New images from the set of Netflix’s live-action One Piece adaptation have surfaced, revealing a look at the Going Merry. Based on the images, the show is going for a more realistic design.
Previously surfaced images offered a tease of the ship that suggested some changes would be made to the design. Now the new look at the iconic vessel has revealed some significant adjustments. The most notable of which is that the Going Merry’s masthead is different. While the manga and anime feature a smiling goat, the live-action version is much more realistic and appears to be screaming.
First published in 1997, One Piece is written and illustrated by Eichiro Oda. The series is still in print today and has spawned a massive media franchise, including an anime series that first aired in 1999, a number of films, and several video games. In 2021 One Piece became the best-selling manga series in history, with 490 million copies in circulation.
The series is set to star Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibbs as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. With production currently underway, it has not been announced when the show will debut on Netflix.
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