Netflix live-action series One Piece will feature original Japanese voice actors

One piece Live Action Star Inaki Godoy meets the original Luffy voice actor Mayumi Tanaka in a brand new video for the upcoming Netflix adaptation, available to stream August 31st.

The video features the live-action cast announcing that the original voice acting from the long-running anime will reprise their roles to bring the Japanese-language version of the live-action One Piece to life. Joining the Netflix series alongside Mayumi are Kazuya Nakai as Roronoa Zoro, Akemi Okamura as Nami, Kappei Yamaguchi as Usopp, and Hiroaki Hirata as Sanji.

“I’ve been speaking Luffy for over 23 years now and I think everyone has a little bit of Luffy in their hearts,” Mayumi said in a statement. “Iñaki, who plays Luffy in this live-action series, is so funny and upbeat that he really makes the perfect Luffy! I’m very excited to be able to voice Luffy in this adaptation as well. ONE PIECE is a story whose words and images can resonate with you in different ways depending on the situation or perspective at any point in time, so that you can continue to make new discoveries. And of course nothing would make me happier than for people who have never experienced ONE PIECE to be able to become part of the family starting with this show.”

Check out Mayumi and Godoy’s adorable interaction in the announcement video below (check out more trailers):


Who is the One Piece live-action cast?

Netflix’s One Piece series will star Iñaki Godoy as Luffy, Mackenyu as Rorona Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji and Peter Gadiot as Shanks. The cast also includes Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Vincent Regan as Garp, Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore, Steven Ward as Mihawk and Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan, Celeste Loots as Kaya and Chioma Umeala as Nojiko.

Based on Eiichiro Oda’s cult manga of the same name, the story follows Monkey D. Luffy, who gains the power to turn his body into rubber after eating a “devil fruit”. In search of the legendary treasure “One Piece” he travels through a fantastic world of exotic islands and vast oceans.

One Piece is a live-action series written and produced by Steven Maeda (The X-Files) and Matt Owens (Agents of SHIELD), with Maeda serving as showrunner. Executive producers are Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, and original manga author Eiichiro Oda.