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How To Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide

My treasure? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Go look for it. I left it all in one place.

Gol D. Roger

One Piece is the story of the Straw Hat pirates that comes from the pre-established dynamic of different characters. It brings exciting and fresh adventures along with peculiar twists with each new story Arc.

The story is ever-changing while maintaining a streamlined flow with which we gradually inch towards the end of the series. For now, there is no sign of the series coming to an absolute halt.

The One-Piece anime started airing in 1999, making the show over 20 years old. The series has been producing content consistently and, as a result, has 20 seasons with 983 episodes, and is still ongoing.

The series is so long that it would take over 18 days of continuous binge-watching to finish it. Let me take you all on this long pirate journey with a simple watch order!

1. Release Order

I. TV Series

  • Season 1 (1999)
  • Season 2 (2001)
  • Season 3 (2001)
  • Season 4 (2001)
  • Season 5 (2002)
  • Season 6 (2003)
  • Season 7 (2004)
  • Season 8 (2005)
  • Season 9 (2006)
  • Season 10 (2008)
  • Season 11 (2009)
  • Season 12 (2009)
  • Season 13 (2009)
  • Season 14 (2010)
  • Season 15 (2011)
  • Season 16 (2013)
  • Season 17 (2014)
  • Season 18 (2016)
  • Season 19 (2017)
  • Season 20 (2019)

II. Movies

  • One Piece: The Movie (2000)
  • Clockwork Island Adventure (2001)
  • Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals (2002)
  • Dead End Adventure (2003)
  • The Cursed Holy Sword (2004)
  • Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island (2005)
  • Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle (2006)
  • The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta (2007)
  • Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom (2008)
  • One Piece Film: Strong World (2009)
  • Straw Hat Chase (2011)
  • One Piece Film: Z (2012)
  • One Piece Film: Gold (2016)
  • One Piece: Stampede (2019)

III. OVAs

  • Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! (1998)
  • Romance Dawn Story (2008)
  • Strong World: Episode 0 (2009)
  • Glorious Island Part 1 (2012)
  • Glorious Island Part 2 (2012)
  • One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0 (2016)
  • ROMANCE DAWN (2019)

IV. Shorts

  • Jango’s Dance Carnival (2001)
  • Dream Soccer King (2002)
  • Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King (2004)
  • ONE PIECE 3D! Trap Coaster (2011)

V. Specials

  • One Piece TV Special: Adventure in the Ocean’s Navel (2000)
  • One Piece: Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father’s Huge, HUGE Dream (2003)
  • One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage (2003)
  • One Piece: End-of-Year Special Plan! Chief Straw Hat Luffy’s Detective Story (2005)
  • Boss Luffy Historical Specials: Episodes 291-292, 303, 406-407
  • Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friendship (2012)
  • Episode of Luffy: Adventure on Hand Island (2012)
  • Episode of Merry: The Tale of One More Friend (2013)
  • 3D2Y (2014)
  • The episode of Sabo: The Three Brothers’ Bond – The Miraculous Reunion and the Inherited Will (2015)
  • One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia (2015)
  • One Piece: Heart of Gold (2016)
  • One Piece: Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure (2017)
  • One Piece: Episode of Sky Island (2018)
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2. Chronological Order

I. East Blue Saga

  • Romance Dawn Arc: Episodes 1-3
  • Orange Town Arc: Episodes 4-8
  • Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack!
  • Syrup Village Arc: Episodes 9-18
  • One Piece: The Movie
  • Baratie Arc: Episodes 19-30
  • Arlong Park Arc: Episodes 31-44
  • Loguetown Arc: Episodes 45
  • Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles: Episodes 46-47
  • Loguetown Arc Cont. : Episodes 48-53
  • Clockwork Island Adventure
  • One Piece TV Special: Adventure in the Ocean’s Navel
  • Jango’s Dance Carnival
  • Warship Island Arc: Episodes 54-61
  • One Piece: Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure

II. Alabasta Saga

  • Reverse Mountain Arc: Episodes 62-63
  • Whisky Peak Arc: Episodes 64-67
  • Diary of Koby-Meppo: Episodes 68-69
  • Little Garden Arc: Episodes 70-77
  • Drum Island Arc: Episodes 78-91
  • Dream Soccer King
  • Alabasta Arc: Episodes 92-130
  • The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta
  • Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals
  • Post-Alabasta Arc: 131-135

III. Sky Island Saga

  • Goat IslandArc: Episodes 136-138
  • Dead End Adventure
  • The Cursed Holy Sword
  • One Piece: Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father’s Huge, HUGE Dream
  • Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King
  • Ruluka Island Arc: Episodes 139-143
  • Jaya Arc: Episodes 144-152
  • Skypiea Arc: Episodes 153-195
  • One Piece: Episode of Sky Island
  • G-8 Arc: Episodes 196-206
  • Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island

IV. Water 7 Saga

  • Long Ring Long Land Arc: Episodes 207-219
  • One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage
  • Ocean’s Dream Arc: Episodes 220-224
  • Foxy’s Return Arc: Episodes 225-228
  • Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle
  • Water 7 Arc: Episodes 229-263
  • Enies Lobby Arc: Episodes 264-290, 293-302, 304-312
  • Boss Luffy Historical Specials: Episodes 291-292, 303, 406-407
  • Post-Enies Lobby Arc: Episodes 313-325
  • Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom

V. Thriller Bark Saga

  • Ice Hunter Arc: Episodes 326-335
  • Chopper Man Special: Episode 336
  • Thriller Bark Arc: Episodes 337-381
  • Strong World Episode 0
  • One Piece Film: Strong World
  • Spa Island Arc: Episodes 382-384

