One Piece is an anticipated fantasy adventure streaming television series that serves as a live-action version of Eiichiro Oda’s continuing 1997 Japanese manga series of the same name. Tomorrow Studios and Shueisha are producing it, and it will launch on Netflix.
By showcasing some of its spectacular, life-size pirate ship sets, Netflix has provided a first look at its upcoming live-action One Piece series.
Tomorrow Studios, the studio behind Netflix’s now-canceled Cowboy Bebop adaptation, is producing the show. With the series now more than two years old, here’s the latest on everything we know so far regarding One Piece on Netflix.
As far as franchises go, One Piece is one of the most popular and well-known manga series. Since its premiere on July 22nd, 1997, in an issue of Weekly Shonen Jump, 969 chapters and 95 volumes of the manga have been released, with more on the way.
With over 462 million copies sold, One Piece is the best-selling manga of all time, outselling Dragon Ball, Golgo 13, and Naruto. This also makes One Piece one of the most successful fictional brands of all time, with over $21 billion in income generated through several mangas, films, video games, and other products.
Showrunners for the series:
Along with the showrunners Steve Maeda and Matt Owens, iaki Godoy, who voices the main character Luffy, introduces the two-minute film before a concept art reel is displayed. The penultimate picture, the Baratie Bar from One Piece’s East Blue narrative arc, is removed to show the enormous ship being constructed, retaining every eccentric, eye-catching element from Eiichiro Oda’s manga.
A timelapse and accompanying movies show the Baratie Bar being pieced together, from its massive fishhead prow to the bar itself. A few additional sets are revealed, including a shaky pirate village and brief glimpses of two more One Piece ships, Miss Love Duck and the Going Merry.
The developers indicate that some sets took many weeks to create owing to the necessary care. The Baratie Bar ship is also encircled by floating docks, making it a “massive” setting.
What exactly is the plot of One Piece?
The plot of One Piece is set on an alternative Earth that is now experiencing the ‘Golden Age of Pirates.’ Ruthless, cutthroat pirates rule the seas, and only the strongest have a chance to lay claim to the fabled wealth known as ‘One Piece,’ which was left behind by the greatest pirate of all time, Gol D. Roger. Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, a small kid named Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his crew, locating One Piece, and proclaiming himself Pirate King.
The beginning plot:
The Romance Dawn arc of One Piece introduces viewers to the devil fruit user Luffy and sees him recruit Nami and Zoro as the first two members of his crew. Aspiring to become the Pirate King like Gol D. Roger led Luffy in confrontation with several foes, including Buggy the Clown, in the Orange Town arc.
In the following two arcs, Syrup Village and Baratie, Luffy and company recruit two additional crew members, Sanji and Usopp; however, it looks that these arcs will be condensed in the live-action adaptation.
Luffy has excellent strength and agility after eating a devil fruit that allows him to make his body like rubber. When Luffy reaches his legal drinking age, he sets sail from Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic journey to become the next Pirate King.
Is it an adaptation?
The East Blue story from the original One Piece’s first serial seems closely adapted for Netflix’s live-action One Piece. Sets from the Along Park and Baratie arcs may be seen in the sneak look set film of the One Piece pirate ships in South Africa. According to the cast information, the show will adopt these arcs and the Syrup Village storyline when the audience first encounters Usopp.
Changes to the e format of the show:
Of course, Netflix’s One Piece will be different with different media. To begin with, the first season will have 10 episodes, and it appears that they will adapt the entire East Blue tale, which spans 53 episodes of the anime. This would imply that the pace issue with the anime will be addressed in Netflix’s One Piece, and it might also imply that the episodes are longer than the original.
The cast also makes it clear that certain characters’ roles may alter. For instance, despite being a mostly unknown and missing character for the bulk of the anime, Shanks will appear in the first season’s 10 episodes of One Piece. This might mean that Luffy’s backstory will be given more attention. In addition, Garp, a character who initially appears in One Piece episode 68 but is only briefly seen, has also been cast.
Who is the creator of Netflix’s One Piece series?
Tomorrow Studios, as previously stated, is the series’ primary production firm. Hanna for Prime Video and Snowpiercer for TNT are two of their famous efforts. Naturally, the production business is also preparing Cowboy Bebop for Netflix.
The showrunner for One Piece will be Steven Maeda. Throughout his long career, he has appeared in shows such as The X Files, Lost, Lie to Me, Helix, and Day Break.
Anime adaptations have a tumultuous past, especially when they’re English-language and live-action, but that hasn’t stopped Netflix from moving forward with its new One Piece series. During its Geeked Week presentation on Monday, the streaming service provided the first glimpse at the show’s sets.
It should be no surprise that Netflix’s first look focuses on pirate ships for a show about pirates. The brief teaser introduced the series’ showrunners and Luffy himself, Iaki Godoy, before delving into the sets being built for the series. Most notably, the sets feature several massive ships on which numerous sequences will be shot.
The appeal of One Piece is indisputable, though, and if Netflix can please its devoted fans while drawing in new viewers, the live-action TV adaptation of One Piece might be a huge success. One Piece on Netflix has been a hot topic for a while, and Eiichiro Oda initially revealed it in 2020.