Since its debut in 1997, “One Piece,” the masterwork of Eiichiro Oda, has been an exciting journey through a world filled with pirates, mysticism, and adventure. This One Piece series has won the hearts of viewers all around the world with its epic storytelling, which spans over a thousand chapters and hundreds of episodes. Understanding the numerous plot arcs that make up this remarkable adventure is crucial for navigating the Grand Line’s wide waters. From Monkey D. Luffy’s lowly beginnings to his big discoveries and clashes in the New World, we will cover everything in this article as we take you through the “One Piece” arc.
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East Blue Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 1-61 )
Romance Dawn Arc (Episodes 1-3)
The story of “One Piece” begins with the Romance Dawn Arc, which introduces readers to the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, and his universe. This arc shows the beginning of Luffy’s rise to the position of Pirate King. Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji are among the main characters we meet, and they all play important parts in the Straw Hat team.
Orange Town Arc (Episodes 4-8)
Luffy goes out in quest of a navigator for Orange Town after persuading Zoro to accompany him. When they get there, they discover that Captain Buggy (Shigeru Chiba), the crazy clown pirate, has taken over the town. Luffy discovers Nami (Akemi Okamura), a master thief driven by her desire to amass cash and locate treasure, to be a navigator for her crew.
Syrup Village Arc (Episodes 9-18)
The next person in Luffy’s gang, Usopp (Kappei Yamaguchi), turns into a liar with a golden heart. Usopp isn’t experienced in piracy, but his willingness to uncover a butler posing as a dangerous pirate makes him a valuable partner for Luffy and company. Additionally, the crew receives their real spacecraft at last thanks to their assistance with Usopp.
Baratie Arc (Episodes 19-30)
The Baratie Arc, named after a floating restaurant, sees Luffy and the group add a new member before departing for “The Grand Line,” the fabled area thought to contain the One Piece treasure. Aware that they will require food for their voyage, they locate a cook in Sanji (Hiroaki Hirata), a cool-headed sous-chef who develops a deep romantic attachment for Nami.
Arlong Arc (Episodes 31-44)
The protagonist discovers that Nami, who she was split from during the events of the Baratie Arc, has been enlisted by the Arlong, a violent, hated fish-human hybrid. In the end, Nami is saved, and the Straw Hat team is formally established.
Loguetown Arc (Episodes 45 and 48-53)
The Straw Hat team is prepared to head for the grand line now that they have enough members to start this adventure appropriately. Prior to starting that lengthy journey, they travel to the birth and death places of Gold Roger (Chikao Ôtsuka), the Pirate King who concealed the One Piece treasure. Unfortunately, when Captain Buggy finally tracks them down, determined to exact revenge for his humiliation in Orange Town, the heroes are in for a shocking awakening.
Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles Arc (Episodes 46-47)
One Piece spends a few episodes delving into what Buggy and his crew were up to after Orange Town and how they arrived at Loguetown to confront Luffy once more, offering a change of pace for the East Blue Saga.
Warship Island Arc (Episodes 54-61)
A few of the One Piece storylines are unique to the show and aren’t based on the manga. One of those plots is Luffy and his crew assisting a Sennenryu, an endangered sea serpent, in the Warship Island arc. Although these kinds of filler arcs are nonetheless entertaining to watch, the primary substance should ultimately take precedence.
Arabasta Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 62-135)
Reverse Mountain Arc (Episodes 62-63)
With just two episodes, the Arabasta Saga’s central arc is significantly shorter than the Romance Dawn Arc. Still, it matters because the Grand Line enters through the perilous Reverse Mountain. The Straw Hats encounter not only a terrifying huge whale but also discover that two bounty hunters are after them.
Whiskey Peak Arc (Episodes 64-67)
The Straw Hat team reaches Whiskey Peak after passing the Reverse Mountain and achieving a Log Pose, which is akin to a compass that helps them traverse the Grand Line. The Tortuga from the One Piece universe appears to reside on the island and serves as a shelter for pirates. That’s the way it seems at first glance, yet the enigmatic island is much more than that.
Diary of Koby-Meppo Arc (Episodes 68-69)
Helmeppo (Kôichi Nagano) and Koby (Mika Doi), two supporting characters that first arose in the Romance Dawn arc, will be revisited in the next two episodes. The two completely different personalities are shown in The Diary as they prepare to become honourable Marines.
Little Garden Arc (Episodes 70-77)
Turning back to Luffy and the Straw Hat group, they will visit an island in the Grand Line where two giants are engaged in battle. They also engage in formal combat with Baroque Works, the hunters who are pursuing them and hoping to pick up the substantial bounty on Luffy.
