The Straw Hat Pirates continue entertaining fans of the franchise, keeping its spot at the top.
What do a goofy kid, a brooding pirate hunter, a thief with a mysterious past, an aspiring chef, and an ace with a slingshot all have in common? They are all part of the Straw Hat Pirates, a quirky and fearsome crew that sail the East Blue in search of the One Piece, a treasure left by an infamous pirate long ago. Based upon the anime and manga series going by the same name, Netflix’s live-action adaptation of One Piece remains at the #1 spot of the streaming service, trumping other recent releases, including Is She the Wolf and Top Boy.
A Surprising Success
The live-action series stays true to the plotline and characters from the anime, a wise choice given that the anime is so infamous and beloved. While this may seem like an easy decision, Netflix’s live-action adaptations of anime shows have been far from successful, from Death Note to Cowboy Bebop, both of which were poorly received and completely missed the mark in capturing the essence of the animes they were based on. To say that fans of the One Piece anime were surprised at the success of the live-action would be an understatement, especially after the Death Note and Cowboy Bebop fiasco.
Meet the Fearsome Crew
The show follows a young boy named Luffy as he sets out to become king of the pirates and find One Piece, gathering a hilariously eclectic crew along the way, making the show both heart-warmingly charming and emotionally intense. The show’s lovable characters and fantastical plotline help keep the series at number 1, enamoring fans worldwide.
Inaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd plays Nami, Mackenyu plays Roronoa Zoro, Taz Skyler plays Sanji, and Jacob Gibson plays Usopp. All of which delivered fantastic performances that helped bring the animated series to life in the live-action. The series was developed by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda and produced by Takuma Naito, Amie Horiuchi, and Kaji Studios. Thanks to their hard work, the show has remained at Netflix’s #1 spot.
One Piece (2023) Netflix Official Trailer