Written by Eiichiro Oda, the One Piece-famed author, the Japanese manga Monsters got a movie version now, and is claimed to be the prequal of One Piece
Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damantion
The Japanese short manga - Monsters: Ippaku Sanjō Hiryū Jigoku was first published in 1994 in the Autumn issue of Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. Produced by E&H Production, now this manga gets a special movie version titled - Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation. The manga was written by Eiichiro Oda, who is famous for One Piece.
Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is a short, one-episode story. It's like a mini-movie, which will be kind of only twenty-three minutes long. It's a quick bite-sized adventure instead of a long TV series, and will be exclusively released on Netflix on January 21, 2024.
This mini-movie is claimed to be One Piece’s prequel, as One Piece was released five years later in 1999. The story of Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation is about a brave warrior named Ryuma, who goes on a warfare mission to defeat a big, fire-breathing dragon. The short-movie is directed by none other than Sung Hoon Park, who is famous for creating amazing shows like - Jujutsu Kaisen and God of High School in 2020.
The voice actors for Monsters 103: Mercies Dragon Damnation include Yoshimasa Hosoya as Ryuma, reprising his role from One Piece. He's joined by Kana Hanazawa as Flare, Hiroki Tōchi as Cyrano, Mitsuaki Madono as D.R., and Katsuhito Nomura as Master.
One Piece is widely famous for showing a world that feels real and exciting, characters you care about, important messages about life, and a mind-boggling way of telling its story. It's been around for ages and everyone has loved it time-to-time. It's like an evergreen manga even after twenty-five years of its first publish.
The renowned One Piece manga has recently got an English live-action version with eight episodes of the same name last year. It is currently streaming on Netflix. One Piece boasts a stellar star cast, bringing the iconic Straw Hat Pirates to the screen. Iñaki Godoy plays the charismatic Captain Monkey D. Luffy, while Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Jacob Gibson, and Taz Skylar deliver nuanced performances as Nami, Zoro, Usopp, and Sanji.
Brace yourself for a heart-pounding odyssey through the heavenly realm, where myths take flight and dragons soar along with the blades of legendary samurais.