Drum Island Arc (Episodes 78-91)
For the first time since the Baratie Arc, the Drum Island Arc brings the oddest new crew member to the Straw Hats. The Straw Hats look for a healer anxiously after Nami becomes ill. They discover one in Tony Tony Chopper (Ikue Ïtani), a talking, anthropomorphic reindeer of all things.
Arabasta Arc (Episodes 92-130)
Indeed, the fact that the Arabasta Saga contains an arc named the Arabasta Arc is perplexing, but only because it is the most important arc. This occurs subsequent to the Straw Hats discovering that Baroque Works is investigating a war in the province of Arabasta, with the enigmatic Mr. 0 (Ryûzaburô Ôtomo) serving as the puppet master behind this provocative behaviour. Nico Robin (Yuriko Yamaguchi), an archaeologist, joins the Straw Hats as well.
Post-Arabasta Arc (Episodes 131-135)
The Post-Arabasta arc is another filler story that may be ignored; it mostly consists of a few solo anthology stories featuring most of the Straw Hat cast.
Sky Island Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 136-206)
Goat Island Arc (Episodes 136-138)
Another filler arc opens the Sky Island Saga. In this one, Luffy and the gang encounter a goat person. OK.
Ruluka Island Arc (Episodes 139-143)
Oh my god, yet another filler story? Let’s return to the stories that truly matter, please! Basically, all you have to know is that the Marines are pursuing the Straw Hats, who are becoming notorious.
Jaya Arc (Episodes 144-152)
That makes more sense. The Sky Island Saga is finally launched properly with the Jaya Arc. The compass is guiding Luffy and the Straw Hats to an island floating in the sky, which clears up their confusion regarding the Log Pose’s instructions, which appear to be pointing upward. The Straw Hats encounter Blackbeard (Akio Otsuka) as well as new foes and allies.
Skypiea Arc (Episodes 153-195)
Luffy and his group quickly figure out where Sky Island is and how to get there. Similar to Arabasta, the island is ravaged by conflict, and Enel (Toshiyujji Morikawa), a deranged lunatic claiming to be a god, is behind it all.
G-8 Arc (Episodes 196-206)
The G-8 Arc serves as an epilogue to the Skypiea Arc, although being technically just another filler arc. Luffy and the crew are held captive by the Marines in their base when they crash-land on Earth, and they are in dire need of a way out.
Water 7 Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 207-325)
Long Ring Long Land Arc (Episodes 207-219)
The appropriately dubbed Foxy Pirates, some of the Straw Hats’ most formidable opponents to date, open the following story. The Straw Hats are challenged to take part in a Davy Backfight now that they have gained recognition as pirates. Luffy might lose a few of his reliable crew members if they fail this historic test.
Ocean’s Dream Arc (Episodes 220-224)
This is another filler arc, but since it’s based on a One Piece computer game, it’s an intriguing one.
Foxy’s Return Arc (Episodes 225-228)
In Foxy’s Return, Bin Shimada’s Captain Foxy makes a reluctant comeback as a friend after serving as an enemy in the Long Ring Long Land Arc. He gets help from the Straw Hats to get his stolen ship back.
Water 7 Arc (Episodes 229-263)
At the beginning of the Water 7 Arc, the Going Merry, the flagship vessel of the Staw Hats, sustains significant damage. It needs to be fixed right away, and the province of Water 7 might have what it needs. They even locate crime lord Franky (Kazuki Yao), who will eventually serve as the crew’s personal shipwright; however, that will not occur until a later arc. Up to that point, the other members of the Straw Hat team start to have disagreements with one another, and one even disappears.
Enies Lobby Arc (Episodes 264-290, 293-302, and 304-312)
Robin was one of the crew members who vanished; she was abducted and taken to the isle of Enies Lobby with Franky. The World Government is the one to blame for this. They are the “Evil Empire” of the One Piece universe, as their name suggests, and serve as the main antagonists of the franchise. Following this, the evil regime publicly designates Luffy as its number one public enemy.
Boss Luffy Historical Special Arc (Episodes 291-292, 303, and 406-407)
The Boss Luffy Historical Special Arc is a stand-alone, non-canonical adventure that takes place in an alternate universe reminiscent of feudal Japan and features Luffy and his friends.
Post-Enies Lobby Arc (Episodes 313-325)
In the conclusion of the Enies Lobby Arc, Franky expresses gratitude to the Straw Hat team for saving his life. He not only fixes the Going Merry, but he also becomes an official member of the group. In the meantime, Luffy unexpectedly reunites with Kody, Helmeppo, and his own grandfather, Hiroshi Naka’s Monkey D. Garp.
Thriller Bark Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 326-384)
Ice Hunter Arc (Episodes 326-335)
One of the shorter storylines on the program, Thriller Bark, starts with the Ice Hunter Arc, which is another filler arc. This roughly depicts the route taken by Luffy and his gang to reach the dangerous Florian Triangle region of the ocean.
