Breaking news from Eiichiro Oda via Transponder Snail: “ONE PIECE” has officially been granted a renewal! In a heartfelt video message, the creator expressed gratitude to fans worldwide, acknowledging the show’s global success as a testament to the tireless efforts of the production team. Whether you’ve been a devoted fan for years or just set sail into this world, your support is immensely appreciated. Remarkably, a mere fortnight after its debut, Netflix has greenlit another season! Brace yourselves for more thrilling escapades with Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats!
In an astonishing feat, “ONE PIECE” has surged to the top spot on Netflix’s global charts, amassing a staggering 37.8 million views in under a fortnight. It’s dominated the Top 10 in 93 nations and stormed in at No. 1 in 46. Garnering a stellar 96% Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on over 10,000 ratings, it stands as one of Netflix’s highest-rated shows. The social media sphere is ablaze with over 4 billion search hits for #onepiecenetflix on TikTok alone, affirming its status as a global sensation. The cast’s Instagram followings have skyrocketed, adding millions of fans over the past few months.
The narrative traces the journey of the spirited young pirate, Monkey D. Luffy (played by Iñaki Godoy), and his valiant crew, the Straw Hats, as they voyage across the high seas in pursuit of the enigmatic One Piece treasure.
This live-action swashbuckling odyssey is a collaborative venture with Shueisha, brought to life by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda take the reins as writers, executive producers, and showrunners. Eiichiro Oda, Marty Adelstein, and Becky Clements also serve as executive producers. Joining Godoy are Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
As we left off with the Straw Hats, Luffy receives word of his record-breaking bounty in the East Blue. His triumph over the Arlong Pirates has cemented his status as a bona fide pirate, but it also means that peril looms over him and his comrades. Setting sail from the East Blue, they embark on the treacherous Grand Line in their relentless pursuit of the One Piece.
What lies on the horizon? The concluding moments of Season 1 reveal an enigmatic figure, donning white locks, brown gloves, and a pair of cigars, setting fire to Luffy’s wanted poster. It’s a foreboding sign that even greater dangers await. Oda urges patience, assuring us that while scripts are in the works, there’s a pressing need for an exceptional doctor among the Straw Hats. The saga continues!