One Piece Breaks Netflix Record Previously Held by Wednesday


The new series is causing a storm on Netflix!

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One Piece, a live-action anime adaption, has broken a new record for Netflix, surpassing previous successful programmes Wednesday and Stranger Things.

The first season of the show, which is based on a long-running Japanese animation, was launched last week on the streaming site and since then fans have been obsessed!

Credit: ‘One Piece’ / Netflix

One Piece has soared to become the number one ranked TV series in 84 different countries in the first few days of its debut.

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Season one of the streaming service’s Addams Family adaption Wednesday and season four of the sci-fi series Stranger Things set previous records. Both programmes debuted at the top of the charts in 83 countries on their inaugural weekends.

One Piece fans have praised the series for overcoming the “curse” of live-action anime adaptations. Previously, Netflix adapted more than a dozen iconic anime franchises, including Cowboy Bebop and Deathnote, with the majority receiving dismal reviews from fans and reviewers but this one seems to have done the trick!

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After doing so well will Netflix greenlight a second series?
Eiichiro Oda authored the original manga that inspired both the One Piece anime and the current Netflix series, which follows a bunch of pirates on the hunt for hidden wealth!

Oda anticipated that viewers may likely oppose the new live-action version of the programme, which was created by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, before of its debut.

He wrote and posted an open letter to fans and watchers of the show saying ‘It took a lot of work… the efforts of the actors, the reconstruction of buildings and costumes, realising the situations so that they could only work in live action, the dialogues… and the commitment of so many people who worked together was already in itself something beautiful.

[I am] sure that some will point the finger at that character that is missing, or that scene that was omitted, or the differences from the manga. But I’m sure these criticisms will come from those who have love for One Piece‘.

Credit: ‘One Piece’ / Netflix

Well it certainly seems the product was a hit with Monkey D Luffy, the series’ protagonist, being played by Iaki Godoy in the Netflix series. Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero), and Sanji (Taz Skylar) round up the pirate crew and fans have enjoyed the castings! 

After doing so well will Netflix greenlight a second series?