Eiichiro Oda’s “Monsters” will premiere on Netflix in January 2024
The global debut of the anime adaptation for Eiichiro Oda’s Monsters one-shot is set for January 2024. The adaptation entitled “Monsters: Ippyakusanjo Hiryu Jigoku” is directed by Sunghoo Park, who is also in charge of composition, and animated by his studio E&H Production. Takashi Kojima is serving as character designer, with Fuminao Akai as art director, Ryoji Nagasawa as color designer, Lee Ju-Mi as director of photography, and Keisuke Yanagi as editor, and Akiko Fujita as sound director. The music was composed by Hiroaki Tsutsumi and produced by Takeki Kobayashi.
The subtitle Ippyakusanjō Hiryū Jigoku (一百三情飛龍侍極, literally meaning “103 Emotions Flying Dragon Samurai Extreme”) is derived from Roronoa Zoro’s finishing move against King.
This is the second One Piece related anime production to not be produced by Toei Animation, after Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack from 1998.
Monsters: Ippyakusanjo Hiryu Jigoku will be the length of one episode. Netflix will stream the show internationally.
Here is a first look at Character Designs:
Cyrano, adorned in a Musketeer hat and a red cape, he sports a slender, curved mustache, bearing a striking resemblance to Dracule Mihawk from the One Piece series.
Monsters one-shot was originally published in the 1994 Shonen Jump Autumn Special.
The story of Monsters revolves around Shimotsuki Ryuma who becomes involved in a plot revolving around a magical dragon horn that was stolen 10 years ago. Unlike Oda’s other one shots, this story is considered canon to the One Piece lore, though this was not revealed until the Thriller Bark Arc and confirmed in SBS Volume 47.