We’ve already known for a while that Shonen Jump’s top dog One Piece has been on its way to Netflix. But while the mysterious live action version won’t see the light of day any time soon, Netflix has gotten a hold of the anime as well. Starting on June 12, 2020, the first two “arcs” of One Piece will be available for streaming.
Squeezing the first two arcs of One Piece into sixty seconds stretched our editors to the breaking point, but the results are worth it. The East Blue and Alabasta sagas coming soon to Netflix. @ToeiAnimation pic.twitter.com/u1h5m14Jri
— NX (@NXOnNetflix) April 22, 2020
The first two arcs are known as the East Blue and Alabasta Sagas. These storylines make up the first 130 episodes of the anime, which translates to about 117 chapters or 24 volumes of Eiichiro Oda’s original manga. While it’s coming to Netflix this year, One Piece has been readily available on other services, such as Crunchyroll and Funimation’s own platforms.
130 episodes sounds like a lot, but it’s a drop in the bucket for One Piece. The anime adaptation has reached over 900 episodes, and the series has been running in the pages of Shonen Jump since 1997. Despite other big series coming and going since then, One Piece has consistently been Shonen Jump’s most popular series in Japan.
The One Piece will occur on June 12, 2020.