Cast of the ‘One Piece’ Live-Action Adaptation Pick Their Favorite Character, and It Is Not Luffy

Published 08/13/2023, 12:37 PM EDT

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The camaraderie among the Straw Hats of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece sets the anime apart from any other. With a bond as tight as Monkey D. Luffy’s hat’s grip on a windy day, the colorful crew of One Piece has garnered a huge fanbase. From Luffy’s stretchy antics to Zoro’s lack of navigation skills and Nami’s short fuse, the show characters always kick off a laughter fest. And the live-action anime based on the manga is all set to bring all this hilarity back into Luffy’s crew. As fans get ready to set sail with the upcoming live adaptation of One Piece, the crew of the whirlwind show is all aboard.

Obviously, fans have their favorite character but it now seems the cast of the show has their picks too. And revealing which character they adored most, the actors chose the most unexpected ones.

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In an interview with the actors behind the main cast, their favorite characters from the anime came to light. As reported by Comicbook, all three chose two lovable soldiers over the protagonists or antagonists! Inaki Godoy, who plays Luffy, went with Koby. But Emily Rudd, who plays Nami, and Mackenyu, who portrays Zoro, chose Helmeppo. As two of the oldest characters from One Piece, Koby and Helmeppo both started as meek little nobodies.

As the story progresses, the weak and cowardly transform into two valiant military boys. When Netflix announced the supporting cast behind characters like Koby and Helmeppo last year, fans were content with the choices. It seems like that cast has done such a good job that Rudd even went as far as to say that the actor behind Helmeppo was “born for the role.”

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Meanwhile, fans who are eager to finally watch the show on August 31st recently received even more thrilling news. Because the only thing more exciting than reading manga and watching anime is experiencing it in real life.

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While some fans are still dismayed by the sad news of a missing main character in the new series, some are running to find their favorite costumes. And that is because Netflix recently announced promotional One Piece events occurring in the coming week before the live-action launch. Spread across the globe, ten lucky cities will witness the events as the Straw Hats gather to show their love for the award-winning manga series.

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All the more ready after this news, fans are gearing up to grab their popcorn and anchor their behinds to their couches. Because soon it will be time to set off on the live-adaptation voyage of the iconic show.

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What do you think of the actors choosing Koby & Helmeppo as their favorites from the manga? Do you agree with their choices? Share your opinions in the comments.

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Ibadat Kaur

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Ibadat Kaur is an entertainment writer at Netflix Junkie. Her love for Narcos & Pedro Pascal is what brought her to the world of entertainment news. She has immense love for historical and investigative documentaries on people and cultural practices.

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