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One Piece

One Piece

Fuji TV 1999

Years ago, the fearsome Pirate King, Gol D. Roger was executed leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new King of the Pirates. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed a "Devil Fruit," decides to follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece. It helps, of course, that his body has the properties of rubber and that he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way. Luffy will do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates!

Warning: the following content contains spoilers!

The 10 Best Episodes of One Piece

One Piece - S21E1015

#1 - Straw Hat Luffy! The Man Who Will Become the King of the Pirates! (Season 21 - Episode 1015)

Yamato tells Momonosuke and Shinobu about how Ace gave him hope for the future. Meanwhile, Luffy and the other allied pirates from the Worst Generation make it to the rooftop to finally face off against Kaido and Big Mom.

The episode was rated 9.53 from 139 votes.

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One Piece - S13E24

#2 - Disappearing Crewmates - The Final Day of the Straw Hat Crew (Season 13 - Episode 24)

Sentomaru lets out that Kuma's powers send people flying through the air for days, and that Luffy should give up on ever seeing Zoro again. Kuma's motivations become questionable when he vanishes the Pacifista, gives Rayleigh some secret information, and refuses to explain himself to Kizaru. He then goes after each of the Straw Hats, vanishing them one-by-one before Luffy's helpless eyes. Brook falls trying to protect Usopp and Sanji, Usopp falls as he tries to get away, Sanji falls when he attacks in retaliation, Franky falls when he tries to get past Kuma, Nami falls as she pleads to Luffy for help, Chopper falls as he continues his mindless rampage, and Robin falls as she tries to flee. Luffy breaks down sobbing at the realization that he's alone and he failed his crew, as Kuma tells him that they will never meet again before vanishing him too. The Straw Hat Pirates have been completely annihilated.

The episode was rated 9.15 from 115 votes.

One Piece - S11E52

#3 - Say You Want to Live! We are Comrades!!! (Season 11 - Episode 52)

Saulo fights the battleships, attempting to allow Robin to escape. She tries to board the evacuation ship, but per Spandaine's orders, she is denied access. Vize-Admiral Kuzan, later known as Admiral Aokiji, enters the scene to engage in battle with Saulo. While they fight, the evacuation ship is sunk by the fanatical Vice-Admiral Sakazuki, later known as Admiral Akainu. Saulo, on the verge of dying, instructs Robin to flee on his raft. Persuaded by Saulo's argument and Sakazuki's action, Kuzan helps Robin escape. From then on, Robin lives a life on the run, not being able to trust even the kindest of people, in a world that believes that her existence alone is a sin. In the present, Robin admits her greatest fear: to be seen as a burden by her crewmates and cast away, because being with her means having the world as their enemy. Finally knowing what kept her away, Sogeking, on Luffy's order, burns the government's flag, declaring war.

The episode was rated 9.08 from 98 votes.

One Piece - S21E1028

#4 - Surpass the Emperor of the Sea! Luffy Strikes Back with an Iron Fist! (Season 21 - Episode 1028)

Luffy remembers how he was advised by his friends, how he was saved by his comrades, and the frustrations of being defeated. As Kaido mocks him to his face, the Color of the Supreme King Haki gushes out and they clash again.

The episode was rated 9.08 from 76 votes.

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One Piece - S21E1000

#5 - Overwhelming Strength! The Straw Hat Pirates Gather! (Season 21 - Episode 1000)

As the Minks struggle with a poor hand against the Gifters, Kin’emon tries to assist them, but Dogstorm and Cat Viper stop him and start fighting for the other Minks! Meanwhile, Luffy and Zoro try to get to the rooftop to help Kin’emon and the others, but Queen and King get in their way.

The episode was rated 9.06 from 102 votes.

One Piece - S21E968

#6 - The Birth of the Pirate King - Arrival! The Last Island! (Season 21 - Episode 968)

Oden and the Roger Pirates head for the Land of Wano to obtain a copy of the Road Ponegliff. Oden sees Kin’emon and the others for the first time in years, but he immediately returns to the sea leaving his wife and children behind. Then, after stopping by at the Mokomo Dukedom and getting a copy of the last Road Ponegliff, the Roger Pirates finally make it to the last island.

The episode was rated 9.03 from 91 votes.

