The debut season of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series has been an instant hit and a roaring success throughout the world. One of the key reasons behind its success are the incredible details in the breathtaking One Piece world in the live-action adaptation. The team behind this live-action show paid a lot of attention to the source material, allowing them a chance to cleverly hide multiple easter eggs and cool details in the show. This is a testament to how much love and passion they poured into meticulously crafting this anime adaptation. If you aren’t actively looking out for them, you can easily miss these Easter eggs in the One Piece live-action series. Worry not, as we didn’t. So, we compiled a list of easter eggs and mind-blowing detail in the One Piece live-action series. Let’s get right into it.
Spoiler Warning: This One Piece live-action easter eggs article contains spoilers about the world of One Piece, including the manga, anime, and the new live-action series. We suggest you watch the anime or read the manga to avoid ruining your experience.
The easter eggs and hidden details in the live-action breathe more life into the One Piece world and give it more depth. In return, it turned out to be an immersive experience for fans. There were countless hidden easter eggs and details, but here are our top 25:
1. Character Costumes Based on Oda’s Color Spreads
As a One Piece manga reader, I have to say that it is a great to see the costumes designed by author Oda for his manga’s color pages in the live-action adaptation. These costumes are not just for Luffy, Basically, all of the Straw Hats crew members, including Nami, Zoro, Usopp, and Sanji, are seen donning costumes designed by none other than the creator Eiichiro Oda.
This is such an incredible little detail that adds more depth to the series and characters for long-time fans. Netflix has paid close attention to detail, which manga and anime fans very much appreciate.
2. Star-Studded Cameos During Roger’s Execution
Much like the anime, the live-action kicked off with the execution of Gold Rogers in Logue Town. It is one of the most iconic scenes in the history of One Piece. And during this incredible moment, there were many legendary characters present at the execution. The live-action adapted it perfectly with the cameos of the younger versions of the characters such as Mihawk, Shanks, Buggy, Monkey D. Dragon, Smoker, etc.
There is also an ongoing speculation that a woman was cast for the role of young Crocodile, as seen during the execution. Now, it may have confirmed one of the biggest fan theories, that is Crocodile was born a woman and was later turned into a man. We don’t have any official word from Oda or Netflix though, so take this with a grain of salt. What do you think? Is this Crocodile?
3. Glimpse of Roger Pirates’ Jolly Roger
Like the manga and anime, the trailer kickstarted with the mighty words of Gol D. Roger during his execution. In one such shot during his execution, we get a close-up look at the Jolly Roger of the Roger Pirates on the back of his coat. As we have already pointed out before, it is one of the best Jolly Roger designs in One Piece, and they have adapted it flawlessly here.
4. Cast of Red Hair Pirates
The first episode adapts the Romance Dawn arc, which revolves around young Luffy and the Red Hair Pirates. Everyone was excited to see the Akagami Pirates in live-action, and we got a first look at almost every single member of the crew. While Shanks, Ben Beckman, Yasopp, and Lucky Roux got more screen time, other characters like Bonk Punch, Limejuice, and others were seen in the background. But I have to agree that the casting choices for Ben Beckman and Lucky Roux could have been better.
5. Oro Jackson – Roger Pirates Ship
While we didn’t see the crew members of Roger Pirates in the live-action, the production team sneakily hid the Roger Pirates’ ship – Oro Jackson – in the show. I bet many of you would have missed this, and we did too! But we accidentally spotted it during our second watch. Oro Jackson is one of the best pirate ships in One Piece, and it was featured as a drawing on the map in the live-action intro theme.
6. Sneaky Cameo of Mihawk’s Pirate Ship
Anime fans might remember the iconic scene of Mihawk making his way to the Baratie Restaurant in his small boat. Well, One Piece live-action skipped on that, and we were all disappointed. I mean, Mihawk rides solo in his small but cool ship, and we wanted to see his cold entry.
