One Piece Spoilers

One Piece spoilers follow.

No Romance Between Nami and Zoro in Live-Action Adaptation

A romance between Straw Hat Pirate crew members Nami and Zoro won’t be happening in the live-action adaptation of the One Piece manga series on Netflix.

The Adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates

The Netflix live-action series debuted last week, following the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates as they search for the mystical One Piece Treasure.

The Main Cast of the Series

The main cast includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Mackenyu as Zoro.

No Romance Allowed on the Crew

Co-showrunner Steven Maeda clarified that the manga creator, Eiichiro Oda, has always been against romance on the crew. Therefore, any potential romance between Nami and Zoro is out of the question.

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The Creative Intent Behind the Character Dynamics

According to Maeda, any chemistry between Nami and Zoro is simply a result of great acting and not a deliberate setup for romance. The intent was always to portray a strong friendship between the characters.

Interpretation is in the Eye of the Viewer

While this particular romance storyline won’t be explored, Maeda encourages viewers to find their own interpretation and meaning in the series.

nami and zoro in one piece

Image source: Netflix

No Love Stories On Board the Ship

Maeda also confirmed that there won’t be any substantial romantic relationships between other crew members, such as Koby and Helmeppo. Their dynamic is more of a bromance.

Season 2 Possibilities

Although the series is currently a hit on Netflix, there is no news yet about a second season.


One Piece is available to stream now on Netflix.