Chopper Man Special (Episode 336)
An further stand-alone narrative, Chopper Man Special, presents an alternative plot featuring Tony Tony Chopper, who transforms into a superhero and gains notoriety as a vigilante who fights crime.
Thriller Bark Arc (Episodes 337-381)
Thriller Bark lives up to its moniker by having a horror-themed plot. Unaware that a creature exists that can use its own shadows as a weapon against them, Luffy and the crew find themselves stranded on the eerily eerie island. After defeating the demon, they even manage to recruit a new crew member, the gregarious and cheerful musician skeleton Brook (Chō).
Spa Island Arc (Episodes 382-384)
On languid Spa Island, the Straw Hat team takes a much-needed break following a terrifying journey in the Thriller Bark Arc.
Summit War Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 385-516)
Sabaody Archipelago Arc (Episodes 385-405)
By the time the series reaches its halfway point, Luffy and the Straw Hat group have also successfully crossed at least half of the infamous Grand Line. The World Government and bounty hunters around the globe have taken note of this and are working to prevent Luffy from reaching the New World by any means. Another enemy they’ve drawn is Kuma (Hideyuki Hori), an old adversary from their history who defeated Luffy and banished him to a different island to begin a fresh saga.
Amazon Lily Arc (Episodes 408-417)
Luffy is transferred to another island called Amazon Lily, and the pirate captain could not be in a worse location. If Luffy wants to get back to his crew, he needs to find a way out of this planet where ladies make up 100% of the population.
Straw Hat’s Separation Serial Arc (Episodes 418-421 and 453-456)
The Star Hat’s Separation Serial Arc answers any questions you may have about what happened to the other members of the Straw Hat crew after they were split off from their leader until the next chapter.
Impel Down Arc (Episodes 422-425 and 430-452)
Luffy finds out that his brother Portgas D. Ace (Toshio Furukawa), who is still living alone, has been sent to the Impel Down prison. Luffy locates his brother in an attempt to save him, with assistance from some of the allies he gained on Amazon Lily. Sadly for our hero, Ace has already been sent to a different place.
Little East Blue Arc (Episodes 426-429)
The Little East Blue Arc, a prelude to the main movie One Piece Film: Strong World, is only necessary if you’re looking for further background information on the latter.
Marineford Arc (Episodes 457-489)
The full-scale conflict between One Piece’s primary heroes and antagonists is shown in the Marineford Arc. The World Government, competing pirate crews, the Straw Hats, and others are fighting for dominance of the seas. All of this takes place as Luffy searches for his brother, who has gone missing.
Post-War Arc (Episodes 490-491 and 493-516)
There were casualties on both sides of the pivotal action at Marineford. This includes Ace’s terrible passing, which causes Luffy—who is usually arrogant—to be momentarily humbled and terrified of the obstacles that he and his group may encounter in the future. They use the conclusion of this arc to reflect on their losses and make plans for the future.
Toriko Crossover 1 (Episode 492)
Shonen-Jump thought of the concept for a two-part crossover episode in an effort to hype up the recently released anime version of Toriko. Remember that this is the second instalment; the first is the Toriko pilot episode.
Fish-Man Island Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 517-574)
Return to Sabaody Arc (Episodes 517-522)
Best wishes! You have now officially reached the halfway point of the One Piece story if you have read this far. Nevertheless, we are only getting started. Two years have passed since the Post-War Arc, when The Return to Sabaody Arc takes place, and the Straw Hat Crew has mainly moved on. Following their recovery, fate brings them together on Sabaody once more, and they are once more forced to deal with the perils of the Grand Line.
Fish-Man Island Arc (Episodes 523-541 and 543-574)
The starting point of the new journey for the Straw Hats? It’s none other than the Fish-Men’s lair, the same mutant species Luffy and the crew battled during the Arlong Arc. This time, however, a far deeper exploration of the Fish Men’s mythology and motivations explains why they believe they should be venerated as a superior race and feel betrayed by humans.
Toriko Crossover 2 (Episode 542)
This would not be the first or last time that One Piece and Toriko would get together for a crossover special.
Dressrosa Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 575-746)
Z’s Ambition Arc (Episodes 575-578)
Luffy and his friends get into more trouble with Marines in this filler story that sets up One Piece Film: Z.
Punk Hazard Arc (Episodes 579-589 and 591-625)
It’s true that the Straw Hats have come to the New World, but their problems have just begun. The crew finds a battle-torn island ruled by a crazy doctor who wants to use the heroes for his own evil plans while the World Government is still after them.
Toriko & Dragon Ball Crossover (Episode 590)
The best Shonen-Jump combination yet is coming up next. The characters from One Piece not only meet up with the cast of Toriko again, but they also fight alongside the famous Dragon Ball figures.
