The Wano Country Arc is the thirty-first Arc in the series and the fourth Arc in the Four Emperors Saga of One Piece, following the Levely Arc. The Ninja-Pirate-Mink-Samurai Alliance sets in motion their plan to recruit the Whitebeard Pirates and free Wano Country from the control of Kaido and his shogun. The Wano Country arc is by most standards one of the best – if not the best – One Piece arc, and in this article, we are going to tell you when it started and when it ended.
Editor’s Note: This post was updated on November 26, 2023, with the last episode of Wano Country Arc – “The Last Curtain! Luffy and Momonosuke’s Vow.”
When did the Wano Country Arc start?
After the Whole Cake Island Saga events, which focused on the Charlotte family, the One Piece story entered the Wano Country Saga, which started with the Levely Arc. This arc ended with Chapter 908 and Episode 889, after which the story entered the Wano Country Arc.
The Wano Country Arc thus began in Chapter 909 of the One Piece manga, titled “Seppuku,” which was first published on July 2, 2018. As for the anime, the Arc began in Episode 890, titled “Marco! The Keeper of Whitebeard’s Last Memento”, which premiered on June 23, 2019.
How long is the Wano Country Arc?
The Arc has been ongoing for over four years in the manga and more than three years in the anime. Wano Country Arc in the manga started with chapter 909 and ended with chapter 1057, encompassing 149 chapters in total. As far as the anime series goes, Wano Country Arc started with episode 890, and ended with episode 1085 titled “The Last Curtain! Luffy and Momonosuke’s Vow” encompassing 195 episodes.
How did Wano Country Arc end in the manga, and how did it end in the anime?
In the manga, Wano Country Arc ended with the release of Chapter 1057, which was released on August 22, 2022, with Momonosuke taking on the title of the new Shogun of Wano Country. Yamato chooses not to join the Straw Hats yet, opting to explore Wano first for a broader understanding of the world. Luffy bids farewell to Momonosuke with a promise to return if Wano faces danger, expressing openness to having them as crewmembers in the future.
Against the crew’s wishes, Luffy takes an unconventional route down a waterfall as they leave Wano. The teacher concludes the story, detailing Orochi’s demise and the Kozuki Clan’s triumphant return to glory. When it comes to anime, Wano Country Arc has unofficially ended with episode 1078 and officially ended with episode 1085 and now we’re off to Egghead!
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