Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Eiichiro Oda, Steven Maeda, & Mackenyu

Creator, Executive Producer, & Star, One Piece

Eiichiro Oda is a Japanese manga artist and the creator of the series One Piece. With more than 523.2 million tankōbon copies in circulation worldwide, One Piece is both the best-selling manga in history and the best-selling comic series printed in volume, in turn making Oda one of the best-selling fiction authors. The series’ popularity resulted in Oda being named one of the manga artists that changed the history of manga.

Steve Maeda is the Executive Producer of One Piece on Netflix. Previously, he was the Executive Producer and Showrunner of Helix, Pan Am, Miami Medical, and Lie to Me. His other credits include Lost, The X-Files, CSI: Miami, Daybreak, Conviction, Salvation, Unforgettable, The Forgotten, and Harsh Realm. 

After beginning his career in Japan and proving himself a versatile actor, Japanese-American actor Mackenyu has made himself one to watch in the U.S. with his portrayal of complex and powerful characters

Mackenyu was recently seen starring as Roronoa Zoro in Netflix’s live action series adaptation of One Piece. Based on the beloved long-running anime of the same name, the series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew of “Straw Hats” as they search for the greatest treasure ever, the famous mystery treasure named One Piece. While known as the “Pirate Hunter,” Mackenyu’s Roronoa Zoro is part of Luffy’s Straw Hats and an infamous swordsman, known for always carrying three swords. The series debuted at Number 1 on Netflix in 46 countries and was renewed for a second season.

He was also seen leading the cast of Sony’s newest franchise Knights of the Zodiac as Seiya, a street orphan who discovers that he is destined to protect the goddess of war, save the world, and ultimately become a Knight of the Zodiac.

Mackenyu most recently appeared in the live action/anime mixed feature Dragons of Wonderhatch and will next be seen in the drama series House of the Owl, both on Hulu.

Mackenyu entered the spotlight when he landed the role of Wataya Arata in the Chihayafuru trilogy, which earned him the 40th Annual Japan Academy Newcomer of the Year Award in 2017. His other film credits include Cadet Ryoichi in Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising, the lead role in Over Drive, and the villainous Enishi Yukishiro in the Japanese blockbuster Rurouni Kenshin: Final Chapter. Mackenyu can also be seen as Scar in Fullmetal Alchemist: The Revenge of Scar and Fullmetal Alchemist: Final Transmutation, which are based on the beloved steampunk manga series.

He currently resides in Japan.