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From the calm but dangerous seas of East Blue, to the even more dangerous seas of the Grand Line, and eventually sailing to the New World. Buckle up and prepare for an adventure unlike you’ve ever experienced before as Luffy and his nakama search for the ultimate treasure known as One Piece! O_O
East Blue Saga
Influenced by Shanks, Luffy starts his journey to become pirate king. At the beginning of his journey, he meets a boy named Koby who wants to be a Marine. They reach a town controlled by the corrupt Marine captain, Axe-Hand Morgan and there they meet bounty hunter Roronoa Zoro is being held captive for attacking Morgan’s son’s pet wolves (who were terrorizing the citizens).
- Buggy the Clown Arc Breakdown (Coming Next Week…) (Nami unofficially joins)
Luffy and Zoro, who has become his first crewmember, reach a town under control by the pirate Buggy and they also meet a thief named Nami, who hates pirates.
- Captain Kuro Arc Breakdown (Coming Soon…) (Usopp joins)
After Nami forms a partnership with the two as their navigator (though she is quick to point out that she is not a crewmate), they reach an island and search for a ship to use. There, they encounter a liar named Usopp, who too has ties to Shanks’ pirate crew. When a devious plot is revealed, Usopp’s courage is put to the test and the Straw Hats have to fend off an attack of Black Cat Pirates leads by Captain Kuro.
- Baratie Arc Breakdown (Coming Soonish…) (Nami leaves; Sanji joins)
Usopp joins the crew as a sniper and the Straw Hats go to the sea restaurant known as the Baratie, in search of a cook for the ship. However, the restaurant comes under attack by the powerful Don Krieg, who has returned from the Grand Line in ruins and wants to use the Baratie to go back.
- Arlong Arc Breakdown (Coming Sooner Than You Think…) (Nami officially joins)
With Sanji from the Baratie joining the crew and Nami stealing the ship, the Straw Hats follow after her to an island under the control of the fish-man pirate Arlong. Nami reveals that she is a member of the Arlong Pirates and simply helped the Straw Hats so she could take their gold later. But why would she follow a man like Arlong?
- Loguetown Arc Breakdown (Coming Eventually…)
After Nami officially joins, the crew heads to the last town before the entrance to the Grand Line, Loguetown, the place where Gold Roger was both born and executed. But not only will they have to deal with a powerful Marine captain, but also returning enemies looking for revenge. Will legend can begin?
Baroque Works Saga
- Laboon Arc Breakdown (Coming Even More Eventually…)
The crew has entered the Grand Line, but they encounter an obstacle as soon as they get in: a giant whale swallows the entire ship. Later, the crew discovers that whale, Laboon, constantly rams his head against the Red Line, in an attempt to get back to his friends. Luffy then tears the mast off of Going Merry, and slams it into Laboon’s newest scar, make him angry and fight. The two after promise to fight again, and Luffy draws the Straw Hat Pirate’s jolly roger sign (though barely recognizable) on Laboon’s head for their vow. ]
- Whiskey Peak Arc Breakdown (Coming Later…) (Vivi and Carue unofficially join)
Led by the mysterious Mr. 9 and Ms. Wednesday, the Straw Hats go to Whiskey Peak, where the townspeople immediately start a party to celebrate their arrival. But there is more to this town than there appears.
- Little Garden Arc Breakdown (Coming Even Later…)
On their mission to bring Princess Vivi to Arabasta, they land at Little Garden, which is actually a huge island that is still stuck in the prehistoric era. However, there are more than dinosaurs on this island, as the Straw Hats find out when they encounter two giants that have been locked in combat for over 100 years and four high-ranking Baroque Works members.
When Nami catches a fatal illness, the crew is forced to stop at Drum Island, a kingless country that is trying to establish a new government. As they find out, due to the actions of the previous king, Wapol, there is only one doctor left–a “witch” named Dr. Kureha who lives at the top of a mountain. Luffy and Sanji must journey up the mountain, but the exiled King Wapol returns to reclaim his country.
- Arabasta Arc Breakdown (Coming Whenever It Gets Here…) (Vivi and Carue leave; Nico Robin joins)
The Straw Hats, with Kureha’s assistant, Tony Tony Chopper as a new addition, and Vivi finally arrive at Arabasta, which is on the verge of civil war. Vivi must reach the Rebel Army and tell them the real cause behind the war, but Crocodile, leader of Baroque Works and one of Shichibukai, won’t just stand by and watch.
