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Comparision of the voice over actors who have been the voice of Monkey D. Luffy with sound clips and images.
Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of One Piece anime & manga, Captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, Devil Fruit user of the Gum-Gum Fruit and the man who wants to be King of the Pirates.

Luffy isn't very intelligent but is very brave and views the world in a straightforward and simple manner. He has the highest bounty of the Straw Hat crew.

Luffy was first voiced by 4Kids voice actor Erica Schroeder. Next we have Colleen Clinkenbeard from Funimation Entertainment. Then there's the rare lesser known performance by Chuck Powers who was part of an English dub version by Odex Ltd.
Created by Jackson_H on Thu Sep 10 2009, 104 Comments, Add Comment
One Piece (2004)
Monkey D. LuffyErica Schroeder
Erica Schroeder
One Piece (2004)
Monkey D. LuffyColleen Clinkenbeard
Colleen Clinkenbeard
One Piece (2004)
Monkey D. LuffyChuck Powers
Chuck Powers


My favorite voice of this group is Colleen Clikenbeard; it matches Luffy's personality perfectly IMO and is a great display of her range since she usually voices sexy confident women type characters.

Erica Schroeder's voice itself is fairly good since she usually only voices girls, so although it's not my favorite I think she deserves some praise for creating a unique voice. 4Kids also seemed to want to make the characters sound younger than they actually were so if you don't like the voice, some of your displeasure is somewhat misdirected.

Chuck Powers voice for Luffy was fairly decent IMO. It sounded a bit too calm for a hyper character like Luffy and while still fairly good is probably the weakest of the three.


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said at 5:43 PM on Sun Mar 15 2015
Erica Schroeder: too shrill and annoying
Colleen Clinkenbeard: its okay
Chuck Powers: too deep, he cant act, he has no range
said at 2:01 AM on Wed Mar 4 2015
I prefer Mayumi Tanaka
said at 7:09 AM on Wed Feb 25 2015
1. Colleen Clinkenbeard: I'll be honest, I'm not super big on ANY of Luffy's voices, but Colleen does the best job regardless. She sounds great during fight scenes, hilarious during Luffy's comedic moments, and absolutely great during emotional ones. It's her voice that I'm not a fan of, but the delivery is great.

2. Chuck Powers: Now this is a case where I like the voice, but the delivery... yeah, it leaves a LOT to be desired.

3. Erica Schroder: This seems to be more of the 4Kids voice director's fault, but I flat out can't STAND her Luffy. It's basically what would happen if Colleen's Luffy voice was made higher pitched and completely unbearable. It doesn't help that a lot of her writing was trash as well.

Personally, I really wish Funimation got a guy to voice Luffy. I know I'm going to sound sexist for saying this, but given that Luffy is in his late teens, he really shouldn't sound like an obvious woman trying to pass as a man.
said at 4:22 PM on Wed Mar 4 2015
@NoxiousSludge I heard once that the Japanese studio insisted on the dub casting a woman.
CatsTuxedo (Moderator)
said at 7:55 PM on Wed Mar 4 2015
@immblueversion I wish more studios would be that assertive where their creations and casting decisions are involved :)
said at 2:08 PM on Sat Feb 21 2015
Collen Clinkenbeard does perfect with Luffy, however, I prefer Schroeder.
said at 1:07 PM on Sun Dec 14 2014
1. Colleen Clinkenbeard (Because she hurts her voice out of love just to perfect Luffy.)

2. Erica Schroeder (A close second, but didn't show a lot of spirit and termination like Colleen did.)

3. Chuck Powers (Listening to that preview... WAS HIS BALLS CLUTCHED WHEN HAD TO PERFORM THE LINES? SERIOUSLY IT SOUNDS LIKE LUFFY LOST HIS MANHOOD!! No offence to Chuck, but does the Singaporeans know how to dub a show? And if they do, how did Toei Animation approve this? I mean Japan had the final say when Funimation held the auditions for the Straw Hats and other important characters. How did they approve the Singapore dub?)
said at 7:28 PM on Thu Dec 25 2014
@Sharkssmart Joseph Murray and Alison Lester are good regarding Singapore and Chuck is better as Mihawk though yes most of the dub over there is rather weird including Luffy here
said at 5:26 PM on Sat Feb 14 2015
@Sharkssmart If you pay attention it was Odex Ltd that are the one doing this on your own not Toei Animation.
said at 9:51 AM on Sun Nov 23 2014
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Ericas voice is decent but she just couldn't act when it came to the more serious moments of the show sounding way to happy even for luffy and just stayed in that one emotion for the show plus she yelled a lot very annoying. Colleen can actually act and sounds way more natural.
said at 2:19 PM on Fri Aug 8 2014
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Colleen Clinkenbeard is a great Luffy, and definitely the English dub's best actress for him: she always puts so much emotion into him and so much passion/life when she acts. I seriously cried when Luffy said he would take care of Arlong when Nami was going insane because Colleen's acting touched me that much-- she embodies Luffy in the dub.

