The cast for Netflix’s upcoming One Piece live-action series has been completed.
The original manga, created by Eiichiro Oda in 1997, follows Monkey D. Luffy, a young man who dreams to be King of the Pirates by obtaining the titular treasure, One Piece.
Monkey enlists the help of a small band of pirates known as the Straw Hat Pirates, and the two sail on a ship called Going Merry to battle other wicked pirates in the East Blue.
One Piece had humble beginnings, but it has now grown into a thriving franchise that includes computer games, animated films, and a smash hit One Piece cartoon series with over 1000 episodes.
New Video of One Piece Live-Action Series
Netflix has been producing a live-action adaptation of the manga since 2017, hoping to cash in on the success of the popular franchise. The series didn’t get a ten-episode order from Netflix until 2020, and even then, plans to begin production were stopped owing to the onset of the COVID-19 epidemic.
In March 2021, production on the One Piece live-action series resumed, with showrunner Steven Maeda presenting a manga-inspired logo for the series and saying that it would begin with the East Blue arc. The adaption has now progressed to a different level.
Netflix released a new video on Tuesday confirming the cast for the live-action One Piece series. The new performers revealed the roles they would play in the show in the humorous clip. Iaki Godoy (Who Killed Sara?) will play Monkey D. Luffy, while Mackenyu (Ruroni Kenshin: Final Chapter) and Emily Rudd (Fear Street) will play Roronoa Zoro and Nami, respectively. Jacob Romero Gibson (All Rise) will play Usopp, while Taz Skylar (Boiling Point) will play Sanji.
Take a look at the video below:
One Piece is the second famous manga title that Netflix has targeted for a live-action adaptation following Cowboy Bebop. It is produced by Tomorrow Studios and the original publisher Shueisha.
Oda, the original creator, is also on board as an executive producer, claiming that the new protagonists were chosen after a lengthy and thorough search. The actors are perfect in every way, and Oda is looking forward to seeing them change into living versions of his favorite Straw Hat Pirates.