Netflix’s One Piece live-action series is finally here, and we’re finally talking about it! This week on Rookie Pirate Radio, Jon Negroni (me) and Travis Hymas recap One Piece Season 1 Episode 1, titled “Romance Dawn.” And if you’re a total newbie to the crew, don’t worry, we keep our discussion spoiler-free and focused in on the episode itself. We chat about the casting, costumes, action sequences, easter eggs, what we like, what we dislike, and what this series could mean to the broader One Piece community and then some.
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Our intro music is a remix version of “Overtaken” from the One Piece anime, cut together by Jon Negroni. Our podcast artwork was created by Jon Negroni. Travis Hymas is the Anime & Manga editor of InBetweenDrafts, and Jon Negroni is the Film Editor of InBetweenDrafts. You can find more episodes of Rookie Pirate Radio right here.