Amidst Netflix Live-Action Release, One Piece Anime Will Soon Explore How Luffy’s Gear 5 Will Change the Game

Published 07/23/2023, 7:00 PM EDT

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One Piece, the beloved anime, and manga, has millions of fans who eagerly follow the thrilling journeys of Monkey D. Luffy and his faithful crew, known as the Straw Hat Pirates. Moreover, with Netflix planning to bring One Piece adventures to life through a live-action adaptation, the buzz is everywhere. Adding to the excitement is this update from the source anime.

Amidst all the buzz surrounding the live-action series, there is an update within the anime itself. Fans have witnessed Luffy’s arsenal of techniques throughout his battles and encounters, such as Gear 2, Gear 3, and Gear 4. However, there remains one technique yet to be revealed: Gear 5.

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Gear 5 represents a transformation whose true nature and origin are still unknown. It grants him the powers of the Sun God, Nika. In this form, Luffy becomes a Warrior of Liberation, with his hair, eyebrows, and clothes turning white. Furthermore, he gains incredible strength, speed, durability, and recovery, as well as the ability to manipulate his surroundings as if they were made of rubber. He can also spread joy and laughter to his allies and enemies alike.

Gear 5 will serve as a source of inspiration for Luffy’s comrades, while simultaneously dampening the spirits of adversaries. However, Gear 5 may take a toll on Luffy’s physical health because expends an amount of his life force, known as Haki, in the process. There is a possibility that he may experience a loss of consciousness or face mortality following the deployment of Gear 5. That said, the true extent of using it is still unknown.

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While Netflix’s live-action adaptation is long way from Gear 5 explorations, it is certainly something fans have much expectations from.

One Piece live adaptation by Netflix is dropping soon: Expectations and more

Fans of One Piece have plenty to anticipate as the upcoming live-action adaptation from Netflix is around the corner. It will be a 10-episode series that covers the two story arcs from the manga – the East Blue Saga and the Alabasta Saga. The talented Matt Owens, known for his work on Marvel shows like Luke Cage and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will be writing the series while Steven Maeda takes on directing duties. Additionally, Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, is on the production team.

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The cast includes Inaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy Mackenyu Arata takes on the role of Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Jacob, Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.

Fans are eagerly awaiting this live-action adaptation of One Piece. However, some also express concerns and doubts about how it will capture the essence and spirit of this beloved series. Netflix may bring certain new elements and twists will be introduced in order to adapt it effectively for a live-action format while still appealing to an audience. 

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Are you looking forward to Gear 5 as well as the live-action Netflix version? Let us know in the comments below.

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Imteshal Karim

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Imteshal Karim is a Hollywood News reporter at NetflixJunkie. With a penchant for writing in multiple forms, he is a published writer with his works published in anthologies. A star at his college’s writing competitions, he loves telling a good story and hopes to tell impactful ones about the unexplored side of the Entertainment industry.

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