Caesar Retrieval Arc (Episodes 626-628)
Caesar Clown (Ryūsei Nakao), the main bad guy in the Punk Hazard Arc, got away from his captors and went back to making trouble in this mini-arc.
Dressrosa Arc (Episodes 629-746)
The Dressroas Arc is the last part of the Dressroas Saga. The crew wants to get rid of the evil king of Dressrosa island after the crazy events of the Punk Hazard Arc. They have no idea that the different parts of the World Government that are after them are getting very close.
Whole Cake Island Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 747-889)
Silver Mine Arc (Episodes 747-750)
A rival group of pirates takes Luffy hostage, and he now has to find a way to get out of a valuable silver mine.
Zou Arc (Episodes 751-779)
A few people from the Straw Hat crew got split from the rest of the group and ended up on the island of Zou. When Luffy and the rest of the crew find them on the island, they see that they’re in the middle of yet another geopolitical conflict that needs to be solved.
Marine Rookie Arc (Episodes 780-782)
The group is back together again. Some people on Sanji’s team break into a Marine base to get food for the next part of their trip.
Whole Cake Island Arc (Episodes 783-877)
The Straw Hat crew gets to Whole Cake Island, where they plan to fight Big Mom (Mami Koyama), one of the feared Four Emperors of the pirate country. This is the first step Luffy needs to take to become one of the Four Emperors. He is now in the same top group as Blackbeard, Buggy, and Shanks (Shūichi Ikeda), Luffy’s hero and teacher.
Levely Arc (Episodes 878-889)
Following the loss of Big Mom, the Levely Arc shows what happened next. This makes the Straw Hat more well-known among pirates on the seas, and it also makes Luffy more well-known with the World Government.
Wano Country Saga – One Piece Arc (Episodes 890-1030)
Wano Country Arc (Episodes 890-894, 897-906, 908-1028), and 1031-Present)
We haven’t seen all of the characters up to this point (there are a few filler arcs and specials below, though). The Straw Hat group is in the middle of their biggest fight yet in this story. What happens at the end? Now, the only way to find out is to read the Manga, which takes the story a little further.
Cidre Guild Arc (Episodes 895-896)
Another fluff arc takes place during the events of Wano Country. Luffy gets into a fight with another group of bounty hunters.
20th Anniversary Special (Episode 907)
Toei Animation released a special flashback episode to honour One Piece’s 20th anniversary. Quite an accomplishment.
Uta’s Past Arc (Episodes 1029-1030)
As the name of the section suggests, this part of the series looks into Uta’s (Kaori Nazuka) past as Shanks’ adopted daughter who likes music.
The Nearing of Final Saga of One Piece
The story of One Piece has come a long way so far. Is there an ending for the series, or will it go on for another 20 years? Thankfully, this very long story will come to an end with what is being called “The Final Saga,” which starts with the “Egghead Arc.” The manga version of the story has just begun, and the anime version won’t be long behind.
The narrative of “One Piece” is a kaleidoscope of adventure, camaraderie, and limitless creativity. nearly two decades, Eiichiro Oda has captivated readers and viewers with a story that builds from the modest beginnings of the Romance Dawn Arc to the epic fights and discoveries in the New World. Moving through the several arcs of “One Piece” is a tribute to the strength of the narrative and the capacity to construct a universe that keeps surprising and expanding. In anticipation of the next chapter, let us rejoice in the remarkable voyage of Monkey D. Luffy and his crew as they pursue their goals and search for the ultimate prize, the One Piece.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Proper Sequence for Viewing One Piece?
If you’re seeking the best way to watch the One Piece anime, we hope this rundown of the many plot arcs will be useful. We compiled this list using the most up-to-date data at our disposal. We promise to keep this list current so that viewers may follow the program. If you’re already into the story, however, you may want to study the many sorts of devil fruits and the role of Haki in One Piece.
Which storyline follows Wano?
Following the lengthy Wano arc, the Final Saga of One Piece will begin. It now follows the Wano arc with the Egghead Island arc.
How far does Zoro go?
The first arc of the One Piece anime series, “Romance Dawn,” focuses on Zoro’s backstory. Zoro joins Luffy’s pirate gang in the three-part “Romance Dawn” storyline.
Where Do You Watch One Piece?
Check the regional availability before beginning your One Piece anime viewing on any of the following anime streaming services: Hulu, Crunchyroll, Funimation, or Netflix. Several nations, including the United States, have access to One Piece on Crunchyroll, although Asian countries like India do not.
How long does a storyline typically last in One Piece?
The arc involving Wano Country is now the longest in One Piece. There are 148 chapters in total, and the anime has surpassed 110 episodes. Just so you know, the anime’s Wano country storyline isn’t through yet, therefore there are still more episodes to be added.