The adaptation of one piece Netflix is a tribute to the original manga by Eiichiro Oda, so it tries adapt it as faithfully as possible. However, it changes some of its most popular parts, in order to make the story more understandable. The work, which spans more than 24 years of broadcast and 1074 chapters, spans dozens of sagas and plot arcs. So the group of writers headed by Tom Hyndman had to decide which of the hundreds of adventures available would make it to the series. Which includes the origin story of luffy (Iñaki Gody) and his intrepid group of pirates.
This caused major and minor changes in the way of ordering the available material. All with the aim that it can be enjoyed by both the biggest fans and new audiences. So it tells, in broad strokes, the premise of a lost magical treasure, which will make whoever discovers its location the king of the pirates. What causes an immense group of corsairs, of all origins, jump into the sea in search of.
Now, although in essence it is the same as the anime, the adaptation of one piece on Netflix, it orders the information differently. By comparison, the changes help make small screen storytelling faster and more fluid. But, nevertheless, there are a large number of details that introduce characters at the wrong time or divert major events to unexpected moments.
The East Blue Saga of one piece
The first series of one piece It is made up of six arcs, four of which are covered by the Netflix adaptation. Each of this group of episodes encompasses different and self-conclusive events, which gradually connect with each other. By the end of this first part of the story, most of the main characters have been introduced or fully introduced into the story. Something that the platform series also does, although synthesizing most of the plot.
Overall, the first two episodes don’t deviate too much from the first arc of the series. East Blue Saga. Specifically, it shows the death of Goal D.Roger (Michael Dorman) and the beginning of the pirate treasure hunt, one piece. But, once luffy arrives at Shells Town and meets Zoro (Arata Mackenyú), helmeppo (Aidan Scott) and the Captain Morgan (Langley Kirkwood), the narrative undergoes modifications.
One of the most striking is that the group of criminals, known as Barokku Wakusu, is introduced in fiction almost immediately. In the manga, it takes over 100 episodes to appear. Also, there are small decisions involved in how to locate luffand when Zoro is facing helmeppo and is captured by the evil Morgan. In fact, it is the latter who is robbed of the map of grand lineinstead of Buggy the Clown (Jeff Ward). Also, Vice Admiral Garp (Vincent Regan), who takes more than two arcs to become part of the story, appears in the first chapter of one piece.
Another variation that may surprise manga fans is what surrounds the Straw Hats when they arrive at Orange City. Once there, they discover that Buggy He took over the town and enslaved its inhabitants.
In the anime, all this happens in five episodes. Which implies that the action in the Netflix series becomes much easier. That caused it to be removed Mohjithe right hand of the evil clown and the local dog, chouchou. At the same time, that all the action took place inside a tent and that the various henchmen of the pirate clownwere included as cameos or directly ignored by the main plot.
How the Straw Hats get the Going Merry
The biggest transformations in the story of one piece, they happen right in the two episodes that condense this part of the story. So, the way the Straw Hats manage to get the Going Merryhis first ship, is substantially different from how it is narrated in the manga.
To begin with, the disease Lady Kaya (Celeste Loots) changes origin. In the manga, she becomes weak after crying inconsolably over the death of her parents. In the Netflix adaptation, she is poisoned by her butler, Klahadore/Kuro (Alexander Maniatis). This is the leader of the Black Cat Pirates, whose group is eliminated in its entirety, except for two members. The argument also makes the christening of the first ship of the crew of luffy. The reason is that the character merry he dies, and in his memory, the future home of the young hero’s group is baptized.
But the most dramatic change (and one that affects, to some extent, its impact), is the revelation that Vice Admiral Garp is the grandfather of luffy. In the manga and anime, the data is discovered, it happens much later, and it has considerable importance. in the series of Netflix It occurs at the end of episode four and without further complication.
The changes in Baratie
The moment when luffy and his crew meet Sanji (Taz Skylar), their new chef, might surprise anime fans. On one side, the famous marine restaurant cheapness comes to the adaptation one piece with the same appearance that he offers in the manga. In other words, a huge building in the middle of the sea, with spaces and a whole marina for clients. But, at the other extreme, what happens inside is different in many ways from the original.
In the fifth chapter of one piece on netflix, luffy ends up being retained in the cheapness, after eating and not canceling their bills. On the contrary, in the original material, he pays for the damage caused to the restaurant when he arrives aboard the Going Merry for the first time. A curious point —particularly because it is one of his most important appearances— the character Don Krieg (Milton Schorr) is eliminated. Which implies, that there is no trace of the battle of the crew of luffy against him or his companions.
Instead, he makes his first appearance Fishman Arlong (McKinley Belcher III), who arrives in search of the map in the possession of the Straw Hats. Another well-known figure that is included in the adaptation is Dracule Mihawk (Steven Ward), sent in search of luffy. Which contradicts the anime version, in which the dangerous pirate arrived at the marine restaurant while he was trying to find Don Krieg.
In the seventh and eighth chapter of one piecethe last arc contained in the adaptation, follows the crew’s attempts to luffy for rescuing Nami (Emily Rudd). As explained in episode six, the girl, with a knack for navigation, betrayed the crew of the ship. Going Merry. But, in reality, it is an enslaving pact that the character maintains with Arlong.
The script decides, then, to soon explain the reason why, the race of the Fishman, to which the latter belongs, hates human beings. At the same time, delve into the appalling conditions they lived at the hands of their exploiters. A point that is only revealed much later in the anime.
Finally, the confrontation between Garp and luffyoccur in the adaptation, much earlier than in the source material. What can be anticlimactic, facing a possible second season and the exploration of the past of the main character of the story.