In an interview with Collider, a production designer for One Piece live-action, Richard Bridgland asked Eiichiro Oda a question that the author himself had never thought of.
The question was brought up when Bridgland was working with cinematographer Nicole Whitaker during pre-production.
This question was paramount to deciding what the live-action series would look like, and it was regarding lighting.
Bridgland said that when it comes to lighting, an anime series can get away with it by just fabricating its own light through the hands of the artist, while in black and white, it only needs to make a distinction between night and day.
In live-action, lighting is not as simple. So Bridgland asked Oda whether there was electricity in the world. As he needs electricity in the world for lighting; otherwise, everything would be candlelight and fire, making it monotonous.
Eiichiro Oda replied by saying,” That’s such a good question.”
Bridgland further adds that Oda himself had never thought of it in such a bold way.
Richard Bridgland also asked the author if they could use a manga element, “Cola Power,” as a substitute for electricity.
Oda decided to hold back, as that is something that appears later in the series, and just use electricity.
Netflix’s One Piece live adaptation was released on August 31 with eight episodes.
The adaptation follows the original manga and covers the events of Arlong Park.
Matt Owens will be the show’s writer, while Becky Clements and Steven Maeda will serve as executive producers.
Adelstein revealed in a video message displayed at Jump Festa in 2017 that the live-action television adaptation of the One Piece manga will commence with the ‘East Blue arc’ and extend it from there.
Netflix exclusively streams the live-action series. Eiichiro Oda will serve as an executive producer.
Netflix has been substantially investing in animation and live-action adaptations. The corporation has announced a Yu Yu Hakusho series for 2023.
The tale of One Piece takes place on a parallel Earth when the ‘Golden Age of Pirates’ is in full swing.
The seas are ruled by ruthless pirates, and only the strongest can claim the legendary ‘One Piece’ fortune left behind by the greatest pirate of them, Gol D. Roger.
Years after Gol D. Roger’s death, Monkey D. Luffy dreams of establishing his own crew, locating One Piece, and becoming the Pirate King.
Luffy has incredible strength and agility after eating a devil’s fruit that turns his body into rubber.
He leaves Foosha Village in East Blue on his epic expedition to become the next Pirate King.