Sonny Strait, Ian Sinclair, and Brina Palencia from One Piece Movie: Pink

One Piece Movie: Pink is the latest movie within the long-running One Piece franchise, due for English dubbed launch on the 4th of November.

The story of Movie: Pink focuses on Uta, the long-estranged childhood buddy of Luffy and the adoptive daughter of Shanks. Uta has turn out to be a world-famous idol, and the straw hats arrive at her live performance alongside her hundreds of followers as Gordon, her teacher, and father determine in Shanks’ absence, watches from the edges.

We spoke with Usopp, Brook, and Chopper’s voice actors, the very proficient Sonny Strait, Ian Sinclair, and Brina Palencia, concerning the manufacturing, their performances, and their components within the story of One Piece Movie: Pink.

Interview with Sonny Strait (Usopp), Ian Sinclair (Brook), and Brina Palencia (Chopper)


First up, how have your voice types modified over time with the characters, and are there any particular diversifications you do for characteristic films like this versus weekly episodes?

Has our voice types modified with the characters over time? Yeah, I believe so. They need to as a result of the characters are getting older. Fortunately, we’re getting older as properly. So, we are able to adapt fairly simply with out having to suppose an excessive amount of about it. But in addition, you realize, the extra you get to know your characters, you are gonna put in nuances that you did not have earlier than, and we have been doing this for a number of years.

I believe the large distinction between doing a film and doing the present is that once we’re doing the present, we now have the continuity of the final episode that we have been doing. Whereas the films typically will happen sooner or later from the place we’re within the dub. So we now have to obtain a special degree of context. And typically you have not met a personality earlier than as a result of, you realize, you may have some large scene with them and an arc in between when the film comes out and the place you’re within the dub. So typically that occurs.


Excellent, the following query is for Sonny. What did you consider the Kiss-inspired outfit firstly of the film for Usopp?

Properly, I completely was overjoyed by that as a result of I have been a kiss fan because the 70s. So to see him wanting like Gene Simmons, I used to be like, this cannot be occurring. That is wonderful. I need to rock and roll all evening.


That was gonna be my follow-up, are you a Kiss fan your self, however there you go.

I even had their solo albums that weren’t actually solo albums. They simply determined we’ll put out 4 albums with our faces on every of them. And I can discuss Kiss all day, we higher transfer on.

I simply realized I am taking place a Kiss rabbit gap proper now that you just in all probability do not need to go down with me.


That is the precise reply I needed to listen to as a Kiss fan myself. That is precisely what I needed to listen to. Subsequent one for your self, Ian, has Brook all the time been a music aficionado and did you must prepare to hit these notes within the scene getting them off the sheet music?

Yeah. Brooke all the time has. Brooke is a tremendous musician, which makes my job a lot more durable. If Brooke was a foul musician, my job could be simply tremendous simple as a result of then I am like, I do not care if I hit notes or not as a result of he cannot, however he is the soul king. And he is proficient in so many devices, and he is unimaginable. However fortunately, via all my singing, I’ve had the great Brina Palencia to carry my hand as I wept and neurotically stumbled via all of my earlier songs.

Ian is definitely an excellent singer, however he has the least quantity of confidence of principally any good singer I do know.

Brina has led all of us by the hand on many songs over time, and I’ve unimaginable confidence and no means to sing. So it’s a very totally different expertise for her. “Might you attempt to hit the notice?” Eh, Nah.

She’s so good, she’s like, “Okay honey, that was good, a bit flat, however actually good.” On this film, although, I didn’t have Brina to carry my hand, so I bought very nervous. They had been like, “You gotta sing.”, and I used to be like oh God, everybody concerned within the singing on this one is so good. They’re like, “It’s simply a few notes, are you able to hit this notice?” I’m like kinda, aaaaahhhhh, and I’m accomplished. Cool, accomplished, that’s it.


Subsequent one for Brina, I’ve to ask, how laborious is it to do Chopper’s battle noises and screams?

Truthfully, it is simpler for me to do screams and battle sounds in Chopper’s voice than it’s in my very own voice. It hurts much less. I do not know, there’s the way in which that it is positioned in my voice. I do not know if it is as a result of it is excessive or no matter, however, like, it is truly so much simpler to do than alone.


