Fans had been holding their breath, but they can now breath a sigh of relief with the release of One Piece on Netflix, as the show has been getting a lot of great buzz online. A lot of people seem to be loving the live-action take on Eiichiro Oda’s world of pirates, and we have a new behind-the-scenes look at how the series was brought to life.
While the series does have a lot of special effects for all the characters and their powers, a lot of the production is surprisingly practical, from the actions scenes to the prosthetics of the fish-men. It’s also apparent that there are a lot of practical sets for Luffy and his crew to walk around like the inside of the Marine base and the deck of the Going Merry.
Though a lot of people were worried that the show would have a lot of story to catch up on (One Piece the manga has been going on for 25 years), the live-action series seems to be shuffling the timeline around, having Luffy meet Nami and Zoro at the same time and introducing his grandfather and the Pirate Warlords early in the game.
Hopefully we don’t have to wait until the fourth season for the Straw Hats to gather the crew that it has in the manga. Fans are still worried if the show will manage to catch-up with its CG, especially with a character like Chopper, who wasn’t even brought in this season.
Fingers crossed we get an update on the following season soon. One Piece is now streaming on Netflix.