Netflix Live Action One Piece Show Review

I recently watched the Netflix original series “One Piece.” First and foremost, I want to clarify that I haven’t seen the original animated show or read the “One Piece” books, so my review is solely based on the Netflix original series. I’m just a blogger, and I’d like to mention that upfront.

I first heard about the show while attending San Diego Comic-Con in 2023. I saw numerous ads for it and became curious. Later, on the Netflix app, I found a trailer, watched it, and added the series to my watchlist. When it was released, I decided to give it a try.

As the show’s release date approached, I noticed a lot of promotional events and mixed reactions from fans. Some were excited, while others were negative, expressing their preference for the animated series or books. This intrigue made me more curious about the show.

After watching it over the course of about a week (I took my time to digest the storyline), I can say that I liked it. It had a silly and humorous tone, reminiscent of “Pirates of the Caribbean,” which was a big part of my childhood as a ’90s kid. I particularly enjoyed the main character, Monkey D. Luffy. His humor and his passion for justice, ensuring that everyone could pursue their dreams, resonated with me. I’m someone who strongly dislikes injustice and firmly believes in pursuing one’s dreams, so I connected with his character.

The other characters were also cool, and each had a poignant backstory that unfolded over the episodes. I appreciated the show’s efficiency; it didn’t waste time with unnecessary tangents and got straight to the point. The main premise of Monkey assembling his crew felt like the focus of the first season, where each episode introduced a new crew member, advanced the plot, and introduced various pirates and Marines. The mystery surrounding the map was intriguing, and I found it fascinating that Monkey was among the first to possess it and set out for the Grand Line in search of the One Piece. Discovering that the main Marine pursuing Monkey was his grandfather was a fantastic plot twist, one I didn’t see coming due to my unfamiliarity with the animated series.

Looking ahead, I’m excited for Season Two and hope the show continues to deliver a captivating storyline that remains faithful to the source material. Personally, I found “One Piece” to be a well-done show and would recommend it to others. I enjoyed the characters, the plot, and the overall experience so much that I even watched it a second time, something I rarely do with Netflix shows.

To sum it up, this review comes from someone who hadn’t previously watched the original show, and I genuinely liked what I saw. Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts.

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