This article discusses the possibility of One Piece Season 2 on Netflix and the renewed or canceled status of the series.
Netflix do not have a good record when it comes to adapting classic anime into live-action. Death Note and Cowboy Bebop performed miserably with both critics and fans, and when the streaming giant set its sights on Eiichiro Oda’s beloved, long-running One Piece, expectations were understandably low.
However, Netflix managed to pull off the impossible by delivering an eight-part season that was not only faithful to both the manga and the anime but also genuinely impressive on its own terms, boasting strong performances, well-rounded characters, excellent structure and pacing, and eye-catching visuals. What’s more is that it fundamentally understands good storytelling. Here’s a quote from our review:
Long-time One Piece fans will be consistently impressed by how closely One Piece adapts the source material, but anyone who can appreciate good television, great characters, and a sprawling, swashbuckling adventure should consider this series a can’t-miss affair.
While fans of One Piece will no doubt be surprisingly impressed by what they’ve seen already, the bigger question is what plans Netflix may have for the show in the future. So, here’s everything we know.
Will there be a One Piece Season 2 on Netflix?
Renewed or canceled status: TBC
At the time of writing, Netflix have not yet renewed One Piece for a second season.
However, this is very likely to change in the near future.
Netflix clearly anticipates One Piece being an enormous success. A lot of money was clearly pumped into the production, and beyond that, the marketing has been everywhere. It’s a virtual certainty that this will perform like gangbusters.
With that in mind, it’d actually be foolish of Netflix not to renew One Piece for at least another season, although it seems clear that multiple seasons are clearly the intention. There are over 1000 episodes of the anime, encompassing many distinct arcs, folding in countless new characters, and building to major battles and events. The existing material could sustain Netflix’s One Piece for years, and if it continued to be produced at this level of quality, fans would gobble it up.
The ending of Season 1, while providing strong character and narrative payoff, also merely set the stage for a much bigger adventure that it’s clear Netflix would like to undertake.
As usual, we’ll keep this page updated with any new information as and when we get it, but our official prediction is that Netflix absolutely will renew One Piece for a second season.