VI. Summit War Saga

  • Little East Blue Arc: Episodes 426-429
  • Straw Hat Chase
  • ONE PIECE 3D! Trap Coaster
  • Romance Dawn Story
  • Sabaody Archipelago Arc: Episodes 385-405
  • Amazon Lily Arc: Episodes 408-417
  • Straw Hats Separation Serial Arc: Episodes 418-421
  • Impel Down Arc: Episodes 422-425
  • Impel Down Arc Cont. : Episodes 430-452
  • Straw Hats Separation Serial Arc Cont. : Episodes 453-456
  • Marineford Arc: Episodes 457-489
  • Post-War Arc: Episodes 490-491
  • Toriko Crossover: Episode 492
  • Post-War Arc Cont. : Episodes 493-516
  • 3D2Y

VII. Fish-Man Island Saga

  • Return to Sabaody Arc: Episodes 517-522
  • Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friendship
  • Fish-Man Island Arc: Episodes 523-541
  • Toriko Crossover: Episode 542
  • Fish-Man Island Arc Cont. : Episodes 543-574

VIII. Dressrosa Saga

  • Z’s Ambition Arc: Episodes 575-578
  • Glorious Island Part 1
  • Glorious Island Part 2
  • One Piece Film: Z
  • Episode of Luffy: Adventure on Hand Island
  • One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia
  • Punk Hazard Arc: Episodes 579-589
  • Toriko & Dragon Ball Crossover: Episode 590
  • Punk Hazard Arc Cont. : Episodes 591-625
  • Episode of Merry: The Tale of One More Friend
  • Caesar Retrieval Arc: Episodes 626-628
  • Dressrosa Arc: Episodes 629-746
  • Episode of Sabo: The Three Brothers’ Bond – The Miraculous Reunion and the Inherited Will

IX. Four Emperors Saga

  • Silver Mine Arc: Episodes 747-750
  • One Piece: Heart of Gold
  • One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0
  • One Piece Film: Gold
  • Zou Arc: Episodes 751-779
  • Marine Rookie Arc: Episodes 780-782
  • Whole Cake Island Arc: Episodes 783-877
  • Levely Arc: Episodes 878-889
  • Wano Country Arc – Act 1 (890-894)
  • Cidre Guild Arc: Episodes 895-896
  • One Piece: Stampede
  • Wano Country Arc – Act 2 (897-906)
  • Anime 20th Anniversary special: Episode 907
  • Wano Country Arc – Act 2 (continued) (908-958)
  • Wano Country Arc – Act 3 (Oden Kozuki Past) (959-983) (ongoing)

3. Conclusion

One Piece has a very straightforward timeline; however, some arcs are not released chronologically.

Hence, I recommend first-time viewers of the anime to follow the release order as you won’t have to jump in between episodes. If it’s not your first time watching One Piece, feel free to revisit the story by its chronology.

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How To Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide
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The latest episode of One Piece anime, Episode 983, ‘The Samurai Warriors’ Earnestness! The Straw Hat Lands at Onigashima’ is a part of the Wano Country Arc – Act 3.

The next episode 984, ‘Luffy Goes Out Of Control!?! Sneaking Into Kaido’s Banquet’ is set to be released on 25th July. It is also a part of Wano Country Arc – Act 3.

The current arc could take the entirety of 2021 and may well take half of 2022 to complete. We will update the article as soon as the Wano arc ends.

The specials, OVAs, and shorts can be watched at any time because they don’t follow the storyline of the main anime and hence spoil nothing.

However, you can also watch them as mentioned in the list above.

4. How much time will it Take to Watch One Piece?

It will take you 425 hours and 56 minutes to watch all the installments in One Piece.

This includes all the TV series, movies, OVAs, shorts, and specials.

Here’s a quick list of each installment and its runtime:

  • TV Series – 23592 minutes
  • Movies – 1214 minutes
  • OVAs – 150 minutes
  • Specials – 520 minutes
  • Shorts – 80 minutes

Note: These are approximate values of the runtimes.

5. Where to watch One Piece with subtitles or dubbed?

One Piece anime is officially available on almost all of the major streaming platforms with the option of watching it dubbed and with subtitles.

How To Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide
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The options are –  

  • Netflix US – English subtitles and English dubbed
  • Hulu – English subtitles and English dubbed
  • Funimation – English subtitles and English dubbed
  • Crunchyroll – English subtitles
  • Tubi – English subtitles
  • Pluto TV – English subtitles

6. Can you download and watch One Piece offline?

Yes, the viewers can download and watch One Piece offline.

Netflix already has a download option to watch the shows offline. All you need to do is to have a subscription package.

"ONE PIECE STAMPEDE" | Official Trailer
“ONE PIECE STAMPEDE” | Official Trailer

Funimation gives the download option to the Premium Plus Subscribers ($7.99 per month) and to the Premium Plus Ultra Users ($99.99 per year).

Crunchyroll offers offline viewing on two of their three tiers – Mega Fan ($9.99 per month) and Ultimate Fan ($14.99 per month).

7. About One Piece

One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It has been serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine since July 22, 1997.

The man who had acquired everything in this world, the Pirate King, is Gol D. Roger. The final words he said at the execution tower were “My treasures? If you want it, I’ll let you have it. Look for it; I left all of it at that place.” These words sent many to the seas, chasing their dreams, headed toward the Grand Line, in search of One Piece. Thus began a new age!

Seeking to be the greatest pirate in the world, young Monkey D. Luffy also heads toward the Grand Line in search of One Piece. His diverse crew is joining him along the way, consisting of a swordsman, marksman, navigator, cook, doctor, archaeologist, and cyborg-shipwright, this will be one memorable adventure.

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