One Piece: the producer reveals the secret to giving life to Luffy’s powers

The anime and manga series A piece It has won a legion of fans around the world with its emotional story and unique characters.

Now the Netflix brought the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his friends to the screen in a live-action series.

However, one of the biggest challenges the production team faced was how to adapt the main character’s stretching powers to look realistic.

Studying things that stretch

Luffy ate the Gomu Gomu no Mi, the devil fruit that gave him a body with elastic properties. With this he can lengthen, shorten, inflate parts of his body at will.

In an interview for the comic booksthe manufacturer Steve Madea reported the work of the One Piece live-action team to create Luffy’s powers imagined by Eiichiro Oda.

Maeda said the team studied movies and TV shows with stretch effects to understand how to apply them to series.

“(…) is that we’ve watched enough movies and TV shows about rubber bands to see the effect very well, but in some shows there were some choices made that we thought wouldn’t work for us and either helped or hurt the idea that this was actually an elastic power. One of the things we did was set some ground rules for ourselves when it came to elastic powers.”

How to make Luffy’s powers realistic

Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) fights against the navy in One Piece: The Series (Disclosure / Netflix)
Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) fights against the navy in One Piece: The Series (Disclosure / Netflix)

Next, Steve Madea explained the work to make Luffy’s elastic powers as realistic as possible through the use of special effects.

“In stretching Luffy, we knew we had the ability to do world-class special effects, but how do we make them not look fake? Because this effect sometimes looks fake, even when it’s done very well. And part of the process was that I fought hard to get it, which is when we see elastic power, it’s fast. It doesn’t last as long as it could.”

The product addresses the idea of ​​using vertical stretching movements, prioritizing dynamic movements towards or away from the viewer.

“And the other thing is that we really made an effort not to transmit the power of the rubber to the screen or vertically to the screen. Everything had to come towards you or away from you, and I think that helped make it a little more kinetic.”

Luffy improves his powers throughout the story, being able to stretch and increase his body until it reaches colossal size. We just have to wait for the next seasons to find out how the live-action team will behave A piece he will take care of it.

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The producer shared the work of bringing the “stretch pirate” powers to life in the Netflix series.
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