Eiichiro Oda’s Monsters Anime Adaptation New Trailer Eases Fan’s Concerns Regarding Quality

This is officially the first look fans have at the series, and after watching it, they’ve come to respect its quality, raising their expectations!

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Netflix anime’s official YouTube channel uploaded the first trailer for Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation, which is based on Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot manga of the same, on Jan 14, 2024 . The trailer features the main characters of the series: Flare, Cyrano, D.R. and Shimotsuki Ryuma.

This is officially the first look fans have at the series and after watching the clip, they’ve come to respect its quality and raise their expectations!

Yesterday, on Jan 13, leakers put out some clips from the anime, which disappointed many fans due to the overall poor quality, making them to question whether this is a fan project.


However, with the release of the official trailer, fans are more hopeful of the final product but still maintain subverted expectations.

Earlier in Jan 2024, it was revealed that Monsters: 103 Mercies Dragon Damnation will hit Netflix on January 21 worldwide.

The staff list for the adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s one-shot Monsters is as follows:

  • Director: Sung Hoo Park
  • Series Composition: Sung Hoo Park
  • Music: Hiroaki Tsutsumi
  • Original creator: Eiichiro Oda
  • Character Design: Takashi Kojima
  • Art Director: Fuminao Akai
  • Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
  • Director of Photography: Jumi Lee
  • Color design: Ryoji Nagasawa
  • Editing: Keisuke Yanagi
  • Music producer: Takeki Kobayashi
  • Animation Production: E&H production
  • Streaming Platform: Netflix

Learn about the connection between Monsters and One Piece right here!

About One Piece:

One Piece manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 107 tankōbon volumes as of November 2023.

The manga spawned a media franchise, having been adapted into a festival film by Production I.G, and an anime series by Toei Animation, which began broadcasting in 1999. Additionally, Toei has developed fourteen animated feature films, one original video animation, and thirteen television specials.

The latest entry in the franchise, One Piece Film Red, premiered in Japan in August 2022. It is the 8th highest-earning film of all time in Japan and also topped Japan’s box office for the year 2022 in terms of both yen earned and tickets sold.

One Piece Anime Synopsis:

The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.

The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.

Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.

Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.

He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.

Source: Netflix’s Official YouTube