“He is so good”: One Piece Star Emily Rudd is “Annoyed” With Zoro Actor Mackenyu and His Fighting Skills

One Piece Star Emily Rudd is “Annoyed” With Zoro Actor Mackenyu and His Fighting Skills
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Netflix’s One Piece live-action adaptation has taken the Internet by storm, achieving astonishing success for any live-action anime series. Inaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Mackenyu Arata as Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibbs as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji were among the season 1 lead cast members. The creators and actors who worked hard to offer a beautiful masterpiece to the audience deserve all of the credit for the series’ success.

One Piece Live Action Cast
One Piece Live Action Cast

All of the actors did an excellent job portraying their characters, however, Mackenyu, who played Roronoa Zoro, may have had the greatest difficulties with his role. Taking on the challenge of mastering Zoro’s three-sword style and perfecting it was the hardest part for Mackenyu but according to Nami actress Emily Rudd, he made it look so easy that it became annoying.

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Nami Actress Emily Rudd is Annoyed with Zoro Actor Mackenyu

During a post-release interview with Still Watching Netflix, the cast of the series reacted to their major season one moment of the live-action. They got to witness the epic talent of Zoro actor Mackenyu during the fight scenes. His sword skills were so epic and effortless that Rudd commented that he made it look so easy that it had become annoying. She said:

“You make it look effortless. It’s really annoying. It’s looks amazing, they crushed it.”

Appreciating the comment, Mackenyu replied that he tried his best. She said Mackenyu has brilliantly portrayed the art of three sword style which was one of the hardest parts of enacting Zoro. He also explained how difficult it was to carry the third sword in his mouth, and he got so many cuts trying to make it perfect.

Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro

But the efforts and hard work of the stunt crew and Mackenyu were appreciated by the fans a lot and many fans also said that there could have been no better actor to play Zoro other than Mackenyu.


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Mackenyu is a man of many talents

Mackenyu is an avid anime fan. Before One Piece, he appeared in various anime live adaptations. He played roles in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Rurouni Kenshin: The Final, Chihayafuru, and Fullmetal Alchemist. The Zoro actor is a man of many talents in real life. He is a Kyokushin Karate practitioner who also enjoys horseback riding and mounted archery. He can wrestle, play water polo, and do gymnastics. Mackenyu’s abilities do not stop there. He also can sing and play the piano, flute, and saxophone. Mackenyu is the son of famed martial artist Sonny Chiba, a 1970s action hero in Japan.

Mackenyu As Roronoa Zoro In One Piece Live Action
Mackenyu As Roronoa Zoro In One Piece Live-action

Mackenyu’s talents and love for anime have brought him a lot of success and have given him the chance to play one of the most loved and fan-favorite characters in the entire anime world. His portrayal was spot-on and just like the anime, he has also become one of the most loved characters of the live-action series. Fans can’t wait to see his performance in season 2.


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Source: Still Watching Netflix


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