Netflix has announced the cast for its upcoming One Piece live-action show introducing the core members of the Straw Hat Pirates.
In a series of Tweets, Netflix revealed the actors who will be playing Luffy, Zoro, Usopp, Sanji and Nami. These are the first members who will become known as the Straw Hat Pirates.
The cast includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda, who is serving as executive producer on the series, said in a statement,
“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!”
Oda’s eccentric statement continues by saying,
“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!”
One Piece is one of the foremost well-liked manga within the world. At over a thousand chapters long, it’s conjointly one in all the longest-running shonen manga presently running, and also the series often tiptop Japan’s best-sellers list.
The straw hats adventure series starts with Luffy, an aspiring pirate who can’t swim after eating a devil fruit that gives him the power to stretch himself like rubber. Along the way, he recruits his crew including the three-sword-wielding samurai named Zoro, a navigator and thief Nami, Usopp a storytelling sharpshooter, and a chef with a deadly kick named Sanji.