See One Piece Voice Actors Bring Luffy And Usopp To Life

Luffy’s voice actress Mayumi Tanaka and Usopp’s voice actor Kappei Yamaguchi recently suited up in motion-tracking gear. Hijinks ensued.

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This wasn’t for the anime, but rather, the idea was to turn Luffy and Usopp into virtual YouTubers.

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It’s wild to see them not only do the character’s voices but to have them also do their gestures.

Tanaka and Yamaguchi joke around, re-enact famous scenes and play charades.


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Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Y’know, it’s nice to see folks who genuinely enjoy their work getting to genuinely enjoy their work.

I sometimes worry that the tendency to call anything that appears to be genuine, earnest, or evocative of any emotional state apart from a sort of hipster-esque “ironic” detachment “cringe-worthy” is stunting our ability to take joy in the joy of others.

Clearly, that’s not the case for these two!  Here’s hoping they continue to enjoy their work--and lives--as much as they appear to be here!