Objectively speaking, the new Netflix series One Piece, based on the beloved manga by Eichiro Oda, has some stylistic and directorial flaws, but in general it works. It lacks the manga's epicness in some moments (but hopefully the success will give a higher budget to improve some details), but ultimately it excites and moves even those who haven't read the manga.
From a subjective and personal point of view, for me who loved the manga (I've been following it for 2 years now), the series moved me, it took me back in time to my adolescence, when I ran every month to the newsstand to buy the manga.
I waited with trepidation for these moments. Then came comic books and the internet and social media. But seeing this series made me feel again that magic of being a carefree teenager running to the newsstand to buy his favorite series.
The characters are perfectly characterized, faithful to the manga, as well as the choices to slightly distort the plot, adapt it to the complex, light-hearted and colorful world created by Oda, emphasizing epic and emotions, tears and struggles.
I eagerly await the second season.
What you need to know about One Piece
In July 2017, Hiroyuki Nakano announced that Tomorrow Studios and Shūeisha would begin production on a live-action television adaptation of Eiichirō Oda's One Piece manga as part of the series' 20th anniversary celebrations.
Saga of the East Sea. In January 2020, Oda announced that the series had received a production order from Netflix, with a first season consisting of ten episodes. In September 2021, the first logo of the series was released.
In the same month it was reported that Marc Jobst would direct the pilot episode. In November 2021, some of the main characters were announced: Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Lar as Sanji.
In June 2022 Langley Kirkwood joined the cast as Captain Morgan and Chioma Umeala as Nojiko. It was revealed in February 2023 that Stevel Marc had been cast as Yasop. Filming began on January 31, 2022 and concluded on the following August 22.
A portion of them took place in Cape Town, South Africa, at the Cape Town Film Studios. The plot said: "Most of the world in which One Piece is set is covered by four immense oceans and a single strip of land that runs across the planet from north-west to south-east.
Perpendicular to the continent is the Great Line, a section of the ocean populated by terrible monsters and equally violent pirate crews, some of which endowed with supernatural powers donated by the fruits of the devil.Fighting the pirates is the Navy, the armed wing of the World Government.
Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body has taken on the properties of rubber after having inadvertently ingested a devil fruit, wants to become the king of the Pirates and above all to find the One Piece, the fabulous treasure hidden by the previous King of the Pirates, Gold Roger , on an unknown island at the end of the Rotta Maggiore. Luffy then puts together a crew and goes on an adventure with them."
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