A fresh Netflix series has burst onto the scene, surpassing a notable achievement previously set by Wednesday and Stranger Things.
The newest show on the streaming platform follows the exciting journeys of the Straw Hat Pirates as they seek a legendary treasure to make their captain, Monkey D. Luffy, the Pirate King.
Crafted by Steven Maeda and Matt Owens, this live-action fantasy adventure is based on an ongoing manga with the same name.
Eiichiro Oda, the creator of the manga, is involved as a consultant, and the series premiered on August 31, receiving mainly positive reviews.
In case you're still wondering about the Netflix series, we're talking about the groundbreaking anime, One Piece.
According to FlixPatrol, a platform tracking streaming stats, One Piece's first season has already outshone a record previously held by other Netflix shows, Wednesday and the fourth season of Stranger Things.
The adaptation of One Piece has claimed the top spot on Netflix charts in an impressive 84 countries.
On the other hand, during their initial weekends, Wednesday and the fourth season of Stranger Things captured the lead position in 83 countries.
The adaptation's premiere has been met with praise, achieving an impressive 84% score on Rotten Tomatoes from a pool of 40 reviews.
Critics agree that the series successfully captures the essence of the original material, delivering a charming and genuine quality that resonates with both loyal fans and newcomers alike.
Furthermore, the One Piece cast, including talents like Iñaki Godoy, Emily Rudd, Mackenyu, Jacob Romero Gibson, and Taz Skylar, has received positive reviews.
Netflix has faced difficulties in creating successful series based on anime and manga, with certain titles like Death Note failing to ignite much fan excitement.
On a more extreme note, the highly anticipated adaptation of Cowboy Bebop was unexpectedly canceled after just one season.
However, early signs indicate that One Piece is starting to reverse this trend.
Numerous Netflix users took to Twitter to shower the show with praise.
One user's tweet reads: "One Piece was excellent."
Another viewer wrote: "One Piece on Netflix is pretty good, I recommend."
A third user adds: "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!"
Another commenter shared: "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."