One Piece, the popular live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga, has once again risen to the coveted top spot in Netflix’s global English-language television rankings, the streaming service announced on Tuesday. With this amazing accomplishment, the series spends a record-breaking third straight week at the top of the charts, further cementing its position as a fan favourite. The show had an astounding 10 million total views from September 11 to September 17, racked up 75.5 million hours of watchers, and maintained an average runtime of 7 hours, 34 minutes. Netflix’s Live-Action One Piece Dominates Global English TV Rankings for Third Consecutive Week.
Unrivalled Popularity Across the Globe
The show’s appeal has no bounds, as evidenced by the top 10 rankings it earned in an astounding 93 countries, with 25 of those rankings placing it as without a doubt the best. It achieved an outstanding #3 ranking even in the United States, where there is stiff competition, coming in just behind “Dear Child.”
A Remarkable Journey
This ascent was swift and violent to the peak. With astonishing 18.5 million total views, startling 140.1 million hours of viewership, and an average runtime of 7 hours and 34 minutes, the series exploded onto the scene in its debut week on Netflix, taking the top spot. The series continued to be a force to be reckoned with, accumulating 19.3 million total views, astonishing 145.7 million hours of viewership, and the same average length of 7 hours and 34 minutes, even though the following week saw it fall to #2.
A Treasure Trove of Entertainment
On August 31st, the live-action adaption made its exclusive Netflix debut, providing fans with eight suspenseful episodes for a gripping experience. It’s important to note that the fact that there are less episodes than the first anticipated ten hasn’t diminished the enthusiasm of the fans, who are anxiously anticipating the show’s second season.
The Stellar Cast
One of the show’s standout features is its stellar cast, including:
- Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy
- Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro
- Emily Rudd as Nami
- Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp
- Taz Skylar as Sanji
- Morgan Davies as Koby
- Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida
- Aidan Scott as Helmeppo
- McKinley Belcher III as Arlong
- Vincent Regan as Garp
- Peter Gadiot as Shanks
- Alexander Maniatis as Klahadore
- Steven Ward as Mihawk
- Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff
- Langley Kirkwood as Captain Morgan
- Celeste Loots as Kaya
- Chioma Umeala as Nojiko
- Colton Osorio as Young Monkey D. Luffy
Adding to the authenticity, the Japanese voice actors for Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji in the original One Piece TV anime have reprised their roles in the Japanese dub. Furthermore, Iñaki Godoy and Taz Skylar lend their voices to Luffy and Sanji, respectively, in the Spanish version of the series.
The Masterminds Behind the Scenes
The production of this magnificent live-action series was overseen behind the scenes by Tomorrow Studios, a partnership between ITV Studios and legendary producer Marty Adelstein (best known for classics like Prison Break and Teen Wolf). Matt Owens, known for his work on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Luke Cage, was the brains behind the show. Steven Maeda and Becky Clements, who served as executive producers and provided their significant experience, oversaw the project.
Oda’s Vision Realized
The live-action version had a significant contribution from Eiichiro Oda, the original author of One Piece. He was not just the executive producer, but he also made it clear that the series wouldn’t premiere unless he was entirely happy with the outcomes. He gave thanks for everyone’s coordinated efforts, which helped bring his prized creation to life.
The series has stayed faithful to Marty Adelstein’s concept, which he first shared at Jump Festa in 2017. With the East Blue arc, which marked the start of the live-action adaptation, the expansive and deep One Piece universe was promised to be further explored. As Oda personally discussed the project and its goals with Adelstein, fans can rest confident that this adaptation strives to give an authentic and compelling One Piece experience.
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