One Piece Live-Action on Netflix: A Smash Hit


This time, Netflix may have succeeded in producing a live-action adaptation with the One Piece series, which began airing on August 31, 2023. The adaptation has received positive reviews, both from critics and viewers.

With 18 reviews, One Piece currently holds a 78 percent rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. This score is considered quite good, especially when compared to the track record of other live-action anime adaptations that have been poorly received.

However, what’s even more impressive is the audience score of 95 percent, with over 1,000 reviews. This score indicates that Netflix has handled the live-action adaptation of One Piece very well compared to other live-action projects. For example, the adaptation of Cowboy Bebop has a critic score of 46 percent and an audience score of 60 percent. Then there’s the adaptation of the famous manga Death Note, which only received 36 percent from critics and 23 percent from the audience.

One Piece Live-Action on Netflix A Smash Hit

The first season of One Piece consists of ten episodes, with each episode mostly running close to an hour. It does feel longer compared to most Netflix originals, but it’s worth remembering that this is an anime series that has run for over a thousand episodes.

With the positive reception, there is a possibility that Netflix’s adaptation could receive a follow-up season. This is a smart move considering that One Piece is a global phenomenon. Netflix needs victories like this, big-budget series that are well-received and widely watched.

Stranger Things will soon come to an end, and the platform needs something to fill the void of its popular series. One Piece may not reach that level of popularity, but there are many enthusiastic fans who love it.

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