The Actor Who Plays Zoro In “One Piece” Has The Most Unlikely Friendship With EXO’s Chanyeol

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Mackenyu Areta: The Rising Star

Mackenyu Areta, the Japanese actor, has been making waves in the entertainment industry. While he has been in the spotlight for several years, his recent role as Roronoa Zoro in the live-action version of "One Piece" has gained him international attention.

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Prior to his role in "One Piece," Mackenyu was already known for his lead roles in popular films such as "Chihayafuru," "Peach Girl," and "Tokyo Ghoul S." His talent and versatility have captivated audiences worldwide.

Mackenyu and EXO's Chanyeol: A Close Friendship

Aside from his acting career, Mackenyu has also caught the attention of K-Pop fans, particularly for his close friendship with EXO's Chanyeol.

Their friendship first became apparent when they started following each other on Instagram around four years ago. Since then, they have occasionally shared glimpses of their bond with the public.


Their friendship became more evident as they started posting pictures together, giving fans a glimpse into their close relationship.


Their bond is so strong that Chanyeol even acknowledged Mackenyu in front of thousands of fans during an EXO concert. The K-Pop idol singled him out in the crowd, and Mackenyu responded with a happy wave to the EXO-Ls in the venue.

Did you know that Mackenyu, also known as Zoro, one of the popular characters of "One Piece," attended EXO's concert back in 2018? Chanyeol acknowledged his presence, and Zoro was seen waving his hands to the public. The two have a close friendship. [source]

Chanyeol and Mackenyu's friendship continues to grow, and their interactions delight fans around the world.

Source: Koreaboo

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