One Piece - S13E481

#7 - Ace Rescued! Whitebeard's Final Order! (Season 13 - Episode 481)

Ace is finally free from the execution scaffold! Luffy and his brother make a fearsome team as they blaze a path toward salvation. Ravaged by the war, Whitebeard wistfully commands his men to make the journey to the New World without him!

The episode was rated 9.02 from 117 votes.

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One Piece - S14E3

#8 - Marine Headquarters Crumbles! Whitebeard's Silent Rage! (Season 14 - Episode 3)

Luffy's mind collapsed due the emotional trauma when Ace died, so Jinbe takes him away. The Whitebeard Pirates and their Allies then vow to protect him. An enraged Whitebeard fights Akainu, having his torso pierced through once again, but still defeats the Logia user whilst starting the destruction of Marineford; splitting the ground between him and his sons. Surprisingly, the Blackbeard Pirates appear in Marineford, with their new crew members. Everyone stares in shock at the supposed Impel Down's Level 6 prisoners, as Blackbeard exclaims he's happy to have arrived on time to see Whitebeard's death.

The episode was rated 8.95 from 104 votes.

One Piece - S21E1017

#9 - A Barrage of Powerful Techniques! The Fierce Attacks of the Worst Generation! (Season 21 - Episode 1017)

Luffy, Law, Kid, Zoro, and Killer keep landing hard blows against Kaido in tandem despite the arguing. However, when Big Mom steps in and unleashes powerful lightning strikes, the tide turns for all except one of the rookies.

The episode was rated 8.95 from 81 votes.

One Piece - S14E4

#10 - Settling the Score - Whitebeard vs. The Blackbeard Pirates (Season 14 - Episode 4)

Blackbeard and his pirates arrive in Marineford, as they are taken down from the execution platform by Whitebeard. In order to avenge his two sons (Ace and Thatch), Whitebeard fights Blackbeard. Even with Blackbeard's powers to cancel Devil Fruit abilities, Whitebeard deals a critical blow with his bisento, and then proceeds to pin Blackbeard down, grabs him by the throat, and uses his devil fruit to crush him and throw him back.Teach still survives, and with his crew, all cowardly attack Whitebeard. In his final moments, Whitebeard remembers his last meeting with Roger and his path as a pirate in order to have his family. Whitebeard dies standing, right after telling Blackbeard that he is not the one Roger is waiting for, saying that the will of people liike Ace will not die and there will be one that will challenge the world in the future, and then teeling the world that One Piece is real.

The episode was rated 8.93 from 107 votes.

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One Piece - S14E8
#11 - Enter Shanks! The Ultimate War Ends at Last
8.92
Season 14 - Episode 8

Law and his crew take Jinbe and Luffy inside their submarine. As they're both put on the operation table, Buggy yells at Shanks for lying about the treasure map. When Buggy is cooled down and praised by his followers, Shanks threatens Blackbeard. As both crews face down each other, Teach's side decides to leave. Shanks then declares that Ace's and Whitebeard's dead bodies should be given a proper burial by the pirates. Sengoku agrees and the war ends.

The episode was rated from 111 votes.
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One Piece - S21E965
#12 - Crossing Swords! Roger and Whitebeard!
8.91
Season 21 - Episode 965

Orochi plots to take the shogunate with Higurashi's assistance. As Oden continues his journey with the Whitebeard Pirates, he finally encounters the Roger Pirates. A clash between Edward Newgate and Gol D. Roger ensues.

The episode was rated from 86 votes.
One Piece - S21E982
#13 - Kaido's Trump Card! The Tobi Roppo Appear!
8.89
Season 21 - Episode 982

To Law and the others’ surprise, Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats attack the giant torii gate in front of Onigashima. Meanwhile, Kaido and Orochi are having a big banquet on the island where Kaido’s formidable subordinates, the Tobi Roppo, are called in.

The episode was rated from 95 votes.
One Piece - S11E86
#14 - Thank You Merry! The Sea of Separation in the Snow
8.87
Season 11 - Episode 86

Enies Lobby and the Buster Call fleet are out of sight. The Straw Hats meet the Galley-La president Iceburg and his employees aboard their company ship. The Going Merry breaks apart and Luffy begs the shipwrights to repair the beloved ship, but they refuse. Iceburg then describes how he had found the ship lying at the shore and had done everything to fix it, convincing Luffy to let it go. Reminiscing about their adventures together, the Straw Hats burn their old ship and watch as it sinks to the bottom of the sea.