Erica Schroeder...her voice was fine and I get the feeling Colleen tried to keep consistency with her take when the FUNimation dub started in terms of her vocal pitch, but her acting got dreadful as time passed, most of which I feel is due to inept, bad voice direction. She's...meh, I guess, but not the worst one here.

The worst is...Chuck Powers. His voice is alright, but that acting is dreadful and that laugh is way too fake...he's the weakest of the bunch here, IMO.

Colleen > Erica > Chuck
said at 6:26 AM on Sat Aug 9 2014
@Savate I was wondering what that weird sound was before he said 'I'm Monkey D Laffy hi'

Now I know
said at 9:21 PM on Sat Oct 4 2014
@HienFan Just before he says "I'm Monkey D. Laffy, hi!" he actually says "Me?" The laugh comes after he says that line.
said at 10:51 PM on Sat Oct 4 2014
@Metabad That still hardly sounds like a laugh more like he has bowel problems
said at 11:07 PM on Sat Oct 4 2014
@HienFan Either that or it sounds like he's really really high.
said at 6:20 PM on Sun Oct 19 2014
@Metabad Odex Luffy: "I sucked too much air"
Marcus Crocram
said at 2:40 PM on Sat Jul 12 2014
I am a big fan of Erica, and I heard her do Luffy voice at a YuGiOh panel, and she can actually go deeper and more gruff like Colleen did, but like Kerry Williams with Nami, I think 4Kids wanted Luffy to sound younger. Thats the only thing I didnt like about Erica voice was it was too young, if Luffy was 10-12 it'll be perfect.
said at 8:50 AM on Mon Aug 4 2014
@Marcus Crocram You wouldn't happen to have a youtube link of the con would you?
said at 9:25 AM on Mon Aug 4 2014
@Marcus Crocram I'm also very interested in hearing her deeper Luffy voice. Please provide a video of it if you can.
said at 5:22 PM on Thu Mar 19 2015
@Marcus Crocram I have a recording of her saying a none piece line that a friend had her say over the phone for me last year. But she requested that I not upload it to the internet, so I'm gonna respect it and not do it. Plus she's never done that for anyone before so it was nice of her to do it. But yes, according to what you said Marcus, her voice is deeper and gruffer compared to her voice back in 2004. She has potential, if only they'd let her voice the character again with better directors.
said at 10:50 AM on Tue Jun 10 2014
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Colleen. Funimation RULES.
said at 10:01 AM on Wed May 28 2014
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Colleen Any Day, Every Day
said at 1:45 PM on Thu Mar 6 2014
My vote definitely goes to Colleen.
Erica's voice for Luffy wasn't a bad fit, it's just that the voice direction was horrible. If she just toned down her voice a bit, it would have been a lot better. :P
said at 5:05 AM on Thu Feb 6 2014
1 Eric Schroeder
2 Coleen Clinkenbeard
3 Chuck Powers- Not exactly a favourite of mine from the Odex dub. he sounds like he's constipated
said at 1:44 AM on Wed Jan 1 2014
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Following Enies Lobby... just... poor Colleen, probably destroyed her voice for all the screaming, ESPECIALLY Gum-Gum Jet Gatling. Honestly she can sound really scary (in a good way) as Luffy. While she can sound annoying talking normally on some of the reads, she's otherwise awesome on stuff like Jet Gatling, when the gravelly tone adds lots to it.

Listen to Colleen's voice when Luffy declares war on the World Government. It's my favourite scene when she voices him.
said at 8:27 PM on Tue Dec 10 2013
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As a Singaporean girl who watched One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh (among others) during her primary school days... I don't hate the Odex dubs as much as many people do. While they're far from stellar, I think they're passable, at least. I don't know, maybe I'm just horribly biased. That said, I think Colleen easily wins here.
said at 12:05 AM on Tue Jan 21 2014
@mweloo I dunno, I'm barely any farther than you are in Malaysia and some of these Odex dubs are really weird(Like Luffy here)

Then again I grew up with PS1 voice acting so there's that
said at 11:34 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
Repeating what I said before: Chuck Powers is my favorite Luffy voice (I always pictured Luffy with a "MasakoX" type voice), but his performance is forced and lacking in energy. Erica Schroeder was horrendous as the character: so obnoxious and grating. Colleen easily gives the best performance, but I don't quite agree with the voice. She's kind of forcing it in order to sound more boyish, though it's improved alot as she went on.

