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‘One Piece’ Creator Eiichiro Oda Praises Netflix’s Live-Action Straw Hat Cast as ‘Perfect’

Eiichiro Oda Praises Netflix's One Piece Live-Action Series

Eiichiro Oda, the usually private creator of the famed “One Piece” manga, has stepped into the spotlight to express his admiration for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of his beloved work, set to premiere on August 31.

In a video shared on the show’s official Instagram account, Oda praised the production’s action, visual effects, and the performances of the cast. Most notably, he lauded the cast’s portrayal of the Straw Hat crew, calling it “perfect” and akin to watching the beloved characters come to life.

Monkey D. Luffy’s Journey to Find One Piece Treasure and Become King of the Pirates

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In “One Piece,” based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga, we follow Monkey D. Luffy, a young adventurer who yearns for freedom. He leaves his small village on a daring quest to find the legendary treasure, One Piece, and become the Pirate King. But achieving this dream means he must gather a loyal crew, secure a good ship, navigate treacherous waters, evade the relentless Marines, and defeat tough rivals.

Meet the Stellar Cast of One Piece’s Live-Action Series on Netflix

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The stars of the One Piece live-action series include Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji, along with other cast members.

The series is created with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix, led by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda as writers, executive producers, and showrunners, with Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements as executive producers.