Eiichiro Oda is the author and illustrator of One Piece's continuing manga series, and it first appeared on the market in July 1997 and hasn't looked back since. With its superb world-building, diverse cast of characters, and interesting take on a pirate's life, it quickly became a fan favorite and dominated the market.
It has continued it’s dominance on the market with overwhelming manga sales which affected the sales of other manga series, earning it a place in The Big Three. It was soon adapted into an anime, with the first episode premiering on Fuji TV on October 20, 1999, produced by Toei Animation.
One Piece is the narrative of Monkey D. Luffy, who became a pirate like his childhood hero, Red-Haired Shanks. Luffy became a rubber man after eating the Gum-Gum Fruit, a devil fruit. It all began when Gol D. Roger, the King of the Pirates, disclosed the existence of the One Piece in his last words, ushering in The Great Pirate Era.
After reaching the age of 17, Luffy began on a quest in search of the One Piece in order to become the next King of the Pirates. Luffy made friends and recruited them into his pirate crew along the way. He soon gained the nickname, Straw Hat Luffy, and his pirate crew became known as the Straw Hat Pirates.
A. The 1030+ One Piece episodes that have aired so far are divided into 20 seasons with 20 different story arcs. The current season of One Piece, season 20, is by far the longest season of the anime with 139 episodes and still counting as of August 2022.
A. With the release of One Piece Film: Red, now there are a total of 15 One Piece movies that have been released so far.