One of the most-anticipated shows on Netflix has caused quite a bit of trouble for the streaming service.
The live-action version of the Japanese comic series One Piece, which has been going for a long time, had arrived at the train station.
The show, which was created by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda, is expected to be the most-watched on the platform everywhere in the world, which is good since each episode is said to have cost the streaming service a lot of money.
The official site for Netflix Germany, which One Piece fan @AliAhmelegend pointed out, says that each episode of the series, which is bringing many of the manga’s classic cartoon scenes to life with actors, costs about $17 million (£13.4 million).
In comparison, this is less than what proven hit Stranger Things costs per episode, but it is $3m (£2.3m) more than what HBO paid for each episode of the last season of Game of Thrones.
This is a lot of money for a brand-new series, but it shows that Netflix believes in the story and its loyal fans, who have made One Piece the best-selling manga series ever. As of August 2022, over 516.6 million copies of it had been sold in 61 countries and areas around the world.
The risk seems to be paying off: as of Friday morning, when the show came out, it was the top trend on X/Twitter. The first comic was made in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda.
Iaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy, a character who goes on a journey to find lost treasure with a pirate crew that includes Roronoa Zoro (played by Mackenyu), Nami (played by Emilky Rudd), Usopp (played by Jacob Romero), and Sanji (played by Taz Skylar).
Now, you can watch One Piece on Netflix.