Netflix is developing a live-action One Piece adaptation, but recent revelations about Luffy’s Devil Fruit could turn Netflix’s story upside down.
Warning: future spoilers for A piece squad
Shocking revelations about the true nature of Luffy’s Devil Fruit could cause headaches for Netflix’s upcoming movie. A piece TV series. Eiichiro Oda since 1997 A piece excited fans in both anime and manga formats. The story follows Monkey D. Luffy, captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, on his quest to find the ancient legendary treasure known as the “One Piece” and earn the title of “Pirate King”. Enjoying immense popularity both in Japan and overseas, A piece Watched over 1,000 anime episodes and 1,000 manga episodes – and the ending still doesn’t feel particularly close.
Netflix is currently developing a live-action A piece TV series from Steven Maeda and Matt Owens starring Iñaki Godoy as Luffy. The first four Straw Hats were also cast (Zoro, Sanji, Nami, and Usopp) and supporting characters such as Koby, Buggy, and Arlong. A piece It will be drawn from the first manga chapters of Eiichiro Oda. As such, season 1 will almost inevitably show how Luffy acquires his famous Gomu-Gomu Devil Fruit powers – the moment his younger self innocently eats a strange purple fruit held by the Red Hair Stalks and suddenly finds his body flexing like rubber.
Until recently, A pieceThe biggest challenge in translating Luffy’s background into live-action was making the rubber sleeves look believable, but episode 1044 of Eiichiro Oda’s manga poses an even bigger hurdle. for 25 years, A piece He claimed that Luffy’s Devil Fruit was a paramecia type Gomu-Gomu (Gum Gum) fruit. Apparently this was a concocted story by the World Government to hide its true title – the legendary fruit of the zoan Hito-Hito (Human-Human), model: Nika. The real reason Luffy’s body was yawning was because Sun God Nika had a rubber body and this feature was the first level unlocked after Luffy ate the legendary zoan Devil Fruit. Since then, Luffy has been slowly developing the hidden power of his fruit, until Nika finally awakens during the battle against Kaido.
This groundbreaking reveal completely reframes Luffy’s origin story and features Netflix live-action. A piece a problem. When Iñaki Godoy debuts in episode 1, he starts throwing his nervous arms around him and proudly declares, “I ate gum-gum fruit,” audiences will already be thinking, “no, you didn’t. “When flashbacks show a panicked Shanks because “Luffy ate the Gum-Gum fruit.,” the audience will respond sincerely, “No, he didn’t.” By the time Netflix released it A piece at the premieres, the actual anime about Luffy’s Devil Fruit would air in the form of the actual anime, meaning almost anyone who watches the live-action adaptation will be aware that this important aspect of Luffy’s origin story is a lie, undermining the story Maeda and Owens are trying to recreate.