New Netflix TV Series Breaks Record Set By Wednesday And Stranger Things

Netflix's One Piece has broken a remarkable record that was formerly held by Wednesday and Stranger Things.
Credit: Netflix

A brand-new Netflix series has kicked off with a bang, surpassing a remarkable record that was formerly held by Wednesday and Stranger Things.

The streaming platform’s latest show follows the epic adventures of the Straw Hat Pirates, who are on a quest for a legendary treasure that would make their captain, Monkey D. Luffy, the King of the Pirates.

Developed by none other than Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, this live-action fantasy adventure series is based on the ongoing manga of the same title.

With manga creator Eiichiro Oda serving as a consultant, the series made its debut on August 31 to predominantly favourable reviews.

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In case you’re still wondering what Netflix show we’re referring to, we’re talking about the record-breaking anime show One Piece.

As reported by FlixPatrol, a platform that tracks VOD and streaming statistics, the first season of One Piece has already eclipsed a record previously held by other Netflix series, Wednesday and the fourth season of Stranger Things.

One Piece’s adaptation has claimed the number one position on Netflix’s charts in a remarkable 84 countries.

In contrast, Wednesday and Stranger Things season 4 secured the top spot in 83 countries during their respective debut weekends.

One Piece
One Piece is proving to be popular with Netflix viewers. Credit: Netflix

The adaptation has made its debut to acclaim, earning an impressive 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from a pool of 40 reviews.

The consensus highlights the series’ ability to faithfully capture the essence of the source material, delivering charm and a genuine sincerity that resonates with both dedicated fans and newcomers alike.

Additionally, the cast of One Piece, featuring talents such as Iñaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar, has received favourable appraisals.

Netflix is known to have faced challenges in developing hit series based on anime and manga, with some titles like Death Note coming and going with little fan enthusiasm.

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On the more extreme side, a highly anticipated adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was abruptly cancelled after just one season.

However, early indications suggest that One Piece is beginning to reverse this trend.

Taking to Twitter, a large number of Netflix users were quick to praise the show.

One user writes: “One Piece was excellent.”

Another user adds: “One Piece on Netflix is pretty good, I recommend.”

A third user chimes in, saying: “I just got choked up and teary watching One Piece. WTH? Never watched the anime before but really loved the #OnePieceNetflix show. Highly recommend it!”

While someone else comments: “The One Piece adaptation by Netflix is… better than expected ngl. I’m about halfway and honestly, if it stays as it is I’d probably even recommend it.”

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Written by Ryan Wilks

Ryan is a former content editor at IGV who specialises in celebrity and entertainment news. He has a degree in Magazine Journalism and Production from the University of Gloucestershire. He previously worked as a social media editor for Reach PLC’s national brands including Daily Star, Daily Express, OK! and The Mirror.