Kodoani.com – The cover of issue 34 of Weekly Shonen Jump features the two Luffys standing side by side, with manga Luffy embracing Iñaki Godoy, the actor who plays Luffy in the live-action adaptation of the series One Piece in Hollywood. The cover was published on Monday and is considered a symbol representing the global takeover of two captains – Luffy in the manga and Luffy in the live-action.
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Iñaki Godoy was announced in November 2021 to take on the role of captain Monkey D. Luffy in the live-action adaptation. The film will premiere on Netflix on August 31. In addition to Godoy, other cast members include Mackenyu as Zoro, Taz Skylar as Sanji, Emily Rudd as Nami and Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp.
Before that, Iñaki Godoy had the opportunity to meet Mayumi Tanaka, the voice actor for Luffy in the One Piece anime. This meeting caused many positive reactions from both actors and fans of the series.
The live-action adaptation of One Piece is highly anticipated and is expected to attract the attention of the fan community when it launches on Netflix at the end of August 2023.