Anime One Piece Watch Order

Best Watch Order Guide for Everything One Piece: Episodes, Movies, OVAs

There are two types of anime fans: those who have embraced the huge world of One Piece and those who are scared to even look at its cover page. The reason behind your fear is very obviously the two decades’ worth of anime episodes.

One Piece started airing in 1999, and not even the author could imagine that it would still be ongoing. As a person with a former One Piece phobia, I can assure you that not once will you regret starting the series.

Oda-sensei is the king of introducing mindblowing twists in the most unexpected of places. There are uncountable mysteries and easter eggs in the anime, and as the plot progresses, it is unnerving how they are revealed.

One Piece has already pocketed 20 seasons consisting of 1040+ episodes. Other than the tv series, it also has 15 movies under its name and several OVAs and specials.

Before you get crosseyed by just reading the numbers, let me come clean and tell you that there isn’t a single moment you would want to miss, and I am here to help you navigate One Piece. To make your life easier, I have compiled the best way to watch One Piece.

How to Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide

1. Recommended Watch Order of One Piece

The following is the recommended watch order which you can also treat as the chronological order. Despite its length, One Piece is a pretty straightforward series, so you shouldn’t have much difficulty watching it if you follow the order.

I. East Blue Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Romance Dawn Arc1-3Anime Series
Orange Town Arc4-8Anime Series
Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack!--OVA
Syrup Village Arc0-18Anime Series
One Piece: The Movie--Movie
Baratie Arc19-30Anime Series
Arlong Park Arc31-44Anime Series
Loguetown Arc45Anime Series
Buggy’s Crew Adventure Chronicles46-47Anime Series
Loguetown Arc Cont.48-53Anime Series
Clockwork Island Adventure--Movie
One Piece TV Special: Adventure in the Ocean’s Navel--Special
Jango’s Dance Carnival--Shorts
Warship Island Arc54-61Anime Series
One Piece: Episode of East Blue: Luffy and His 4 Crewmates’ Big Adventure--Special

II. Alabasta Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Reverse Mountain Arc62-63Anime Series
Whisky Peak Arc64-67Anime Series
Diary of Koby-Meppo68-69Anime Series
Little Garden Arc70-77Anime Series
Drum Island Arc78-91Anime Series
Dream Soccer King Short
Alabasta Arc92-130Anime Series
The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta--Movie
Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals--Movie
Post-Alabasta Arc131-135Anime Series
How to Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide
Alabasta Saga | Source: Fandom

III. Sky Island Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Goat Island Arc136-138Anime Series
Dead End Adventure--Movie
The Cursed Holy Sword--Movie
One Piece: Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father’s Huge, HUGE Dream--Special
Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King--Short
Ruluka Island Arc139-143Anime Series
Jaya Arc144-152Anime Series
Skypiea Arc153-195Anime Series
One Piece: Episode of Sky Island--Special
G-8 Arc196-206Anime Series
Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island--Movie
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Episode of Sky Island | Source: Fandom

IV. Water 7 Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Long Ring Long Land Arc207-219Anime Series
One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage--Special
Ocean’s Dream Arc220-224Anime Series
Foxy’s Return Arc225-228Anime Series
Giant Mecha Soldier of Karakuri Castle--Movie
Water 7 Arc229-263Anime Series
Enies Lobby Arc264-290, 293-302, 304-312Anime Series
Boss Luffy Historical Specials291-292, 303, 406-407Special Episodes
Post-Enies Lobby Arc313-325Anime Series
Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Cherry Blossom--Movie

V. Thriller Bark Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Ice Hunter Arc326-335Anime Series
Chopper Man Special336Special Filler
Thriller Bark Arc337-381Anime Series
Spa Island Arc382-384Anime Series

VI. Summit War Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Little East Blue Arc426-429Anime Series
One Piece Film: Strong World--Film
Strong World Episode 0--OVA
ONE PIECE 3D! Trap Coaster--Short
Romance Dawn Story--OVA
Sabaody Archipelago Arc385-405Anime Series
Amazon Lily Arc408-417Anime Series
Straw Hats Separation Serial Arc418-421Anime Series
 Impel Down Arc422-425Anime Series
Impel Down Arc Cont430-452Anime Series
Straw Hats Separation Serial Arc Cont.453-456Anime Series
Marineford Arc457-489Anime Series
Post-War Arc490-491Anime Series
Toriko Crossover492Anime Series
Post-War Arc Cont.493-516Anime Series
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Summit War Saga | Source: Fandom

