It’s been almost a month since Netflix released One Piece in its catalog , the live-action series based on the acclaimed manga by Eiichiro Oda, which turned out to be an excellent adaptation that fascinated everyone, from the most inveterate fans of the work to those who first got acquainted with the adventures of Luffy and his gang of pirates from straw hats.
The rapid worldwide reception of the series did not make Netflix think twice and renewed One Piece for a second season so that production could continue with the adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s work.
While we are waiting to know more details about the new episodes, at Hobby Consoles we have revealed details and curiosities about both the Netflix series and the manga on which it is based.
On this occasion, we bring you a very surprising fact that even the most loyal followers of One Piece may have forgotten, namely the fact that one of the first members of the straw hats was originally created as a villain . Yes, while you are reading.
Looking through the manga again, in volume 3 we see some excerpts published by Eiichirô Oda, in which he shows sketches of his characters and tells how the process of creating his great work was.
In one of the illustrations, the mangaka shows what the clown buggy’s minions would look like, and to everyone’s surprise, we find among them the swordsman Zoro . You can take a look at the picture below.
A few pages later, Oda himself explains the sketches and reveals that Zoro would initially be part of Buggy’s band, The Clown, before he thought it over again and made him one of the main protagonists of One Piece.
“Then I thought Zoro was one of the buggy crew. But I thought better of it and abandoned the idea, “the mangaka comments in the publication.
Finally, Zoro turned out to be the pirate hunter who joins Luffy’s pirate gang as his deputy and is one of the main protagonists of the manga that Mackenyu plays so well in the Netflix series . Do you know One Piece?