Ok, so you wanna start watching the famous One Piece anime but you are afraid of having to watch 800+ episodes, right?
We got you covered! We will tell you which arcs are anime filler (content that isn’t canon) and badly written so you can skip those 👍
All the anime arcs
One piece has a lot of arcs, some are short with only 2-3 episodes and others as long as a hundred episodes.
- Romance Dawn Arc: 1-3
- Orange Town Arc: 4-8
- Syrup Village Arc: 9-18
- Baratie Arc: 19-30
- Arlong Park Arc: 31-44
- Loguetown Arc: 45 and 48-53
- Buggy Side Story: 46-47
- Warship Island Arc: 54-61
- Reverse Mountain Arc: 62-63
- Whiskey Peak Arc: 64-67
- Koby/Helmeppo Side Story: 68-69
- Little Garden Arc: 70-77
- Drum Island Arc: 78-91
- Alabasta Arc: 92-130
- Post-Alabasta Arc: 131-135
- Goat Island Arc: 136-138
- Ruluka Island Arc: 139-143
- Jaya Arc: 144-152
- Skypiea Arc: 153-195
- G-8 Arc: 196-206
- Long Ring Long Land Arc: 207-219
- Ocean’s Dream Arc: 220-224
- Foxy’s Return Arc: 225-228
- Water 7 Arc: 229-263
- Enies Lobby Arc: 264-290, 293 to 302, and 304-312
- Post-Enies Lobby Arc: 313-325
- Ice Hunter Arc: 326-335
- Thriller Bark Arc: 337-381
- Spa Island Arc: 382-384
- Sabaody Archipelago Arc: 385-405
- Amazon Lily Arc: 408-417
- Straw Hat’s Separation Serial: 453-456
- Impel Down Arc: 430-452
- Little East Blue Arc: 426-429
- Marineford Arc: 457-489
- Post-War Arc: 490-516
- Return-Sabaody Arc: 517-522
- Fishman Island Arc: 523-541, 543-574
- Z’s Ambition Arc: 575-578
- Punk Hazard Arc: 579-589, 59-625
- Caesar Retrieval Arc: 626-628
- Dressrosa Arc: 629-746
- Silver Mine Arc: 747-750
- Zou Arc: 751-779
- Marine Rookie Arc: 780-782
- Whole Cake Island Arc: 783 until the current episode
Anime arcs to skip
Warship Island: episodes from 54 to 60. It’s good to watch episode 61 as you will see the end of the filler arc and then you will see the main villain of the following arc appear and disappear.
Post-Alabasta, Goat Island, and Ruluka Island arcs: episodes 131 until 143.
G-8 Arc: 196-206, this arc doesn’t exist in the manga but a lot of fans find it very good and totally worth watching.
Ocean’s Dream Arc: 220-224.
Ice Hunter Arc: 326-335.
Spa Island Arc: 382-384.
Little East Blue Arc: 426-429 is filler but it’s worth watching if you want to also watch the Strong World movie.
Z’s Ambition Arc: 575-578, basically a prequel to the One Piece Z movie, only worth watching if you are planning to watch the film.
Marine Rookie Arc: 780-782.
Specific episodes you can also skip
Sometimes, specific episodes are basically fillers or reviews, if you are in a hurry, here is a list of those specific episodes you can skip:
- 457-458: prologue episodes to the Marineford arc. Filler but they introduce one of the main admirals.
- 492 – crossover with another anime: Toriko.
- 542 – another crossover with Toriko anime.
Hope it helps you save some time and enjoy One Piece more as you won’t have to watch some horrible episodes!
You can also send this post to friends that you want to recommend them to watch One Piece but you know they are too worried about the crazy amount of episodes 😉