If you haven’t heard of One Piece, then shame on you. The manga series was created way back in 1997 by Eiichiro Oda and has since become a global phenomenon. The franchise boasts a long-running anime, movies, countless video games, and more merchandise than you can imagine. There’s also an awesome theme park inside Tokyo Tower that, while small, is awesome, and I speak from experience.
It was recently announced that Netflix has ordered a 10 episode season 1 of a live-action show, which I’m apprehensive about but look forward to seeing.
To celebrate this, Netflix will be allowing fans to watch some of the anime as the first few arcs will be hitting the streaming platform shortly.
In an announcement tweet, complete with trailer, Netflix has revealed that the East Blue and Alabasta story arcs will be arriving on June 12th in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This may be bad news for any British fans out there; however, for those of you that side of the pond, there is the option to watch quite a few more episodes over on Crunchyroll.
Some of you may be a tad disappointed by this announcement as there are plenty more episodes after these arcs, hundreds in fact, however, with an approximate 123 episodes spanning the two, there is still plenty of One Piece to get your teeth into. It would be quite daunting if Netflix dropped the entire 900 odd episodes in one go.
Newcomers will have a lot of great content to watch here, too, as they will be introduced to Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp, Chopper, and Sanji with some pretty great villains to boot.
Hopefully, it won’t be too long before Netflix announces the release date of more One Piece as it’s a series I adore, and currently, it’s going through one of its most important arcs in Wano.
Let us know if you’re excited to revisit the world of One Piece in the comments. I, for one, can’t wait.
One Piece hits Netflix on June 12th.