‘One Piece’ Creator Eiichiro Oda Was Blown Away by Iñaki Godoy’s Luffy

From the moment he was introduced as the face of Netflix’s One Piece live-action series, all eyes were on Iñaki Godoy and how he would bring to life Monkey D.

Luffy, the cheerful, endearing leader of the Straw Hat Pirates and one of the most famous manga and anime characters of all time.

He had experience starring on The Imperfects at Netflix as well as a long run on Telemundo’s La querida de Centauro, but the young actor was still a relative unknown stateside.

When selected to sail the East Blue, however, he far exceeded the expectations of the team behind the show, including One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda.

Speaking to Collider’s Arezou Amin, showrunner Steven Maeda says that the mangaka was blown away by the accuracy of Godoy’s Luffy relative to the source material.

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