As everyone knows, One Piece has recently gotten a live-action adaptation and to most people’s surprise, It was actually really good. In only the first week, One Piece has reached number 1 on Netflix‘s global top 10 series with 18.5M views.
One Piece went on for only 8 episodes and managed to adapt most of the East Blue saga, with Nami and Zoro’s introduction in Episode 1, Orange Town arc in Episode 2, Syrup Village arc in Episodes 3 and 4, Baratie arc in Episodes 5 and 6 and then finally the Arlong Park arc in episode 7 and 8.
There was one more arc in East Blue that wasn’t adapted which was the Loguetown arc and we finally know why thanks to the Showrunner. See below.
Why Loguetown Arc Wasn’t In One Piece
While Loguetown didn’t get its arc in this season, we did get to see it during the opening of Episode 1 when Gol D. Roger got executed.
We also did get a teaser of the arc once the final episode ended as we got a shot of Smoker who is a central part of the Loguetown arc.
ScreenRant were able to interview the Executive Producer Steven Maeda and get some information on why Loguetown wasn’t included.
Maeda said they weren’t able to do Loguetown because ‘they needed two more episodes’, there wasn’t enough budget to be able to tell the story they wanted to.
“There wasn’t the screen time,” Maeda told Screen Rant. “There wasn’t room in the eight episodes to do it the way that it deserved to be done.”
They Tried But It Felt Rushed
The showrunner confirmed with Screen Rant that they tried to fit it in, but due to the episode count limitation, it felt like they were “rushing”.
“It was a very expensive build,” Maeda added before expressing that not being able to utilize it properly in season one was “a regret for sure.”
One Piece season one is available to stream on Netflix.
Source: Screen Rant