The world of One Piece is filled with fun and weird characters, but none of them are as cool as swordsman Roronoa Zoro. He’s already great in the manga and the anime wielding three katanas simultaneously, and actor Mackenyu manages to make him even cooler in the Netflix live-action series. He has a lot of experience in adapting anime characters into live-action and is already establishing himself as one of the busiest stars in Japanese entertainment, following in the footsteps of his father — Mackenyu is the son of legendary martial artist Sonny Chiba, one of Japan’s greatest action stars of the 1970s. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, his work and legacy probably will.
Mackenyu might play the cool swordsman Zoro in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece, but he’s also connected to a real martial arts legend.