With One Piece Film Z coming to Netflix later this week and its 25th anniversary celebrating its manga, it’s a fine time to dip back into some of Anime’s history. Here’s the The first One Piece episode of the date.
When Did One Piece Start?
There are two answers to this, believe it or not. October 18, 2004. A full five-year gap between the two shows and the launch of an English dubbed release.
For those who may be interested in starting an anime with such a long history, Funimation summarizes the series, saying:
With a loyal crew at his side, Monkey D. Luffy won’t drop anchor until he lands on The Great Treasure: One Piece!
Even nearly 23 years later, the One Piece anime shows no sign of slowing down and the show is still going strong. The series continues to be popular as it continues its 20th season and has already made several casting announcements with Netflix on its upcoming live-action adaptation series.
As part of the manga’s 25th anniversary, a One Piece card game was recently launched in July / July with an English release somewhere in the Fall / Winter. Several starter decks have already been announced as well as one booster pack. It’s still not everything as a new JRPG titled One Piece Odyssey was also announced last month.