One Piece anime has 1081 episodes over 20 seasons. There are also 15 One Piece movies, 13 specials, 7 OVAs, and 4 One Piece shorts, divided into ten different sagas. With all that content, it is not always easy to know in which order to watch One Piece anime, and this is where our article will come in handy.
This article provides a guide to watching One Piece in the best possible way. We will include all episodes, movies, OVAs, shorts, and specials. One Piece is a massive anime series that is still ongoing, and this is the best One Piece watch order to help you navigate through the anime.
Editor’s note: Updated with the latest episode 1081, “The World Will Burn! The Onslaught of a Navy Admiral,” released on October 29, 2023.
What episode should you start watching One Piece?
There is no doubt that the best place to start watching One Piece is at the beginning (episode 1 or volume 1). All the content will be delivered to you in the order that it was originally intended. You’ll see the Straw Hats grow stronger as individuals and as a team.
Full One Piece watch order: all episodes, movies, specials, OVAs, and shorts
If you don’t have enough time to check out our complete guide, and want to start watching the anime ASAP, here is a list of all One Piece episodes, movies, specials, OVAs, and shorts, sorted in the right order to watch them.
- 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
- Arabasta 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
- Arabasta Arc: Episodes 92-130
- The Desert Princess and the Pirates: Adventures in Alabasta
- Chopper’s Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals
- Post-Arabasta Arc: Episodes 131-135
- 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
- Water 7 Saga
- Long Ring Long Land Arc: Episodes 207-219
- One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage
- Oceans Dream Arc: Episodes 220-224
- Foxys 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
- Thriller Bark Saga
- Ice Hunter Arc: Episodes 326-335
- Chopper Man Special: Episode 336
- Thriller Bark Arc: Episodes 337-381
- Spa Island Arc: Episodes 382-384
- Summit War Saga
- Little East Blue Arc: Episodes 426-429
- One Piece Film: Strong World
- 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
- Fish-Man Island Saga
- Return to Sabaody Arc: Episodes 517-522
- Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friends
- Fish-Man Island Arc: Episodes 523-541
- Toriko Crossover: Episode 542
- Fish-Man Island Arc Cont.: Episodes 543-574
- Dressrosa Saga
- Zs 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
- Whole Cake Island 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 Saga
- Wano Country Arc – Act 1: Episodes 890-916
- Wano Country Arc – Act 2: Episodes 917-958
- Anime 20th Anniversary special: Episode 907
- Wano Country Arc – Act 2 continuation (Oden Kozuki Past): Episodes 959- 1004
- Cidre Guild Arc: Episodes 895-896
- One Piece: Stampede
- Wano Country Arc – Act 2 continunation: Episodes 1005-1028
- Utas’s Past Arc: Episodes 1029-1030
- Wano Country Arc – Act 2 continunation: Episodes 1031-1081
With this complete One Piece watch order, you know now how to watch the anime the right way. In the rest of the article, we will take a deeper look at the separate order for all episode arcs, movies, and shorts & specials.
One Piece episodes arcs in order:
There are currently 1081 episodes of One Piece across 20 seasons divided into 10 sagas with 52 different story arcs.
- East Blue Saga:
- Romance Dawn Arc (1-3)
- Orange Town Arc (4-8)
- Syrup Village Arc (9-18)
- Baratie Arc (19-30)
- Arlong Park Arc (31-45)
- Buggy Side Story Arc (46-47)
- Loguetown Arc (48-53)
- Warship Island Arc (54-61)
- Arabasta Saga:
- Reverse Mountain Arc (62-63)
- Whisky Peak Arc (64-67)
- Koby and Helmeppo Arc (68-69)
- Little Garden Arc (70-77)
- Drum Island Arc (78-91)
- Arabasta Arc (92-130)
- Post-Arabasta Arc (131-135)
- Sky Island Saga:
- Goat Island Arc (136-138)
- Ruluka Island Arc (139-143)
- Jaya Arc (144-152)
- Skypiea Arc (153-195)
- G-8 Arc (196-206)
- Water 7 Saga:
- Long Ring Long Land Arc (207-219)
- Ocean’s Dream Arc (220-224)
- Foxy’s Return Arc (225-226)
- Water 7 Arc (227-263)
- Enies Lobby Arc (264-312)
- Post-Enies Lobby Arc (313-325)
- Thriller Bark Saga:
- Ice Hunter Arc (326-336)
- Thriller Bark Arc (337-381)
- Spa Island Arc (382-384)
- Summit War Saga:
- Sabaody Archipelago Arc (385-405)
- Amazon Lily Arc (408-421)
- Impel Down Arc Part 1 (422-425)
- Little East Blue Arc (426-429)
- Impel Down Arc Part 2 (430-456)
- Marineford Arc (457-489)
- Post-War Arc (490-516)
- Fish-Man Island Saga:
- Return to Sabaody Arc (517-522)
- Fish-Man Island Arc (523-574)
- Dressrosa Saga:
- Z’s Ambition Arc (575-578)
- Punk Hazard Arc (579-625)
- Caesar Retrieval Arc (626-628)
- Dressrosa Arc (629-746)
- Whole Cake Island Saga:
- Silver Mine Arc (747-750)
- Zou Arc (751-779)
- Marine Rookie Arc (780-782)
- Whole Cake Island Arc (783-877)
- Wano Country Saga:
- Levely Arc (878-889)
- Wano Country Arc Part 1 (890-894)
- Cidre Guild Arc (895-896)
- Wano Country Arc Part 2 (897-1028)
- Uta’s Past Arc (1029-1030)
- Wano Country Arc Part 3 (1031-)
One Piece movies in Order:
As mentioned above, there are currently 15 One Piece movies. Here are One Piece movies in order:
- 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)
- One Piece Film: Red (2022)
Do you have to watch all One Piece movies in order?
