“A manga series can’t become Japan’s highest selling title in history without building a truly global fanbase along the way.
“And that’s precisely what Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece has done in the 26 years it has been serialized. Fans—old and young, Japanese and international—have grown attached to its 106 tankōbon volumes and subsequent anime series, which first aired in 1999 and has racked up over 1,070 episodes since.
“Now, as Oda prepares for his revered illustrative series to approach its final saga, Netflix is steering the fantastical world of the Straw Hat Pirates to new shores, with an eight-part live action series arriving on the streaming platform Aug. 31.”
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