The live-action One Piece comes out at the end of the month, and lead actor Inaki Godoy has been going around Tokyo, promoting the show. He’s already had visits to the original Luffy voice actress Mayumi Tanaka and the manga studio that makes One Piece, and now this latest video has him visiting the creator of the manga, Eiichiro Oda.
“I can’t imagine anyone else but you” 😭 Come along with us on a dream visit to the studio of the legendary Eiichiro Oda.
Like many other manga artists, Oda-sensei had chosen not to have his face revealed in the video. Though there are some artists that are fine revealing their faces in public, there are other creators like Oda that would prefer to remain anonymous—and probably for good reason.
One Piece is no doubt one of the biggest anime properties today, and you can imagine how much of a nightmare his private life would be if more people knew what he looked like. Though fans would definitely want to put a face to the creator, it’s probably for the best that Oda kept himself anonymous—at least while One Piece is still ongoing.
In the meantime, a lot of fans are remaining cautiously optimistic about the live-action show. Though Netflix has burned fans many times before (i.e., Death Note, Cowboy Bebop), Oda’s enthusiasm and some great-looking trailers have fans eager to see what the live-action series has to offer.
One Piece premieres on Netflix this coming Aug. 31.