Netflix will hold a premier screening of their live-action series of the beloved Japanese manga, One Piece, on Thursday, August 24 at the Santa Monica Pier.
Netflix will be hosting a 10 fan events to celebrate the release of their live-action adaptation of One Piece. The events will launch on Thursday, August 24th at the Santa Monica Pier with subsequent events taking place around the globe. One Piece is the story of pirate Monkey D. Luffy and his quest for the One Piece, a treasure that will make him the King of the Pirates. Those planning to attend one of the events are encouraged to wear straw hats like Luffy and his crew.
Netflix’s One Piece is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga and anime. The program will stream August 31 on Netflix. Iñaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy, the pirate captain searching for the One Piece treasure. Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero and Taz Skylar play Luffy’s crew members Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Jacob Romero and Sanj respectively.
One Piece Screening
Thursday, August 24, 2023
Event starts at 6 PM
Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier
This official launch event held on the Santa Monica Pier will start at 6 PM and include exclusive access to Pacific Park. Attendees can enjoy fun games, foods, and rides. Fans hoping to attend need to register in advance at at Street Food Cinema. Those without a ticket will not be able to attend. The amusement park will be closed to the public for the evening.
Netflix suggests following their France, Indonesia, Japan, Italy, Philippines, Thailand, Germany, Brazil and Mexico social media accounts for further details on screening events in those areas. There will be an event in Paris, France August 29. On August 30 they will host fans in Jakarta at Pantai Indah Kapuk, as well as locations in Tokyo and Milan, and Taguig, Metro Manila to be announced in the coming days. The final events are scheduled on Aug. 31 in Bangkok, Germany, Rio De Janeiro’s Copacabana Beach, and Mexico City’s Frontón Inclán.
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 22, 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 106 tankōbon volumes as of July 2023. The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who gains the power to stretch like rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. Luffy sets out on a journey to find the titular One Piece, a treasure that will make him the King of the Pirates.
Along the way, Luffy gathers a crew of pirates called the Straw Hat Pirates. The crew consists of Luffy’s childhood friend Roronoa Zoro, swordsman Nami the navigator, Usopp the sniper, Sanji the cook, Tony Tony Chopper the doctor, Nico Robin the archaeologist, Franky the cyborg shipwright, and Brook the skeleton musician. The Straw Hat Pirates have faced many challenges on their journey, including powerful pirates, corrupt government officials, and even other pirates who are searching for the One Piece.
One Piece is one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with over 490 million copies in circulation worldwide. It has been adapted into a successful anime series, several films, and video games. One Piece is a popular and critically acclaimed manga series that has won numerous awards, including the Shogakukan Manga Award and the Kodansha Manga Award.
Here are some of the things that make One Piece so popular:
- The characters are well-developed and relatable. Luffy is a likable protagonist who is always looking for a good fight. His crew members are also interesting and unique, with their own strengths and weaknesses.
- The story is exciting and full of action. There are always new challenges for the Straw Hat Pirates to face, and the stakes are always high.
- The world-building is vast and detailed. Oda has created a rich and expansive world that is full of different cultures and creatures.
- The humor is witty and often absurd. One Piece is not afraid to poke fun at itself, and the characters often have hilarious interactions.
- The art is beautiful and detailed. Oda is a master artist who can bring his characters and world to life.
The managa has also been adapted into a very popular animated series produced by Toei Animation and has been airing since October 19, 1999. The anime is currently in its 20th season and has over 1,000 episodes. The anime follows the same general plot as the manga, but there are some minor differences such as several side stories that are not present in the manga.
The anime has been praised for its animation, music, and voice acting. Most fans and critics agree that the One Piece anime is a faithful adaptation of the original manga series. It is a fun, exciting, and well-animated show that is sure to please fans of the characters.
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