Eiichiro Oda’s iconic One Piece anime is set to undergo a remake, announced at Jump Festa 2023 in Chiba, Japan.

This new version will feature a collaboration with the renowned Wit Studio, promising a fresh perspective on the beloved series.

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The One Piece remake will focus on the East Blue Saga. This saga covers the first seven story arcs, ranging from Romance Dawn to Warship Island, equivalent to the first season of the anime (episodes 1 to 61) and the first 100 chapters of the manga.

Toei Animation and Wit Studio team up to work on the One Piece remake

The key visual for the One Piece remake shows a young Monkey D. Luffy on the edge of a cliff, set against the backdrop of Foosha Village, his hometown and the starting point of the story of One Piece.

One Piece remake by Wit Studio announced during Jump Festa 2023
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Wit Studio is set to produce the new One Piece series in collaboration with Shueisha, Fuji Television, Netflix, and Toei Animation — the latter being the studio currently handling the original anime series.

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Wit Studio is widely recognized for its outstanding work on anime series like Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) and Spy x Family. Notably, they have previously partnered with Netflix for the anime movie Bubble.

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The studio’s reputation in the anime industry is built on its commitment to high-quality animation, involvement in the adaptation of popular manga, and a diverse portfolio of successful projects.

One Piece: East Blue 1-2-3 Paperback – December 1, 2009 As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Fruit, an enchanted Devil Fruit that gave him the ability to stretch like rubber. Its only drawback? He’ll never be able to swim again—a serious handicap for an aspiring sea dog! Years later, Luffy sets off on his quest to find the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world…
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Although the release date for the remake has not been officially confirmed, fans worldwide can look forward to catching the upcoming series on the streaming platform Netflix.

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“(We aim) to provide viewers with a fresh yet familiar experience, utilizing cutting-edge visual technology to reimagine Luffy’s adventures through the beloved East Blue Saga,” Netflix said in an official statement.

Watch the full announcement video below:

One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew, Straw Hat Pirates. To fulfill his dream of becoming the king of pirates, Luffy and his friends explore Grand Line in search of Gol D. Roger’s ultimate treasure called “One Piece”.

The manga was first released in December 1997 and was later followed by an anime adaptation in October 1999. Two decades later, it is one of the longest-running anime series in the world with 20 seasons and over 1,000 episodes to date.

In 2023, Eiichiro Oda teamed up with Netflix to release the One Piece live-action adaptation, starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu Arata as Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.

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