Is One Piece Season 2 canceled?

Is One Piece Season 2 canceled?
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Is the fate of the new fantasy adventure series sealed or not? Here is everything we know so far about One Piece Season 2.

This question has been buzzing among fans of the popular anime series, leaving them eagerly searching for answers. It is no surprise that the first season has turned out to be a great success, as it has received positive reviews from both critics and fans who praised the performances, story, visual effects, and general faithfulness towards the characters and events featured in the source material. 

With its captivating storyline, memorable characters, and thrilling adventures, One Piece has captured the hearts of millions around the world, which has gradually led to rumors circulating among those who have binge-watched the show in one sitting and are now desperate to know about the fate of its highly anticipated second season! So, if you are one of them and are wondering whether there will be a second season or not.

Then we can assure you that you have reached the right place to know it all! In this article, we will delve into the truth behind these speculations and shed light on this crucial subject matter without adding any more fuel to the wildfire of ongoing speculation among fans of this series’ live-action adaptation of the ongoing 1997 Japanese manga series of the same name by Eiichiro Oda, who himself served as a major creative consultant for the series. 

Is One Piece Season 2 canceled?

One Piece Season 2 Renewal Status: Will there be another season?  

Let’s go right to the point without causing any further delays.

Right now, we can assure the readers that, as of writing this article, One Piece has not received a second season renewal from Netflix. Yes, it’s true! It’s hardly been a week since the series premiered its first season with eight episodes on August 31, 2023, which are now available to stream on Netflix. Hence, it makes sense why the creators or the network have not jumped at the opportunity to greenlit or cancel it for another season when the time to properly evaluate the reception from critics and fans, along with the total viewership, is still left in order to justify the demand for another season!

We estimate that it will take the network around two to three months to officially announce the second season’s renewal. But on the bright side, if the series is able to create historic ranks and reviews in the coming weeks, then the chances of it being renewed much earlier are also on the table. In context, on its debut weekend, the show’s concurrent viewership on Netflix reached number one in 84 countries, surpassing the Netflix debut records previously set by Stranger Things and Wednesday.

Is One Piece Season 2 canceled?

Moreover, in its first four days, the show reached number one in 86 countries, with 140 million hours watched by 18.5 million viewers.

This paints a picture of the series’ future, as there is a big possibility it might get renewed within a few days if the growth continues to skyrocket. The captivating storyline, combined with exceptional performances from the talented cast, has garnered an unprecedented level of fan engagement and critical acclaim. Fans have been captivated by the intricate plot twists, well-developed characters, and stunning visual effects that transport them into a mesmerizing world. As word-of-mouth spreads like wildfire and online communities demand the show’s official comeback with a second season, one can only hope for the best and keep their fingers crossed for an early renewal.

Until then, we can only urge the fans to keep streaming the show and keep discussing it on the web to get it approved by increasing interest in the show in no time because right now, the series stands in a tug of war of being renewed or canceled, and the future depends on the dedication and enthusiasm of its fanbase and decision-makers at Netflix.

One Piece: What is the live-action pirate adventure series about?

In the first season of One Piece, which was released on Netflix at 12 am PT/4 pm JST on Thursday, August 31, 2023, we got to meet Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy), a rubber-skinned teenager who sets out to become King of the Pirates. As he conquers the sea, Luffy recruits a ragtag crew of misfits to join him onboard, including Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu), Nami (Emily Rudd), Usopp (Jacob Romero), and Sanji (Taz Skylar). Calling themselves the Straw Hats, Luffy and his gang sail from island to island in search of the mysterious One Piece treasure. Of course, no adventure is smooth sailing. On their quest, the Straw Hats run into dangerous rivals who stand in their way of hitting the jackpot. 

On the other hand, if you have streamed the show, then you’ll know that the main cast members from the first season of One Piece are as follows: Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Colton Osorio as young Monkey D. Luffy, Emily Rudd as Nami, Lily Fisher as young Nami, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Maximilian Lee Piazza as young Roronoa Zoro, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, Kevin Saula as young Usopp, Taz Skylar as Sanji, Christian Convery as young Sanji, Vincent Regan as Monkey D. Garp, Jeff Ward as Buggy the Clown, and Morgan Davies as Koby. 

The recurring cast members include Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Peter Gadiot as “Red-Haired” Shanks, Ilia Isorelýs Paulino as Alvida, Langley Kirkwood as “Axe-Hand” Morgan, Tamer Burjaq as Higuma, Kathleen Stephens as Makino, Armand Aucamp as Bogard, Sven Ruygrok as Cabaji, Stevel Marc as Yasopp, Ntlanhla Morgan Kutu as Lucky Roux, Laudo Liebenberg as Benn Beckmann, McKinley Belcher III as Arlong, Celeste Loots as Kaya, Alexander Maniatis as Kuro, Bianca Oosthuizen as Sham, Albert Pretorius as Buchi, Jandre le Roux as Kuroobi, Brett Williams as Merry. 

Other includes Craig Fairbrass as Chef Zeff, Steven Ward as Dracule “Hawk-Eye” Mihawk, Len-Barry Simons as Chu, Chioma Umeala as Nojiko, Kylie Ashfield as young Nojiko, Grant Ross as Genzo, the sheriff of the Coco Village, and Rory Acton-Burnell as Nezumi. Last but not least, the series was created in partnership with Shueisha and produced by Tomorrow Studios and Netflix. Matt Owens and Steven Maeda are writers, executive producers, and showrunners, with Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements joining Oda as executive producers.

At last, if you want to receive more information on One Piece on Netflix, viewers may enable notifications on the streaming platform. For now, we urge the readers to stream the season to be up to date with the plot of the show, which is now available to be watched exclusively on Netflix, with other series of the same genre also accessible with a wide range of membership options depending on the package you choose. The basic membership starts at $9.99 per month, and the standard membership starts at $15.49 per month, with no additional cost for any of their services.

In the meantime, check out the official trailer, which showcases, “With his straw hat and ragtag crew, young pirate Monkey D. Luffy goes on an epic voyage for treasure in this live-action adaptation of the popular manga.” Moreover, Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 84% of 43 critics gave the series a positive review, with an average rating of 7.6/10. Its critics’ consensus states: “One Piece captures the essence of its beloved source material with a charmingly big-hearted adaptation that should entertain longtime fans as well as patient newcomers.” On Metacritic, the series holds a weighted average score of 67 out of 100, based on 20 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

ONE PIECE | Final Trailer | Netflix

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