VII. Fish-Man Island Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Return to Sabaody Arc517-522Anime Series
Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friendship--Film
Fish-Man Island Arc523-541Anime Series
Toriko Crossover542Crossover Special
Fish-Man Island Arc Cont.543-574Anime Series

VIII. Dressrosa Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Z’s Ambition Arc 575-578Anime Series
Glorious Island Part 1--Special Prequel
Glorious Island Part 2--Special Prequel
One Piece Film: Z--Movie
Episode of Luffy: Adventure on Hand Island--Special
One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia--Special
Punk Hazard Arc 579-589Anime Series
Toriko & Dragon Ball Crossover590Crossover Special
Punk Hazard Arc Cont.591-625Anime Series
Episode of Merry: The Tale of One More Friend--Movie
Caesar Retrieval Arc626-628Anime Series
Dressrosa Arc629-746Anime Series
Episode of Sabo: The Three Brothers’ Bond – The Miraculous Reunion and the Inherited Will--Special
How to Watch One Piece? Easy Watch Order Guide
Dressrosa Saga | Source: Fandom

IX. Four Emperors Saga

TitleEpisode No.Type
Silver Mine Arc747-750Anime Series
One Piece: Heart of Gold--Movie
One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0--Prequel
One Piece Film: Gold--Movie
Zou Arc751-779Anime Series
Marine Rookie Arc780-782Anime Series
Whole Cake Island Arc783-877Anime Series
Levely Arc878-889Anime Series
Wano Country Arc – Act 1890-894Anime Series
Cidre Guild Arc895-896Anime Series
One Piece: Stampede--Movie
Wano Country Arc – Act 1897-906Anime Series
Anime 20th Anniversary special907Special
Wano Country Arc – Act 1908-916Anime Series
Wano Country Arc – Act 2917 – 956Anime Series
Wano Country Arc – Act 3957-1028Anime Series
One Piece Film: Red Movie
Uta’s Past Arc1029 – 1030Anime Series
Wano Country Arc – Act 31031 – 1047Anime Series

2. Do you need to watch One Piece movies in order?

Do you need to watch One Piece movies in order?
One Piece Film Red | Source: Crunchyroll

One Piece movies are not canon, so you can watch them after completing the anime episodes. However, it is best to watch them according to the chronological order to stay with the flow.

3. Which One Piece episodes can you skip?

One Piece has several recap episodes that summarize arcs or events in the series. You can skip these episodes as they do not help the plot progress.

TitleWhy you should skip
Emergency Planning, A Perfect Strategy for the One PieceRecaps episodes 1-5
One Piece New Year Special: Secret of the Straw Hat Pirates!Recaps events from Romance Dawn Arc to Water 7 Arc
One Piece: Long Ring Long Land Arc — A One Night Abridged SpecialRecaps episodes 207 – 219
One Piece Characters LogCovers individual stories of Straw hats until Dressrosa Arc.
Luffy-senpai Support Project! Barto’s Secret Room!Recaps events from Luffy’s arrival in Wano Country to the invasion of Onigashima
Zoro and Sanji-senpai Admiring Project! Barto’s Secret Room 2!Covers events until Luffy, Zoro, Law, Kidd, and Killer face Kaido and Big Mom
A Comprehensive Anatomy! The Legend of Kozuki Oden!Recaps events from Oden’s life until the formation of the Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance
The Legendary Log! Red-Haired Shanks!Connects the anime with the movie Red and covers Shanks ending the Summit War of Marineford and past events with Luffy
A Comprehensive Anatomy! Fierce Fight! The Five from the New Generation!Covers the fight between the Worst Generation and the Kaido-Big Mom duo on the Skull Dome’s roof

If you want to know more about the filler content in One Piece then check out our article on the complete filler guide of One Piece:

4. Where to watch One Piece with Eng subs or dub?

Since One Piece is one of the ‘Big Three’ anime, it is available on most major streaming websites. Check out where you can watch them with Eng subs or dub:

Streaming SitesSub and Dub
Netflix USEng sub and Dub
HuluEng sub and Dub
FunimationEng sub and Dub
CrunchyrollEng sub and Dub
TubiEng sub
Pluto TVEng sub
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5. Where can you download One Piece to view offline?

