The reindeer character Tony Tony Chopper will appear in the next part of One Piece live-action.
The first season of Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece has received rave reviews from fans. With such a good start, it’s only a matter of time before Netflix greenlights season 2.
However, as the vast world of “One Piece” continues to unfold, the second season is ready to face its own challenges. One of the most important hurdles will be the participation of the character Tony Tony Chopper, the adorable reindeer and doctor of the Straw Hat pirates.
Tony Tony Chopper, often simply called Chopper, is a reindeer who ate the Zoan Hito Hito no Mi devil fruit, turning him into a human. Chopper was first introduced in chapter 136 of the manga and episode 61 of the One Piece anime.
Chopper is the doctor of the Straw Hat pirates, led by Monkey D. Luffy. His hometown is Drum Island. At first, he had to go through a lonely life when he was ostracized by the reindeer herd because of his blue nose and ability to think like a human, despite looking like a reindeer.
Chopper has quickly become a fan favorite since his introduction. Chopper’s role in the Straw Hats makes his presence in the live-action series necessary, although bringing the character into a live-action film would be a complicated task.
There are several ways to introduce Chopper into the One Piece live-action series. One option is to use CGI, which can be expensive due to Chopper’s frequent appearances. Another possibility is to cast a child actor in the role, which could be more cost-effective and speed up the post-production process.
Christian Convery, known for his role in the Sweet Tooth franchise, seems like a great choice to play Chopper. Christian Convery’s character in Sweet Tooth – Gus has similarities with Chopper in real life. Additionally, Convery also has experience in the One Piece live-action universe, having played the role of young Sanji.
Interestingly, there are many different CGI designs for Chopper circulating among the fan community. The inclusion of a cute “mascot” like Chopper can significantly increase the popularity of the work. Whether production chooses the CGI-created Chopper or a young actor to take on the role, pleasing the entire One Piece community will certainly be a challenging feat.
Additionally, since season 1 closely followed the original manga and was well received, the production team will likely aim to continue this successful approach.