In technical terms, none of the movies are considered canon. All of them are unrelated to the story we can follow in the manga. Strong World might be an exception because the main villain does appear in the manga storyline, but the event itself is not part of it. The stories themselves are not spoiled for you, so you can watch them whenever and wherever you like.
It can only be “spoilt” if new characters join the crew later on or if something has already happened in the manga (Heart of Gold movie is an example of this).
Watching them in any order is fine, but since joining characters can alter the experience, maybe you should start watching them from the beginning.
Alternatively, you can follow our complete One Piece watch order that you can find above in this article, which sorts all those movies in order with episodes, shorts, specials, and OVAs.
One Piece OVAs in order:
There are currently 7 One Piece OVAs. Here are One Piece OVAs in order:
- Defeat Him! The Pirate Ganzack! (1998)
- Romance Dawn Story (2008)
- Strong World: Episode 0 (2009)
- Infiltrate!! Thousand Sunny (2011)
- Glorious Island Part 1 (2012)
- Glorious Island Part 2 (2012)
- One Piece Film: Gold Episode 0 (2016)
- ROMANCE DAWN (2019) – actually episode 907 of the series, created in celebration of the series’ 20th anniversary
- Monsters: Ippyakusanjo Hiryu Jigoku (TBC)
Which OVAs are canon?
Now, most anime fans will know that OVAs, unless they are actually part of a season’s broadcast, are rarely canon; sure, if a series is continued through a series of OVA episodes, then they are canon, but if they are simply produced separately from the main narrative continuity, then, well… not canon in most cases. There are some exceptions to this rule that appear from time to time and in order to properly elaborate on how this rule applies to the One Piece OVAs, we have decided to tell you which One Piece OVAs are canon, and which are not.
So, in total, there are seven One Piece OVAs (we’re counting the Glorious Island and Romance Dawn stories as one-parters, not two-parters), five that are considered as special episodes, and two that have been released on smartphones. And, while, as you might have expected, most of them are not canon (some of these stories are tie-ins to movies, some are adaptations of non-canon chapters and the “Infiltrate” episode is just an insight into the structure of the Thousand Sunny, so there’s that), as of 2023, we actually have one canon OVA – “Monsters: Ippyakusanjo Hiryu Jigoku”. And although we still don’t know when this OVA is going to air and how, this story, focusing on the early life of the legendary samurai Ryuma, which is actually an adaptation of Oda’s 1994 “Monsters” one-shot manga, is absolutely going to be part of the canon, thus becoming the first canon One Piece OVA episode.
How do we know this? Well, early on, when Eiichiro Oda was asked about the canon status of the “Monsters” manga, seeing how Ryuma appeared in the One Piece manga and how the story of “Monsters” was retold in the main series, and the author confirmed that “Monsters” is, actually, part of the larger One Piece canon, although it is set in the history of this world. Now, we don’t really know when the OVA episode is going to air, that much hasn’t been revealed, but we do know that it is going to be adapted and thus become the first canon One Piece OVA episode.
