As fans wait for the first trailer to release, the show’s cast has been releasing posts to hype up the series. One post is from the One Piece live-action show’s Sanji – Taz Skylar.
Recently, a compilation of Skylar practicing kick fighting was shared online by @newworldartur on Twitter.
The short video features several short clips of Skylar training various kicks, giving fans a taste of what to expect when he portrays Sanji in the show.
In case you’re unfamiliar or just need a refresher, Skylar plays Sanji, the Straw Hat crew’s cook and one of their best fighters. Unlike Luffy who prefers to punch people, Sanji’s main weapon is his legs.
Based on the clips, it seems that Skylar is on the right track with his impressive fighting clips. Though it remains to be seen how well this will translate into the live-action show when he dresses up as Sanji.
Skylar is an actor who is known for his stage roles in West-End, including productions such as #Warheads and Agatha Christie's Witness For The Prosecution.
The upcoming One Piece live-action series was revealed back in 2020 by Netflix. Production of the show began earlier this year in South Africa, with series creator Eiichiro Oda visiting the set back in June as he serves as its Executive producer.
Given the series’ popularity, Netflix has big plans for the show as it is being given the Stranger Things treatment when it comes to promotion.
Of course, it remains to be seen if the show will live up to its beloved source material. After all, live-action anime adaptations are a mixed bag, with shows like Cowboy Bebop being canceled after just one season.