'One Piece's' Creator Had A 'Hard No' For One Element Of Netflix's Live-Action Adaptation, And I'm 100% On Board

"One Piece" is a worldwide hit on Netflix and, as a result, many viewers are getting to know Monkey D. Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hat Pirates for the first time. Of course, the franchise has been around since the late '90s and has established a lot of different facets to these characters that are now becoming more mainstream. On that note, fans who love shipping should be warned when it comes to relationships between crew mates, as the franchise's creator gave them a "hard no" when discussions surrounding the live-action adaptation occurred. While some may feel a certain way about this, I'm 100% on board with the decision. As new fans fall in love with the cast of "One Piece," they may be watching to see if any romantic sparks fly between the characters. Shipping is a natural practice when it comes to certain TV series. Yet co-showrunner Steven Maeda explained to TVLine that that isn't going to happen, as he recalled a note from Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga.