The voice actor who will bring Yamato to life in the English dub of One Piece has been revealed.
According to Crunchyroll, non-binary voice actors Michelle Rojas, who appeared as Ewen Egeburg in Spy x Family, Shion in That Time I Got Reborn as a Slime, and Momoe in Wonder Egg Priority will play the fan-loving character. likes kanabo. Rojas took to Twitter to express their excitement, writing: “I AM KOZUKI ODEN!!” They continued, saying, “I’m a huge One Piece fan and love the character! Nice to see him in the dub!!”
The One Piece major franchise began in 1997 when Eiichiro Oda began publishing his favorite manga in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump; The series currently has over 1,000 individual chapters. Mangaka recently confirmed that the story has come to an end but reassured readers that One Piece’s epic ending won’t happen anytime soon.
Introduced in “Wano Country”, Yamato seeks to defeat his tyrannical father – Kaido of the Beasts – and teams up with protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates to do so. The devoted follower of the legendary samurai Oden quickly gained a large following of raving fans, and many were ultimately disappointed when Yamato ended up not officially joining Luffy’s crew; instead, he decided to stay in Wano and help rebuild the country. This character in particular has resonated greatly with LGBTQ+ One Piece fans as he is a striking example of the vast scope of gender inclusion in Oda’s massive narrative.
While it’s still unclear when Yamato will appear next in the One Piece manga, fans continue to honor the mythical Zoan Devil Fruit users by crafting cosplay and other fan-made content. grave created inspired by him. For example, Reddit user Gwyn_dol shared an image of their rendition of Yamato with an outfit showing off his wavy horns and multicolored hair. Furthermore, an artist named Takeuchi Ryosuke posted fan art that shows Yamato and Uta having a good night together. Uta is a recent addition to the cast of One Piece, featured in the franchise’s latest film, One Piece Film: Red.
For anime viewers excited to see Rojas take on Yamato, accessing the English dub of One Piece is now easier than ever. Crunchyroll is currently streaming the One Piece dub in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. The first volume will be released on the platform on July 5, and the rest will be rolled out in batches.
Source: Crunchyroll, Twitter