- Creator Eiichiro Oda has requested that there be no romance novels in the live-action adaptation of No Love Story One piecewhich disappoints those hoping for a relationship between Nami and Zoro.
- The original anime series also didn’t place an emphasis on romantic pairings, so it makes sense that Oda would want to stay true to that in the live-action version as well.
- Despite the lack of romance, One piece has become a major Netflix hit, debuting as the platform’s top show in 84 countries and likely securing future seasons.
One piece Fans have been fascinated by the live-action adaptation of the manga series since it debuted on Netflix in late August. However, anyone who hopes that the relationship between Nami and Zoro will develop into more than just a friendship will be bitterly disappointed, as there will be no romantic liaisons in the series at the express wish of the creator Eiichiro Oda.
While every series is normally expected to feature intimate scenes between characters, there will be none of the like in this live-action show. When speaking to TV line Recently, co-showrunner Steven Maeda explained that fans who have sensed the romantic vibes between the characters of Emily Rudd and Mackenyu are seeing things that are definitely not being teased. He said:
“One of the mandates of [manga creator] Eiichiro Oda was against romance in the crew. That’s a definite no as far as the manga and the live action show go… It was because the chemistry between them was just great. But that was certainly not the intention. One of the fun things about television is what you read into it and what you bring with you when you watch a show.”
Romance isn’t the order of the day in the original anime series, which spans over 1000 chapters, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Oda insisted on not changing this in a live-action version, just for the sake of part of the series to delight audiences who may not be familiar with the original series. However, with expectations set from the start, this should mean that fans can just sit back and enjoy the show without having to worry about the threat of a “won’t-they-be-they” storyline.
One Piece has become another big Netflix hit.
While adapting every popular animated work into live action can be tricky terrain — just ask Disney — Netflix seems to have gone all out with its treasure-hunting pirate gang. The series debuted as the best Netflix series in no fewer than 84 countries, beating both countries stranger things And Wednesday one to become the undisputed debut king of the streaming platform.
Currently there is no green light from Netflix for a second season, but we’ve already seen this on Wednesday and other shows that have become very popular very quickly. The chances of One piece In fact, they’re about as thin as Disney’s live-action adaptation of Snow White, and not as controversial upon release as they were during development.
The fans made sure of that One piece will go down in history as one of the biggest series of 2023, and with literally over 1000 animated episodes the series could go for quite a while as long as it continues to deliver big numbers from the upcoming seasons, which will surely be coming up soon the market.