Skip to main content
If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Netflix’s live-action Monkey D. Luffy graces his own card in the One Piece Card Game

Straw hat, cardboard.

Netflix's One Piece promotional art featuring Luffy, Nami and Zoro.
Image credit: Netflix/Shueisha

Can’t get enough of Iñaki Godoy’s portrayal of Monkey D. Luffy in Netflix’s One Piece adaptation? The exuberant Mexican actor who led the live-action Straw Hat Pirates will appear on a promotional leader card for the One Piece Card Game during an upcoming sealed tournament event.

According to a post from the One Piece Card Game’s English-language Twitter account, players can nab a rainbow leader card bearing Godoy in the red vest and iconic straw hat simply by participating in a sealed format event at participating local game stores.

Those who prefer Luffy’s anime and manga version as illustrated by Eiichiro Oda can opt for a version portraying the pirate in a dramatic battle pose. Regardless, both cards function the same and can be immediately used in a sealed battle tournament if desired.

Watch on YouTube

The event will begin on November 24th and run through December 17th, and any entry into a sealed event will earn the player their choice of card. Check beforehand that your local game store has applied to officially host sanctioned events. Otherwise, this could be a great time to check out a competitive card game that has been exploding since it was released last year, far away from the constant struggle for attention from the larger popular trading card games such as Magic: The Gathering, Pokémon Trading Card Game or most recent contender - Lorcana.

It’s no overstatement to say that One Piece has maintained a staggering level of popularity among anime and manga fans for decades at this point, but the story of Luffy and his quest to become king of the pirates breached Western pop culture thanks to a recent live-action Netflix adaptation that covers the introduction of Eiichiro Oda’s pirate world and the gathering of what will become the Straw Hat Pirates.

Reviews of the series have been glowing from fans and newcomers alike, so it’s easy to see why the One Piece Card Game is capitalising on the live action series’ positive buzz. Similar to Pokémon, collectors chase alternate art and special treatments of cards, which means newcomers can buy in at an affordable rate - something you can’t always say about TCGs. For more information about the upcoming promotion, check the One Piece Card Game’s official website.

Dicebreaker is the home for friendly board game lovers

We welcome board gamers of all levels, so sign in and join our community!

In this article
Awaiting cover image

One Piece

TV show

One Piece Card Game

Tabletop Game

Related topics
About the Author
Chase Carter avatar

Chase Carter

Contributor

Chase is a freelance journalist and media critic. He enjoys the company of his two cats and always wants to hear more about that thing you love. Follow him on Twitter for photos of said cats and retweeted opinions from smarter folks.
Comments