The One Piece Netflix TV series continues its path, but apparently this is not intended to be a copy of the anime, making some changes to the narrative and other elements of the series, according to reports from some of the insiders.
Nicole Hirsch Whitaker, the director in charge of directing much of the series and in particular the first story arc, reported that her One Piece “will not be the carbon copy of the anime”, specifying that it will have its own and specific characteristics.
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This is also quite logical, if you think that it is a live action series and therefore necessarily distant from the animated original.
Not that it is destined not to be faithful: Whitaker seems to have studied the entire animated series intensively in order to have a deep knowledge of One Piece, but the intention is to also impart a style of its own to the new Netflix production. .
The opening story, in any case, should cover the first part of the anime and focus on the East Sea saga, although it is unclear how much of this will fit into a live action production, given the large extent of Eiichiro Oda’s original story. .
“There will always be fans and critics, you can’t please everyone but in the end, the most important thing is the story,” Whitaker said. “If there is no story, or if it doesn’t catch the audience, there is nothing to be done. We can only hope that what we are doing will be able to capture the attention of a new audience and that people can find it fascinating and interesting “.
Meanwhile, we’ve seen six new actors to cast, plus the announcement of the one who plays Shanks and the actor cast for young Luffy.