can usually find her avoiding Truck-kun and forgetting her magical girl transformation device. She/Her

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