Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ live-action adaptation to feature original anime voice actors for Japanese dub

Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ live-action adaptation to feature original anime voice actors for Japanese dub
Daniel Anderson
July 3, 2023
Netflix’s upcoming live-action adaptation of “One Piece” will feature the original Japanese voice actors reprising their roles from the anime.
Original Japanese voice actors return: During Anime Expo over the weekend, Netflix unveiled a video revealing the voice cast would return for the show’s Japanese dub. The full Japanese voice cast includes Mayumi Tanaka as Monkey D. Luffy, Kazuya Nakai as Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura as Nami, Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp and Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji.
In the announcement video, Tanaka gives her blessing to Iñaki Godoy, who plays Luffy in the live-action series.

I’ve been voicing Luffy for more than 23 years now, and I think everyone has a little bit of Luffy in their heart. Iñaki, who performs Luffy in this live-action series, is so fun and joyful that he really makes a perfect Luffy! I’m very happy to be able to voice Luffy in this adaptation as well.

The live-action cast: The live-action iteration also stars Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp and Taz Skylar as Sanji. Other cast members include Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Morgan Davies as Koby, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Langley Kirkwood as Ax Hand Morgan, Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown, Celeste Loots as Kaya, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk and Chioma Umeala as Nojiko.
About “One Piece:” Based on Eiichiro Oda‘s long-running 1997 manga series of the same name, the series features the story of wannabe pirate Monkey D. Luffy, who longs to find the mysterious treasure known as the One Piece. Luffy assembles a crew and sets sail, all while competing against rival pirates and avoiding the Marines. 
Premiere date: One Piece” is set to premiere on Netflix on Aug. 31. 

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