(Last updated on: August 26, 2023)
Netflix is ready to embark on a daring journey of bringing the beloved animated series “One Piece” to life in a live-action adaptation that will premiere on August 31. garnered considerable attention from fans and the entertainment world at large, largely due to the cast and creator’s commitment to honoring the source material.
A touching video has surfaced, starring Iñaki Godoy, the young actor who transforms into the iconic Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action series. In this exciting clip, Godoy travels to Japan for a one-of-a-kind opportunity – to meet the legendary creator of “One Piece”, Eiichiro Oda.
Live-action anime adaptations are often met with skepticism and criticism, but Netflix’s approach aims to set a new standard. Eiichiro Oda’s pivotal role as Executive Producer in the first season assures fans that the series will stay true to its roots. The hosts have revealed that many decisions were scrutinized by Oda before being green-lit for production.
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In the video, Oda shares the touching reason behind his casting of Iñaki Godoy as Luffy. Out of all the candidates, Godoy was the only one who succeeded in making the legendary cartoonist laugh. Oda expressed hope that Godoy will continue to breathe life into Luffy’s character for many years to come.
While the second season of the live-action version has yet to be confirmed by Netflix, the vast world of “One Piece” will provide a rich source of material for future adventures. As fans eagerly await the premiere, the question on everyone’s minds is whether Netflix’s “One Piece” will be the last movie to break the live-action anime curse. The answer, as the journey unfolds, lies just over the horizon.
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