Netflix Took a Huge Risk With Vincent Regan’s Monkey D. Garp in One Piece Live Action That Might Have Upset Some Anime Fans

Monkey D. Garp's speech during Gol D. Roger's execution was a hit or miss case in One Piece Live Action.

Netflix Took a Huge Risk With Vincent Regan's Monkey D. Garp in One Piece Live Action That Might Have Upset Some Anime Fans


  • Netflix made several changes to the live adaptation of One Piece, that were originally not present in the manga, under the guidance of Eiichiro Oda.
  • One of the changes that was a big gamble and was on the verge of upsetting the fans was Monkey D. Garp giving a speech during Gol D. Roger's execution.
  • In the anime, Monkey D. Garp was not present during Gol D. Roger's execution and apart from that his iconic dog face ship was also changed in the live action.
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One Piece Live Action craze is still pretty much up top. Even after almost three months, it is still the talking point of the fans. It is a rare incident to see an anime live adaptation break the shackles of the continuous flops and deliver something that the fans can enjoy. Apart from that, the original One Piece anime is one of the most popular anime, and generally, the live-action had several expectations, which it fulfilled to its core.

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There were a few major changes that the showrunners made to the original story, but it paid off. One of the major changes that took place was based on Monkey D. Garp. The live adaptation showed that he was present during Gol D. Roger’s execution, while in the anime, he was not around.


Garp’s Introduction Was A Gamble For The Showrunners

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Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp

Monkey D. Garp is one of the important characters in One Piece Live Action. As a result, the role was given to Vincent Regan, who did it flawlessly. But there was a moment where the showrunners might have gambled with the character a little too much. During Gol. D Roger’s execution, the public was creating a ruckus. As a means of controlling them, Garp was seen to give a serious speech, which helped in calming down the public.

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It was one of the major changes in One Piece Live Action considering that Monkey D. Garp and Gol D. Roger were lifelong rivals, and the former was not present at the latter’s execution in the anime. It was a huge risk for Netflix because it could have potentially ruined the show. Moreover, it was the first episode.

Monkey D. Garp
Monkey D. Garp in anime

Apart from that, Garp is somewhat goofy for most of the story, with only a few moments that he is dead serious about his job. His speech may have been a surprise for most, but it was an important step for the live-action to build its identity and not be a rip-off of the original plot. There were changes made to his ship, with the dog face missing and he was always on Luffy’s tail.


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More on One Piece Live Action

One Piece Live Action has been a blockbuster in terms of everything. The critics and fans loved it the show has been streamed more than a billion times on Netflix, and Netflix has renewed it for a second season. The anime live-action genre has rarely been seen of this scale. One of the best things about the show is that there will be several important characters introduced in the upcoming season, including a certain doctor.

A still from Netflix One Piece
A still from One Piece Live-Action

One Piece Live Action season 1 had several changes made from the original story, and it paid off for them. Monkey D. Garp had some major changes to his character. The speech was not the only thing that was changed. Season 2 is set to include the Loguetown arc, which will mark the end of the East Blue saga, and the Strawhats will then venture into the Grandline. The fans are eagerly waiting for the next season, with the executives confirming that it is already in production.

One Piece Live Action can be streamed on Netflix.


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Priyanko Chakraborty

Written by Priyanko Chakraborty

Priyanko is a Content Writer at FandomWire, and specializes in anime. He is currently pursuing his Master's Degree in Economics. Priyanko has previously worked as a content writing intern. He spends half of his day writing on anime, and the other half watching it.