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Netflix’s Live-Action One Piece Series Tops Viewership Charts in Latter Half of 2023

Anime fans have been buzzing with excitement as Netflix recently announced a new English live-action series based on the popular manga “Kakegurui.” Titled “BET,” the series is set to star Miku Martineau and Ayo Solanke, among others, and has already begun production in Toronto. Showrunner Simon Barry, known for creating “Warrior Nun,” is at the helm of this adaptation, promising a thrilling experience for fans of the original manga.

Netflix has been making waves in the anime world, with surprising revelations from their 2023 viewership data. Miles Atherton delved into the numbers, uncovering interesting insights into the popularity of various anime titles on the streaming platform. From the unexpected success of “My Happy Marriage” to the enduring popularity of “One Piece,” Netflix’s anime offerings have been exceeding expectations and captivating audiences worldwide.

In the gaming realm, fans of the classic Nintendo GameCube title “Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door” were delighted by a recent remake for the Nintendo Switch. The beloved RPG has been given a fresh coat of paint, inviting both longtime fans and new players to embark on a nostalgic adventure. The question remains: does this reimagined version capture the magic of the original, or is it merely a product of nostalgia?

For anime enthusiasts seeking new recommendations, the ANN Aftershow has been a treasure trove of insights. Hosts Chris and Lucas recently discussed the appeal of “Kaiju No. 8” and the captivating performance of “Yatagarasu” in the anime landscape. The lively discussions on the show provide valuable perspectives on must-watch anime that may have flown under the radar for some viewers.

As the anime industry continues to evolve and diversify, fans can look forward to a plethora of exciting adaptations, series, and analyses that cater to their varied tastes and preferences. With each new announcement and release, the anime community remains vibrant and engaged, eagerly anticipating the next big hit or hidden gem.

Trailer for “BET” based on Kakegurui manga: