Netflix’s live action adaptation of One Piece has garnered praise for its costumes, setting, visual effects, and stunts, which all played a significant role in creating a faithful adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece.

Given the scale of its production, fans have been curious about Netflix’s One Piece live action budget, particularly the cost incurred by the streaming company for each episode’s production.

One Piece live action budget total

Netflix allocated a budget of US$136 million for the first season of the One Piece live action series.

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This sizable investment aligns with the efforts of the production team, who have crafted impressive replicas of elements from the One Piece universe, such as the Going Merry and Miss Love Duck ships, the Baratie restaurant, Arlong’s map room, and other locations.

One Piece live action ending scene featuring the Going Merry ship
Credit: Netflix

One Piece live action budget per episode

The One Piece live action budget per episode is US$17 million, as indicated on their German website (Netflixwoche).

In the first season, which consists of eight episodes, Netflix has invested over US$136 million in production expenses. To put this into perspective, it’s approximately half of what the streaming giant spent on their most expensive show, Stranger Things season 4.

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One Piece live action is the television adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s manga and anime. The show follows Monkey D. Luffy (Inaki Godoy) and his diverse crew of pirates as they search for the ultimate treasure, the One Piece, while navigating the perilous Grand Line and confronting foes in a world filled with mystery and adventure.

All eight episodes of season 1 are now exclusively streaming on Netflix.

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