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Netflix’s Luffy Meets ‘One Piece’ Creator Oda in Japan

(Last Updated On: August 26, 2023)

Netflix is poised to embark on a daring voyage as it brings the beloved anime “One Piece” to life in a live-action adaptation set to premiere on August 31st. This endeavor has garnered significant attention from fans and the entertainment world at large, largely due to the commitment of the cast and creators to honoring the source material.

A heartwarming video has emerged, featuring Iñaki Godoy, the young actor who embodies the iconic Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action series. In this delightful footage, Godoy travels to Japan for a unique opportunity – a meeting with the legendary creator of “One Piece,” Eiichiro Oda.

Live-action adaptations of anime have often been met with skepticism and criticism, but Netflix’s approach aims to set a new standard. Eiichiro Oda’s pivotal role as an Executive Producer in the first season assures fans that the series will stay faithful to its roots. Showrunners have revealed that numerous decisions underwent Oda’s scrutiny before they were greenlit for production.

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In the video, Oda shares the heartwarming reason behind his selection of Iñaki Godoy to portray Luffy. Among all the contenders, Godoy was the only one who succeeded in making the legendary manga artist laugh. Oda expresses his hope that Godoy will continue to breathe life into Luffy’s character for years to come.

While a second season of the live-action adaptation remains unconfirmed by Netflix, the vast world of “One Piece” provides ample source material for future adventures. As fans eagerly anticipate the premiere, the question on everyone’s mind is whether Netflix’s “One Piece” will be the one to finally break the live-action anime curse. The answer, as the journey unfolds, lies just over the horizon.


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Amit Kumar
Amit is an entertainment content writer. He is currently pursuing graduation with Bachelor in Commerce. He loves to watch anime and play games like Minecraft, Clash Royale, and Pokemon Go in his free time.
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