The hype around One Piece live action cast has recently increased following the appearance of the original Straw Hat Pirates at the Netflix TUDUM event in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 17, 2023. Now, the live action has been under the spotlight for quite some time due to various reasons. One of the major factors contributing to its popularity is the tag ‘One Piece’ itself, while the reason for fans’ skepticism is largely due to the failure of live action series in general. However, the TUDUM event was a success, which revealed the first look at the trailer as well as the premiere date to be August 31, 2023.
ONE PIECE Live Action
Scheduled for August 31 on Netflix!
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The animation in the trailer was met with success among the online community, as fans are now more excited than ever to see what awaits Luffy and his crew’s journey in the live action format. This is also the reason why fans are now looking into the One Piece live action cast and characters to understand what the series will cover within the 10 episodes. So, on that note, here is the complete list of actors from One Piece live action action and what roles they will play on the show.
Mackenyu Arata and other actors who have joined the One Piece live action cast to play the Straw Hat Pirates
The main cast
Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
Mexican actor Iñaki Godoy has been seen perfecting many roles across various Television series, including Blue Demon, La querida del Centauro, Los elegidos, ¿Quién mató a Sara?, and The Imperfects, among others. He has also been seen as Tavo in the 2022 film, MexZombies. The same year, he took up the role of Fausto in No abras la puerta. And now in the role of Captain Monkey D. Luffy in Netflix’s One Piece live action, this might be the actor’s most ambitious project.
Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro
Also known as Mackenyu Maeda, the Japanese actor has been seen in several live action series of popular anime shows, such as Kamen Rider Drive: Surprise Future, the three films of Chihayafuru, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I, Tokyo Ghoul S, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, the two part film of Fullmetal Alchemist, etc. He has also starred in various television series, among which his role as Takauji Namiki in Kiss that Kills was met with positive responses. He will now be seen as the famous green-haired pirate and swordsman who uses the ‘Three Swords Style’ in the One Piece live action.
Emily Rudd as Nami
Like Godoy and Arata, Emily Rudd has been active in the entertainment industry, having been seen in both TV series and films. Before taking up the role of Nami in One Piece live action, the American actress has starred as Cindy Berman in Fear Street Part Two and Part Three. Other than that, she has also briefly appeared as Ella Hopkins in The Romanoffs, Heidi in Dynasty, and Clara as Hunters, among others.
Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
The fourth actor to be included in the main One Piece live action cast is Jacob Romero Gibson, who will be seen as the eccentric marksman of Straw Hats, Usopp. Besides appearing in several shorts like Five or Jealous, Romero has been famously seen as Josh in Grey’s Anatomy. The 26-year-old actor will next be seen as Jake in Blairsden.
Taz Skylar as Vinsmoke Sanji
To be seen as the charming master chef of the Straw Hats, One Piece live action cast member Taz Skyler has been an Olivier Award Nominated Writer. Besides acting and writing, he has also been credited as a producer. Debuting in the role of Dawes in The Kill Team, he extended his repertoire by featuring in various shorts, films, and TV series like The Lazarus Project. Skylar is also a stage actor and has been seen as Miles in #Warheads and Leonard Vole in Witness For The Prosecution.
The supporting cast
New One Piece live action cast members have been revealed, Koby, Alvida, Garp, Arlong, Buggy and Helmeppo pic.twitter.com/a8TPfkke2d
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Aside from the actors of Straw Hat Pirates, the One Piece live action cast will also be joined by several others. As of now, Netflix has announced only the first season of the series. This will comprise of 10 episodes that will cover five arcs from Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus series.
Romance Dawn arc
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- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Ntlanta Morgan Kutu as Lucky Roux
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- Stevel Marc as Yasopp
- Illia Isorelys Paulino as Alvida
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain “Axe-Hand” Morgan
- Tamer Burjaq as Higuma
- Richard Wright-Firth as Ukkari
Orange Town arc
Jeff Ward joins the cast of the Netflix live-action series adaptation of ‘One Piece.’ He will play Buggy! pic.twitter.com/bz6mpQCISI
— Jeff Ward Source (@wardsource) March 9, 2022
- Jeff Ward as Buggy The Clown
- Lindsay Reardon as Mayor Boodle
- Sven Ruygrok as Cabaji
Syrup Village arc
Alexander Maniatis will play Kuro in the One Piece Live Action! pic.twitter.com/DjF3chKLDF
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- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore/ Captain Kuro
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Bianca Oosthuizen as Sham
- Kamdynn Gary as Rika
- Chanté Grainger as Banchina
Steven Ward will be playing Mihawk in the One Piece Live Action! pic.twitter.com/X1gZLvsCwA
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- Steven Ward as Dracule Mihawk
- Craig Fairbass as Cheff Zeff
- Jean Henry as Fullbody
- Amber Hossack as Moodie
Arlong Park arc
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Len-Barry Simon as Chu
- Acton Burnell as Nezumi
- Grant Ross as Genzo
- Jandre le Roux as Kuroobi
Aside from these actors, the One Piece live action cast also includes Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp and Colton Osorio as the child Luffy.