None of them are as good as the original Japanese voice, though.
said at 9:50 AM on Fri Oct 11 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus in the beginning I would agree that colleen sounded a bit forced although now she sounds way more natural if were comparing her to her seiyuu I prefer colleen for comedy mayumi for fight scenes and I love them both when it comes to serious and emotional moments. It also seems like during those type scenes she doesnt use her raspy voice for luffy
said at 11:24 AM on Fri Sep 27 2013
I'm sure Srica would've done better with better direction. She's not a bad actress, but when every actor in a show is hard to stand, that's usually an obvious sign of bad difrecting. Giving it to Colleen. She gets a lot of crap, but she really is a good english voice for Luffy, plus being able to do those screams? Woo, c'mon now. So yeah, Colleen.
said at 4:51 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
I'm sorry, normally I quite enjoyed some of 4Kids' dubs (gets mauled by angry anime purists and the numerous 4Kids haters), but this is one of the few exceptions. I absolutely detested their dub of One Piece, for numerous reasons.

Colleen Clinkenbeard is definitely the best actor for Luffy in English. She sounds a lot like Erica Schroeder, but she can actually act, and her voice doesn't grate on my ears when Luffy yells.

Erica didn't start off that bad in the first few 4Kids dub episodes, but as the 4Kids dub progressed she actually got worse and worse. Luffy sounded awful half the time whenever he was yelling or screaming. "Zolo, what's all that noise!"

Chuck Powers' voice doesn't fit at all, and the "Luffi" pronounciation doesn't help his performance at all. He's the weakest link here.
said at 11:31 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@OldSchoolFTW Disagree about Chuck's voice. That's EXACTLY how I imagined Luffy sounding like when I read the manga. The problem is that the acting is pretty atrocious.
said at 1:13 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
You're right: Chuck's voice is fine, but his acting is weak.
said at 9:41 PM on Wed Oct 9 2013
@OldSchoolFTW I know. There's just no energy there.
said at 5:42 AM on Thu Jun 6 2013
I like both of the women. But the dude sounds really not like Luffy at all.
said at 6:04 PM on Sun May 26 2013
After listening to them with eyes closed, picturing Luffy and then reading the editor's opinion I agree with you.
Colleen's acting, while I don't necessarily like her voice, shines. It made it believable for me to hear Luffy talking to Coby while he was on Alvida's ship.
Erica's acting didn't sell it for me. It was a bit of a...stretch.. (pun somewhat intended) to believe that was Luffy. I think you're right about my displeasure being misdirected. 4Kids I think doesn't have that great of a reputation on picking and directing voice actors. Though at the moment I'm still working on giving the American VA a chance on JP produced material.
Lastly Chuck... I am a bit dissapointed. Maybe the blurb that was given was pretty poor because I can see where it was going with the voice but he is indeed the weakest of the 3. Maybe he'll have potential in other lines but that's a bit frustrating...
said at 1:21 PM on Sun Jan 13 2013
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Colleen Clinkenbeard is the best Luffy
Erica Schroeder is Meh
Chuck Powers is by far the worst Luffy I have ever heard
said at 8:02 PM on Wed Jan 9 2013
no questions about it Erica is by far the best Luffy the others sound so retarded
said at 7:13 AM on Fri May 10 2013
@RyanRules95 Colleen was hand-picked by Oda to voice Luffy
said at 12:01 AM on Thu Nov 8 2012
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oh my god, I looked over and for the first time finn the human wasn't the number compare. Well Done Luffy, well done.
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 1:55 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@GothamRed I wonder why Luffy became the most popular, it's like it happened out of no where
Foxwolf (Admin)
said at 2:01 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@Music Meister well, it's just the most popular of the week, not all time. some site might've linked to this page which in turn would've given it more views.
said at 4:28 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@Music Meister Who cares, so long as it isn't finn
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 7:54 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@GothamRed While I don't hate Finn I do agree
said at 8:20 PM on Thu Nov 8 2012
@Music Meister I don't hate him either, I'm just tired of seeing his picture on the sidebar
said at 10:58 AM on Wed Nov 7 2012
I wanna hear Naruto's VA voice Luffy one day
Music Meister (Moderator)
said at 11:18 PM on Wed Nov 7 2012
@SLEDGERAID She might sound too young
said at 3:58 AM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Music Meister True that
said at 7:03 PM on Sun Sep 16 2012
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Erica is decent but I feel that the direction was bad. If she had better guidance, she might have been just as good as Colleen.

