Eiichiro Oda’s Monsters Anime Announces January 2024 Release with New Visuals

Eiichiro Oda’s Monsters Anime Announces January 2024 Release with New Visuals

Netflix Anime’s official account revealed that the highly anticipated Monsters anime by One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda is set for a January 2024 release window. The announcement was made on X (formerly Twitter) on December 15, 2023, at 12 pm JST. Along with the announcement, a stunning key visual for the anime adaptation was unveiled, showcasing the characters and setting the tone for the upcoming series.

New Visuals Description

The key visual for Monsters anime features the protagonist, Ryuma, at its center. The double exposure effect poster offers a closeup of Ryuma’s face, which is merged with an action-packed scene of him in the heat of a swordfight. The title of the Monsters anime is placed right in the center of the image.

Flanking Ryuma are the series’ two significant deuteragonists. On the right, we see Cyrano, who sports a Musketeer hat, a red cape, and a thin curved mustache. Fans may find his appearance reminiscent of Mihawk Dracule from One Piece. To the left is Flare, a character with shoulder-length hair and a yellow and white-striped shirt. Above them all, the key visual features the Dragon—upon which the one-shot manga is based.

Cast & Crew Highlights

In addition to being created by Eiichiro Oda, the Monsters anime is produced by Netflix. Acclaimed director Sunghoo Park will helm the project. Park is a revered figure in the anime and manga community, credited with directing visually striking and successful titles such as Ninja Kamui, Jujutsu Kaisen 0, and Jujutsu Kaisen. Park’s animation studio, E&H Production, will animate the Monsters anime adaptation.

Related Links or Sources

The Monsters anime traces its origins back to Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot manga, Monsters: Ippaku Sanjō Hiryū Jigoku, published in 1994 by Shueisha. The one-shot, along with other works by Oda, would later be compiled in the series Wanted. In 2021, a voice comic adaptation of the one-shot manga was created to mark the One Piece 100 We Are ONE celebration, commemorating One Piece’s 100th volume release. The voice comic adaptation was released as a two-part series on September 6 and September 7, 2021.

As the year unfolds, stay connected for more updates on the Monsters anime adaptation and other anime and manga news.

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