The official Twitter account for Netflix’s One Piece Live-Action Series announced on July 23, 2022, that Colton Osirio will play the role of kid Luffy in the live-action series.
Additionally, Netflix Japan YouTube channel released a video as a part of One Piece 25th anniversary where the cast of the One Piece live-action series talked about their favourite characters.
The video features showrunner Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, and Emily Rudd, who plays Nami.
The previously announced One Piece 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.
Furthermore, Peter Gadiot will play 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
The live-action series is currently in production in South Africa. Netflix Geeked Twitter account in February, that the live-action series has officially started production.
Oda had taken a month-long hiatus for One Piece manga to prepare for the final arc and also said that he would take the opportunity to travel to Africa to supervise Netflix’s upcoming series.
According to reports, Netflix will exclusively stream the live-action series produced by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios. The first season will have ten episodes.
Matt Owens will serve as the upcoming show’s writer, while Steven Maeda and Becky Clements will be executive producers. Adelstein announced the live-action television series adaptation of the One Piece manga will begin with the ‘East Blue arc’ and “broaden from there” in a video message displayed during Jump Festa in 2017.
After discussing the project with Oda personally, he noted that the series promises to create “a true One Piece”.
One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 1997, with its individual chapters compiled into 102 tankōbon volumes as of April 2022.
One Piece was the best-selling manga for eleven consecutive years from 2008 to 2018 and is the only manga that had an initial print of volumes of above 3 million continuously for more than 10 years, as well as the only one that had achieved more than 1 million copies sold in all of its 100 published tankōbon volumes.
The 100th manga volume shipped on Sep 3, 2021. Oda published the 1,000th chapter in this year’s combined 5th/6th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Jan 4, 2022.