On October 20, 1999, Fuji TV premiered the anime series One Piece (stylized as ONE PIECE) based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga series.
It follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who eats a Devil Fruit unintentionally and gains rubber-like properties.
Aiming to become the next Pirate King, Luffy explores the Grand Line with his crew of pirates, known as -the Straw Hat Pirates.
Since its premiere in Japan, the anime One Piece has aired over 1000 episodes in many countries.
One Piece Tv Series Wiki
|Directed by||Kōnosuke Uda (1–278)|
Junji Shimizu (131–159)
Munehisa Sakai (244–372)
Hiroaki Miyamoto (352–679)
Toshinori Fukazawa (663–891)
Tatsuya Nagamine (780–782; #892–)
Kōhei Kureta (892–)
Aya Komaki (892–961)
Satoshi Itō (780–782; 962–)
|Written by||Junki Takegami (1–195)|
Hirohiko Kamisaka (196–798)
Shōji Yonemura (#799–)
|Music by||Kohei Tanaka|
|Licensed by||Madman Entertainment (AUS)|
Manga Entertainment (UK)
|Original network||Fuji TV|
|Original run||October 20, 1999 – present|
Relationship to the Manga
Despite its extensive faithfulness to its source material, One Piece adapts nearly all of the manga’s story content without intentionally contradicting it.
Toei Animation has also developed many original story materials, commonly referred to as “filler” by fans, and has produced many standalone One Piece works, which do not fall under the television anime’s episode numbering or broadcast schedule.
These include –
- Fourteen theatrical films are released more sporadic than during Golden Week.
- Three featurettes, included with the second, third, and fifth films.
- Thirteen television specials.
- Four-hour specials, all original stories, aired in standard episode timeslots (that coincide with seasonal school breaks).
- Nine, two-hour specials aired on days preceding standard episodes (usually coincident with school breaks).
- Various original video animations (OVAs) usually serve as tie-ins for individual films.
- Special events and attractions show a variety of exhibition shorts.
English localization and broadcasting
One Piece was licensed for distribution in North America by 4Kids Entertainment on June 8, 2004.
4Kids’ in-house musicians created a new background score and theme song called “Pirate Rap” they also mandated edits for content and length, which reduced the first 143 episodes into 104.
On September 18, 2004, it premiered on Fox, followed by Cartoon Network and Toonami in April 2005. As 4kids makes content only for under seven, the company decided to edit One Piece into a more child-oriented series until they could legally drop the license.
In 2007, Funimation (now Crunchyroll, LLC) licensed the series and began production on an English-language release.
On September 29, 2007, Cartoon Network premiered Funimation-dubbed episodes, which aired until March 22, 2008.
In May 2013, after episode 207, the uncut series returned to Adult Swim’s Toonami late-night programming block. Later, One Piece was removed from Toonami in March 2017.
From January 22, 2022, Toonami is again airing One Piece starting with episode 517.
|Season||Episodes||Arc Name||Total Episode||Series|
|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||135||July 7, 2019||present|
Main voice cast
When did the first episode of One Piece release?
The first episode of Onee Piece aired on October 20, 1999.
Is One Piece anime still going?
Yes; One Piece anime is still going from October 20, 1999. Due to covid 19 series new episode was delayed for a month.
- The production cost of one episode of One Piece is ¥10,000,000 (about US$92,915)
- English Dub Cost is $10,000