The anime adaptation of One Piece may be on its way to the grand finale for the War For Wano, as the manga continues to flesh out the Straw Hat Pirates’ final story arc, but the Shonen series is gearing up for uncharted territory with Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation. With many characters from the East Blue Saga already cast, the captain of the Straw Hats will be played by the young actor Inaki Godoy, with the future Luffy recently sharing his favorite characters from the series, which of course is not himself.
Earlier this year, Netflix confirmed that the One Piece live-action series would debut sometime this year, with two new posters giving us a first look at the live-action actors who will play the Straw Hat Pirates in full costume, though not fully revealed. Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji will join Inaki Godoy as Luffy. like Taz Skylar proving they are extremely dedicated by focusing on their kicks and cooking.
Luffy’s favorite characters
In a recent Q&A session, Inaki shared his two picks for his favorite characters that stemmed from creator Eiichiro Oda’s mind, with one being predictable and the other potentially throwing fans for a loop given how little impact that character had on the series in general:
Favorite crew member besides Luffy?
Iñaki Godoy (Luffy): “I think Usopp or my main man Condoriano” pic.twitter.com/DvTYOWiB2m
— A PIECE OF NETFLIX FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) February 3, 2023
Condoriano, for those who may not know, is an anime-only character who has been hilariously labeled by many as the “strongest character in One Piece”, when he’s anything but. While he never made his way into the actual manga, it’s clear that Condoriano’s reach has definitely found its way into the fan community, as Godoy also seems to be the joker when it comes to the military man.
At this point, there’s yet to be a precise release date and/or footage of the live-action adaptation, but given that the series is arriving this year, we’d imagine we’ll be getting both sooner rather than later.
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