As for the future, we don’t know if there are going to be more canon OVAs, so we’re just going to list all the canon ones here for future reference:
- Monsters: Ippyakusanjo Hiryu Jigoku (TBC)
One Piece shorts & specials in order:
There are currently 18 One Piece television specials and 4 One Piece shorts. Here is their order:
- One Piece TV Special: Adventure in the Ocean’s Navel (2000)
- Jango’s Dance Carnival (2001) – Short
- Dream Soccer King (2002) – Short
- One Piece: Open Upon the Great Sea! A Father’s Huge, HUGE Dream (2003)
- One Piece: Protect! The Last Great Stage (2003)
- Take Aim! The Pirate Baseball King (2004) – Short
- One Piece: End-of-Year Special Plan! Chief Straw Hat Luffy’s Detective Story (2005)
- ONE PIECE 3D! Trap Coaster (2011)
- Episode of Nami: Tears of a Navigator and the Bonds of Friends (2012)
- Episode of Luffy: Adventure on Hand Island (2012)
- Episode of Merry: The Tale of One More Friend (2013)
- 3D2Y (2014)
- 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)
- Luffy-senpai Support Project! Barto’s Secret Room! Special (2021)
- Zoro and Sanji-senpai Admiring Project! Barto’s Secret Room 2! (2022)
- Great Anatomy! Kozuki Oden’s Legend! (2022)
- The Legendary Log! Red-Haired Shanks! (2022)
- A Comprehensive Anatomy! Fierce Fight! The Five from the New Generation! (2022)
- Great Fierce Battle Special! Zoro vs. an All-Star! (2023)
- Great Fierce Battle Special! Alliance Counterattack vs. Big Mom (2023)
- Luffy-senpai Support Project! Barto’s Secret Room 3! (2023)
- Luffy-senpai Support Project! Barto’s Secret Room 4! (2023)
How to watch One Piece in order without fillers?
Most anime watchers would like to experience all of it, but some prefer to skip the fillers and just focus on the main plot. It is crucial to make an informed decision about whether you want to watch the whole series of One Piece or skip certain episodes.
It is generally accepted that filler episodes can be skipped or omitted. Normally, they have little influence on the main plot and characters of the story. The different stories can all be watched or skipped without affecting the overall story.
As a result, yes – you can skip the filler episodes. However, One Piece, unlike many anime, has really good fillers, and we think at least some or all should be seen. At the time of writing, 103 of the currently aired 1074 episodes are fillers. There are 34 hours of filler in our One Piece filler list, with each episode being around 20 minutes long!
One Piece filler arc episodes
In this part, we will give you all the filler arc episodes and explain what they are about. Then it is up to you to decide if you want to watch them or not. They don’t have a lot in regards to the watch order of the whole One Piece anime, but they are actually pretty good fillers.
Warship Island Arc (episodes 54-61) – It’s the first arc to not be based on the manga, making it One Piece’s first filler episode. There are two main plot holes in this filler arc. Throughout the episode, Zoro can be seen cutting steal, even though he learns this skill much later, during the “Alabasta Arc.” Additionally, the crew sees dragons in this arc. However, they act like it’s their first time seeing a dragon in the “Punk Hazard Arc.”.
Post-Alabasta Arc (131-135) – This filler arc provides five stand-alone episodes describing the past and goals of many Straw Hat Pirates. Neither Luffy nor Robin is given an episode of their own.
Goat Island (136-138) – The Straw Hat Pirates assist an old man named Zenny on an island to escape capture by marines while hiding from them.
Ruluka Island (139-143) – This arc differs from the manga as in it, the Going Merry is shown to be falling apart after it is blown out too quickly by Ape’s Concert. The Straw Hats are then sent to Ruluka to patch up the ship before they set off. As depicted in the manga, Hina attacks the Going Merry at the end of “Alabasta Arc,” severely damaging the ship.
G-8 (196-206) – This filler arc, with 11 episodes, is the longest of the series. However, it’s regarded as One Piece’s best filler arc thanks to its interesting and entertaining villain. You might want to give this one a try if you don’t mind its length.
Ocean’s Dream (220-224) – This arc is inspired by the One Piece video game, “Ocean’s Dream” for the PlayStation. There are no more arcs based on video games.
Foxy Returns (225-226) – During this arc, our heroes have to deal with the Foxy pirates once again.
Ice Hunter/Lovely Land (326-335) – In this arc, the crew faces off against the bounty hunter group known as the Accino Family on a winter island.
Spa Island (382-384) – This is another filler arc where Foxy pirates take over as the antagonists.
Little East Blue (426-429) – The arc precedes the film titled “One Piece: Strong World”. If you are interested in seeing the movie, then give this a look.
Z’s Ambition (575-578) – Similar to Little East Blue, this arc has a film tie-in. I’m referring to the movie, “One Piece Film: Z.”
Ceasar Retrieval (626-628) – Ceasar Clown is kidnapped off of the Thousand Sunny by a mysterious character with unusual abilities.
Silver Mine (747-750) – Our heroes attempt to escape Silver Mine, and this arc also serves as a prelude to “One Piece Film: Gold”.
Marine Rookie (780-782) – In this arc, Luffy’s group infiltrates a marine base for the second time. In the first place, there was the G-8 arc.
