Wed. Dec 8th, 2021

The cast for Netflix’s highly anticipated live-action adaptation for the hit anime series One Piece has been revealed, with the main crew all having been filled out.

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According to a recent announcement made by the One Piece live-action series Twitter account, Iñaki Godoy will take on the lead role of Monkey D. Luffy, the star of the series and the founder and captain of the Straw Hat Pirates.

The rest of the crew of pirates were also confirmed, and include:

  • Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
  • Jacob Gibson as Usopp
  • Emily Rudd as Nami
  • Taz Skylar as Sanji

Alongside the casting news, Eiichiro Oda — the creator of One Piece — also penned a letter to the cast of the live-action adaptation, which was also shared by the Netflix series’ Twitter account. The full message reads:

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! 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!

The manga, written and illustrated by Oda, follows Monkey D. Luffy, the leader of a pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates, who gains the powers to turn his body into rubber after eating a “Devil Fruit,” and who ventures around a fantastical world of exotic islands and vast oceans in search of the legendary treasure known as “One Piece” to become the next Pirate King.

The series will be written by Steven Maeda (The X-Files), who will also act as showrunner and executive producer, along with writer Matt Owens (Agents of SHIELD) who is executive producing as well. They are joined by Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios (SnowpiercerCowboy Bebop), who will also executive produce the series alongside original author Oda. A cast for the live-action series has not yet been announced.

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The manga spawned a media franchise that includes multiple animated films, an anime series that has run for 20 seasons and is currently ongoing, numerous video games, and even themed restaurants and theme park attractions in Japan, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.

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