With just a week to go until the debut of the highly anticipated live-action series from Cowboy Bebop On Netflix, the platform has revealed one of the most anticipated questions by anime lovers One Piece, which will also be The subject of a series with real actors in the medium term. The streaming service of the big N has finally shared the names of the main cast of actors and actresses in charge of bringing to life the famous characters of Japanese animation fiction, in turn adaptation of the iconic homonymous manga that began to be published in the late 90s and has not yet come to an end.
“We are very excited to set sail with this impressive and talented cast,” said project executive producers Steven Maeda and Matt Owens. “Finding the right people to achieve the look, emotions and actions of the iconic Straw Hats has been a long and challenging (and fun!) Process. As much as the search for One Piece itself. But we’ve finally found the right fit! “
You will get to know and love them as much as their manga counterparts.
According to the creators, in addition, the cast has already “begun to work very hard” to give life to the characters, who they hope will be able to be adored as much as they achieved from the role and also their later anime.
Who have been chosen? At the moment, five actors have been confirmed for the main cast of the series: Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, the main character; Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro; Emily Rudd as Nami; Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp; and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
The series, like the manga and its later anime, revolves around the Straw Hats gang, a group of pirates founded by Monkey D. Luffy, who from a young age have been fascinated by these stories. From the hand of an exceptional group of colleagues, the protagonist sets out on a journey in order to find the One Piece, a legendary treasure.
The author of the manga, Eiichrio Oda, has also spoken about the choice, since he has been involved in the project of making a live-action series of One Piece from the beginning and is especially excited that, after so long, it begins. to materialize little by little:
We have been working with Netflix and Tomorrow Studios on the huge project that involves the adaptation of the series to live action. How many years has it been since it was announced, right? I know, I know! But you can be sure that constant progress has been made
Likewise, Oda has also confessed that there is still a while until we can enjoy the series on Netflix, but that it will be worth it: “It will take us a little longer to finish the series, but we will continue to do our best to offer something that we are confident that everyone will enjoy. ” For now there is already a confirmed 10-episode first season. You can meet the cast of characters below: