On Wednesday, Netflix revealed via Twitter that it would start streaming the first two arcs of the One Piece series, the East Blue and Alabasta arcs, in the U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand on June 12. The company steamed a video that, in one minute, highlights much of the first 130 episodes of the anime.
Eiichiro Oda’s original One Piece manga centers on Monkey D. Luffy, an aspiring pirate who, like many other pirates, dream of claiming the legendary “One Piece” treasure left behind by a legendary pirate. He gathers a crew and a ship and explores the Grand Line in search of the treasure, while also confronting rival pirates and government navies along the way.
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the anime delays the 930th episode and subsequent episodes. The 930th episode was supposed to air on April 26, but the broadcast of the anime will rerun the 892nd episode (the first chapter of the Wano arc) instead. The staff would later announce when the episode 930 would air. Funimation, Crunchyroll, and Hulu are also streaming the anime in North America. Netflix will exclusively stream a Hollywood live-action series adaptation of the manga. The show’s first season will have ten episodes, and Oda will serve as an executive producer.
One Piece is a Journey of a young gifted boy, Luffy, who wants to be the King of the Pirates. Luffy, is inspired by a good-hearted Pirate named Shanks, who saved his life at a very young age. Since that incident, Luffy wants to get out on an adventure in the sea as a pirate. Luffy has eaten a devil fruit which gives him powers of rubber. He can extend any part of his body like rubber. But he can’t swim as a side effect. When Luffy turns of age, he sets out to the sea on a small boat to find a pirate crew. The story that follows covers the whole journey of Luffy in its long run. He will slowly build a crew and face the dangers of the world on the way to find the hidden treasure, One Piece.