Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece may have just gotten some shots to the arm that it needed. One shot is from Eiichiro Oda himself via a fairly heartfelt letter. It seems that Oda is quite fond of this adaptation and has high hopes for it. How about that other shot? Well, as it turns out, everything in this live-action adaptation is better when the actors and actresses are all speaking the voices of the original Japanese voice actors and actresses from the anime.

Eiichiro Oda Letter: Details

Eiichiro Oda letter for Netflix's One Piece.
With an appropriately bullet-ridden style to boot.

Netflix has just revealed that Eiichiro Oda, the mangaka behind the One Piece manga and anime, has just written a letter to them for their upcoming live-action adaptation. The letter itself is full of hope and praise for the adaptation. It seems that Oda is very excited to see what becomes of it. Said letter is also full of bullet holes, and one corner with the Straw Hat Pirates’ distinct Jolly Roger has a bit of tape holding it together. You can see the letter above, but just in case you can’t, here’s the full transcribed text below:

Believe it or not, that world actually exists…it’s ready!!

The live action One Piece!! Since it’s Netflix, you can watch it in your household or on your smartphone. But it might as well be a movie, so you should wathc it on as big a screen as possible, with the volume cranked up, and enjoy it as many times as you’d like!! See, you can satar the hera it…the fearsome roar of the pirates! Do you have your swords ready? Food all ready? Whatever you do, spare your lives! Off you go!!

On to the great pirate era!!!

Eiichiro Oda.

Netflix’s One Piece: Japanese Dub Trailer Details

Now for the meaty portion of this menu. Netflix is proud to further promote their live-action adaptation of One Piece with this Japanese dub trailer on YouTube. If you’ve watched Netflix’s own trailer for their adaptation, you would notice that there are some key differences between how NA’s Netflix portrays the adaptation and how the Japanese Netflix portrays the same. And it’s not just in the original Japanese voice actors and actresses reprising their roles, which will likely bring a nostalgic tear of joy to fans of the anime.

No, the Japanese dub trailer focuses on different things than the English trailers. Where as the English trailers focus on how cool and epic this live-action One Piece adaptation is, the Japanese dub trailer focuses more on the comedy and the feels parts of it. It honestly makes the adaptation look a lot better, making it feel more like it’s in touch with the spirit of the anime and manga. All the laughs and the heartache of canon? It’s all there in the Japanese dub trailer. It doesn’t even skimp on the action either. Honestly, I feel like the Japanese dub trailer should be the main trailer for the adaptation because of this.

Fortunately, it won’t be long before we find out if Netflix’s One Piece lives up to that Japanese dub trailer. This live-action adaptation will make its global premiere on August 31, 2023. That’s only a week away as of this writing, so sit back, enjoy your grog and meat, and wait a bit to see it.