ONE PIECE World: A Guide to the Most Popular Anime Franchise
ONE PIECE World is a term that encompasses the various media and merchandise related to the manga and anime series ONE PIECE, created by Eiichiro Oda. The series follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young pirate who sets out to find the legendary treasure known as One Piece and become the Pirate King. Along the way, he forms a crew of diverse and colorful characters, each with their own dreams and abilities, and explores a vast and fantastical world full of wonders and dangers.
In this article, we will provide an overview of ONE PIECE World, including its history, locations, mysteries, and popularity. Whether you are a fan of the series or a newcomer who wants to learn more about it, this article will help you navigate the rich and complex world of ONE PIECE.
History of ONE PIECE World
The history of ONE PIECE World is divided into two main eras: the Void Century and the Great Age of Pirates. The Void Century is a 100-year period that occurred 800 years ago, during which a mysterious civilization known as the Ancient Kingdom was destroyed by a coalition of 20 kingdoms that later formed the World Government. The details of this event are unknown, as all records and traces of the Ancient Kingdom were erased by the World Government. However, some clues remain in the form of ancient weapons, Poneglyphs (stone tablets with indecipherable writings), and the will of D., a mysterious initial that appears in the names of certain individuals who are destined to challenge the World Government.
The Great Age of Pirates is the current era that began 24 years ago, when the legendary pirate Gol D. Roger, also known as the Pirate King, was executed by the World Government. Before his death, he revealed that he had left his treasure, One Piece, at the end of the Grand Line, a perilous sea route that circles the globe. This sparked a wave of piracy, as countless people set sail to find One Piece and claim the title of Pirate King. Among them was Monkey D. Luffy, who inherited Roger’s straw hat from his idol and mentor, Shanks.
Locations of ONE PIECE World
The ONE PIECE world is divided into four large oceans, known as the Blues: North Blue, East Blue, South Blue and West Blue. As the Grand Line and Red Line separate these oceans, travel between each is an arduous task. The Grand Line is a sea that runs from east to west around the world, and is notorious for its unpredictable weather, strong currents, magnetic interference, and fearsome creatures. The Red Line is a continent that runs from north to south around the world, and is home to the headquarters of the World Government and the Marines. The only known ways to cross these barriers are through Reverse Mountain (a mountain at the intersection of all four Blues that leads to the Grand Line), Fish-Man Island (an underwater city at the bottom of the Red Line), or by using special ships or devices.
The Grand Line is further divided into two halves by another Red Line: Paradise (the first half) and New World (the second half). The New World is considered to be more dangerous and challenging than Paradise, as it contains many powerful pirates, islands with extreme climates and phenomena, and the final island of Laugh Tale (formerly known as Raftel), where One Piece is located. To reach Laugh Tale, one must follow a series of clues encoded in four Road Poneglyphs scattered across different islands.
Some of the most notable locations in ONE PIECE World are:
East Blue: The ocean where Luffy and most of his crew members were born. It is considered to be the weakest and most peaceful of all four Blues. Some of its islands include Fushia Village (Luffy’s hometown), Shell Town (where Luffy met Zoro), Orange Town (where Luffy met Nami), Syrup Village (where Luffy met Usopp), Baratie (a floating restaurant where Luffy met Sanji), Arlong Park (where Nami’s past was revealed), Loguetown (where Roger was born and executed), and Conomi Islands (Nami’s hometown).
Alabasta: A desert kingdom in Paradise that was plagued by a civil war instigated by Crocodile