How to Watch One Piece in Order

One Piece has enjoyed unparalleled popularity for over twenty years since manga legend Eiichiro Oda created the sprawling seafaring fantasy epic. Brought to vivid life through animation house Toei Animation, its anime adaptation encompasses over 1000 episodes stretched across 20 seasons of swashbuckling adventure.

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Beyond the main series lie fifteen feature films, plus dozens of supplemental OVAs, teasers, and specials expanding the vibrant lore surrounding the rubbery misfit pirate crew at the story’s heart.

Herein, I provide an essential Order to Watch One Piece for first-timers across the literal ocean of anime offerings within One Piece’s borders. After all, what respectable pirates can’t follow a map? So, let us sail swiftly into the basics!

From what episode should you start watching One Piece?

Starting One Piece from the first episode is a fantastic way to experience the journey of the Straw Hat Pirates. Throughout the series, you witness their individual and team growth.

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I remember watching it myself when it aired on RCTI every Sunday. While the early arcs may seem slow, especially before all the important crew members join, they lay the groundwork for the following epic adventure. And yes, the filler episodes, common in anime production before the 2010s, can sometimes be distracting.

Some people prefer starting with the One Piece manga and then diving into the anime adaptation out of curiosity.

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One Piece Watch Order

In One Piece, arcs are cohesive storylines focusing on specific settings, characters, or themes. They span multiple episodes and contribute to the overarching narrative of the series. Here’s a breakdown of some key arcs and Detailed Version of sagas in One Piece:

East Blue

Romance Dawn

Monkey D. Luffy became a pirate after being inspired by Shanks. Roronoa Zoro joins the crew.

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  • Chapter manga: 1-7
  • Episode: 1-3
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Orange Town

Nami’s introduction and efforts to free the city from Buggy the Clown.

  • Chapter manga: 8-21
  • Episode: 4-8

Syrup Village

Usopp joins, and the Going Merry becomes the Straw Hat pirate ship.

  • Chapter manga: 22-41
  • Episode: 9-18

Baratie

Recruitment of Sanji as a chef. Sichibukai is introduced; Zoro is seriously injured by Dracule Mihawk and thus promises Luffy that he will never lose again. Nami escapes with the Going Merry.

  • Chapter manga: 42-68
  • Episode: 19-30

Arlong Park

Fish-men are introduced. Nami officially joins, and Luffy gets his first wanted poster.

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  • Chapter manga: 69-95
  • Episode: 31-44

Loguetown

Logia-type Devil Fruits are introduced, and Smoker and Tashigi appear. Appearance of Monkey D. Dragon, leader of the Revolutionary Army. Zoro got the Sandai Kitetsu and Yubashiri swords.

  • Chapter manga: 96-100
  • Episode: 45-53

Warship Island

  • Episode: 54-61

Arabasta

Reverse Mountain

The crew has entered the Grand Line. Laugh Tale, Laboon, and Crocus are introduced.

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  • Chapter manga: 101-105
  • Episode: 62-63

Whisky Peak

Nefertari, Vivi and Karoo join the journey.

  • Chapter manga: 106-114
  • Episode: 64-67

Diary of Koby-Meppo

  • Episode: 68-69

Little Garden

A race of giants is introduced.

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  • Chapter manga: 115-129
  • Episode: 70-77

Drum Island

Zoan-type Devil Fruits are introduced, and the initial discussion of “Will of D”. Tony Tony Chopper joins.

  • Chapter manga: 130-154
  • Episode: 78-91

Arabasta

The resistance frees Arabasta from Sir Crocodile. Portgas D. Ace, Vivre Card, Poneglyph, Pluton, and the concept of Ancient Weapons are introduced.

  • Chapter manga: 155-217
  • Episode: 92-130

Post-Arabasta

Vivi and Karoo leave the crew, Nico Robin joins.

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Episode: 131-135

Sky Island

Goat Island

  • Episode: 136-138

Ruluka Island

  • Episode: 139-143

Jaya

Marshall D. Teach, Whitebeard, Bartholomew Kuma and Donquixote Doflamingo appear for the first time. The figure of Gorosei from the World Government is introduced.

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  • Chapter manga: 218-236
  • Episode: 144-152

Skypiea

Haki was first displayed through an ability called Mantra. Poseidon is introduced.

  • Chapter manga: 237-302
  • Episode: 153-195

G-8

  • Episode: 196-206

Water 7

Long Ring Long Land

Aokiji and Admiral Marine’s powers are introduced

  • Chapter manga: 303-321
  • Episode: 207-219

Oceans Dream

  • Episode: 220-224

Foxy’s Return

  • Episode: 225-228

Water 7

The Going Merry is damaged and the search for shipwrights to join the crew. Robin and Usopp leave. Sogeking temporarily joins the Straw Hats to save Robin. The Pol cipher is introduced.

