Over the years, Netflix has brought several anime adaptations to life, with titles such as Castlevania and Cowboy Bebop helping to expand the streaming service’s library. One Piece, the Netflix series that will bring Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates to the “real world” for the first time, is perhaps the biggest unknown when it comes to future live-action anime adaptations on the platform. While no trailers or footage have leaked for the upcoming production, showrunner Matt Owens has continued making the rounds and dropped some new info for fans to review.
The first season of the upcoming One Piece adaptation for the West will reportedly run for ten episodes, putting many fans at ease because the original creator of the Shonen franchise, Eiichiro Oda, is acting as an executive producer for the series, implying that the mangaka has some serious say over the television series. With the upcoming film ostensibly covering the East Blue Saga, the initial arc in which Luffy first encountered several of the Straw Hats, fans can expect to see Usopp, Nami, Sanji, and Zoro join the rubber-bodied swashbuckler.
Check out the One Piece Live-Action update below:
In a new interview, showrunner Matt Owens expressed his excitement for viewers to see the live-action version of the “Help Me” Scene from One Piece’s first episodes, in which the mapmaker Nami asked Luffy for assistance in fighting the fish-man Arlong.
For those who need a refresher on the “Help Me” scene, it remains a pivotal moment in Luffy and Nami’s relationship, as the map-maker attempts to break free from the fish men who have forced her to make Grand Line maps for them. Threatening to wipe out her town’s population, Luffy places his Straw Hat on Nami’s head and sets out to defeat Arlong, resulting in one of the series’ most epic battles.
The help me scene… was a showstopper. It was an incredibly heart-warming moment, and if that’s the scene we’re supposed to look forward to, then we’re off to a good start. What do you think of this new spoiler?