‘One Piece’ Producers on Winning Manga Fans, Finding Luffy, and Six-Year Netflix Plan

The live-action version of One Piece, the best-selling manga by Eiichiro Oda, just finished its second week at No. 1 in Netflix's Top 10, continuing its impressive international run.

Additionally, One Piece inspired a TikTok frenzy with tributes to its evil antagonist Buggy, which is turning into a tradition for every show that succeeds with young adults these days (like Netflix's Wednesday).

The live-action adaptation of the tale of a young man and his pirate crew searching for the fabled "One Piece" treasure was welcomed by initially skeptic manga and anime fans,

according to executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios in an interview with Deadline.

"Becky and I have both worked on a lot of popular shows. But you hope for one like this in your career,"

added Adelstein, whose extensive list of television series credits includes Last Man Standing,

Prison Break, and Teen Wolf. "And if you're lucky, you get one like this that connects so strongly,

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