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“One Piece” Live-Action on Netflix: A Game-Changing Success

The live-action in the entertainment industry seems to be the line of classics, series and anime in recent years. If until recently the adaptation of “The Little Mermaid” was the greatest example, the brand new premiere of “One Piece” on Netflix once again puts this type of production at the center of the table.

In times of strikes and crises, talking about launches seems to be something paradoxical. And it is that, if we add to that the failures of DC on the big screen, it could be inferred that adapting an anime for the cinema would bring great losses at a commercial level, and the directors of “One Piece” know this very well.

At the moment, it is not known if the live action of “One Piece” will have a second season (Photo: Netflix)

In this sense, the live-action anime created by Eiichirō Oda decided to use Netflix as the platform to release its first season. Not in movie format, but rather as a series, with all the main characters from the original manga.


To talk about the impact that “One Piece” has had, and continues to have, in the geek world, we must coldly refer to numbers. It began its publication in 1997 through manga (oriental comic strips), being a resounding success over the last 26 years.

In fact, Oda’s creation has managed to accumulate more than 500 million sales worldwide, consolidating itself as the best-selling manga in history ahead of other fictions such as “Dragon Ball” or “Naruto”.

For this reason, its creator saw it necessary to make his masterpiece an animated series that, to date, has more than a thousand episodes.

“One Piece” is starring Iñaki Godoy (Photo: Netflix)

As a result, it could be inferred that “One Piece” had reached the status of bestseller at the editorial level and be an audiovisual benchmark. So it was a matter of time before the successful Japanese franchise decided to launch a live-action of the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, Shanks and Kaido.


Netflix did not hesitate to choose the best actors in the medium to be able to carry out this project, for this reason, it is known that the cost it invests per chapter far exceeds 10 million dollars, leaving followers totally absorbed in the life of the Japan’s most beloved pirate.

According to media such as Daily Mail and FandomWire, the most famous streaming platform on the planet allocates 17 million dollars per episode, that is, about 3 million more than what HBO spent to make “Game of Thrones.”

Iñaki Godoy plays Monkey D. Luffy, the boy who seeks to become the king of pirates (Photo: Netflix)

But how much does the main protagonist earn? Well, Iñaki Godoy, who gives life to D. Luffy, receives a whopping sum of 320 thousand dollars, being the highest paid in the Netflix series. Mackenyu, who plays Zoro, receives $220,000, while Rudd, the actress who plays Nami, receives $200,000.

A very millionaire bet if we focus on salary, prop expenses, extras and more.



Journalist. He graduated in Communication and Journalism from the Peruvian University of Applied Sciences. More than 2 years of experience in journalism and writing in digital media. He currently works as a writer for the Audience Group of El Comercio Group.

2023-09-02 22:57:28
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