That’s right, in some more anime news that I didn’t see coming. We got the cast for the upcoming Netflix live-action One Piece series. We have Inaki Godoy playing Monkey D Luffy. Mackenyu is set to play Roronoa Zoro. Emily Rudd will play everyone’s favorite cat bugler Nami. Jacob Romero Gibson will play the sniper king himself Usopp. Finally, Taz Skylar is set to be our cook Sanji. Here’s what we know about the upcoming Netflix and Tomorrow Studios adaptation of One Piece. This is coming from Eiichrio Oda himself and the words are reassuring.
Based on the iconic manga of the same name, “One Piece” centers on Luffy, a young man who embarks on a journey to become king of the pirates and find the celebrated “One Piece” treasure. The show was ordered for 10 episodes at Netflix back in January. In addition to the manga, 20 seasons of the “One Piece” anime series have been released to date along with 14 animated films.
“We’ve been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the massive project that is the Hollywood live action series adaptation of ‘One Piece!’ How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But rest assured we’ve been making steady progress all along,” said author of the manga series and executive producer Eiichrio Oda. “It’s not easy when you’re working with people from different cultures! But it’s precisely that process that can yield something special! For now, we’re able to announce the main cast! Rather, we need to hurry and announce it or else it’ll be leaked, apparently! Hilarious, lol. Their face, the size of their mouths and hands, their aura, the way they carry themselves, their voice, their acting skills, their height, the balance amongst the Straw Hat Crew, etc…! We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people around the world! These are the people who will be our Straw Hat Pirates! It’ll take a bit more time to get this show done, but we’ll continue to do our best to deliver a show that we’re confident will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! Look forward to more updates in the future!”
Overall, I’m ready to set sail when this series drops. You best believe I will be there to see this series. Knowing that they’re working with so many people from different cultures does give me hope that anything is possible. I can’t wait to see this journey unfold.