One Piece is a fan-favorite manga series and anime written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It is currently one of the longest-running anime and manga series. The anime adaptation of One Piece debuted on Fuji TV on October 20, 1999, under the production of Toei Animations. One Piece has given its viewers more than 1030 episodes as of August 2022, along with a new episode airing every week.
One Piece follows the story of Monkey D. Luffy, who dreams of becoming the greatest pirate who ever lived, inspired by his childhood hero Red-Haired Shanks. Gol D. Roger, the King of the Pirates, revealed the existence of One Piece in his final words on the execution stand. One Piece is the totality of the treasure Roger earned, of indescribable value. Inspired by his last words, many chose to lead the life of a pirate and set out to sea, embarking on the beginning of a new era, known as The Great Pirate Era.
Once he turned 17, Luffy set out to sea in search of adventure and the One Piece to become the next King of the Pirates. In his journey, Luffy overcame many hardships and made friends and foes. Luffy sails through the Grand Line with his pirate crew, known as the Straw Hat Pirates, each with their unique dreams and goals. Although they each have their individual dream, the crew share a common goal - to help fulfill Luffy’s dream of becoming the next King of the Pirates.
The 1030 or so episodes that have already aired are split up into 20 seasons, each of which features a separate story arc. With 139 episodes and counting as of August 2022, the current season of One Piece, season 20, is by far the longest season of the anime.
Here are the current seasons and their corresponding story arcs:
|Season||No.||Story Arc||Episodes||Originally Aired|
|First Aired||Last Aired|
|1||1–61||East Blue||61||October 20, 1999||March 14, 2001|
|2||62–77||Entering into the Grand Line||16||March 21, 2001||August 19, 2001|
|3||78–91||Introducing Chopper at the Winter Island||14||August 26, 2001||December 9, 2001|
|4||92–130||Arrival in Alabasta, Fierce Fighting in Alabasta||39||December 16, 2001||October 27, 2002|
|5||131–143||Dreams!, The Zenny Pirate Crew Sortie!, Beyond the Rainbow||13||November 3, 2002||February 2, 2003|
|6||144–195||Sky Island: Skypiea, The Golden Bell||52||February 9, 2003||June 13, 2004|
|7||196–228||Escape! The Marine Fortress & The Foxy Pirate Crew||33||June 20, 2004||March 27, 2005|
|8||229–263||Water Seven||35||April 17, 2005||April 30, 2006|
|9||264–336||Enies Lobby||73||May 21, 2006||December 23, 2007|
|10||337–381||Thriller Bark||45||January 6, 2008||December 14, 2008|
|11||382–407||Sabaody Archipelago||26||December 21, 2008||June 28, 2009|
|12||408–421||Island of Women||14||July 5, 2009||October 11, 2009|
|13||422–456||Impel Down||35||October 18, 2009||June 20, 2010|
|14||457–516||Marineford||60||July 27, 2010||September 25, 2011|
|15||517–578||Fishman Island||62||October 2, 2011||December 23, 2012|
|16||579–628||Punk Hazard||50||January 6, 2013||January 12, 2014|
|17||629–746||Dressrosa||118||January 19, 2014||June 19, 2016|
|18||747–782||Silver Mine, Zou, Marine Rookie||36||June 26, 2016||April 2, 2017|
|19||783–891||Whole Cake Island, Reverie||109||April 9, 2017||June 30, 2019|
|20||892–||Wano Country||139||July 7, 2019||Present|
Even though Luffy and his crew have accomplished many amazing achievements and overcame many obstacles while making their impact on the world, they still have a long way to go before they can be regarded as the best pirate crew and before Luffy can be known as the next King of the Pirates.
A. One Piece is an ongoing Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It was first published and hit the market in July 1997, serialized under the Shounen manga’s flag.
A. Monkey D. Luffy is the protagonist of the popular One Piece series. He is a young pirate aspiring to be the next King of the Pirates. He sails through the Grand Line with his pirate crew, the Straw Hat Pirates.