Netflix has shared a first look at its live-action One Piece series showing off some of its amazing life-size pirate ship sets.
The two-minute clip is introduced by Iñaki Godoy (who plays protagonist Luffy) alongside showrunners Steve Maeda and Matt Owens before a concept art reel is shown. The final image – the Baratie Bar from One Piece’s East Blue story arc – is removed to reveal the huge ship being built in real life, retaining all the wacky and colorful details from Eiichiro Oda’s manga.
A timelapse and later clips show Baratie Bar being built piece by piece, from its gigantic fish-head bow to the bar itself inside. A handful of other sets are also shown, including a rickety pirate town and brief glimpses of a few other One Piece ships, including Miss Love Duck and the Going Merry.
The creators explain that some of the sets took several weeks to build due to the level of attention required. The Baratie Bar ship is also surrounded by floating docks and is described as a “massive” location.
The series only started production in February and Netflix hasn’t given any indication of a release date or window, so One Piece probably won’t be released anytime soon, despite being first announced. in 2017 before being confirmed by Netflix in 2020.
Alongside Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu plays Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd plays Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson plays Usopp, and Taz Skylar plays Sanji.
The additional cast also includes Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.
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