Cidre Guild (895-896) – There are only two episodes in this filler arc, which is the shortest in the entire anime. Additionally, it’s a special arc connected to the movie, “One Piece: Stampede”.
Uta’s Past (1029-1030) – This filler arc is short as well, being only two episodes long just like Cidre guild. Likewise, it’s also connected to the movie One Piece: Red and it deals with the connection between Shanks and Uta.
Wano Country Arc Continuation 3 (1031- 1081) – Continuation of Wano Country Arc, Luffy and Straw Hats continue with their adventures
One Piece individual filler episodes:
We have shown you whole One Piece filler story arcs, and they are really pretty good, but what about individual episodes, should you watch them? Well, you can easily skip them, they are not useful for One Piece‘s order of watching, and are not as great as filler arcs are. Check them out below:
- Episode 50: Usopp vs Daddy The Father! Showdown at High Noon!
- Episode 99: Spirit of the Fakes! Heart of the Rebel Army, Kamyu!
- Episode 102: Ruins and Lost Ways! Vivi, Her Friends, and the Country’s Form
- Episode 213: Round 3! Round and Round Roller Race!
- Episode 214: Burning Roller Race! Dash into the Final Round!
- Episode 279: Jump Into the Falls! Luffy’s Feelings!!
- Episode 280: A Man’s Way of Life! Zoro’s Techniques, Usopp’s Dream
- Episode 281: A Bond of Friendship Woven by Tears! Nami’s World Map!
- Episode 282: Separation Refines a Man! Sanji and Chopper
- Episode 283: All for my Friends’ Sake! The Darkness Within Robin!
- Episode 291: Boss Luffy Returns! A Dream or Reality Lottery Trouble
- Episode 292: The Great Mochimaki Race to the Castle! Conspiracy of the Red Nose
- Episode 303: The Criminal is Boss Luffy? Chase the Vanished Great Sakura Tree
- Episode 317: The Girl Searching for the Yagara! Great Investigation in the Water Metropolis!
- Episode 318: The Mother is Strong! Zoro’s Slapstick Housework Help
- Episode 336: Sanji Crashes! The Mysterious Old Man and Intense Cooking
- Episode 406: Special Historical Arc – Boss Luffy Appears Again
- Episode 407: Special Historical Arc – Destroy! Thriller Company’s Trap
- Episode 457: Special Retrospective Before Marineford – The Siblings’ Vow!
- Episode 458: Special Retrospective Before Marineford – Assemble! The Three Admirals
- Episode 492: The Strongest Tag-Team! Luffy and Toriko’s Hard Struggle!
- Episode 499: The Battle Against the Big Tiger! Who Will Be the Captain!
- Episode 542: Team Formation! Save Chopper
- Episode 590: History’s Strongest Collaboration vs. Glutton of the Sea
- Episode 907: 20th Anniversary! Special Romance Dawn
How long would it take to watch all of One Piece?
An episode of One Piece lasts somewhere between 22 and 24 minutes, but we are going to take the latter number into consideration when making our calculations. As we’ve said, as of November 2023, a total of 1081 have been aired on television. So, where does that put us?
A total of 1081 episodes of 24 minutes means that you have a total of 25,944 minutes of material to watch. If you’d be able to binge-watch that, you would need roughly 432 hours, or 18 days, to watch the whole series. (Good luck with that!)
Why is One Piece so long?
First of all, it is a weekly manga, which means that it was meant to last as long as it’s popular and as long as there are people who want to read it. And since its popularity has only increased over the years – not just in Japan, but globally – it is quite logical that Eiichiirō Oda, the author of the manga, has all the time in the world to complete his series and tell all the stories he wants.
Another reason is that Oda’s pirate saga is really long. He has envisioned a really long and large narrative that involves a lot of different adventures, so it’s a good thing that the manga is so popular, as Oda will get the chance to complete his story and produce all of the ideas he has.
Will One Piece end soon?
Well, the answer depends on what you consider to be “soon”. If you consider the fact that Oda started his story in 1997 and that it’s been around for 26 years, yes – it will end soon. But, that “soon” is not going to arrive before several years have passed, so it’s really not as soon as you might think.
In 2018, Oda said that he had finished about 80% of his story, which still left a lot of space for new narratives. He has been frequently asked about the ending of One Piece, stating that he has an ending in mind (the original ending) and that he plans to see it through; he added that he could perhaps change it if the fans predicted how it would end.
In a 2019 interview, he estimated that the manga could end in 2024 or 2025, which means that we still have more than enough time to enjoy Luffy’s adventures, both in manga and anime formats.
Most recently, in 2022, Oda said “regardless of the Final Arc currently ongoing, there’s no plan to wrap up the series anytime soon, so relax.” So, it seems there will still be plenty of new episodes to enjoy!
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