That’s not what I used to be anticipating in any respect…

No, everybody’s shocked, I don’t perceive the science behind it, however for some cause, it’s simply simpler to do.

So for those who’re simply screaming repeatedly with your personal voice, it hurts greater than for those who’re utilizing Choppers?

I made certain to try this with Brook’s screams as properly.

You need to have considered that, Sonny! You need to have identified!
*All showcase their screams for a number of seconds* One thing about that prime pitch.

It’s above the vocal cords.


So is that this like a voice performing method to get damage much less you simply go larger and better?

There’s a vocal method I take advantage of, it is referred to as screaming over the pencil. And for those who put a pencil in your tooth, for those who attempt to scream below that pencil, it pushes your throat in a bizarre approach and tightens it. However for those who scream over the pencil, it opens your throat. So with Usopp, lots of instances, I am considering over the pencil, over the pencil.

That’s in all probability why, Chopper is for certain up right here with the screams *factors to her brow*.


That was extra detailed than I anticipated. Subsequent one for Sonny, is Usopp a diehard fan of Uta’s music?

Oh yeah, he completely is, but in addition, I believe, how may you not be a fan, you realize? The vary, not simply in notes however the sounds she creates in her voice, is so unimaginable and versatile.

Yeah, she is ready to sing via so many genres. I imply, every music is written by a special composer, and so every is only a completely totally different type and really feel. She showcases a lot means on this film.


Superb. For Sonny once more, why does Usopp all the time have the perfect rallying speeches for his allies, and was it good for him to play a management position within the battle towards Tot Musica?

Yeah, I imply, in fact, it was good to play a management position, however as a result of he must make himself helpful by some means. So rallying speeches could be nice, I actually suppose the rationale why is as a result of he is likely one of the extra emotional characters on the present. So he does really feel the honour to battle with these folks, and he actually needs to deliver that to the fore. Whereas, you realize, Luffy, he is simply there to have enjoyable he has a way of honor and course, however he would not really feel issues the way in which Usopp feels issues, so I can see why he could be the one to provide an inspirational speech as a result of it is coming from a spot of affection.


That’s excellent. Subsequent one for Ian, do you intend to get a fur-collared, purple jacket like Brook wears within the film, and do you suppose it fits your type?

We had been simply speaking about this!

All of us need our costumes from the film.

If somebody can hook us up with the costumes we wore at that live performance, I do know I’ll put on mine.

On the finish, I would like that one.

I just like the costume on the finish higher too.

Okay, for me, I believe I’d look higher in my first.

Yeah, in just like the day-to-day.

I believe the purple with the fur’s a bit higher than the leather-based costume…properly…


Relies on the place you’re going?

There’s a lot leather-based in our outfits, proper?

Very squeaky. If any individual can discover me that jacket, message me!

I by no means put on something from the present *factors to his One Piece hoody*.


Okay, so the following one for Brina is concerning the film, and after they’re all in a dream state from Uta’s singing, how does Chopper discuss to the rats? Are they asleep as properly, just like the folks?

I believe, in all probability, I gotta be trustworthy, I don’t know, and I don’t wanna reply that query as a result of I’m unsure.

I believe you’re onto one thing there.

Chopper’s life advanced previous being an animal after consuming the fruit.

As he says many instances, he’s a person, he says, “I’m a reindeer, however I’m additionally a person!”. Glorious query.


Okay, so the following one for Brina is concerning the film, and after they’re all in a dream state from Uta’s singing, how does Chopper discuss to the rats? Are they asleep as properly, just like the folks?

Oda is an absolute genius. Once we had been first solid within the present, we had the honour of being solid by him and his crew, which has by no means occurred to me earlier than. Since then, it’s the one position I say to folks for those who don’t like the way in which I do it, I don’t care as a result of the creator of the collection says that is what it feels like in my head. So any involvement from Oda is welcome and good.

That is why it’s so good.


Remaining Ideas

Listening to instantly from the actors actually helps us to grasp the method of growing a personality for the display. What did you consider this interview? Are you excited to see One Piece Movie: Pink in theatres? Tell us within the feedback!

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