Several websites offer download options with their different packages, and we have the readymade list right here:

WebsiteSubscription PackagesOffline Viewing
CrunchyrollFan – $7.99/monthNo
Mega Fan – $9.99/monthYes
Ultimate Fan – $14.99/monthYes
FunimationPremium: $5.99 a month / $59.99 per yearNo
Premium Plus: $7.99 a month / $79.99 per yearYes
Premium Plus Ultra: $99.99 per yearYes
NetflixBasic with ads: $6.99/monthNo
Basic: $9.99/monthYes
Standard: $15.49/monthYes
Premium: $19.99/monthYes
HuluAd-Supported: $7.99/month (or $79.99/year)Yes
No Ads: $14.99/monthYes
Pluto TV--No

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

You have finally arrived at the most dreadful section of the article, so make sure to glance at the total time it will take you to watch the series. (Feel free to stare at your screen in horror for the next two minutes)

Anime Episodes25120 minutes
Movies1329 minutes
OVA150 minutes
Specials640 minutes
Shorts80 minutes
Total27139 mins or 455.3 hours

Thus, to watch the whole of One Piece you would need almost 19 days of continuous binge-watching. A more reasonable number would be a few months since most people have daily jobs to do to stay alive.

7. Conclusion

Congratulations on completing this article, and best of luck if you are planning on watching One Piece. I bet your heart needs some preparation before going through the most moving and adrenaline-filled series of the century.

One Piece: Episode 1000 - Official Teaser Trailer

Stick to the recommended watch order for the best experience, and it’s best to not jump between seasons to strictly follow the timeline. You can watch the OVAs, shorts, specials, and movies whenever you want since they don’t necessarily follow the main plot.

The OVAs, specials and shorts add a fun touch to the anime, and the movies are original masterpieces.

8. 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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41 replies on “Best Watch Order Guide for Everything One Piece: Episodes, Movies, OVAs”

Really glad that you found this article helpful! It’ll take you almost 2 weeks (14 days) if you watch One Piece if you watch it non-stop. Realistically, it will take you a couple of months to catch up!

how come the OVA’s and specials aren’t included in the chronological order list?
also do u know if/where u can buy the movies, specials, and OVA’s?

Hey there. Great Article. I started re watching the series on February and I am already on Dressrosa. I noticed that two things are missing from the list (maybe I am wrong). First one is Boss Luffy special (only the 5 episodes are mentioned) and 2nd one is strong world episode 0.

Thanks for this post of One Piece Chronological orders of Movies, OVA’s, Short Film and Specials based on episodes.

This makes a lot of sense for the beginners though I haven’t watch it in first episodes and started at Amazon Lily Arc. 🙂

Thank you for this list! It’s very useful! Just one thing tho- I think you guys forgot to add in “One Piece Episode 0” which I think comes before the movie “Strong world”

Hi, really loved your work. If you could, please help me in the final saga ending part, how can Cidre Guild Arc come after Wano Country Arc – Act 3 even though Wano Country Arc – Act 3 came after Cidre Guild Arc

Amazing, but shouldn’t the little east blue arc come before strong world episode 0 and the strong world movie not after them?

You guys are very very wrong with the Wano Act order. Act 1 ends on episode 916 and Act 2 begins on 917 and ends on 956. You can even check the anime, at the end of episode 916 it says “Act 1 End.” You should fix it so it doesn’t confuse other people, like it did to me at first.

yeah saw that but i don’t skip anything in one piece. i just wanna know what episodes they come after so i can keep track of things. ‍♀️

I have a friend that is ahead of me and is also using this list but he said that strong world episode 0 spoils the ending to the strong world movie, can I have someone confirm this? If it does spoil the ending to the movie then shouldnt it be placed after the movie?

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