Production for Netflix’s live-action One Piece series is moving full speed ahead. Today, @netflixanime tweeted a photo of the six latest stars to come aboard the live-action pirate adventure, joining co-stars Inaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero, and Taz Skylar. Say ahoy to Morgan Davies, McKinley Belcher III, Jeff Ward, Vincent Regan, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, and Aidan Scott.
If he’s going to be pirate king he is going to face many challenges along the way.
New @OnePieceNetflix cast right here
Si va a convertirse en rey de los piratas, deberá afrontar incontables desafíos.
Nuevo reparto de @OnePieceNetflix pic.twitter.com/ApQjKMtRfN
— Netflix Anime (@NetflixAnime) March 8, 2022
What We Know About the One Piece Live-Action Series So Far
Today’s announcement brings the tally up to 11 characters cast in the series so far. The following One Piece characters have been cast:
- Iñaki Godoy will play Monkey D. Luffy.
- Jacob Gibson will play Usopp.
- Mackenyu will play Roronoa Zoro.
- Taz Skylar will play Sanji.
- Jeff Ward will play Buggy.
- McKinley Belcher III will play Arlong.
- Morgan Davies will play Koby.
- Alvida will be played by Ilia Isorelýs Paulino.
- Aidan Scott will play Helemeppo.
- Vincent Regan will play Garp.
The live-action One Piece series has reportedly not yet received an official release date but is currently filming in Cape Town, South Africa.
The cast of Netflix’s live-action One Piece series says hi to fans at Jump Festa 2022.
Netflix has not had much luck with their anime live-action adaptations. Netflix’s original films Death Note and Fullmetal Alchemist missed the mark. At the same time, Netflix’s latest attempt Cowboy Bebop was canceled after just one season. Will One Piece be the live-action series that anime fans come around to? Considering the huge fan base of the One Piece anime series, one of the longest-running anime of all time, it’s safe to expect a surge in views. However, having a huge fan base will not be enough to carry the show over a lesson Cowboy Bebop learned the hard way.
One of the biggest complaints amongst fans is the casting choices for the Netflix live-action shows. However, One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda insists that they took their time assembling the Straw Hat Pirates factoring in minor details such as their aura and the size of their hands and mouths. “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!” Fans certainly hope so.
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