The episode was rated from 118 votes.
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One Piece - S13E480
#15 - Each on Different Paths! Luffy vs. Garp!
8.87
Season 13 - Episode 480

Luffy must defeat the man who taught him how to fight – his own grandfather – in order to save Ace. Battling his own flesh and blood won’t be easy, but a waxy ally is there to provide back up!

The episode was rated from 105 votes.
One Piece - S17E726
#16 - Fourth Gear! The Phenomenal Bounce-man!
8.86
Season 17 - Episode 726

Luffy and Doflamingo duke it out while the Birdcage tightens its grip on Dressrosa! Zoro sets off with a plan to stop it from slicing apart the country, while Luffy's Fourth Gear proves quite potent against Doflamingo!

The episode was rated from 167 votes.
One Piece - S14E2
#17 - Searching for an Answer - Fire Fist Ace Dies on the Battlefield
8.86
Season 14 - Episode 2

Ace is punched by a magma fist through and through by Admiral Akainu, and falls into Luffy's arms. He then thinks about his past, and remembers his goal in life: To find out whether or not he had deserved to be born. Akainu proceeds to attack Luffy, but Jinbe stops his advance. Marco and Vista then rush to the aid of Luffy and strike Akainu with Haki imbued attacks, but realize they are ineffective against the Admiral. As everyone else stares in shock at Ace's wounds, they deduce that his organs were burned beyond help, and tell Luffy that Ace will not make it. Just as Ace dies, he thanks Luffy for everything and everyone for loving him. Luffy is then seen crying for the loss of his brother.

The episode was rated from 125 votes.
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One Piece - S12E52
#18 - My Companions' Pain is My Pain - Zoro Prepares to Die
8.85
Season 12 - Episode 52

While almost everyone on the island is knocked out in the blast, Zoro slashes Kuma with Shishi Sonson, but sees that it is ineffective, as Kuma is a Pacifista, a cyborg whose body is harder than steel. Seeing that he can no longer fight, Zoro offers his life to save Luffy, saying that he cannot hope to become the world's best swordsman if he cannot protect his captain. Sanji attempts to take Zoro's place, but Zoro knocks him out. As part of his agreement with Kuma, Zoro takes in all of Luffy's pain and fatigue, which Kuma says would kill him if he suffered it on top of his already severe wounds. Zoro takes in the pain, and Kuma leaves, remarking on how Luffy has a loyal crew. Luffy regains consciousness, surprisingly energetic, while Zoro emerges from his sacrifice near death.

The episode was rated from 109 votes.
One Piece - S11E99
#19 - The Most Evil Ability! Blackbeard's Darkness Attacks Ace
8.83
Season 11 - Episode 99

Three days earlier and on an island close to Water 7, Blackbeard receives the news of the Straw Hats' devastation of Enies Lobby and decides to pursue them. However, his plans are interrupted by Ace, who has come to avenge Blackbeard's murder of a crewmate. Teach claims that he had no other choice, for the man he killed possessed the devil fruit he wanted, which he had been searching for his entire life. He then asks Ace to join him; however, Ace refuses. They start fighting and Blackbeard reveals his newfound power, the power of darkness. The island is devastated and Ace defeated.

The episode was rated from 103 votes.
One Piece - S13E467
#20 - Even If It Means Death! Luffy vs. the Navy; The Battle Starts!
8.83
Season 13 - Episode 467

Luffy leaps into action, attacking the Naval forces with a frantic display of brutality. Meanwhile, Ace watches in horror as an army of zombies rises up to attack his brother!

The episode was rated from 94 votes.
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Last updated: oct 06, 2022

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I loved the early seasons of One Piece. But recently each episode seem to be like 10 minutes long. Most anime tend to have the opening 90 seconds long, but One Piece opening is 2:30 minutes, then follow by a dialog flash back that's 2-3 minutes. One episode I timed that it didn't start until the 5:25 minute mark. Then fights last multiple episode just like Dragonball. It seem they used every trick they can to stretch the show out and provide the least amount of contents.

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Excellent manga

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Will take me a long, long time to catch up. I've enjoyed the first 13 episodes. It's fun and Pirates are always awesome.

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