At long last, One Piece has finally landed on Netflix.
One Piece is on Netflix. We repeat,
is now streaming on #NETFLIX!!! Begin your journey, starting with the East Blue & Alabasta saga (ep. 1-130)! Available in the US, Canada, Australia, and NZ. #OnePiece #OnePieceNetflix #Anime #Streaming @NXOnNetflix pic.twitter.com/Aky6eYZH96
— Toei Animation (@ToeiAnimation) June 12, 2020
As of today, episodes 1-130 of the long-running anime have been added to Netflix‘s ever-growing anime lineup in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. These episodes encompass the East Blue saga, which sees Luffy meet his crew, Pirate Hunter Zoro, Nami, Usopp, and Sanji. Together, they go on adventures in the East Blue before arriving to the legendary “Grand Line”. Once there, the Alabasta saga begins.
Lately, One Piece hasn’t been the easiest anime to stream English-dubbed episodes, especially overseas. Several years ago, dubbed episodes were on Hulu, but they were eventually removed when Funimation created their own streaming service, Funimation Now. Although, while their apps stream very well, the video player on their website has been flawed for quite some time. Plus, Funimation Now is a U.S.-only platform.
With Netflix being an easier, more accessible streaming platform, One Piece will now be available to a broader audience who may have been curious about the two decade-long anime series. As of this writing, the series is over 900 episodes. So, 130 episodes is a nice sample size to get you hooked.
If even a small part of you is tempted to check it out, I say go for it. I actually started One Piece at the beginning of 2020 and it’s quickly become one of my favorite animes of all time. Both the characters and world are built very well. Plus, each story arc connects to each other seamlessly, creating pay offs at every turn. Thus, rewarding dedicated fans. Also, I laugh, cry, and get stunned on an almost regular basis with One Piece. It’s definitely worth checking out.
It’s no mere coincidence that Netflix added One Piece to their platform. The streaming giant is developing a One Piece Live-Action series. By adding episodes from the anime series, they can hopefully get their audience hooked enough to watch the live action series whenever that eventually airs.
One Piece episodes 1-130 are now streaming on Netflix.