‘One Piece’ Anime Gets Remake From Netflix And Attack on Titan’s WIT Studio

Fresh off the huge success of its live-action One Piece series, Netflix has announced another surprise project in the works. The streamer is making a “fresh new remake” anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s highly popular manga, with animation to be handled by WIT Studio, the powerhouse behind Spy x Family and the Attack on Titan‘s first three seasons.

The series, titled The One Piece, will follow the same story as the source material, starting with the East Blue saga. Not much else is known, however, including a release date, casting details, or episode count. Alongside the announcement, a teaser and a new key visual were also unveiled during Jump Festa 2024.

Netflix One Piece Anime Remake

The show will be made in partnership with Shueisha, Fuji Television Network, and Toei Animation Co., the studio that creates the currently running version of the One Piece anime. While it may be strange to remake the series when the original is still airing, a visual update does make sense, considering how this first arc dates back to 1999 — around 24 years ago. Besides, much of the anime was produced under a tighter budget, and featured older animation techniques.

The existing anime is currently 20 seasons deep, reaching the end of the Wano saga. Apart from The One Piece, an adaptation of another Oda manga, Monsters 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation, is also set to premiere on Netflix in January 2024. In the meantime, the streamer will continue to work on Season 2 of its live-action One Piece adaptation, which may star Jamie Lee Curtis as Dr. Kureha.