國際時事跟讀 Ep.K651: One Piece Live-Action Series Shatters Netflix Records, Defying Anime Adaptation 'Curse'
One Piece, the highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of the beloved manga and anime, has achieved a remarkable feat on Netflix, surpassing the records previously held by Wednesday and Stranger Things. This thrilling pirate series, originating from a Japanese cartoon with a rich history, made its debut on the streaming platform just last week.
Within the first few days of its release, One Piece has soared to claim the top spot as the most-watched TV series in a staggering 84 countries worldwide. This achievement surpasses the milestones set by season one of Wednesday and season four of Stranger Things, both of which held the number one position in 83 territories during their initial weekend releases.
Fans of the series are celebrating One Piece for breaking the "curse" that has often plagued live-action anime adaptations. Netflix has previously attempted to adapt numerous popular anime properties, such as Cowboy Bebop and Death Note, but most have faced criticism from fans and critics alike.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the original manga on which both the One Piece anime and the new Netflix series are based, expressed his thoughts ahead of the series' release. In an open letter, he reflected on the challenges of adapting the fantastical world of One Piece into live-action and the extensive efforts involved in bringing it to life. Oda acknowledged that there might be criticism, but he believed it would come from those who truly love the source material.
The Netflix adaptation features Iñaki Godoy as the series lead, Monkey D Luffy, along with a talented cast including Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
Netflix的改編作品由伊納基·戈多伊飾演主角Monkey D Luffy，還有一個才華洋溢的演員陣容，包括Mackenyu飾演Roronoa Zoro，Emily Rudd飾演Nami，Jacob Romero飾演Usopp，以及Taz Skylar飾演Sanji。
One Piece's record-breaking success marks a significant milestone in the realm of live-action anime adaptations, proving that with dedication and creativity, these cherished stories can successfully transition from page to screen. As fans eagerly dive into this new rendition of their favorite pirate crew's adventures, it's evident that the legacy of One Piece continues to thrive in the world of entertainment.
Reference article: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/one-piece-netflix-live-action-record-b2406876.html