The series in question premiered less than a week ago on Netflix and is already breaking records for acclaimed productions.
Fan expectations were very high and it seems that the Netflix adaptation of “One Piece” has surpassed even the most optimistic expectations. The series, based on Eiichiro Oda’s famous comic book of the same name, is making history on the streaming platform.
Surprisingly, “One Piece,” which premiered last Thursday, August 31st, quickly became the most-watched series in 84 countries, including Portugal. Data provided by the website FlixPatrol shows that it even surpassed the success of “Stranger Things” in its fourth season and “Wednesday.”
Both critics and fervent fans seem to be receiving the adaptation of “One Piece” with great enthusiasm. On Rotten Tomatoes, a platform that aggregates the reviews of critics and viewers, it received a rating of 83% from critics and an impressive 96% rating from viewers.
THE CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY
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The series is a thrilling and unique maritime adventure. The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy (played by Iñaki Godoy), a young adventurer who sets out to live a life free from constraints.
Luffy leaves his hometown to embark on a dangerous journey in search of the legendary treasure, the One Piece, with the goal of becoming the king of pirates.
However, he realizes that he can’t go on such a grand adventure alone and needs to build a crew before finding a ship to sail the seven seas.
Along the way, he will face various trials. He must escape the constant pursuit of the Marines and overcome cunning rivals who are always lurking.
The Remaining Cast of One Piece
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In addition to Godoy, the main cast includes Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
The series also features Vincent Regan, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino, Morgan Davies, Aidan Scott, Langley Kirkwood, Jeff Ward, Celeste Loots, Alexander Maniatis, McKinley Belcher III, Craig Fairbrass, Steven Ward, and Chioma Umeala.
On the 31st of last month, the first eight episodes were made available. Although there is no official indication from Netflix, given the vast universe of comics and Japanese animation, it is clear that Luffy’s story and his crew are just beginning.