Warning: Spoilers ahead for "One Piece" season one, which is available now on Netflix.
The new live-action series adapts most of the first saga of the anime and manga closely.
Once you finish season one, you'll be able to continue the story by watching the anime or reading the manga.
Netflix's "One Piece" season one sets up the perfect opportunity for new fans to jump right in to the original anime and manga.
The new series, which is streaming now on the platform, is the first live-action adaptation of one of the most popular ongoing Japanese stories. The show follows an unusual, goofy pirate named Monkey D. Luffy who seeks to become King of the Pirates by finding a special treasure called the One Piece.
The story began as a manga, a form of comics that originates from Japan, in 1997. Two years later, it was adapted into an anime, an animation style produced in Japan, as the manga also continued.
Now, both the manga and the anime have over 1,000 chapters and episodes, and there have been multiple anime films based on the story.
With the support of manga creator Eiichiro Oda, season one of Netflix's "One Piece" mainly focuses on the first chunk of the story. Here is how you can continue the series in the manga and anime while you wait for Netflix to renew their live-action adaptation for season two.
You can jump right into chapter 96 of the 'One Piece' manga or episode 46 of the anime once you finish the Netflix show
Season one of Netflix's "One Piece" ends on "The Arlong Park Arc," the fifth story in the East Blue Saga, which is the first part of the original manga and anime adaptation. In the show, Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) and his growing crew (the Straw Hat pirates) follow Nami (Emily Rudd) to her hometown after she ditches them for another pirate called Arlong (McKinley Belcher III).
In doing so, they discover the reason why Nami hates pirates but works for Arlong's crew: When she was a child, Arlong and his Fishman crew, human-fish hybrids, attacked her island and forced everyone to pay tributes for their lives. When Nami's adopted mother Bell-Mere (Genna Galloway) was killed in the crossfire, Nami made a deal to draw maps for them and join their crew if they allow her to buy her town back.
However, when Nami tells Arlong she has the money in episode seven, he double-crosses her. Thus Luffy, Sanji (Taz Skyler), Usopp (Jacob Romero Gibson), and Roronoa Zoro (Mackenyu Arata) defeat the Fishman pirates to free Nami and the world from their tyranny. The Straw Hats then all finally set sail for the Grand Line to look for the One Piece.
Although season one is only eight episodes long, it covers the first 45 episodes of the anime, which means you can continue on with the story from episode 46 "Chase Straw Hat! Little Buggy's Big Adventure!" of the anime if you want to see what happens next.
Multiple seasons of the "One Piece" anime are available on Netflix, Pluto, Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funimation. If you want to read the manga instead, you should start from chapter 96, "Worst In The East," which is in volume 11 and available online or in book stores.
The live-action 'One Piece' makes some changes from the manga and anime, however
While the Netflix series mostly stays true to the source material, there are some changes that may confuse viewers if you just jump straight into the anime.
For starters, in the anime and manga, Buggy does not aid Arlong in finding Luffy and his crew. In fact, episodes 45 to 47 of the anime explain what happens to Buggy and Alvida after their fight with Luffy and how they decide to team up.
In addition, Garp, who is the grandfather of Luffy and a major antagonist in season one of the Netflix show, isn't formally introduced until much later in the anime and manga. Because of this, the secrets regarding Luffy's heritage are kept hidden for longer than they are in the Netflix series.
Hence, Garp's entire arc, including using Koby and Helmeppo to chase the Straw Hats around East Blue Sea and his fight with Luffy in the season finale, won't be relevant if you pick up the anime story.
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