Entertainment'One Piece' breaks records of 'Merlina' and 'Stranger Things' on Netflix

‘One Piece’ breaks records of ‘Merlina’ and ‘Stranger Things’ on Netflix

The live-action anime adaptation one piece set a new record for Netflix and ousted the record set by previous hit series Merlina and Stranger Things.

The first season of the series (adapted from the long-running Japanese cartoon) premiered on the service. streaming last week.

In the first days of its release, one piece has become the number 1 television series in 84 countries around the world.

It then surpasses the milestone that marked the first season of the adaptation of the Addams Family, Merlina, and the fourth season of the science fiction series Stranger Things. Both series ranked at number 1 in 83 territories during their first weekends of release.

Fans of the series have praised one piece for breaking the “curse” of live-action anime adaptations. Netflix had already adapted more than a dozen popular anime series, such as Cowboy Bebop and death notealthough most were poorly received by fans and critics.

Eiichiro Oda created the original manga on which both the anime are based. one piece Like the new Netflix series.

The series follows a crew of pirates in search of lost treasure.

Before the premiere of the new series, developed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, Oda predicted that fans would oppose the live-action remake.

In an open letter published earlier this year, he wrote: “It is absurd that the idea of ​​adapting one piece to action was conceived seven years ago! How was it possible to translate a world like that into reality?

Emily Rudd in ‘One Piece’


“It took a lot of work… the efforts of the actors, the reconstruction of buildings and costumes, adapting the situations so that they could only work in live action, the dialogues… and the commitment of so many people who worked together was something beautiful in itself” .

He added that the creators had had to reshoot “numerous scenes” because he felt “they weren’t good enough to show the world.”

“I’m sure some will point the finger at that missing character, or that scene that was omitted, or the differences from the manga,” he continued. “But I am sure that these criticisms will come from those who have love for one piece”.

The Netflix series stars Iñaki Godoy as the series’ protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy. The rest of the pirate crew includes Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero), and Sanji (Taz Skylar).

Find the complete list of all the Netflix releases in September here, and a compilation of all the movies and TV series that will be removed from the service in the coming weeks here.

Translation of Michelle Padilla

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