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Netflix's smash hit One Piece has been renewed for a second season
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Netflix's smash hit One Piece has been renewed for a second season

The manga adaptation has been number one on the streaming service in more than 80 countries.

Netflix's smash hit series One Piece has been renewed for a second season.

The first instalment only landed on the streaming service a few weeks ago and it has already racked up an impressive following.

Eiichiro Oda, the Japanese artist whose manga series got adapted for the small screen, revealed the big news in a social media post.

“It seems people around the world have been enjoying the show, which makes the hard work from the production team truly worth it," he said.

"To everyone who’s been a fan of ONE PIECE for years, and to those who experienced ONE PIECE for the first time, thank you so much.

"Two weeks after the launch, I just received some great news. Netflix has decided to renew the show! The adventures of Iñaki and the live-action Straw Hats will continue onward!”

When it first landed on Netflix, critics said it appeared to break the manga curse on the streaming service.

Netflix has a poor track record when it comes to making live-action versions of anime and manga, however One Piece debuted with an impressive 95 per cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Not only that, but it became the number one show around the world.

According to data provider FlixPatrol, the first season beat a record set by Wednesday and Stranger Things season 4.

The live-action adaptation took the top spot on Netflix's charts in 84 countries, whereas Wednesday and Stranger Things season 4, came in at number one in 83 countries on their debut weekends.

The pirate adventure saga follows Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) who gathers a crew of Straw Hat pirates-to-be: swordsman Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), thief Nami (Emily Rudd), marksman Usopp (Jacob Romero), and chef Sanji (Taz Skylar).

Luffy long dreams of becoming the 'King of the Pirates' and is on a mission to find pirate Gold Roger’s (Michael Dorman) mysterious treasure, the One Piece.

“At the center of [the story] is Luffy, who is this little beacon of optimism who just will never be told no or beaten down,” series co-creator Steven Maeda explains.

“That’s the thing that makes [the story] special, that through all of this, Luffy is the one who perseveres and who keeps everybody on the right course.

“Even though they don’t know exactly where they’re going, they know what they want — he’s their guiding light in a lot of ways.”

There's no word on when we can expect to see One Piece season two land on Netflix so keep your eyes peeled.

Topics: Netflix, Film and TV