After a long wait, we finally got our first look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of One Piece. While the posters only give us a glimpse, it means we’re about to see more from it as the months go by for this adaptation. People are still nervous, as with any live-action adaptation of a popular manga or anime, but there is something promising about this offering, especially how enthusiastic the already existing fanbase is.
@OP_Netflix_Fan and @OPLAfandom have seemingly uncovered a variety of set props that hint at different locations that’ll be featured in the live-action adaptation. Among these various props, the one that stands out the most is the Tangerine signs for Nami’s hometown, Coco Village. In the anime, it was known as Cocoyasi Village but shortened to Coco Village in the VIZ manga adaptation and the infamous 4Kids dub. It may still be named Cocoyasi but shortened for the adaptation.
The next are two signs that are supposedly from Loguetown. One is a caffé and a pizzeria. The interesting thing here is the name “Dei Nuovi Inizi” which translates to “Of New Beginnings” fitting for Loguetown which acts as a prologue and epilogue to those journeying from and to the Grand Line.
Last but not least, we have a familiar location already teased during last year’s Geeked Week. We saw the neon sign for Party’s Bar situated in Windmill Village, the hometown of Luffy. It’s run by Makino and plays a big part in Luffy’s origin story. While the image of the Cocktail menu doesn’t reveal anything, if you look closely you’ll see they are using the Berry symbol, which confirms it’ll keep the in-universe currency for the adaptation. It’s a bit hard to make out but you can see the top of the same symbol used in the manga.
It’s definitely exciting to get a little glimpse behind the scenes as we continue the build-up toward the official release. We’ll have to see how long the wait will be until we get another glimpse at the project, but you can explore our feature on when the promotion might truly kick off by clicking here.