Prepare for a wild ride as Netflix’s live-action adaptation of the beloved One Piece manga prepares to hit the seaside. Based on the beloved manga series by Eiichi Oda, One Piece has captivated audiences since 1997 and is one of the most popular manga series in the world. With over 15 years of anime, 15 action-packed films, and 40+ video games, fans have been waiting for a live-action version of One Piece to finally hit the streaming platform.
On August 31st, One Piece will be released on Netflix. The story follows Monkey D. D. Luffy, and his crew of Straw Hat Pirates as they make their way across the vast and perilous Grand Line. Along the way, they face many challenges that will eventually strengthen their crew. The world-building of One Piece, the colorful characters, and the epic battles have made it one of the most beloved manga series to live-action series.
Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy is a young and ambitious pirate who wants to take over as the Pirate King. His main goal is to find the fabled “One Piece” treasure, which is thought to bestow great power and glory.
He belongs to a crew of pirates called “The Straw Hat Pirates,” so called because of the straw hat he wears. Luffy is famed for his tremendous strength, which he attained as a young child after consuming a unique Devil Fruit. Luffy is well known for his kindness and love of eating in addition to his skill as a pirate. He is a well-liked personality among his peers thanks to his positivism.
Emily Rudd as Nami
In the lead role of Nami, played by Emily Rudd, an independent thief who joins the crew of the Straw Hat Pirates under captain Luffy’s order. The crew’s ability to negotiate the perilous Grand Line depends on Nami, the ship’s navigator, who holds a master’s degree in mapping.
Nami is the cool-headed member of the crew since she is particularly guarded about her emotions. But as she spends more time with her crew, she starts to develop deep bonds with them and participates in their exciting escapades.
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
The founding member of Luffy’s gang is Roronoa Zoro. He is a master swordsman and fighter. He aspires to be the world’s benediction swordsman. He fights his adversaries using his “Santoryu,” or “Three Sword Style,” to ensure that they don’t dare to cross the boundary.
Zoro can be a bit of a loner when he’s not engaged in battle. Although he stays out of the Straw Hat Pirates’ mischief, he is utterly devoted to them. Before appearing in the live-action version of One Piece, Mackenyu, a native of Japan, appeared in a number of other projects, such as Fullmetal Alchemist. Maximilian Lee Piezza, who has appeared in both Spirited and iCarly, plays Young Zoro.
Jacob Romero as Usopp
Jacob Romero portrays Usopp, although you might be more familiar with him by his given name, Sogeking. Usopp would rather tell tales than fight with a sword. He enjoys inventing stories about pirate escapades and exaggerating them. He uses storytelling to heal himself as well as to amuse the other members of his team. When it comes to the battlefield, Usopp is a superb sniper.
Usopp has an advantage over the rest of the group because to his reliable slingshot and deft shooting. Like his Red-Haired Pirate father, he aspires to be a valiant seafaring warrior. Usopp’s timidity and uncertainty occasionally get in the way, but his willpower motivates him to develop into a more assured member of the team.
Taz Skylar as Sanji
Sanji, a talented chef who previously assisted Chef Zeff at the Baratie restaurant, is portrayed by Taz Skylar. His goal is to find the All Blue Sea, which is said to have fish from all over the world, and prepare wonderful dishes from it. Sanji frequently finds himself in amusing predicaments as a result of his chivalric temperament, notably his approach toward women.
However, one should not undervalue his charm, culinary skills, or sense of style. He is also well-known for using the “Black Leg Style,” a distinctive fighting technique. Young Sanji is portrayed by Christian Convery, formerly of Sweet Tooth and Boiling Point.
Morgan Davies as Koby
Morgan Davies portrays Koby, a young Marine who began his journey as a cabin boy. Initially feeling helpless and shy, Koby’s dream is to become a Marine with the strength to fight against injustice. Through his first encounter with Luffy, Koby gains the courage to stand against his enemies and gradually rises through the ranks to become a Marine officer.
Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
Aidan Scott will be seen in The Kissing Booth, the second installment of the popular Netflix series. He will be playing Helmeppo. Helmeppo is the spoiled and entitled son of Marine Captain Morgan. Due to his father’s position, Helmeppo is portrayed as a bully and a bully who is not afraid to abuse his power. But things could change for him when he meets the Straw Hat Pirates
Vincent Regan as Vice Admiral Garp
Vincent Regan stars as Vice Admiral Garp. He’s a tough, no-nonsense Marine whose strength and skill have earned him a reputation in the ranks. He’s captured Gold Roper, the notorious King of the Pirates. But he can’t stop Luffy from becoming a pirate for life. Regan has starred in some of his most well-known films, including 300, Luther, The Fallen Sun, Snow White, and the Huntsman
Craig Fairbrass as Zeff
Craig Fairbrass takes on the character of Zeff in a world of pirates, culinary adventures, and mysterious masters. Zeff is more than just a cook; he is the mysterious master of Baratie, an extraordinary restaurant on the seaside.
But beyond his chef’s outfit and the delicious cuisine he serves, there is something else about Zeff that makes him stand out. He is a pirate of great strength and great wisdom, qualities that earned him the admiration and respect of his peers. Zeff’s legacy lives on not only in the delicious food he serves but also in the stories of his adventures and the lasting impact he left on the seas.
Peter Gadiot as Shanks
Peter Gadiot plays Shanks, the central character who plays an important role in Luffy’s adventures. He started out as a member of Gol D. Ranger’s pirate band, the Roger Pirates, and later became the leader of his own pirate band, the Red-haired Pirates.
Shanks is known for his charming and easy-going nature, but he is also a highly respected man who is well-versed in how to wield power. He has been featured in projects such as Queen of the South and Yellowjackets.
Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
Alvida is not your average pirate. She is a creature of vanity and an insatiable hunger for beauty. She is a selfish, ruthless, and unscrupulous individual, prone to cruelty and willing to take advantage of her crewmates. If you are a pirate, you don’t want to cross paths with Alvida.
She is a force to be reckoned with on the high seas, and her ruthless and selfish nature makes her an enemy to be reckoned with. Ilia Isorel ýs Paulino plays the role of Alvida with skill and grace.
Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown
Jeff Ward stars as Buggy the Clown in the One Piece franchise. Buggy is one of the most unique pirates in the series, thanks to his ability to split his body into different parts while still retaining full consciousness and control of each separated part.
Buggy’s unique ability is based on his consumption of the Paramecia-style Devil Fruit, which has mystical properties that give him the power to split himself into different parts. Not only does this make Buggy stand out from other pirates, but it also adds a whole new dimension to him, making him an interesting character to watch.
McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
Arlong is a fearsome fish-man, a humanoid species that is endemic to the marine realm, as portrayed by McKinley Belcher III. He rules over the island of Cocoyasi Village as the legendary Arlong Pirates’ captain.
Arlong’s rule is characterized by a despotic and discriminatory attitude toward people, who are thus subjected to both economic exploitation and emotional agony. He becomes a hated person in the history of the villagers as a result of his crew’s harsh authority over their lives.
Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
Dracule Mihawk, one of the Seven Warlords of the Sea, is expertly portrayed on screen by Steven Ward. Mihawk is renowned for his exceptional swordsmanship skills, particularly for his command of the “Black Sword” method.
His preferred weapon, the enormous sword known as “Yoru,” is one of the twelve Supreme Grade swords in the vast One Piece universe. Dracule Mihawk is a strong and compelling character in the series thanks to his fearsome combination of abilities and weapons.
Langley Kirkwood as Captain “Axe Hand” Morgan
If you’re a fan of One Piece, you’ll recognize Langley Kirkwood as Captain Axe Hand Morgan. He’s a ruthless Marine officer who uses his power to terrorize those who come across him. Even his son Helmeppo is a part of his reign, following in his footsteps.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kirkwood, you can check out his other works, like Collision and The King’s Horseman.
Get ready for a thrilling ride as Netflix brings the world of One Piece to life with a new live-action adaptation of the beloved manga series. Creator Eiichi Ooda created the show in 1997 and it’s been a hit ever since. Fans have been waiting for a live-action version of One Piece for over 15 years, with 15 anime, 15 movies, and over 40 video games. Now, on August 31st, it’s finally coming to Netflix! Follow Monkey D. Luffy, his Straw Hat Pirates, and their adventures as they cross the dangerous Grand Line. They face many challenges that test their strength and determination. From the world-building to the colorful characters, and the epic battles, One Piece is a beloved masterpiece that will never go out of style.