One Piece breaks Netflix record held by Wednesday and Stranger Things

Daisy Phillipson
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The One Piece live-action series has finally arrived, and already it’s broken a Netflix record previously held by the streamer’s TV juggernauts, Wednesday and Stranger Things. 

Though anime fans might have felt some apprehension about the beloved One Piece series getting the live-action treatment, Netflix has broken the mold and proven the naysayers wrong – thanks, in part, to the involvement of creator Eiichiro Oda.

Based on the manga and anime of the same name, the plot centers on Monkey D Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirate crew as they search for hidden treasure, with Iñaki Godoy taking on the lead role

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Plenty of care and time – seven years, to be precise – went into the adaptation, and it shows. Since dropping on Netflix last week, Season 1 of the live-action One Piece has earned overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and audiences alike – and the viewing figures speak for themselves. 

One Piece breaks Stranger Things & Wednesday record on Netflix

One of the many reasons the One Piece adaptation is so great is that it translates to cultures across the globe – so much so that within the first few days of Season 1 dropping, it hit the first spot on Netflix’s Top 10 TV show chart in 84 different countries. 

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This means the series has broken the record previously set by Season 1 of the streamer’s Addams Family spinoff Wednesday and Season 4 of the wildly popular Stranger Things, both of which ranked number one in 83 countries in the first weekend of their respective release dates. 

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Fans have taken to Twitter/X to comment on the exciting new milestone and praise the show, with one writing: “I think One Piece is so far the best live action anime ever created.”

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Another shared their own previous message, which reads, “Bookmark this post. One Piece will break Netflix streaming records,” before stating: “Called it!”

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“As it should,” added a third, while a fourth commented: “One Piece on top.” And a fifth chimed in: “Taking over the world! Just as the King of the Pirates should…”

Season 1 of Netflix’s live-action One Piece series is available to stream now. You can check out our other coverage below: 

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Daisy is a Senior TV and Movies Writer at Dexerto. She's a lover of all things macabre, whether that be horror, crime, psychological thrillers or all of the above. After graduating with a Masters in Magazine Journalism, she's gone on to write for Digital Spy, LADbible and Little White Lies. You can contact her on daisy.phillipson@dexerto.com