ONE Chopper live-action version of One Piece drawing by none other than Eiichiro Oda was revealed in the latest One Piece Episode 107, along with comments on the success of the live-action. Chopper’s design in the Netflix adaptation has yet to be officially revealed. “The live-action version of ONE PIECE has been released and received many positive reviews around the world, which makes me very happy,” Oda said. “It suddenly occurred to me that the actor who plays Luffy – Iñaki-kun, as well as the others, are about to become big Hollywood stars. That means I’ll be friends with Hollywood stars! Isn’t that amazing? I hope the actors don’t forget me (tears). Okay, time for the usual painting in my room!! Episode 107 is about to start- yay!!”
Enlarged image of Chopper live-action One Piece drawn by Eiichiro Oda
Of course, while Oda has a huge say in the live-action adaptation of his manga, any depiction of Chopper in live-action One Piece should be taken with a grain of salt. Filming on season 2 has not yet begun due to a dispute between SAG-AFTRA and the studio. So screen tests with Chopper and the actors have not yet taken place. However, the script for One Piece season 2 is complete, according to comments from Tomorrow Studios CEO Marty Adelstein on September 7.
Netflix’s live-action One Piece is inspired by Eiichiro Oda’s original manga of the same name, which first began publication in July 1997. One Piece is the best-selling manga of all time with over 500 million copies in circulation. . The latest volume 107 featuring Chopper went on sale in Japan on November 2, 2023 and can be purchased here. The Netflix adaptation first aired on August 31, 2023, and was released to critical acclaim, Anime Corner’s Marko concluded in his review: My Overall Impressions As for the live-action ONE PIECE, the departures from the source material were welcome and I enjoyed all the episodes. The series follows the original story with some interesting variations to fit the medium, and it really feels like a quality adaptation in every way. Not forgetting the introduction of unique and incredible bonuses, as well as the interesting logo variations. The cast captivated me quickly and I really wanted to see more! Keep smoking!
Netflix describes the series: With a straw hat and a ragtag crew, young pirate Monkey D. Luffy goes on an epic journey in search of treasure in this live-action adaptation of the popular manga this language.
Source: Official Manga © Eiichiro Oda / Shueisha / Toei Animation