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  • Chapter manga: 322-374
  • Episode: 229-263

Enies Lobby

Several power-ups for the crew were introduced: the Gear technique (Luffy), the Diable Jambe move (Sanji), Kyutoryu (Zoro), Perfect Clima Tact (Nami), Kabuto (Usopp) and Monster Point (Chopper).

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Zoro loses Yubashiri, Robin rejoins. Going Merry says goodbye.

  • Chapter: 375-430
  • Episode: 264-290, 293-302, 304-312

Boss Luffy Historical Specials

  • Episode: 291-292, 303, 406-407

Post-Enies Lobby

The Thousand Sunny becomes the Straw Hats’ new ship. Franky joins, and Usopp joins back. Ace and Blackbeard fight, as well as the Yonkou introduced.

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  • Chapter manga: 431-441
  • Episode: 313-325

Thriller Bark

Ice Hunter

  • Episode: 326-335

Chopper Man Special

  • Episode: 336

Thriller Bark

The Straw Hats continue their adventure to the Florian Triangle. Zoro gets Shusui, and Brook joins. Charlotte Lola gave Nami her mother’s Vivre Card.

  • Chapter manga: 442-489
  • Episode: 337-381

Spa Island

  • Episode 382-384

Summit War

Little East Blue

  • Episode: 426-429

Sabaody Archipelago

Eleven Supernova, Celestial Dragons, Rayleigh, and Voice of All Things are introduced. Luffy uses Haki for the first time. The crew is separated.

  • Chapter manga: 490-513
  • Episode: 385-405

Amazon Lily

Boa Hancock is introduced. Luffy learns about Ace’s execution.

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  • Chapter manga: 514-524
  • Episode: 408-417

Straw Hats Separation

  • Episode: 418-421

Impel Down

Ivankov and Jinbe are introduced. Many of Luffy’s previous enemies escaped from prison.

  • Chapter manga: 525-549
  • Episode: 422-452

Straw Hats Separation Serial

  • Episode: 453-456

Marineford

Whitebeard vs World Government big fight. Whitebeard confirms that One Piece is real. Blackbeard mysteriously stole Whitebeard’s Devil Fruit abilities and strengthened his crew with former inmates from Impel Down.

  • Chapter manga: 550-580
  • Episode: 457-489

Post-War

Sabo was introduced. All three forms of Haki are officially introduced. The Straw Hat Crew begins their two-year training.

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  • Chapter manga: 581-597
  • Episode: 490-516

Toriko Crossover

  • Episode: 492

Fish-Man Island

Return to Sabaody

At this point, often called the One Piece time skip, the Straw Hat crew reunites.

  • Chapter manga: 598-602
  • Episode: 517-522

Fish-Man Island

Joy Boy is introduced. Shirahoshi is referred to as Poseidon at this time. Luffy can hear the Voice of All Things. Jinbe was asked to join the crew, but refused due to being affiliated with the Big Mom Pirates. Big Mom is introduced.

  • Chapter manga: 603-653
  • Episode: 523-574

Dressrosa

Z’s Ambition

  • Episode: 575-578

Punk Hazard

Trafalgar Law and Buggy are revealed to have become part of the Sichibukai. Kin’emon and Momonosuke are introduced, Heart Pirate becomes Mugiwara’s ally.

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  • Episode: 579-625

Caesar Retrieval

Episode 626-628

Dressrosa

The Straw Hat Pirates are divided into two groups. Straw Hat Grand Fleet is created, Kanjuro becomes an ally, and Sabo is confirmed to be alive.

Trafalgar D. Water Law’s full name is revealed. Gear Fourth and the figure of Kaidou are introduced.

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Chapter manga: 700-801
Episode: 629-746

Whole Cake Island

Silver Mine

  • Episode: 747-750
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Zou

The crew is reunited, except for Sanji, who the Big Mom Pirates take; The Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance is formed. The crew split up again; Pedro and Carrot become allies.

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The Straw Hats about the Road Poneglyph and find the first one.

  • Episode: 751-779

Marine Rookie

  • Episode 780-782

Whole Cake Island

Caesar Clown and the Fire Tank Pirates become temporary allies. Gear Fourth: Tankman and Gear Fourth: Snakeman are introduced.

The Straw Hats get a Road Poneglyph etching from Big Mom. Sanji reunites, Jinbe breaks ties with Big Mom.

