‘One Piece’ Review – One of Us
Is this live action adaptation as good as the anime? Find out in the One of Us crew’s One Piece review.
King of the pirates Gold Roger (Michael Dorman) had fame and fortune beyond imagination. Before his execution he declared to all dreamers that his fortune was all there for the taking. You just have to find it first. A golden age of pirates has begun and sailors of all walks of life have set sail towards the grand line to claim Gold Roger’s fortune and become king of the pirates. Eiichiro Oda’s legendary ongoing manga OnePiece has been adapted into a Netflix live action series by Steven Maeda and Matt Owens.
Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) , a carefree vagabond in a dingy, has made a promise to one day become king of the pirates. All he needs is a hardy crew and a map of the grand line. Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu) has three swords and the ambition to be the greatest swordsman of all time. Nami (Emily Rudd) has a past, some secrets, and a love of cartography. Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson) has tall tales of epic adventures but has never been on one of his own, but with his trusty slingshot his aim is as sharp as his tongue is silver.
Lastly Sanji (Taz Skylar) is a chef with a nose for food and an eye for beautiful ladies. He wants to find an ancient legendary fish and cook the perfect meal. These strangers become friends, and then pirates, and face up against the swashbuckling wanted criminals of the sea. Amongst them are a circus themed pirate named Buggy (Jeff Ward), a fish man leading a revolution against land lubbers named Arlong (McKinney Belcher III) and they’ll also be chased by the law, specifically an old Navy Marine named Garp who knows Luffy more than most.
One Piece Review
Bradly, Dogget, and Matt break open the mead, eat some lemons, and discuss the success of anime adaptations, sing the praises of what the show accomplishes where other anime live action has failed, and together wonder what the OnePiece treasure could be.
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