On August 24, Netflix released two images related to the One Piece series online. Among these, there is a picture showing the character Garp standing in front of a snail.
Netflix’s live-action film One Piece is coming after more than 7 years of production, with a release date slated for August 31.
On the official Netflix Twitter account (now called X), it was revealed for the first time about the Communication Snail (also known as Den Den Mushi) in the live-action One Piece series. The challenging appearance of the messenger snails in the image has made the fan community wonder about their authenticity.
Netflix has revealed the image of a messenger snail in the live-action One Piece, causing controversy among fans.
Den Den Mushi, a unique creation of the One Piece world created by Eiichiro Oda, acts as a communication device, similar to telephones and communication technology in the real world.
These screws come in many shapes and sizes, representing specific functions. Some are for voice communications, while others are capable of transmitting live images, like video calls. There’s even a special Den Den Mushi that the World Government and Marines use for secure communication.’
These snails work by recreating the speaker’s facial expressions and tone of voice, which is transmitted to the receiver on the other side.
The live-action One Piece image revealing the messenger snail has caused a lot of controversy because their skin is designed in too much detail, different from the style in the anime.
Furthermore, the second image shows a person feeding snails, which has never been seen in the One Piece manga/anime.
Maybe the live-action film will exploit creative freedom, possibly changing both the appearance and personality of the snail. However, some fans are feeling worried.
Of course, there are still fans who applaud this design and eagerly await the scene of the messenger snail in action. One fan shared: “The Netflix adaptation of One Piece was a hit with me, because they showed the amazing Den Den Mushi snail. They didn’t hesitate, dared to challenge the jams of reality, and they did. did that. I like them very much.”
Another expressed excitement: “I’m really excited to see how they customize the appearance of the messenger snail to reflect the user. In the anime it’s always fun, and in the live-action version it’s always fun. more interesting.”
Initial information shows that the live-action One Piece series has sent the first six episodes to a number of critics for preview, and the reviews have been quite positive.
With a large investment from Netflix, the appearance of the message snail can meet the audience’s expectations for the harmony between the reproduction of the caller’s facial expressions and tone of voice.
Furthermore, author Eiichiro Oda of the original One Piece series has been actively involved in the live-action adaptation. The conversation between Oda and the Netflix production team showed agreement and requested corrections if needed. The committed participation of the “creator” gives fans more confidence, as it is a guarantee that the communication snail design has been approved by Oda.