We’ve only recently got our first look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece and while the Internet is trying to figure out its thoughts on the project, we may already have our first hint at a potential release date. Netflix tends to focus on advertising its projects through short bursts, normally around two months ahead of a release like with Cowboy Bebop. But, it seems they are playing the long game this time around.
According to What’s on Netflix, they heard we may see the release of One Piece at some point in August. Surprisingly, they even shared a rather specific release date as the series is eyeing a potential drop on August 31st, 2023. That would mark a Thursday, which isn’t uncommon for a big Netflix series though Wednesday released, fittingly, on November 23rd, a Wednesday. It also is exciting to know that they are promoting a show almost seven months, as we’ve heard more about this series than even the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series which started production ahead of this adaptation.
The series sees original mangaka Eiichiro Oda as an executive producer with co-showrunners Steven Maeda and Matt Owens spearheading the project. If the release date is true, we might have to wait a bit until we find out as they commonly don’t confirm any specific release windows until shortly before. Plus, anything can change between now and then so we shouldn’t take it as a definite. Still, a late August release seems like a fitting way to end the summer season with a pirate adventure like no other.