‘One Piece’ Cast Photos: Luffy & The Straw Hats Share Thoughts On Their Characters In Netflix Live-Action Series Adaptation

We’re seeing and hearing from the cast in Netflix’s buzzy live-action series One Piece, based on Eiichiro Oda’s best-selling manga series in history.

Netflix has dropped photos of the series stars including Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, along with quotes as told to Tudum.com about their characters.

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One Piece has started off strong. The series adaptation soared to the top of Netflix’s English-language TV charts during its premiere week with 18.5M views from August 28 to September 3. The live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga is in the Top 10 in 93 countries and No. 1 in 46 of them, according to Netflix.

In One Piece, Luffy sets off from his small village on a perilous journey to find the legendary fabled treasure, One Piece, to become King of the Pirates! But in order to find the ultimate prize, Luffy will need to assemble the crew he’s always wanted before finding a ship to sail, searching every inch of the vast blue seas, outpacing the Marines, and outwitting dangerous rivals at every turn.

One Piece is created in partnership with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are writers, executive producers, and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also executive produce. Additional cast includes Vincent Regan (Vice Admiral Garp), Ilia Isorelýs Paulino (Alvida), Morgan Davies (Koby), Aidan Scott (Helmeppo), Langley Kirkwood (Captain Morgan), Jeff Ward (Buggy), Celeste Loots (Kaya), Alexander Maniatis (Klahadore), McKinley Belcher III (Arlong), Craig Fairbrass (Chef Zeff), Steven Ward (Mihawk), Chioma Umeala (Nojiko), and Michael Dorman (Gold Roger).

See the photos and quotes below:

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“Why do you love playing Luffy? Luffy has to be one of the most interesting characters that I’ve ever had the opportunity to play. He’s so cheerful, loves adventure, and he’s a little bit crazy. And oh my gosh, the eating scenes! Don’t get me started on that. That’s so much fun. He’s a big dreamer and I find a lot of Luffy in me too. I think we both share a lot of the same values and it’s been such a ride to play him.”
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“Why do you love playing Zoro? I have filmed so many anime adaptations in Japan and always feel the pressure when doing live-action manga. But, I want to do my best to please the fans and those who will first experience ONE PIECE as live-action. I grew up with ONE PIECE and I didn’t need to do much research because Zoro has always been my favorite character.”
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“How has anime influenced you today? I grew up on Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!. I saw Spirited Away in theaters when it came out here in the States. All of the anime stuff made me into who I am, 100%. Sailor Moon? I made my parents rent the Sailor Moon movie all the time and they were so sick of it, but I was like “Oh my gosh, women are so cool and so powerful and they can do anything.”
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“Why do you love playing Usopp? I think he’s the realest. You know, when everyone else is like, “Let’s run into a burning building,” Usopp is like, “Okay, but it’s on fire, you know?” [Laughs.] So he’s, like, the voice of reason sometimes, and uses his storytelling to lift everybody up. I think that’s his medicine.”
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“What’s your favorite fight scene? My favorite fight scene is probably the opening one, the first time that you meet Sanji when he’s carrying a plate. This is the first time you meet him and it has to be special, but it also has to be really quick. So, what we arrived at was the most quintessential thing he can possibly do: just fight people whilst keeping a plate of food level.”

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