The cast of Netflix‘s new live-action adaptation of One Piece has introduced themselves to fans in a new promo for the upcoming series! Although it was first announced to be in the works some time ago, development and pre-production for this new take on Eiichiro Oda’s original manga series has now kicked into high gear. Fans had been anxious to see what kind of new crew would be bringing the central Straw Hats to life, and Netflix finally answered that question with the reveal of the first cast additions to the series earlier this Fall.
It was announced that the cast of the series now includes the first additions of I?aki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Fans were delighted to find such a diverse central cast for the series, and those behind the show had opened up about making sure the central cast was nailed down to Eiichiro Oda’s hopes and specifications for a live-action adaptation. The cast of the series also introduced themselves to fans as well through a special video, and One Piece‘s official YouTube account has released this promo online! Check it out below:
Series creator Eiichiro Oda previously revealed his thoughts about the cast with the initial announcement as well noting, “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!!” Before going on to tease the upcoming production as such, “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!”
Showrunner, Writer and Executive Producer Steven Maeda and Writer and Executive Producer Matt Owens opened up about the challenges of finding this new cast as well with, “We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast! Finding the right people to pull off the looks, emotions, and actions of the iconic Straw Hats was a long and challenging (and fun!) process.” But what do you think of One Piece’s live-action cast so far? Are you curious about the new Netflix series? Let us know all of your thoughts about it in the comments! You can even reach out to me directly about all things animated and other cool stuff @Valdezology on Twitter!
from Ultimate Comic Blog