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    Wednesday December 2, 2020
  • FEATURE SERIES: My Favorite One Piece Arc with Greg Werner

    Let's take on the Arlong Park arc and discover Nami's past with Greg Werner!

    In the second installment of this six-part series, we speak with the official One Piece columnist Greg Werner about the Arlong Park arc, how it progresses the many character relationships in One Piece, and how it sets the standard for backstories. Hit the jump to read more!

  • Monday September 28, 2020
  • Eiichiro Oda's Goal Is to Reach 1,000 One Piece Manga Chapters by the End of 2020

    He's only got 9 chapters to go!

    In the author's comments for this week's chapter of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda laid out his goals for manga by the end of the year – even with COVID-19 still a looming presence over the world. Oda states that he wants to "reach chapter 1,000 by the end of the year." An impressive feat! Can he make it? Find out after the jump!

  • Friday September 18, 2020
  • FEATURE: How Luffy vs Katakuri Puts An Interesting Spin On Anime Power-Ups

    IT'S FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, Y'ALL

    How do you beat a man that knows every attack you're gonna make before you make it? That's the question One Piece asks with its Luffy vs Katakuri fight, a battle that forces Luffy to take things to the next level. Hit the jump for why this particular power-up is so important!

  • Saturday September 5, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why The Seven Warlords Are Perfect Examples Of One Piece's World-Building

    They both add details to the Grand Line and strengthen its themes

    Good world-building isn't just the addition of details to a fictional world, but the way you add them. If they don't fit in naturally, they fall flat. Luckily, One Piece is really good about this, with the Seven Warlords of the Sea being a great example. Hit the jump to find out why!

  • Friday August 28, 2020
  • FEATURE: Why The Build-Up Was The Most Important Part of Luffy vs Doflamingo

    It's Fight Scene Friday, y'all!

    By the time Luffy and Doflamingo actually start fighting, the build-up has lasted for over a decade. So how did One Piece manage to keep this match-up feeling so intense? Hit the jump to learn about the power of long-term storytelling!

  • Thursday August 27, 2020
  • Eiichiro Oda Claims There are 4 to 5 Years Left of the One Piece Manga

    "The ending is already decided," said the manga creator.

    One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda claimed in an interview back in September 2019 that there were only 5 years left of the One Piece manga. Now, nearly a year later, Oda has said in an interview with megaband Arashi, for their show Arashi Tsu Bo, that the series only has 4 to 5 years left in it. Read on for more details!

  • Monday August 17, 2020
  • Luffy's Friendship with the Ladies of One Piece Helps Fans Tell the Time

    It's three past Hancock o'clock!

    On the high seas, you'll need a trusty watch to keep you in check of the time, and what better a watch than one imbued with the friendship of Luffy and his some of the most badass ladies in anime. Available to preorder in Japan for a very limited time only, the emblems of all the ladies (+ Luffy) adorn the One Piece Encounter Route Officially Licensed Watch. Watch out past the jump!

  • Wednesday July 22, 2020
  • A Quick Love Letter To One Piece On Its 23rd Anniversary

    It brings people together

    One Piece began back in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997. And while many other franchises have evolved and changed to survive, One Piece has thrived by ... just being One Piece. Hit the jump to read about why this is so important. 

  • Thursday July 9, 2020
  • The 10 Best Pieces Of Straw Hat Crew Fashion

    The King of the Pirates needs a well-dressed team

    The Straw Hat Pirates are known on the Grand Line for their power and for their teamwork. And they're known to a slightly lesser extent for their fashon sense, which is TOP NOTCH. Hit the jump for ten of the best Straw Hat outfits in the sea.

  • Friday June 26, 2020
  • Why Luffy vs Enel Is The Peak Of An Early One Piece Trend

    It's FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, y'all!

    Today, on FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, I'm gonna take a look at Luffy vs Enel, the fight that rocked Skypiea. What makes this fight so special and why does it indicate a change in the way that One Piece uses its battles to tell a story? Hit the jump to find out!