- Jaya Arc Breakdown (Coming Whenever You’ll Get Here…)
The crew tearfully leaves Vivi behind and continues on their journey, with Ms. Allsunday, aka Nico Robin, joining as an archaeologist. When a ship inexplicably falls from the sky and the Log Pose starts pointing up, they go to the island of Jaya for information on “Sky Island“. There, they encounter Bellamy, a pirate who is heralding a “New Age” where pirates don’t dream, and a man named Montblanc Cricket.
- Skypiea Arc Breakdown(Coming After We Eat….)
Riding the Knock-Up Stream, the crew finds themselves in the “White Sea”, a sea in the sky. However, things aren’t as peaceful as they seem, as there is a war between the Sky People and the natives who originally inhabited the Upper Yard, where the cruel God Eneru makes his home.
- Davy Back Fight Arc Breakdown (Coming When It Feels Like It…)
When the crew returns to the Blue Sea with gold and dials from Skypiea, they encounter Foxy the Silver Fox, a pirate who challenges them to a “Davy Back Fight“, a series of games where the winner takes crew mates from the loser. However, even after defeating Foxy, they encounter an enemy whom they have no hope of beating.
- Water 7 Arc Breakdown (Coming As Soon As It Transverses Those Last Couple Of Mountains…) (Robin and Usopp leave)
In search of a shipwright to join the crew, they land at the thriving metropolis of Water 7. Here, the crew falls apart as two members leave. Not only that, but the Straw Hats are framed for the attempted assassination of Water 7’s mayor and president of the Galley-La shipbuilding company, Iceburg, by the government strike force CP9.
- Enies Lobby Arc Brekadown (Coming Soon If By Soon You Mean Not Soon…) (Robin re-joins)
The Straw Hats, Franky Family, and Galley-La team up to rescue Nico Robin, save Franky, and avenge Iceburg. To do this, they attack Enies Lobby, a government stronghold where CP9 is based, declaring war on the World Government.
- Post-Enies Lobby Arc Breakdown (Coming When You Learn Some Patience…) (Franky joins; Usopp re-joins)
Resting after their ordeals on Enies Lobby, the Straw Hats world is turned upside-down as familiar faces return with unexpected revelations for the continuation of their journey. Meanwhile, Shanks makes his move to protect Whitebeard’s subordinate Ace from a familiar face with a horrific new power.
Whitebeard War Saga
- Thriller Bark Arc Breakdown (Coming Hopefully During Halloween Because Then That Would Be Perfect…) (Brook joins)
After the break is over with and the Straw Hats continue their adventure out into Florian Triangle, they come across a strange barrel which upon opening, sets off a flare. This soon attracts some unwanted attention: a ghost ship to which then, in turn directs them to the creepy island of Thriller Bark. Ghosts, zombies and a Shichibukai await them.
- Sabaody Archipelago Arc Breakdown (Coming In The Dead Of The Night When Most Breakdowns Are Written…) (Crew is separated)
Arriving at the Red Line without any means of going down to Fishman Island, the Straw Hats are diverted with the appearance of a mermaid and a starfish, who ask them to save an old enemy from a kidnapping ring lead by a man with a grudge of horrific proportions. And if that isn’t bad enough, they must land on an island of bubbles in order to continue their journey and are soon caught in a web with everything from the descendants of the World Government’s founders, Tenryuubito to the most powerful pirates, Eleven Supernovas and government officials of the past and present.
- Amazon Lily Arc Brekadown (Not Coming For A Very Very Long Time…)
Standing no chance against Kuma, each of the Straw Hat Pirates were sent flying from Saboady to different islands. The story centers of Luffy, who lands at an island where only women live. On top of that, they are all Amazon lily’s ladies led by the beautiful and cruel Shichibukai, Boa Hancock.
- Impel Down Arc Breakdown (Coming Now For Us But 10X Later For The Noobs….)
Winning over the heart of the beautiful Boa Hancock (but don’t have an ideals about that), Luffy manages to storm the prison of Impel Down with her help, hoping to save his brother Ace from execution before it sparks an ultimate showdown between the Whitebeard Pirates and the World Government.