James Delingpole James Delingpole

Arresting visual spectacle and superb fight scenes: Netflix’s One Piece reviewed

If you’re up for a bit of innocent escapism then I cannot recommend this strange, picaresque manga adaptation enough

Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami and Taz Skylar as Sanji in Netflix’s One Piece. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

What would you say is the most successful comic-book series in history? If you’re thinking Tintin you’re not even close. (Curiously enough, even the now largely forgotten Lucky Luke scores higher.) If you’re thinking Peanuts, you’re getting warmer. And if you named Asterix, good try but that’s only number two.

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