We’re one step closer to seeing the Straw Hats Crew in action! Netflix has named the official cast for One Piece, the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the popular manga and animé.
The streaming platform made the announcement by uploading “Wanted” posters for each actor. “Meet the Straw Hats in Netflix’s live action One Piece,” they wrote.
Iñaki Godoy will portray the titular character of Monkey D. Luffy. He will be joined by Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
Netflix also released a 30-second video of the cast saying how excited they are to be part of the project. Godoy was also heard saying Luffy’s line, “I can’t wait to become the Pirate King,” in the clip.
Following the cast announcement, Eiichiro Oda, creator of the manga, released a note about the development of the series. Oda is also listed as one of the upcoming show’s executive producers.
“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 to get the 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,” he added.
Originally released in 1997, One Piece centers around Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body takes on the properties of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. He and his friends then set out on a quest to find the “One Piece” treasure and become king of the pirates.
The manga has spawned 14 animated films and a long-running anime series. – Rappler.com