Netflix users welcome a scene One piece as the “biggest” live-action adaptation of a manga series.
The streaming service was introduced last week One piece, a 1997 version of Eiichiro Oda’s long-running Japanese series with real actors. It is an anime adaptation of the 1999 manga.
By its opening weekend, the show, developed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, has already surpassed a record set by Netflix heavyweights stranger things And Wednesday: It has reached number one on the platform’s most-watched charts in 84 countries around the world.
The series has been acclaimed by both manga and anime fans, which perhaps allays Oda’s initial concern that dedicated fans of the original would be unimpressed by the adaptation.
Praise for the Adaptation: Fans have stitched together scenes from the anime with the corresponding scene in the live-action series to see big moments come to life.
The scene that stuns viewers the most is when Mihawk (Steven John Ward) splits a ship in two. One person called it “the best thing you can experience in live action”.
Others have praised the scene but credit the use of the outdated sound effect known as “William’s Scream”. Sharing a snap of the scene, one fan quipped, “I can’t believe Mihawk killed Wilhelm in the Netflix movie One piece‘ while another wrote: ‘The One piece Using the Wilhelm scream multiple times in live action drove me insane.”
The Wilhelm Scream is a standard sound effect used in numerous films and television shows since 1951.
Another viewer called the fight scene between Mihawk and Roronoa Zoro (played by Japanese actor Mackenyu) “perfect”. However, other dissenting opinions suggested that the producers should have taken the opportunity to “upgrade” the scene.
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You can see the moment below alongside its anime counterpart.
The Netflix live-action series stars Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D Luffy, a character who joins a pirate crew that includes Roronoa Zoro (played by Mackenyu), Nami (played by Emily Rudd), and Usopp (played by …) belong, goes on an expedition to find lost treasure (Jacob Romero) and Sanji (played by Taz Skylar).
One piece is now available to stream on Netflix.