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New Netflix Show ‘One Piece’ Breaks Records With $17 Million Per Episode Budget

Netflix’s highly-anticipated live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda‘s anime, One Piece, has set a new milestone, surpassing records previously held by hits like Wednesday and Stranger Things.

Released on August 31st, the first season of One Piece, starring Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, has garnered critical acclaim and fan adoration. The season, consisting of eight episodes, reportedly took seven years to create, with each episode boasting an astonishing $17.27 million budget.

The investment has paid off, as One Piece debuted as the number-one show in 84 countries worldwide after its opening weekend. By edging out Stranger Things and Wednesday, which topped charts in 83 countries during their respective debut weekends, One Piece now reigns supreme.

Since its streaming debut last month, fans have flooded social media with praise for Netflix‘s faithful adaptation. Users have lauded the series, calling it a “must-watch” and praising it as one of the best live-action manga adaptations.

For those who have yet to experience One Piece, all eight episodes of season one are available for streaming on Netflix. Dive into a world of adventure, pirates, and the quest for the legendary treasure, One Piece, in this record-breaking series.

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Eva van den Bosch Head Editor, Photographer
Eva van den Bosch combines concert photography with a prominent editorial role at Strife Mag.