Netflix's One Piece to Star Iconic Anime Cast


One Piece's highly anticipated live-action series is set to premiere on Netflix later this summer, and fans of the original Japanese anime will be thrilled to know that the voice cast from the anime will be joining the project. The live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's beloved One Piece manga has been in development for several years, with Oda himself heavily involved to ensure a satisfying rendition. This has generated great anticipation among fans, who are curious to see how the franchise will be reimagined in this new format.

During Anime Expo 2023, Netflix made an exciting announcement: the Japanese dub of the One Piece live-action series will feature the original voice cast from the anime. To celebrate this news, Iñaki Godoy, the actor playing the role of Luffy in the live-action adaptation, shared a heartwarming video of his meeting with Mayumi Tanaka, the voice actress behind Luffy's character in the anime. This confirmed that Tanaka, along with the rest of the anime's voice cast, will lend their voices to the Japanese dub of Netflix's One Piece live-action series.

For fans of the anime, this inclusion of the familiar voice cast in the live-action series will help maintain a sense of continuity and familiarity. It's an exciting development that bridges the gap between the anime and live-action adaptations, ensuring that fans can still experience the beloved characters in a way that feels true to the original series. You can watch the special announcement video for the Japanese dub of Netflix's One Piece live-action series below:

What to Know for Netflix's One Piece

The highly anticipated One Piece live-action series is set to premiere worldwide on Netflix on August 31st. Spanning eight episodes, each running approximately one hour, this new adaptation will delve into the East Blue saga from Eiichiro Oda's original One Piece manga. It will chronicle Monkey D. Luffy's journey as he recruits the first members of his iconic Straw Hat crew. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are the main showrunners of Netflix's One Piece, with Eiichiro Oda playing a significant role in shaping the final project.

The character stills above reveal the talented main cast who will bring the Straw Hat crew to life. Iñaki Godoy takes on the role of Monkey D. Luffy, while Mackenyu portrays Roronoa Zoro. Jacob Romero Gibson embodies Usopp, and Taz Skylar transforms into Sanji. The extended cast for One Piece includes Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, McKinley Blecher as Arlong, Jeff Ward as Buggy, Vincent Regan as Garp, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Peter Gadiot as Shanks, Jean Henry as Fullbody, Len-Barry Simons as Chew, Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Steven Ward as Mihawk, and many more.

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