Netflix Confirms Eiichiro Oda’s Monster’s Release Date, Promises to Explore the Legend of Ryuma

Eiichiro Oda's Manga Monsters is Getting An Anime Series Being Released on Netflix in January 2024.

Netflix Confirms Eiichiro Oda’s Monster’s Release Date, Promises to Explore the Legend of Ryuma

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  • Fans of One Piece will know that Oda worked on several other stories, including Monsters before One Piece began serializing.
  • The story revolves around Ryuma, a legendary samurai who made an appearance in One Piece during the Thriller Bark arc.
  • In January 2024, Netflix will be releasing an anime on Eichiro Oda's one-shot manga Monsters, as per the official Netflix Anime X account.
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Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, is known to be one of the if not the best manga creators in the manga world. His epic tale of One Piece is not only the best-selling manga in history but is also one of the best anime series, and also probably the only successful live-action adaptation till now. However, his work doesn’t stop here.

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Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation
Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

One Piece fans will be aware that before One Piece started serializing, Oda worked on several other stories, one of which is called Monsters. This narrative tells the tale of Ryuma, a fabled samurai who appeared in One Piece during the Thriller Bark arc. Now, one of One Piece’s greatest characters will have his past explored in an anime version of this epic tale from Oda san that will debut on Netflix. 

The main character of Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation Ryuma is a well-known samurai from the Land of Wano in One Piece. And now Netflix has confirmed the release date of the series increasing the excitement of the fans tenfold.

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Netflix Confirms Release Date for Eiichiro Oda’s Monsters

According to the official Netflix Anime X account, Eichiro Oda’s Monsters will be available exclusively on Netflix for global audiences in January 2024, and on Prime Video and Netflix for Japanese fans. To commemorate its impending release, the anime, officially known as Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation in English, also received a new key visual. 

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This implies that fans will be able to enjoy this amazing story in anime form in just about a month. In addition to Ryuma, the story of Monsters will follow other characters such as Cyrano, another swordsman, and Freya, a young girl who survived a dragon attack. 

Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation
Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

Published in 1994, Monsters established the framework for the expansive world that One Piece lives in and helped pave the way for the manga’s extraordinary success. However, the thing that makes the anime series more interesting and exciting for the fans is the people who would be creating this series.

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The Creators of Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation Anime on Netflix

E&H Production, the new studio headed by Park Sung Hoo, the animator of One Piece: Z and director of Jujutsu Kaisen season 1, will oversee the series. His studio is going to tackle its first anime with this. 

Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation
Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation

The director of One Piece’s highly acclaimed episode 1015, Takashi Kojima, will be designing the characters. As for the art direction, Fuinao Akai is in charge, and Ryoji Nagasawa handles color design. Lee Ju-Mi is in charge of the photography. 

It is officially confirmed that Monsters and One Piece are related, as the Ryuma tales are set in Wano country. Given that Ryuma is one of Zoro’s ancestors, the relationship between Monsters and One Piece is even more significant. Oda san’s fans are too excited to see one of his old works get reincarnated into an anime series.

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