The mammoth of a franchise that is One Piece has made an impact on almost every imaginable medium, be it anime, films, novels, or video games, but it still hasn’t had a live-action series. However, fret not fellow pirates, as the treasure is not far away!
Through an official website, One Piece has announced five short dramas titled “We Are One!” directed by Mika Ninagawa starring actor Kengo Kora. The series will debut on the franchise’s YouTube channel on 30th August.
#WeAreONE Special news
“#ONEPIECE ] Five short dramas with readers as the main characters from August 30
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Director Mika Ninagawa Theme Song RADWIMPS
Cast Kengo Kora and others
The theme song and teaser video will be unveiled on the official RADWIMPS YouTube channel at 21:00 on the 22nd today.
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The visual for the promotion features the upcoming 100th Volume’s cover set to launch on 3rd September. With Luffy in the center, the visual also features various other Straw Hats scattered throughout the cover.
The cover features sword-wielding Zoro, and Sanji on the bottom, while Ace and Yamato are flanking Luffy on the top. The cover is quite fascinating as it captures the essence of the series so far!
Additionally, the short drama will also feature a theme song by the Japanese band RADWIMPS, known for their work in Your Name and Weathering With You. The song will debut on the official Youtube channel at 9:00 p.m. JST (5 AM PST) on 22nd July.
The short drama is set to center on the readers of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga and will feature actor Kengo Kora, well known for the movie “Miss Hokusai.” The videos are set to feature a mixture of live-action and animation from TOEI.
This new short series is sure to add more fuel to the One Piece fandom fire. With all the manga volumes now available for free, there couldn’t have been a better time to delve into the One Piece series!
About One Piece
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.
The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!
Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.
Source: One Piece Website