One Piece author Eiichiro Oda and Luffy’s English voice actor, Colleen Clinkenbeard, have completely different ideas about Luffy’s career in the real world.
Clinkenbeard was present at MegaCon Orlando this year as a member of a panel titled “One Piece x One Piece: From Anime to Live Action.” She was joined by panelists Luci Christian (Nami) from the anime series and live-action actors Jacob Romero (Usopp), Jeff Ward (Buggy) and Aidan Scott (Helmeppo). All panelists were asked what their respective character would do for a living. While other characters are said to be looking for work, especially Helmeppo selling drugs to “rich white mothers”, Clinkenbeard states that Luffy is “unemployed”. This question was once posed to Oda, who commented that Luffy would be a firefighter.
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One Piece’s Eiichiro Oda gave the Straw Hats non-pirate jobs
Through Animanch, Oda was once asked on SBS: “If the Straw Hats didn’t go to sea, what would they do?” Joining Luffy as a firefighter are Zoro (police officer), Usopp (graphic designer), Robin (cabin attendant), Sanji (hairdresser), Franky (pilot), Nami (kindergarten teacher), Chopper (elementary school teacher) and Brook (detective). This was before Jimbei joined the crew.
Of course, many of these answers are not surprising. Nami’s gentleness towards young characters like O-Tama and Momonosuke, Zoro’s former role as a bounty hunter, and Sanji’s well-groomed nature are especially well-suited to his roles as a teacher, policeman, and hairdresser. While Chopper would likely be feared by children, many suspecting him of being just a pet or a child, Luffy as a firefighter is perhaps the most controversial. Although Luffy has saved more than he lost, the character is often associated with starting fires rather than extinguishing them.
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The rare combination of anime and live-action actors has naturally proven to be extremely popular on social media. The release of the live-action version of One Piece last year continued the series’ growth and transformation into a global mixed media powerhouse. CBR’s coverage of other questions in this session as well as other anime installments is ongoing. These questions included the cast’s favorite episodes, ideal hypothetical devil fruit, and which country they would like to become a citizen of.
Created by Eiichiro Oda, the One Piece series explores the adventures of pirate Luffy D. Monkey and the Straw Hat Pirates. Since the manga first debuted in 1997, One Piece has been adapted into an anime and seen many movies. Most recently it was adapted into a live-action series by Netflix.
Created by Eiichiro Oda
First TV show chapter A piece
Airing date of the first episode October 20, 1999
Cast Mayumi Tanaka, Kazuya Nakai, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Christopher Sabat, Kerry Williams, Kappei Yamaguchi, Sonny Strait, Hiroaki Hirata, Eric Valette, Ikue Ootani
Source: MegaCon Orlando live panel via CBR on X (formerly Twitter)