After critical bombs of anime adaptations like Death Note and Cowboy Bebop, Netflix is now gearing up to release their latest live-action anime adaptation—One Piece.
The show is set to premiere this weekend, and we have one final trailer showcasing the live-action Luffy and the rest of his Straw Hat crew. Watch this:
So far, Netflix has been very sparing when it came to the reveals of the show, but everything we’ve seen in the previews have been pretty solid, from the live-action look of certain characters to the display of their fantastical powers.
Admittedly, One Piece is more on the wacky side of anime, so a lot of fans were worried that Netflix was going to have a hard time pulling this series off; but with the involvement of series creator Eiichiro Oda, it does seem that the show may have managed to capture the spirit of the original.
Then again, we’ll just have to wait and see what the fans think.
Here’s the synopsis for the show:
An alternate version of Earth, and one that is currently in the midst of the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’. Ruthless cut-throat pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have the chance to lay claim to the mythical treasure known as ‘One Piece’ that was left behind by the greatest pirate of them all Gold Roger.
Years after the death of Gold Roger, a young boy by the name of Monkey D. Luffy has dreams of raising his own crew, finding One Piece, and declaring himself as Pirate King. After eating a devil fruit that grants Luffy the power to make his body like rubber, it gives him enormous strength and agility. When Luffy finally comes of age, he sets sail from Foosha Village in East Blue and sets upon his grand adventure to become the next Pirate King.
One Piece premieres on Netflix on Aug. 31.