Rejoice nakama’s! Netflix's live-action adaptation of the beloved manga and anime series, has been making waves and garnered a dedicated fan base eagerly awaiting news about the possibility of a second season. Now, the exciting news has arrived – Netflix has officially greenlit One Piece Season 2, and the announcement comes with the blessings of the Pirate King, Eiichiro Oda-san himself.
In a tweet that made the seas tremble with excitement, Netflix dropped the bombshell that fans have been eagerly waiting for.
ONE PIECE HAS BEEN RENEWED!— Netflix (@netflix) September 14, 2023
And now a message directly from Oda-Sensei pic.twitter.com/VvsZ4CdaEq
With the help of his office Den Den Mushi (Transponder Snail), his message was a heartfelt expression of gratitude to both long-time One Piece enthusiasts and those who had just embarked on this epic pirate journey.
Netflix's One Piece has dominated Netflix's viewership charts for two weeks in a row, with a 19.2 million second-week viewership count surpassing the likes of heavy-hitters Stranger Things and Wednesday.
'ONE PIECE' debuts at #1 on Netflix with 18.5M views and 140M hours streamed. The stats are for the first four days (Season 1 released on August 31). pic.twitter.com/pUcm0EwXTl— ONE PIECE NETFLIX FAN (@OP_Netflix_Fan) September 5, 2023
The executive producers, Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements, have grand plans for this treasure trove of a series. They're not just dipping their toes into the ocean; they're diving in headfirst with dreams of twelve seasons!
This is how today has felt like. Never stop dreaming, nakama. pic.twitter.com/VG4iERhhBY— ONE PIECE(ワンピース) Netflix (@onepiecenetflix) September 15, 2023
What makes this news truly worthwhile is that Oda himself has been sailing alongside the crew. He's been more involved than a ship's captain, personally approving every aspect of the series. He even delayed production to make sure everything was shipshape and ensuring that it aligns seamlessly with his original vision.
One Piece has the greatest community in the world! 🥰 Your love, support, and excitement have the power to make dreams come true. Thank you for welcoming us into your nakama. 🏴☠️ #OnePieceNetflix #OnePieceLiveAction pic.twitter.com/OrCqi42dqc— ONE PIECE(ワンピース) Netflix (@onepiecenetflix) September 14, 2023
What truly excites fans is the prospect of multiple seasons, with discussions already reaching as far as Season 6.
Season 2 promises to be as exciting as navigating the treacherous waters of the Grand Line. We're talking Tony Tony Chopper's debut, who, if you're not familiar, is a talking reindeer with a medical degree. Plus, we'll be diving into the enigmatic Baroque Works organisation who were teased in the first season.
According to Tomorrow Studios executives, we might be setting sail again in about 18 months.
With a dedicated creative team, a visionary approach, and Oda's active involvement, the future of the series appears promising.
As fans eagerly await further updates and the eventual release of Season 2, the world of One Piece continues to expand, inviting both new and longtime fans to join the grand adventure across the Grand Line.