Colleen did an excellent job. She has better direction and she is not as loud as Erica.

Chuck is a joke, I could probably do a better job than him and I know I suck at voice acting.
said at 7:51 AM on Tue Aug 21 2012
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Colleen hands down. Erica is decent, but can get very grating on the ears, and do I really have to comment on Chuck?
said at 10:07 AM on Sat Jul 14 2012
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I'm not really all that familiar with this series aside from what I've read on the wiki...buuuut I have been interested in the show for a while, so I guess I'll give my two cents on the voices.

Erica Schroeder was the only reason I didn't originally watch the 4kids dub (I didn't know about the censorship and the major edits until much later), during the commercials shown I noticed how she YELLED ALL THE TIME and it just sounded INCREDIBLY annoying and grating. Granted, in the clip shown she sounded alright if only a little stilted and off at times, but the acting does get better by the end of the clip. So I guess she had her moments, but from what I've heard she just yells into the microphone way too much.

For Colleen Clinkenbeard...I don't notice much of a difference, but I do like the slight gruffness she adds to the character. The acting is a little better too, however I've seen some scenes of her yelling on YouTube and I think it sounds just as annoying as the 4kids voice when she yells...I can only hope she yelled less than the 4kids voice...but overall she's alright.

Now for Chuck Powers...I do give them some credit for having a guy Luffy, but on the other hand the recording quality is so bad that it sounds like it came from my old microphone and it seems like he's really forcing the high tone of the voice. That, and it sounds like he's high all the time.

So I guess I'll go with Colleen, I don't think she's perfect but she does a much better job at voicing Luffy than both Erica and Chuck.
said at 3:03 PM on Sat Nov 10 2012
@Metabad I couldn't agree more, you pretty much spoke my mind! :)
said at 12:16 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
@Metabad Colleen Clinkenbeard shouting while trying to sound boyish is... yeah, it's not one of the most pleasant sounds I've ever heard.
said at 11:31 AM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Metabad Agreed completely!
said at 5:49 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Galactic_Cyrus Cool! Admittedly I was sort of worried at first that I'd get flamed for critiquing Colleen's Luffy at all, but it turns out a good amount of people seem to think exactly what I was thinking about this comparison, it's actually a bit of a relief in all honesty.
said at 6:24 PM on Sun Oct 6 2013
@Metabad I'll always say that if we took Chuck Powers' voice and combined it with Colleen's performance, it'd be the perfect Luffy. Erica Schroeder's take can rot in bad dub Hell. XD
said at 8:10 AM on Sat Oct 12 2013
@Metabad her screaming definitely got better over time although early on it was very forced which made sense because it was her first boy role. But over time colleen has shown to be a great luffy imo
said at 1:19 PM on Fri Jun 1 2012
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The Odex Luffy sounds like he has Down Syndrome. XD
said at 9:50 PM on Fri Jun 29 2012
@Fulgore2005 and the 4Kids Luffy sounds like he has ADHD
said at 9:16 AM on Sun Jul 1 2012
@MatthewC17 I don't think he sounds like he has ADHD, he just sounds like he's yelling all the time, making for a really annoying performance.

Its actually the only reason as to why I originally didn't watch the 4kids dub.
said at 12:37 AM on Tue Apr 17 2012
Erica had an fair base to work from, but Colleen, like other Funimation pro's, is on a whole other level. There's more "meat" in her portrayal which suits Luffy just fine.
said at 5:45 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
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Anybody else think the lines in 4Kids' dub was kinda cheesy?
NCZ (Admin)
said at 5:49 PM on Thu Apr 12 2012
@MatthewC17 No kidding.

said at 7:30 AM on Fri Apr 13 2012
@NCZ Great. You just put the 4kids rap back into my head. XD
said at 12:48 PM on Fri Apr 13 2012
@Fulgore2005 "Well now that I'm totally full, it's time to say my good-byes" (4Kids)

"Alright now that my belly's full I'm gonna go get me a brand new boat" (FUNimation)

FUNimation actually followed the script unlike 4Kids' hog-wash
said at 1:09 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
@MatthewC17 To be honest, that's kind of why I want to watch it, what can I say? Its sort of a combination of "bile fascination" and "so bad its good"

Although I'm also interested in watching the Funimation version too, for a more serious take on One Piece.
said at 1:13 AM on Sat Apr 14 2012
said at 10:42 PM on Sat Apr 14 2012
@Metabad You will not be disappointed wait til Alabasta's story-arc Caitlin Glass' acting will blow your mind
said at 1:57 PM on Fri Apr 20 2012
@MatthewC17 Yeah. A shame, because the 4kids dub might have been better if their script didn't go overboard with silly lines. But I'm with Metabad on the "so bad it's downright hilarious" part. I will also admit that I find some of the voice acting in their dub to be underated.

