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The anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece has been happening for practically 25 years, and continues to be discovering methods to impress longtime followers of the franchise. With Netflix’s upcoming take, the purpose is to recapture a few of the magic that enchanted viewers again in 1999, however by way of live-action for brand new audiences. Those that’ve been with the sequence for therefore lengthy might have a troublesome time adjusting to seeing contemporary new faces painting the Straw Hats in a brand new medium, however the brand new sequence is connecting itself to the anime by way of its voice solid.

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Throughout this weekend’s Anime Expo, Netflix revealed the Japanese voice actors for Luffy (Mayumi Tanaka), Zoro (Kazuya Nakai), Usopp (Kappei Yamaguchi), Nami (Akemi Okamura), and Sanji (Hiroaki Hirata) will probably be reprising their respective roles to dub the live-action present. Moreover, the live-action Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) and Sanji (Taz Skylar) will dub their respective characters within the Spanish dub. At time of writing, it seems that solely the unique Straw Hats are coming for this dub; Japanese actors for different key characters similar to Buggy and Shanks have but to be revealed. As for future Straw Hat members…effectively, that’ll rely upon whether or not or not the live-action present will get a second season.

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Not solely not like Ash Ketchum’s Japanese voice actor Rica Matsumoto, the solid for One Piece are as vital to the anime as Oda himself. Past portraying their respective characters in spinoff media similar to video games and flicks, they’ve all lent their voices to music tracks throughout the present’s run, together with an all-cast model of the unique opening, “We Are!” by Hiroshi Kitadani. It’s good that Netflix has discovered a method to incorporate the unique solid into this new tackle the fabric. Hopefully, although, the live-action present (and its solid) will discover a method to carve out its personal identification separate from what’s come earlier than and reveals no signal of ending anytime quickly.

One Piece premieres August 31 on Netflix.


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