Netflix has released the first official trailer for its live-action adaption of the iconic manga and anime series, One Piece, as well as a personally written letter from series creator Eiichiro Oda. The series premieres on Aug. 31 on Netflix.

One Piece follows the high-seas adventure of the Straw Hat pirates and stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji.

Series creator and legendary mangaka Eiichiro Oda wrote a letter to fans to mark the occasion saying, “I’ll say this. There were no compromises on this show!”

He continued, “There was so much that went into it–all of the efforts by the actors, the building of the world and the costumes, presenting things in a way that can only be done in live action, the dialogue–and the entire process of so many people putting their heads together was a festivity in and of itself.”

Oda spoke of the production team that worked on the show saying, “The producers and the crew are pros at live action, and frankly, they’re ONE PIECE superfans too. By now, I just love the production team and cast so much that I can’t wait for them to get the acclaim they deserve from everyone around the world.”

Here is the official series description:

Based on Japan’s highest-selling manga series in history by Eiichiro Oda, ONE PIECE is a legendary high-seas adventure unlike any other. Monkey D. Luffy is a young adventurer who has longed for a life of freedom since he can remember. Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, ONE PIECE, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.

The series was created in partnership with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix.

Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are writers, executive producers and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive produce.