One Piece: a first look at the pirate ships of the series in live action

The new images were taken by Twitter user @Risebito and shared by One Piece fan account @OP_Netflix_Fan. According to the description, the footage was taken at film studios in Cape Town, South Africa, where the new series is being filmed. Although the photos were taken from a distance, they appear to show several tall mast sailboats in different stages of construction. The fuller ship bears a strong resemblance to the Miss Love Duck, the uniquely decorated pirate ship run by “Iron Mace” Alvida, one of the first antagonistic pirate captains Luffy meets on his journey. You can also see the structure of a larger ship; Although it is clearly still in the early stages of construction, the shape and size of the ship has given rise to speculation that it may be the flagship of Kreig’s pirate armada, the Dreadnaught Saber.

La série One Piece en live-action was first announced in 2017. The series is produced by Netflix and Tomorrow Studios, the production company behind the recent live-action series Cowboy Bebop. The series will feature Iñaki Godoy, of Go, Youth! and Who Killed Sara? as the Straw Hat protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy. Godoy will be joined by Boiling Point’s Taz Skylar as Chef Sanji and Sonny Chiba’s son Mackenyu (Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter, Chihayafuru, Pacific Rim: Uprising) as swordsman Roronoa Zoro. Emily Rudd (Fear Street, Hunters) will play the team’s fashionable sailor, Nami, and Jacob Romero Gibson (Greenleaf, All Rise) will play Usopp. Steve Maeda (Lost, X-Files) and Matt Owens (Agents of SHIELD) will be the lead writers and showrunners for the series.

All serial anime adaptations are treated with some trepidation by fans, but fans of the Straw Hat Pirate can rest a bit more knowing that original One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda will be executive producer. of serial adaptation. Oda is also known to be heavily involved in the production of the anime adaptation of his manga, and it looks like he’ll be involved in the new Netflix reboot as well. The author of the manga has already released a statement about the series: “It will take a little longer to make this series, but we will continue to do our best to deliver a series that we are sure will be appreciated. by everyone all over the world! “.

Originally published over 24 years ago, Oda’s One Piece is today the best-selling manga series of all time, with around half a billion copies circulating worldwide. The manga released its 1,000th chapter and 100th volume in 2021, while the anime adaptation aired its 1,000th episode. Despite the series’ immense popularity, Oda and publisher Shueisha have announced that the series is about to end.