Iñaki Godoy’s career is about to get a major uptick in the coming months with the pending live-action Netflix series premiere, “One Piece.” Until then, film festival heads are humbly invited to check out the burgeoning star in one of his recent feature screen roles as he battles growing pains, young love, and the undead in director Chava Cartas’s latest, Mexzombies.
The upcoming live action adaption of Eiichiro Oda’s shonen powerhouse, One Piece, has been a hot topic in the anime community. After the (undeserved) negative reception of Cowboy Bebop, I’m honestly shocked that not only has this project proceeded, but that in a truly non-Hollywood fashion, the team behind the show has gone to great lengths to build confidence in the project. With cast and crew both singing the praises of the production on social media, and a careful attention to detail in design, it’s very exciting to see the updates we receive, and with Netflix’s annual “Geeked” week in full swing, fans are well fed this week. We received not only an introduction to Iñaki Godoy, playing Monkey D. Luffy, and the two show runners, Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, but a behind the scenes look at some of the handcrafted sets, and new casting announcements.