One Piece is one of the greatest stories ever written, and millions of people follow it with love and joy. Live actions have always been an issue for anime fans as they tend to destroy the hard work of authors and animators.
However the involvement of Oda sensei turned out to be a lifesaver and all the members including actors, directors and staff members managed to make it a super hit thriller.
How well did One Piece live-action do on Netflix?
When the project was initially announced One Piece fans around the world looked in awe as they couldn’t fathom the thought of their beloved series going down the drain.
I'm genuinely excited for Netflix's live action One Piece show. I know that live action anime have not had the best track record, but I do believe the creators of this show have their hearts in the right place. It can be really really good. Hope we get a cast announcement soon.
— Shahan Khilji (@ShahanKhilji) April 4, 2021
The numbers that the live-action has generated are truly astounding and not that easy to digest. According to reports it earned 18.5 million views between August 31st and September 3rd.
Simultaneously it also managed to get over 140 million hours of watch time within its first opening weekend, and will even get more and more in upcoming days.
'ONE PIECE' debuts at #1 on Netflix with 18.5M views and 140M hours streamed. The stats are for the first four days (Season 1 released on August 31). pic.twitter.com/pUcm0EwXTl
— ONE PIECE NETFLIX FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) September 5, 2023
The series is very popular around the world and it was evident when the live action managed to top the charts in more than 86 countries overall.
It also received positive reviews on other sites such as Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB and it also managed to become the most successful anime adaption of all time.
Even though we have not yet seen an official announcement it is inevitable that season 2 of the series is going to happen
When can fans expect season 2?
The reason the series was so successful was because Oda sensei supervised everything and was very involved in the production and even made the actors redo some scenes until he felt satisfied.
If he had rushed the series we might not have been able to see such results. The series was announced in the year 2022 and was released in the year 2023.
🚨 ABOUT THE SEASON 2 OF ONE PIECE NETFLIX SERIES
According to 'What's on Netflix':
"The upcoming weeks are going to be key to the show (One Piece Netflix Live Action Series) getting renewed.
As we’ve covered before, renewals come down to several metrics,… pic.twitter.com/Uo4zfXqsRX
— ONE PIECE (ワンピース) Spoilers (@OP_SPOILERS2023) September 5, 2023
Quality production takes time especially when the cast members and staff also want to make sure that they give their best.
We can expect a second season 2 anywhere between 1-2 years with even more improved acting, soundtrack and direction.
In this case, fans should be patient and not put pressure on actors and Oda himself so that they can take their time and make season 2 with a piece of mind.