As One Piece fans wait impatiently for Season 2 of the live-action series, the actor playing the role of Monkey D. Luffy, Iñaki Godoy, dropped a major hint about One Piece Season 2 live-action. With the revelation, Netflix has all but confirmed which manga arc the show will follow next and more importantly, which characters will make their debut appearance.

One Piece Luffy
One Piece Luffy Conqueror’s Haki

A short video celebrating the protagonist Monkey D Luffy’s birthday was released on May 5, with Iñaki Godoy expressing his thanks to the character. The hint came in the form of an innocuous-looking cake that Godoy carried in and placed on a table to celebrate Luffy’s birthday.

On closer inspection, the cake resembles a melting candle and when Godoy blows the candle, the camera focuses on a 3-shaped candle. The candle can only refer to Luffy’s foe-turned-friend, Mr. 3.

Which One Piece Arc Will Be Adapted By Netflix Live-Action?

Inaki Godoy blowing the candle
Inaki Godoy blowing the candle

The official Instagram account of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series dropped the biggest hint for the upcoming plot of Season 2. The caption for the post read as follows, teasing the Arabasta arc:

It’s Luffy’s birthday, Straw Hats! 🎂 Feliz Cumpleaños to the future King of the Pirates! 🏴‍☠️ Cheers to chasing our dreams and going on amazing adventures. Line up for a slice of cake. It’s good but it tastes a little waxy.

While Season 1 of One Piece followed the East Blue manga arc, it appears Season 2 will adapt the Arabasta arc, following the Baroque Works criminal syndicate, including a myriad of villains named after numbers and holidays boasting weird abilities.

Mr. 3 is one of the members of Baroque Works, initially introduced as an antagonist. He consumed the Doru Doru no Mi (Wax Wax fruit) Devil Fruit, giving him the ability to create and control candle wax, thus the huge candle-shaped cake and the number 3 candle from Netflix.

What Can Be Expected From The Plot Of Season 2?

One Piece: Nami, Luffy, and Zoro
One Piece: Nami, Luffy, and Zoro

Little else has been revealed about Season 2 and Netflix is keeping a tight wrap around the topic. However, it is clear that Netflix is targeting a 2025 premiere date, with filming expected to begin in June 2024. Fans might even get to see Jamie Curtis Lee playing the role of the eccentric Doctor Kureha, as she shares her interest in the role.

Season 2 of the live-action will likely present some challenges in the form of the introduction of Tony Tony Chopper, a 90cm tall human/reindeer hybrid. Only time will tell how Netflix will handle this challenge.

You can watch One Piece live-action on Netflix. The One Piece manga is available to read on VIZ Media, while the anime is available on Crunchyroll.

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