A new live-action One Piece poster reveals a design change for the Going Merry ship. An adaptation of the ongoing manga, the live-action Netflix series will follow the adventures of the fugitive Straw Hat Pirates as they sail the treacherous oceans in search of the titular mythical treasure that will make their captain, Monkey D. Luffy, the next Pirate King. The live-action One Piece cast includes Iñaki Godoy as Luffy and Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar as the rest of his crew.
Today, a new poster for Netflix’s live-action One Piece show was revealed ahead of its scheduled 2023 premiere. Check it out below:
Shared by One Piece Spoilers on Twitter, the poster features the Going Merry ship front and center, revealing its new design for the live-action Netflix show. The poster includes Japanese text on the right side border and a tagline, “The pirates are coming,” across the top in English.
One Piece’s Going Merry Design Change Explained
In One Piece, the Going Merry is the first full-sized ship possessed by the Straw Hat Pirates, which was gifted to them as a reward for defending Syrup Village against the Black Cat Pirates and serves as their main method of transportation across the Grand Line. The ship has a distinct design, modeled after Kaya’s butler Merry, with a sheep as its figurehead. In Netflix’s live-action adaptation, the sheep is smiling wide with an open mouth. The Going Merry is beloved by the crew and fans of the manga, so Netflix better tread carefully in changing its design too much.
Early last year, One Piece set photos showed several large pirate ships being constructed for Netflix’s live-action show. Those ships appeared to be the Miss Love Duck, a large pink ship with a duck as a figurehead, and The Dreadnaught Sabre, based on the sheer size of the ship, both recreated with a high degree of accuracy to the manga. Now that multiple One Piece posters have been revealed, hopefully the first trailer for Netflix’s live-action adaptation is coming soon.
Source: One Piece Spoilers/Twitter