Exciting news for all you One Piece fans out there! The popular collectible card game is about to receive a fantastic update, and it’s all thanks to the upcoming live-action adaptation of the beloved anime series. If you’re a fan of both the original anime and the live-action version, you’re in for a real treat.
So, what’s the scoop? Well, it turns out that Premium Bandai, the official source for all things One Piece, is launching a brand-new set of cards inspired by the Netflix One Piece series. This unique collection includes a total of nine cards, each featuring some of our favorite actors from the live-action show. Among them, two special cards are dedicated to the one and only Monkey D. Luffy, and one of them even boasts a shiny, golden foil.
But it doesn’t stop there! The card set also showcases characters like Roronoa Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Sanji, Dracule Mihawk, Arlong, and Shanks, giving fans a chance to collect and celebrate their favorite characters in this unique, alternate art form.
To commemorate the release of these exciting cards, the Premium Bandai site has something special in store for us. They’re celebrating the debut of the Netflix One Piece series with this Premium Card Collection, which will be the first to feature illustrations of the live-action characters. So, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for fans to own a piece of this historic adaptation.
If you’re already eager to get your hands on these exclusive cards, the good news is that pre-orders are open right now. But act fast, because pre-orders are set to close on November 12, unless they run out earlier due to overwhelming demand. The estimated delivery date for these collectibles is April 2024.
The success of the live-action One Piece adaptation has been a ray of hope for anime enthusiasts, especially since past attempts by various companies often left fans wanting more. However, the first season of One Piece on Netflix received resounding praise, leading to the quick announcement of a second season.
What’s especially noteworthy is the exceptional casting in the live-action series, with many agreeing that the actors perfectly embody the personalities from Eiichiro Oda’s original manga. Oda himself was deeply involved in the adaptation, ensuring that everything met his high standards. He even conducted rare interviews in the West to promote the show, underlining his belief in its quality.
Oda’s support extends to the One Piece anime as well, particularly the “Wano” arc, which had fans eagerly anticipating iconic moments. In fact, Oda admitted to shedding tears while watching the anime, praising its faithfulness to the manga. With the manga entering its “final arc,” Oda reassured fans that he won’t rush its conclusion, determined not to disappoint his loyal followers.
For those who haven’t dived into the live-action series yet, the first season is already available on Netflix. So, if you’re a One Piece fan, it’s a great time to explore this new adaptation and snag these stunning collectible cards to add to your treasure trove!