Live action anime adaptation One piece set a new record for Netflix and surpassed a record from previous hit series Wednesday And stranger things.
The first season of the series – an adaptation of the long-running Japanese animated film – was released on the streaming service last week.
In the first days after its release One piece has become the #1 TV series in 84 different countries worldwide.
This surpasses a milestone set in the first season of the streamer’s Addams Family adaptation Wednesday and season four of the science fiction series stranger things. Both series ranked #1 in 83 territories for their first weekends of release.
Fans of the series celebrated it One piece for breaking the “curse” of live-action anime adaptations. Netflix has adapted more than a dozen popular anime films to date, including Cowboy BebopAnd death noticealthough most were poorly received by fans and critics.
Eiichiro Oda created the original manga on which both are based One piece Anime and new Netflix series based.
The series is about a ragtag crew of pirates in search of lost treasure.
Ahead of the release of the new show, developed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, Oda predicted fans might resist the new live-action version.
In an open letter earlier this year, he wrote: “It’s absurd that the idea of adapting One piece to a live action was conceived seven years ago! How was it possible to bring such a world into reality?
“It took a lot of work…the actors’ efforts, the reconstruction of buildings and costumes, translating the situations so they could only work in live action, the dialogues…and the commitment of so many people working together was already there.” present.” itself something beautiful.”
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He added that the creators had to “reshoot numerous scenes” because he “felt they weren’t good enough to show the world.”
“[I am] Certainly some will point fingers at the missing character or the omitted scene or the differences from the manga,” he continued. “But I’m sure that criticism will come from those who love it One piece.”
In the Netflix series, Iñaki Godoy stars in the lead role of Monkey D. Luffy. The rest of the pirate crew includes Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero) and Sanji (Taz Skylar).
For the full list of all new Netflix releases for September, click here. A compilation of all films and TV series that will be withdrawn from the service in the coming weeks can be found here.