Not too long ago, the first images have found their way online of Alvida’s ship which will be used in Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece. It was from the distance so you didn’t get a good look at it, but luckily Twitter user @BantuKingu shared a video from up close. Not only is it our best look yet, but it also gives us an update that they are indeed adding some color to the ship. If you look closely you can even see the red on the sails that would replicate the hearts the Miss Love Duck had in the manga and anime. It’s also impressive how big the ship is, which might probably only end up used in a few scenes. You can check it out here:
It does seem like they are making some changes to the original design, such as the swan head being pink rather than white. In the anime, the entire ship was. The fact they are going for practical effects instead of simply adding it in post also a sign they care about bringing this series fully to life. It seems they are still busy preparing for the shoot, which is understandable considering how much time it might take to get one of these ships ready for the production. Here’s hoping we might also get a good look at other ships as they continue building them ahead of the production start.