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  • Chapter manga: 825-902
  • Episode: 783-877

Levely

Nami takes over Zeus, and Sanji gets the Raid Suit. Im introduced, Luffy is unofficially declared the fifth Emperor.

  • Chapter manga: 903-908
  • Episode: 878-889

Wano Country

The Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance gathers in Wano and prepares for battle against the Beasts Pirates.

Kozuki Oden’s history and ties to Wano Country, Whitebeard, and Gol D. Roger are revealed, and the Alliance attacks Onigashima to take down Kaidou and Big Mom.

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Meanwhile, after the events during the recent Reverie, the world experienced dramatic changes.

  • Chapter manga: 909-1057
  • Episode: 890-894, 897-906, 908-1028, 1031-on going

SagaArcChapter MangaEpisode Anime
East BlueRomance Dawn1-71-3
Orange Town8-214-8
Syrup Town22-419-18
Baration42-6819-30
Arlong Park69-9531-44
Loguetown96-10045, 48-53
Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles46-47
Warship IslandFiller54-61
AlabastaReverse Mountain101-10562-63
Whiskey Peak106-11464-67
Diary of Koby-Meppo89-119 (cover)68-69
Little Garden115-12970-77
Drum Island130-15478-91
arasta155-21792-130
Post-ArabastaFiller131-135
Sky IslandGoat IslandFiller136-138
Ruluka IslandFiller139-143
Jaya218-236144-152
Skype237-302153-195
G-8Filler196-206
Water 7Long Ring Long Land303-321207-219
Ocean’s DreamFiller220-224
Foxy’s ReturnFiller225-228
Water 7322-374229-263
Enies Lobby375-430264-290,
293-302,
304-312
Boss Luffy Historical SpecialFiller291-292,
303, 406-407
Post-Enies Lobby431-441313-325
Thriller BarkIce HunterFiller326-335
Chopper Man SpecialFiller336
Thriller Bark442-489337-381
Spa IslandFiller382-384
Summit WarSabaody Archipelago490-513385-405
Amazon Lily514-524408-417
Straw Hat’s Separation Serial543-560 (cover)418-421,
453-456
Impel Down525-549422-425,
430-452
Little East BlueFiller426-429
Marineford550-580457-489
Post-War581-597490-491,
493-516
Toriko CrossoverFiller492
Fish-Man IslandReturn to Sabaody598-602517-522
Fish-Man Island603-653523-541, 543-574
Toriko CrossoverFiller542
DressrosaZ’s AmbitionFiller575-578
Punk Hazard654-699579-589, 591-625
Toriko & Dragon Ball CrossoverFiller590
Caesar RetrievalFiller626-628
Dressrosa700-801629-746
Whole Cake IslandSilver MineFiller747-750
Would802-824751-779
Marine RookieFiller780-782
Whole Cake Island825-902783-877
Levely903-908878-889
Wano CountryWano Country Part 1909-1057890-894
Cider GuildFiller895-896
Wano Country Part 2909-1057897-1028
Anime 20th Anniversary SpecialFiller907
Uta’s PastFiller1029-1030
Wano Country Part 3909-10571031-On Going

One Piece Movies In Order

I have written a Detailed Guide to this in the One Piece Movies List article.

As stated above, there are 15 One Piece movies. The best way to watch them is in release order, as they are mainly filler stories with little impact on the main plotlines.

Below is a list of all the One Piece anime films in order of release:

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  1. One Piece: The Movie (2000)
  2. Clockwork Island Adventure (2001)
  3. Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals (2002)
  4. Dead End Adventure (2003)
  5. The Cursed Holy Sword (2004)
  6. Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005)
  7. Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle (2006)
  8. The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta (2007)
  9. Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom (2008)
  10. One Piece Film: Strong World (2009)
  11. Straw Hat Chase (2011)
  12. One Piece Film: Z (2012)
  13. One Piece Film: Gold (2016)
  14. One Piece: Stampede (2019)
  15. One Piece: Red (2022)

Where to Watch One Piece for Free?

  1. Crunchyroll: Crunchyroll offers a free selection of One Piece episodes with ads. While not all episodes may be free, users can still enjoy a significant portion of the series without a subscription.
  2. Funimation: Funimation also provides a collection of One Piece episodes for free with ads on its website and app. Like Crunchyroll, not all episodes may be accessible without a subscription, but users can still enjoy a portion of the series at no cost.
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Author - Rohit
I am Rohit, an author at Otakukan. I was born and raised in Banglore, India. I have always loved watching anime and reading manga. In college, I started writing my own stories and creating my own characters.