A Live-Action One Piece Movie Might Look Like This

Image: © 尾田栄一郎/集英社・フジテレビ・東映アニメーション, Indeed, Oricon

This isn’t a trailer for a One Piece movie trailer, but if a made-in-Japan version ever gets greenlit, it could like this.

Earlier week, Oricon posted this Indeed job recruit spot with actor Takumi Saitoh as Luffy, model Rika Izumi as Nami, comedian Daigo Yamamoto as Usopp, actor Hiroyuki Ikeuchi as Zoro and actor Yosuke Kubozuka as Sanji.

In English, the song they’re singing translates as, “If you’re looking for a job, Indeed. If you’re looking for a part-time gig, Indeed.”

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Previously, Saitoh was Reiji Mitsurugi in the Ace Attorney movie, Yamamoto in 2010's Space Battleship Yamato flick; he was also in Godzilla: Resurgence. Yosuke Kubozuka is a respected actor who was in Martin Scorsese’s Silence, while Hiroyuki Ikeuchi was in Ip Man and, more recently, John Woo’s Manhunt. These are fairly famous people, so if a movie was ever made, a cast like this would probably make sense.

Now whether or not a live-action One Piece does, that’s another matter...

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.