Netflix is presently developing live-action anime adaptations. The company is focusing on remaking the iconic Shonen series One Piece for a new generation of fans. Creator Eiichiro Oda serves as an executive producer on the project, while actors like Iñaki Godoy, Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar. We have been getting numerous updates on the upcoming series in the past months, and now there’s video from Godoy. The young actor who will play Luffy in the One Piece live-action series posted a video for the fans to commemorate the Straw Hat Captain’s birthday.
Let us see what the video is about.
One Piece shares a video on the birthday of Luffy
A number of the Straw Hat Pirates, including Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, and Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, have been cast for the upcoming Netflix series with Godoy.
The official Twitter account for One Piece has a video of the young actor who will play Luffy. They are celebrating the Straw Hat Captain’s birthday and offering fans a taste of what his take on the beloved Shonen hero would be.
Happy birthday to the future Pirate King, Monkey D. Luffy! Today we’re celebrating the adventures and dreams of Straw Hats everywhere. What are some of your dreams? #LuffysBirthdayNetflix pic.twitter.com/tDl0JJGrnP
— ONE PIECE(ワンピース) Netflix (@onepiecenetflix) May 5, 2022
In the video, Godoy urges fans of the character to post videos of their wildest dreams. Luffy is essentially a dreamer. The actor says the same in the video. So it makes sense for them to celebrate his ability to dream and achieve big on this special day.
What’s happening with the live-action adaptation?
Despite the fact that the live-action version of Cowboy Bebop was shelved after one season. The streaming service is pressing forward with live-action adaptations of Avatar: The Last Airbender, Mobile Suit: Gundam, and Yu Yu Hakusho, to name a few.
Luffy has been an integral part of the manga since its inception. So the cast of the new live-action series celebrating his birthday is essential.
What do you think of the live-action Luffy’s unique video message? Also, what are your opinions about Godoy’s portrayal of Luffy? Please share your thoughts in the comments section.