Created by Eiichiro Oda, the anime show has been running for the last 22 years, since 1999. The main character of One Piece is Monkey D Luffy and his resilient crew who are on a quest to find the “One Piece” treasure to become the next Pirates King.
Should I Watch One Piece Fillers?
Anime is not like comics, It’s hard to know what’s going on, It is one continuous story. If you have never watched the series, then you’d want to skip the non-canon, and some filler arcs, and watch the canon episodes first. Once you’ve watched the full anime, you can check out the non-canon fillers, there are so many fun moments which is the reason why One Piece is so popular.
What Filler Episodes Should I Watch?
The Exact One Piece episodes I recommend to watch:
Episodes 54 to 61: There is an important scene at the end of episode 54 and the beginning of 55.
Episodes 131 to 135: My favorite filler episodes. They are really great and give more insight into the characters, well worth a watch.
Episodes 196 to 206: G-8 arc are just really fun episodes.
Episodes 220 to 224: Ocean’s Dream & Foxy’s Return.
Episodes 317 to 319: These are just pure fun three episodes.
Episode number 384: This adds a lot to the crew dynamic.
Episodes 457 to 458: Great setup for what is about to come.
Episodes 575 to 578: If you want to watch Film Z, you shouldn’t skip.
Episode number 627: Important revelation.
Episode number 628: Most of this episode is filler but the last few minutes are extremely important.
Episodes 780 to 782: The crew is hungry and looks for food, yeah it’s one of those fillers.
Episode number from 807 plus 808 is one long episode.
Episodes from 866 to 867. Big Mom’s backstory is very interesting and has some very big consequences.
Episode number 871: Flashback scenes.
See relevant: Best One Piece Episodes
Here is the full list of One Piece episodes, where you can notice which episodes are canon, which are mixed canon, and which are fillers, This guide is all about the One Piece filler list, so you can find out what episodes to watch, or skip.
What Filler Episodes Should I Skip?
The Exact One Piece episodes I recommend skipping:
Episodes 136 to 143: These fillers arcs don’t contribute anything to the series.
Episodes 279 to 283: Luffy’s crew backstory fillers.
Episodes 291 to 292: 291 is one of the only few episodes where Luffy uses a weapon. However, he just carries it in his hand while he punches. 292 is for festival fans. Nothing to see here.
Episode number 303: Boss Luffy Historical Arc.
Episodes 326 to 336: If you choose to skip these then at least watch 329. It introduces an important element.
Episodes 382 to 383: Spa Island Arc.
Episodes 406 to 407: Boss Luffy Historical Special.
Episodes 426 to 429: These are lead-ins to the movie Strong World.
Episode number 626-628: This is the first episode of the Caesar Retrieval Arc.
Episodes 747 to 750: Movie tie-in for Film Gold.
Episodes 895 to 896: Movie tie-in for Stampede.
Episode number 907: 20th Anniversary! Special Romance Dawn.
How Many One Piece Fillers Episodes Aired?
As of May 26th, 2022, 1020 One Piece episodes were produced by Toei Animation.
There are 103 reported filler episodes, and only 10.1% of the series is filler.
One-Piece 1000th Episode Release Date:
One Piece anime has reached a new milestone with the announcement of its 1000th episode called: Overwhelming Strength! The Straw Hat Pirates Gather.
The 1000th episode was released on November 21, 2021.
One Piece Filler Episodes Reported:
54-61, 98-99, 101-102, 131-143, 196-206, 220-226, 279-283, 291-292, 303, 317-319, 326-336, 382-384, 406-407, 426-429, 457-458, 492, 542, 575-578, 590, 626-628, 747-750, 780-782, 807, 881 and episodes from 895-896, 907, 1005.
Episode 1005 is the latest filler episode in the series.
Mixed or Mostly Canon Filler Episodes:
Episode 1, 34, 46-47, 68-69, 96-97, 100, 227, 354, 421, 425, 488-489, 510, 520, 536, 551, 574, 625, 633, 653, 657, 679, 690, 731, 751, 771, 777-778, 783, 787-789, 793, 798-803, 810, 816, 820-822, 825-826, 830, 835, 838-839, 841-842, 846, 849-850, 853, 855, 859, 863, 868, 872-873, 878-879, 882-885, 887-890, 898, 902, 910, 912, 914-915, 917, 924, 934, 985, 989, 991, 992.
There is a total of 15 arcs that has filler episodes, and here is the list.
Is one piece film Red canon?
We don’t know a lot about the movie. But there are a few reasons why we think One Piece Red will be non-canon. Mainly it’s been hinted that One Piece Film: Red will reveal Shanks’ backstory. Since he left, Luffy and Shanks have not met again.
What Are Fillers?
Fillers elaborate on the main original Manga storyline. Sometimes fillers offer more knowledge on the characters’ powers, history, biography arch, and so on.
Mainly filler episodes are mostly used in anime to offer extra content. These fillers help fans to get to know other characters, and stories that the series doesn’t cover.
They don’t really have much to do with the main plot.
Some fillers serve no other purpose than to be an entertaining standalone episode, they are fun to watch.
Any episode that doesn’t directly affect the story is known as Canon. Non-Canon episodes are extra stories created specifically for the anime.
What Is “One Piece”?
One Piece follows a crew of pirates traveling the grand line, to achieve each one’s individual dreams.
The main protagonist is the crew’s captain, Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who eats a devil fruit that turned his body into rubber.
The story is set in the golden age of pirates which ended with the old Pirate King, Gol D. Rogers who hid all his treasures, in “that place”, in one piece, before he was publicly executed by The World Government.
Luffy seeks the treasure so he can become the Pirate King. What does it mean to become the king of pirates?
It means to be the person with the most freedom in the world.
His dream is mainly driven by Luffy’s meeting with a kind-hearted, but powerful, pirate named Shanks, who saved his life, and showed him that pirates’ perception of being evil is false and that they can be a rather fun group of people to hang with.
Luffy recruits his crew and is joined by the pirate hunter and skilled anime sword-fighter Zoro, the hot anime girl Nami then the navigator, Usopp the marksman, and Sanji the chef, followed by Chopper, Nico Robin, Franky, Brook, and finally Jimbei.
As the story progresses, they encounter enemies, save their lives, and protect those they love or just come across on their adventures.
The crew’s biggest challenge – The World Government. It’s composed of 100 countries that make laws for the whole world. The organization puts bounties on anyone that opposes them. Eventually, the pirates clash in an epic fashion.
How Long Will It Take To Binge One Piece?
It really depends on your time commitments to other aspects of your life. But, as of writing this as of May 26th, 2022, there will be 1020 episodes, with new episodes being aired each week.
Each episode is just under 24 minutes, so let’s say that if you watched 3 episodes in one hour per day. There are 1020 episodes which would be 1020/3= 340 hours. Which is equal to 340/24 = 14 days of continuous watching.
But that’s only if you kept to this schedule. It would take longer or shorter if you added or subtracted episodes per day.
What Year Will One Piece End?
One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has answered in an interview that the manga’s end is near 1000 chapters. He added that the last episodes will air around 2024-2025.
He stated that the series is “headed toward the upcoming final saga.” Though fans should note that this is no reliable indication of exactly when the anime will come to a close.
Well, we have passed episode 1000, and it looks like there’s no ending in sight.
We hope this guide was useful, and we hope you will enjoy your next anime binge-watch session.