What if I say we did get to see the boat in the live-action? Yes! It did happen in the first few seconds of the pilot episode. We see Mihawk’s Hitsugibune docked along with other boats at Logue Town. Now, alongside the Black Blade Yoru (the greatest swords in One Piece), we also got a sneak peek at Mihawk’s boat.
7. Binks Sake Played in Luffy’s Flashback
When Shanks is shown stitching up Luffy’s wound, if you listen closely, you can hear the famous pirate song, Binks Sake playing in the background. This is such an amazing detail because, in the original source material, it gets played way later in the Thriller Bark arc.
When we hear it for the first time in the anime, Luffy mentions that he had already heard this song when he was with the Red-Hair Pirates. Thus, this tiny detail making its way into the live-action makes the event come full circle.
8. Nami’s Early Design Made as an Outfit
Nami was introduced in the same way as the manga, proving why she is called the cute cat burglar Nami. One important thing to note here is that Nami’s first outfit in the live-action is based on one of her early concepts. In this version, Eichiiro Oda thought of creating Nami as a cyborg with a battle-axe as her primary weapon. You can read more unknown facts about Nami right such here.
9. Shanks’ Ship and Foosha Village
The opening shot of the first teaser included a glimpse of the Foosha village, which is also known as the Windmill village. This is where our protagonist Monkey D. Luffy hails from. You can see the beautiful windmills spread around and it also includes one of the best pirate ships in One Piece, which is the Red Hair Pirates’ ship.
10. Cavendish Poster Easter Egg
The man who is known as the Pirate Prince, Cavendish of the White Horse, was teased at the end of the first One Piece live-action trailer. Keep in mind that this man made his debut in the Dressrosa Arc (anime episode 632 and manga chapter 704). Later, he joined Luffy as a member of the Straw Hat Grandfleet.
The production staff decided to tease his character with his wanted poster earlier in the show. As highlighted, you can see the wanted poster with his face and the words “endish” on the torn wanted poster.
11. Wano Country Sketch in Nami’s Art Book
In the pilot episode, we see Nami deceives a couple of crew members of the Buggy Pirates to steal their ship. After sailing away with their ship, she starts flipping through her cartography notebook. And even though it was only a frame, we got a sneak peek at a drawing of the Wano country. We can see the Fujiyama mountain and Ebisu town in the picture above.
12. Easter Egg Featuring Bellamy
One of the primary villains of the Jaya arc, Bellamy, was also teased with a wanted poster. He will make his appearance in the Jaya arc (anime episode 146 and manga chapter 222), but he has already been foreshadowed in the live-action series. Bellamy’s first bounty of 55 million berries and his face was revealed in the wanted poster.
13. Foxy Wanted Poster Easter Egg
Foxy the Silver Fox, the captain of the Foxy Pirates, is possibly one of the most despised characters in One Piece. He served as the main villain of the Long Ring Long Land Arc and later made his return in most of the filler arcs and specials.
At the end of the trailer, we also see his wanted poster with his photo and his 24 million berries bounty (see highest bounties in the One Piece world here). Looks like the hate towards this character will further grow with his return to the live-action series.
14. Mr. 7 from Baroque Works
If you have watched the One Piece adaptation on Netflix, you know that Zoro was introduced in a different way in the source material. But Zoro’s introduction in the live-action was equally badass and had great detail.
In the manga, it was mentioned that a certain Mr. 7 went to recruit pirate hunter Zoro to Baroque Works and was killed by him. We never got to see Mr. 7 until Oda shared his skecth in an SBS column. You can see Oda’s design and Netflix’s adaptation of the same above.
15. Commander Kong in Credits
Longtime One Piece fans know about Kong who used to be the fleet admiral before Sengoku. Read about the One Piece Marine Ranking system right here. He later became the commander in chief and was also mentioned in the live-action.
In the end credits scene, you can clearly see his name along with his manga design adapted as a logo in the credits. This marine didn’t get enough screen time in the manga as well as anime, but having this hat-tip in the live-action is a win for fans.
