After Cowboy Bebop, a new beloved manga becomes a live-action series: the cast of One Piece has been revealed. All the news
Anime, manga and webtoon come to life by becoming live action television series. After the announcement that cults like Cowboy Bebop and popular webtoons like Hellbound are coming to streaming, now it's time for a famous and beloved Japanese manga: One Piece.
Once again Netflix bets on Asian stories, hoping to repeat the great success achieved with the Korean TV series Squid Game, for which the director has confirmed the arrival of a second season. Meanwhile, news continues to come in about the One Piece live-action series, with the streaming platform announcing the cast. Playing the lead role of Monkey D. Luffy, known in Italy as Rubber, will be Iñaki Godoy, an actor known for the series Che fine ha fatto Sara?.
One Piece: plot and cast
One Piece is the popular Japanese manga in which the young would-be pirate Luffy, after eating the devil fruit Gom Gom, has a body as elastic as rubber. Together with his crew, Luffy who is better known in Italy as Rubber or Straw Hat, explores the Major Route in search of the legendary One Piece treasure, which would allow him to fulfill his dream: to become the new Pirate King.
With Rubber, there are Ronoroa swordsman Zoro, Usopp, Nami and Sanji. In a post on Instagram, Netflix announced the actors who will take part in the One Piece live-action series. Rubber is played by Iñaki Godoy, as Zoro there is Mackenyu, Nami is Emily Rudd, Usopp is Romero Gibson, while Sanji is played by Taz Skylar.
One Piece: cast comments
Executive producers are Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, who in a statement explained, "We are so excited to set sail with this amazing and talented cast! Finding the right people to show off the looks, emotions and gestures of these iconic characters has been a long and challenging (and fun!) process, much like the search for One Piece treasure."
Netflix lets it be known that the cast is already working to bring to life the characters from the popular manga created by Eiichrio Oda, who worked with the streaming platform and Tomorrow Studios to create the live action.
Oda explained that finding the right people for the cast was not easy: "We decided on this cast after numerous discussions involving people from all over the world! These are the people who will play our Straw Hat crew! It will still take time to make this series happen, but we will continue to do our best to deliver a show that we are sure will be enjoyed by everyone around the world! I look forward to more updates in the future!".