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Eiichiro Oda Designed Special One Piece Tattoo For Sanji’s Live-Action Actor Taz Skylar

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In a recent interview with Serieously at the Paris Fan Festival, Taz Skylar, the actor who portrayed Sanji in One Piece live-action series, revealed an anecdote involving the creator Eiichiro Oda, where he personally designed a One Piece tattoo for him.

During the interview, Skylar recounted a dinner with Oda in Japan, where he expressed his desire to get a One Piece themed tattoo. However, he felt overwhelmed by the vast options within the universe.

It was then Taz asked Oda if he could design something specific for the cast. To his delight, Oda graciously agreed and crafted a unique tattoo design specifically for him and his fellow cast members.

When we went to have dinner with Oda in Japan, I wanted to get a One Piece tattoo for a while. There’s so much to choose from that I’m like what’s the thing? Like what is the one thing I want to get tattooed? So, I asked him (ODA) if he could draw us something specific and he drew this specifically for us to get.

Detailing on the design, he explained that every part of the figure’s body represents a letter, collectively spelling out One Piece.

He sent it to us like a few weeks after we got back from Japan,” he added.

taz skylar one piece tattoo
taz skylar one piece tattoo

In addition to the tattoo, Skylar shared another special moment involving Oda.

As a dedicated martial artist, Skylar was determined to earn his black belt before the release of the live-action series. To celebrate the milestone, he took his black belt to Oda’s house, where the creator signed it on the day of the series’ release.

He signed by black belt too. So when we started the season, I was hell-bent that I was going to have my black belt by the time the show aired. I got my black belt 4 days before the show aired, and I took it to his house and he signed it the day it released. It was a really cool experience.

One Piece live-action season 2 is set to premiere in 2025.

Season 1 of One Piece live-action adaptation premiered in Netflix on Aug 31, 2023.

The cast includes Iñaki Godoy, who portrays Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar will play Sanji. Colton Osorio portrayed a young Luffy.

Furthermore, Peter Gadiot plays Shanks, Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp.

The other cast members include:

  • Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
  • Steven Ward as Mihawk
  • Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
  • Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
  • Celeste Loots as Kaya
  • Chioma Umeala as Nojiko

It was previously revealed that the original Japanese voice actors will be returning to portray their characters for the Japanese dub of the live-action adaptation

The soundtrack for the live action, titled “Wealth, Fame, Power,” is composed by Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, best known for their work on “The Witcher“.

Netflix is exclusively streaming the series, produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios.

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