“One Piece Live-Action: Eiichiro Oda Amazed by Iñaki Godoy’s Luffy”
Tokyo, Japan – In an exciting revelation that has sent shockwaves through the global One Piece fanbase, showrunner Hiroshi Kojima has shared that Eiichiro Oda, the acclaimed creator of the long-running manga and anime series “One Piece,” was utterly astounded by Iñaki Godoy’s portrayal of Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action adaptation of the beloved pirate adventure.
Kojima, who is at the helm of the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation, made this stunning revelation during an exclusive interview with the popular Japanese entertainment magazine “Shinseki Weekly.” According to Kojima, Oda was not only supportive of the live-action project but was also genuinely impressed by Iñaki Godoy’s performance as the iconic rubber-powered pirate captain, Monkey D. Luffy.
In the interview, Kojima shared that Oda, who has always been deeply involved in every aspect of his creation’s adaptations, watched early footage of Godoy in action and was completely blown away. Oda reportedly praised Godoy’s portrayal for capturing the spirit, energy, and essence of Luffy in a way that was beyond his expectations.
“Mr. Oda has seen Iñaki’s work and is thrilled with how well he embodies the character,” Kojima said. “It’s clear that Iñaki has dedicated himself to understanding Luffy’s character on a profound level, and Mr. Oda appreciates that commitment.”
Iñaki Godoy, a talented Argentine actor, has been the subject of immense anticipation and scrutiny from the One Piece fanbase ever since his casting as Luffy was announced. The character of Luffy is a beloved and central figure in the “One Piece” franchise, and fans have been eager to see how Godoy would bring the character to life in a live-action format.
Kojima went on to reveal that Oda offered valuable insights and guidance to the production team to ensure that the live-action adaptation remains true to the heart and soul of the original manga and anime series.
The live-action “One Piece” series, which has garnered attention for its large-scale production and commitment to staying faithful to the source material, is poised to be one of the most eagerly anticipated adaptations in recent memory. With the show’s release date drawing nearer, the revelation of Eiichiro Oda’s enthusiasm for Iñaki Godoy’s portrayal has added another layer of excitement and anticipation for fans around the world.
As the world counts down to the debut of the live-action “One Piece,” it appears that Iñaki Godoy has not only captured the admiration of fans but also the creator himself, Eiichiro Oda. This revelation suggests that the upcoming series might be a fitting tribute to the enduring legacy of “One Piece” while introducing the world of piracy, adventure, and friendship to a new generation of fans.