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'One Piece' Comes Alive in Behind-the-Scenes World-Building Teaser

Netflix released a behind-the-scenes look at building the live-action sets of 'One Piece.'
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'One Piece' sets

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Netflix's live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese manga One Piece has been filming in South Africa and there is finally footage to share.

The streamer released a behind-the-scenes featurette that includes concept art, set pieces, and casting news, among other things. Langley Kirkwood, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, Craig Fairbrass, Steven Ward, and Chioma Umeala have joined previously announced cast members Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, Taz Skylar, Morgan Davies, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Aidan Scott, Jeff Ward, McKinley Belcher III, and Vincent Regan.

In the featurette, which you can watch below, the showrunners call out a couple of iconic set pieces, including Arlong's map room, which is so massive, important, and detailed it took the crew weeks to build, and The Baratie, which is surrounded by iconic docks and features a bar inside the fish mouth.

One Piece follows Monkey D. Luffy (Godoy), a young man who is on a journey to become the king of the pirates and find the titular treasure. The show comes from Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, who serve as showrunners. Other executive producers include Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios and Eiichiro Oda, the author of the manga series. The series hails from Tomorrow Studios and Netflix.

Although One Piece is perhaps best known as a manga, there Are also an anime series of the same name and several animated films that has been adapted from the story. The goal of the series is to appeal to fans of the source material as well as to welcome in new fans.