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The long-awaited One Piece live-action series has officially revealed the cast for the five main roles, Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji!
Eiichrio Oda, the author of the manga series and executive producer for the series, described the cast saying, “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!”
“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!”
Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson and Taz Skylar will be playing Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji respectively.
The series is based on the iconic manga of the same name, “One Piece” and follows the story of Luffy who embarks on his journey to become king of the pirates and find the legendary “One Piece” treasure!
Showrunner Steven Maeda and co-writer Matt Owens said you that “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. Much like the search for the One Piece itself. But we have finally found the perfect fits!”
“They have already begun working very hard to bring these characters to life. You will come to know and love them just as much as their manga counterparts. All of us can’t wait to show you what we’ve come up with! Onward to adventure!”
While some fans are sceptical on the casting decision, most fans respect it and trust the decision made by the manga author himself that’s acting as executive producer of the show who is confident that the live-action series will stay true to the manga!
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Info via Variety
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