16. Wanted Posters of Jango & Mihawk
Among the many other wanted posters we mentioned above, we also see Jango and Mihawk’s posters on Shells Town’s wall. One Piece fans might remember Jango as the first mate of Kuro, who was seen in the Syrup Village arc. Although he was omitted in the live-action episode, he did get a feature in a bounty poster. Also, we can see Mihawk’s old bounty poster buried as he turned into a warlord, and his bounty was canceled.
17. Chouchou, Mayor Boodle, and Woop Slap Cameo
Compared to the anime, the Orange Town arc was totally changed in the live-action series. Still, fans can never forget Mayor Boodle and the adamant doggo Chouchou in this arc. They appeared in the live-action for a short time but only towards the end. Moreover, Woop Slap, the mayor from Luffy’s village also made a cameo during the same episode.
18. Noland Reference
The picture book called Liar Noland, which is about Mont Blanc Noland, also found its way into the live-action. The tale of Noland was shown during the Jaya and Skypiea arc in the source material. But the live-action team decided to tease the upcoming arcs this way as Nami recited the tale to Zoro while he was recovering at Baratie.
19. Revolutionary Army in Live-Action
The live-action team decided to adapt even the tiniest details to tease things that might be coming in the future. While Kaya notices Luffy’s first bounty poster in the newspaper and remembers Usopp, eagle-eyed fans notice the Revolutionary Army organization’s logo on the left. This news about them is true and has been sourced from the manga, where Nami was seen reading that news. Even the words, Monkey D. Dragon can be seen if you zoom in.
20. Paintings in Baratie Restaurant
The Baratie Restaurant was one of the best sets made in the live-action show. There were too many intricate details, and one such was the paintings in the restaurant. There were many paintings at the restaurant, which were based on the locations and events that took place in One Piece. Some of the popular ones are the Island of Rare Animals featuring Gaimon, Royal Squid inside Laboon, Saboady Archipelago, etc. The paintings looks so beautiful indeed, isn’t it?
21. Shimotsuki Family Symbol
During Roronoa Zoro’s backstory, especially during his duel against his late friend Kuina, we can see the Shimotsuki Family’s crest on the flag in the background. A lot of things about the Shimotsuki family as well as Zoro’s family was revealed in the Wano Country arc.
22. Baroque Works Organization Tease
The Baroque Works, a criminal organization, was teased during Zoro’s introduction in the live-action — early as compared to the anime or manga. This organization will be playing an important role in the upcoming One Piece season 2, which will be based on the Arabasta saga.
Additionally, even Garp and Axe-Hand Morgan were seen carrying reports related to this organization. This essentially confirmed that the Marines were working on their activities and we will see them returning for season 2.
23. Sea Kings and Sea Beasts in the Map
During the intro sequence, Sea Kings and Seak Beasts were teased on the One Piece world map. More importantly, the sea beast that was teased was none other than sea cow Momoo, which was the first sea beast we saw in the anime and manga. This sea beast was exploited by the Arlong Pirates to threaten the people of the Conomi Islands. But this part wasn’t adapted in the live-action series.
24. Smoker Tease in the Post-Credits Scene
The post-credits scene at the end of the show featured a major character tease for its second season. It is none other than Smoker, as we can confirm from his hairstyle and the two cigars in this hand. Read all about the character tease and the season 1 ending in our linked post. We are also excited to see him in the second season of Netflix’s One Piece adaptation.
25. Jolly Roger Logos in Live-Action
Every episode of the One Piece live-action series had a unique and distinct title card. They were absolutely magnificent and based on the personal Jolly Rogers of the Straw Hats and Jolly Rogers of the pirate crews. It is a small yet beautiful detail, which made us fall in love with the show.
There were many more hidden details and easter eggs left to be covered as well as discovered in the One Piece live-action. Until then, these are the 25 best easter eggs we found in the series. We will update this article in case we find any more cool details, so stay tuned for more.