Of course, the Funimation dub is a huge breath of fresh air. I love the acting of Nefertari Vivi and Portgas D. Ace with a passion.
said at 4:38 PM on Tue Aug 20 2013
It's hard to believe that 4Kids also did the original dub of Pokemon, the original dub of YGO, and the dub of Shaman King, all pretty decent dubs, but they also dubbed One Piece horribly.

FUNimation's dub of One Piece is much better in mostly every way, and this is coming from someone who was normally fine with 4Kids and thinks the hate they received was blown out of proportion most of the time due to the editing. I will say 4Kids' voices for Zoro and Chopper were pretty good though.
said at 9:49 PM on Mon Dec 26 2011
was the chuck powers one a joke?
said at 11:02 PM on Mon Aug 8 2011
I don't know. Colleen's voice isn't too bad.
said at 3:04 PM on Fri Aug 12 2011
@Celeste Wait, who said Colleen's voice was bad?
said at 2:36 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
Yeah we have the wrong actress on the 4Kids clip Bella Hudson said she's not Erica Schroeder and her real name is Eva Kaminsky
She has a website too
NCZ (Admin)
said at 8:28 AM on Fri Jun 24 2011
@MatthewC17 Do you have a source? I checked Eva Kaminsky's website, and she doesn't sound like Bella Hudson at all to me. Erica Schroeder used to have a website, but it's down now and I can't access it.

Here's a source for Erica Schroeder being Bella Hudson.
said at 1:51 PM on Fri Jun 24 2011
@NCZ Bulbapedia lists them as two different people and Bulbapedia is never wrong
NCZ (Admin)
said at 3:44 PM on Fri Jun 24 2011
@MatthewC17 Bulbapedia is a wiki, meaning that anyone can edit it. It's not "never wrong". In general, yes it is an accurate website, but don't assume that everything there is correct. The source I provided is more solid than a wiki. Therefore, Erica Schroeder is Bella Hudson.

Plus, Bulbapedia itself even says "She [Bella] is sometimes credited as Erica Schroeder".
said at 11:15 PM on Tue Jun 21 2011
Chuck Powers had the best voice for Luffy but Colleen Clikenbeard defenitely had the better performance.

IMHO, Erica Schroeder is the weakest of the three. Way too girly and a poor performance.
said at 12:38 AM on Mon Jun 13 2011
Colleen is the best
Eva Kaminsky sounds like a 5 year old
Luffy is not supposed to have the voice of a man!
said at 2:11 AM on Sun Apr 17 2011
Colleen is obviously the best of the bunch. It's a lot looser and she brings out the best out of Luffy.

Erica's voice is good for Luffy, but her acting is just bad.

Chuck's voice works for Luffy, but his performance just makes him sound really bored.
said at 12:24 AM on Wed Mar 30 2011
Erica (bella) did great , but I think they told her to make sure to add in that pointless chuckle which was a turn off for fans and why many would choose colleen over her. I like Colleen's but come on give Erica a lil more credit than that
said at 3:21 PM on Sat Jul 9 2011
@TheSwedishElf well that wasn't in every episode but yeah I see your point as well.
NCZ (Admin)
said at 10:53 AM on Mon Dec 13 2010
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I've definitely got to go with Colleen. The Funimation voices are the ones I hear in my head whenever I read a One Piece comic. Erica's was pretty good too, but Colleen had better direction and sounded more like a convincing boy.
said at 7:55 PM on Sat Jul 23 2011
@NCZ Yeah Bella made Luffy sound like a 5 year old and even when she did Young Luffy it was just as bad
said at 12:48 AM on Thu May 20 2010
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Erica was pretty good in the early episode of the 4kids dub, but her performance got worse and worse in the later episodes. Colleen captures Luffy's can sound goofy without over doing it, and makes Luffy sound serious when hes meant to be taking seriously. And then there's Chuck.........
said at 1:29 AM on Mon Feb 8 2010
I do think that Colleen nails the personality the best, and understands the character very well, and thus gives a remarkable performance.
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said at 9:05 PM on Mon Dec 7 2009
just added the super rare odex dub /w chuck powers as luffy. enjoy!

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