The Twitter account of One piece published an image that suggests that the adaptation of the manga to the Netflix series will soon give news.
The relationship between Japanese anime fans and Netflix is sometimes a bit strained. On the one hand, we are obviously full of gratitude for having been touched by the grace of jewels like crying devil man (and by Masaaki Yuasa). On the other hand, it is difficult to forget the work accidents that were the adaptations of cowboy hoot or Death Noteoscillating between lukewarm and excessively literal adaptations, or on the contrary bordering on blasphemy.
And if the means implemented by Netflix (up to building life-size ships, including the famous Vogue Merry) and the presence of the mangaka Eiichiro Oda within the production has something to reassure us about this One Piece Netflix sauce, we are still worried. In particular because of the very unique character of the work, within which we find school humor or powers that can be a magnet for bizarre visual effects. But since the machine is working, this is the official account of One piece who teased an upcoming event with several images, including one that caught our attention.
— ONE PIECEスタッフ【公式】/ Official (@Eiichiro_Staff) March 21, 2022
You don’t have to be called Conan Edogawa to crack this riddle. If the text talks about the arrival of other photos and the link between a toquilla straw hat and what looks like a port, we quickly recognize that it is Cape Town, a city in South Africa where the live-action adaptation is filmed made on Netflix.
The tweet also states that something is going to happen on March 28 (the release date of the long-awaited chapter 1044 of the manga, by the way). Which suggests the arrival of a potential trailer for the series ? It’s possible, and in the absence of a trailer, perhaps we could be rewarded with a shorter video or image featuring all the main characters in their costumes. It is also a privileged track insofar as filming, long postponed due to the pandemic, only began in January 2022.
Forget Kaido, the series will focus on meeting the crew
As a reminder, this is Iñaki Godoy (Who killed Sarah?) who will officiate as the Straw Hat, while Mackenyu (Pacific Rim: Uprising) will play the swordsman with the worst orientation, Zoro. Emily Rudd (fear street) will camp the venal Nami, while Jacob Gibson (Green leaf) and Taz Skylar (War crime) will play the marksman Usopp and cordon bleu Sanji respectively.
And we’re a little scared. If the series has already revealed the palette of characters that it will include in the story, thus revealing that it will focus for its first season on the beginning of the series that narrates the meeting of the crew, hard not to imagine the difficulties of adapting back arches like Skypeaor show convincing effects when it comes to Zoan-type devil fruit users (imagine Rob Lucci in live action, there you go, scared).
We are also curious in the writing, what would be the arcs that they would like to see adapted, or on the contrary that they would not like Netflix to grab? If obviously we are all under the spell of Water Seven, we are very afraid to see him adapted and lose his iconic character on our side.