Netflix’s live-action One Piece is set to premiere by the end of the month, and star Inaki Godoy has been making the promotional rounds. Last July we saw Godoy meet the original voice of Luffy Mayumi Tanaka, and now we have a featurette of him visiting the studio that made the One Piece manga Shueisha Games.
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One Piece star Iñaki Godoy (Monkey D. Luffy) tours the offices of Shueisha Games, publishers of Oda Sensei’s manga and creators of the original anime series. Iñaki views storyboards for the One Piece anime pilot and shares how much the manga means to him.
Oddly enough, Godoy wasn’t able to meet with One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda in the video, but it’s possible the two have met during production of the series; it was said that Oda was very involved with how the show was being made, and wanted to make sure the live-action series properly captured the essence of the anime.
Like with every Netflix anime adaptation, there have been mixed feelings about the One Piece trailer, but looking at a lot of the action, it does seem that the show has managed to capture a lot of the dazzling visuals. With Netflix having fumbled with properties like Cowboy Bebop and Death Note though, a lot of fans are choosing to stay cautiously optimistic about the adaptation of arguably one of the most beloved manga in the world.
One Piece premieres on Netflix on Aug. 31.