After Jamie Lee Curtis’ Revelation, Eiichiro Oda Has Reportedly Offered Chopper Role to Gintama Actor for Season 2

Eiichiro Oda Offered The Role for Tony Tony Chopper from the One Piece Live-Action to Kanna Hashimoto.

After Jamie Lee Curtis’ Revelation, Eiichiro Oda Has Reportedly Offered Chopper Role to Gintama Actor for Season 2


  • One Piece's Creator Eiichiro Oda offered Tony Tony Chopper's role For the Live Action to Kanna Hashimoto.
  • Kanna Hashimoto has been part of the Gintama Live-Action.
  • However, in an interview she explained that she rejected the role.
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Fans are eagerly expecting how the live-action series will continue on the heritage as 2023 marks the turning point for One Piece across the world, including the manga, anime, and especially the live-action version. One Piece fans are getting excited as Netflix prepares for the highly anticipated second season of its live-action adaption. Tony Tony Chopper will most likely be one of the most prominent characters introduced in the second season of Netflix’s One Piece.

One Piece - Netflix
One Piece – Netflix

Chopper is a significantly different character from Monkey D. Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji, featured in the first season of One Piece live-action. Netflix has yet to disclose how Chopper will be brought to life, leading fans to speculate whether he will be brought to life through digital animation or costumes. However, there are speculations that Eiichiro Oda has already offered the role to Kanna Hashimoto, who was a part of the Gintama live-action.

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Who is Kanna Hashimoto?

Hashimoto is a Japanese actress and former singer. She was a member of the Fukuoka-based idol girl group Rev. from DVL from 2011 to 2017. Hashimoto made her acting debut in the film I Wish. Since 2013, Hashimoto has also appeared in Sailor Suit and Machine Gun: Graduation, for which she also released her debut single. She has also appeared in the films Haruta & Chika, Gintama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K., Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Kingdom, Kiss Me at the Stroke of Midnight, and Violence Action.

Kanna Hashimoto
Kanna Hashimoto

Hashimoto has been part of many live-action adaptations including the famous Gintama. She is well versed in the environment of a live-action and can be a good addition to the role. However, she explained how Oda san offered her the role of Chopper, but she had to refuse.

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Eiichiro Oda Reportedly Offered the role to Kanna Hashimoto

Chopper is one of the most recognizable characters from the One Piece series. Not to mention being the most anticipated character in the live-action visualization version. Oda sensei reportedly allegedly offered the job to actress Hashimoto. In a recent interview, Hashimoto said that Oda had playfully offered her the role of Chopper, but she promptly declined. Chopper first met the Straw Hats on Drum Island, where he was a reindeer who ate a Devil Fruit, which allowed him to morph into a human hybrid, among other things.

Tony Tony Chopper
Tony Tony Chopper

Many viewers believe that this character was constructed using CGI. Chopper will not be the only new character in One Piece’s second season, as both Jamie Lee Curtis and the series’ writers hope to bring Dr. Kureha to life too.

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