Today, August 31, marks the highly anticipated launch of the live-action One Piece series on Netflix. Produced by Tomorrow Studios, this adaptation brings life to Eiichiro Oda’s iconic manga series. However, within hours of its release, the initial ratings generated a lot of buzz.
On IMDb, a popular online database of movies and TV shows, the first episode, “Romance Dawn,” earned an impressive rating of 9.3/10.
Interestingly, the ratings seem to be polarized, with scores mostly falling into the 10/10 or 1/10 categories. This suggests viewers are rushing to rate the series without actually watching it—a trend that continues across all eight episodes of the live series.
IMDb User Rating Volume 1
Considering binge-watching the entire series will take at least seven and a half hours, these early ratings are unlikely to reflect genuine opinions. Even the final episode, “Worst in the East,” received high scores just hours after the series went online, mostly ranging from 10 to 1.
This extreme rating model shows the film being bombarded with critical acclaim from both its supporters and detractors. It seems like they are rating the series too early without considering it fairly.
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See also Rotten Tomatoes, audience score stands at a high 93%. However, Tomatometer, which compiles the reviews of critics, is yet to be published.
As the weekend approaches, we can expect a more accurate representation of the series’ quality as larger audiences get a chance to watch it.
It should be noted that this is not just any adaptation. The One Piece live-action series is one of Netflix’s highest-budget productions and has the full backing of series creator Eiichiro Oda.
Oda not only oversees the entire content, but he also seems to be putting the manga into action. in the back to promote the series. This level of involvement by the creator himself sets the bar high for the film.
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