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A guide to the overall organization of the One Piece manga. For specific, numbered chapter and volume listings, see the Volumes tab.


The One Piece manga is initially published as a serial in the anthology magazine Weekly Shonen Jump. As the magazine's name suggests, a new issue of Jump (and thus a new chapter of One Piece) is released on a weekly basis. Accounting for the magazine's holiday breaks and Eiichiro Oda's personal hiatuses, approximately 45-48 chapters are published per year.

Roughly three to four months after appearing in Jump, chapters are reprinted into tankōbon (単行本?) volumes. These collect an average of ten chapters each, with higher-quality paper but smaller (B6 as opposed to Jump's B5) pages and all color art rendered in grayscale. To compensate, they also include new cover artwork, a question-and-answer column by the author, fan-art galleries, and various other bonus features.

At irregular intervals, chapters are also reprinted into larger Complete Collections (総集編 Sōshūhen?), which retain most of the Jump publications' paper quality and formatting. These attempt to compile complete story arcs whenever possible, and as a result may collect anywhere from twenty to forty chapters.

Chapters and Volumes by Sagas and Arcs

A quick overview on the Chapters and Volumes by sagas and arcs.

Main Story Arcs

Further information: Story Arcs
Sea of Survival: Super Rookies Saga
East Blue Saga Arabasta Saga Sky Island Saga Water 7 Saga Thriller Bark Saga Summit War Saga
Romance Dawn Arc
(Chapters 1 to 7, Volume 1)
Reverse Mountain Arc
(Chapters 101 to 105, Volume 12)
Jaya Arc
(Chapters 218 to 236, Volumes 24 and 25)
Long Ring Long Land Arc
(Chapters 303 to 321, Volumes 32 to 34)
Thriller Bark Arc
(Chapters 442 to 489, Volumes 46 to 50)
Sabaody Archipelago Arc
(Chapters 490 to 513, Volumes 50 to 53)
Orange Town Arc
(Chapters 8 to 21, Volumes 1 to 3)
Whisky Peak Arc
(Chapters 106 to 114, Volumes 12 and 13)
Skypiea Arc
(Chapters 237 to 302, Volumes 26 to 32)
Water 7 Arc
(Chapters 322 to 374, Volumes 34 to 39)
Amazon Lily Arc
(Chapters 514 to 524, Volumes 53 and 54)
Syrup Village Arc
(Chapters 22 to 41, Volumes 3 to 5)
Little Garden Arc
(Chapters 115 to 129, Volumes 13 to 15)
Enies Lobby Arc
(Chapters 375 to 430, Volumes 39 to 44)
Impel Down Arc
(Chapters 525 to 549, Volumes 54 to 56)
Baratie Arc
(Chapters 42 to 68, Volumes 5 to 8)
Drum Island Arc
(Chapters 130 to 154, Volumes 15 to 17)
Post-Enies Lobby Arc
(Chapters 431 to 441, Volumes 45 and 46)
Marineford Arc
(Chapters 550 to 580, Volumes 56 to 59)
Arlong Park Arc
(Chapters 69 to 95, Volumes 8 to 11)
Arabasta Arc
(Chapters 155 to 217, Volumes 17 to 24)
Post-War Arc
(Chapters 581 to 597, Volumes 59 to 61)
Loguetown Arc
(Chapters 96 to 100, Volumes 11 and 12)
The Final Sea: The New World Saga
Fish-Man Island Saga Dressrosa Saga Whole Cake Island Saga Wano Country Saga
Return to Sabaody Arc
(Chapters 598 to 602, Volume 61)
Punk Hazard Arc
(Chapters 654 to 699, Volumes 66 to 70)
Zou Arc
(Chapters 802 to 824, Volumes 80 to 82)
Levely Arc
(Chapters 903 to 908, Volume 90)
Fish-Man Island Arc
(Chapters 603 to 653, Volumes 61 to 66)
Dressrosa Arc
(Chapters 700 to 801, Volumes 70 to 80)
Whole Cake Island Arc
(Chapters 825 to 902, Volumes 82 to 90)
Wano Country Arc
(Chapters 909 to current, Volume 90 to Current)


Short-Term Focused Cover Page Serials

Further information: Short-Term Focused Cover Page Serials
  1. Buggy's Crew Adventure Chronicles, Chapters 35 to 75, Volumes 4 to 9.
  2. Diary of Koby-Meppo, Chapters 83 to 119, Volumes 10 to 14.
  3. Jango's Dance Paradise, Chapters 126 to 172, Volumes 14 to 19.
  4. Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll, Chapters 182 to 228, Volumes 20 to 25.
  5. Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah, Chapters 236 to 262, Volumes 25 to 28.
  6. Ace's Great Blackbeard Search, Chapters 272 to 305 , Volumes 29 to 32.
  7. Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life, Chapters 314 to 348, Volumes 33 to 37.
  8. Miss Goldenweek's Operation: Meet Baroque Works, Chapters 359 to 413, Volumes 38 to 43.
  9. Enel's Great Space Operations, Chapters 428 to 474, Volumes 44 to 49.
  10. CP9's Independent Report, Chapters 491 to 528, Volumes 50 to 54.
  11. Sanji's "Resisting in Kamabakka", Chapters 543 to 544, Volume 56.
  12. Robin's "How Terrible You People Are", Chapters 545 to 546, Volume 56.
  13. Franky's "This Week Is No Good", Chapters 548 to 549, Volume 56.
  14. Usopp's "I'll-Die-If-I'm-On-My-Own Disease", Chapters 550 to 551, Volume 56.
  15. Chopper's "I'm Not Food You Assholes", Chapters 552 to 554, Volume 57.
  16. Nami's "Weather Report", Chapters 555 to 556, Volume 57.
  17. Brook's "Lodgings and Panties Repayment", Chapters 557 to 558, Volume 57.
  18. Zoro's "Where the Hell Are They? What a Pain in the Ass", Chapters 559 to 560, Volume 57.
  19. From the Decks of the World, Chapters 613 to 668, Volumes 62 to 68.
  20. Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World, Chapters 674 to 731, Volumes 68 to 73.
  21. Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea, Chapters 751 to 785, Volumes 75 to 78.
  22. From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc Chapters 805 to 838, Volumes 80 to 83.
  23. The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet Chapters 864 to 919, Volumes 86 to 91
  24. "Gang" Bege's Oh My Family Chapters 948 to 994, Volumes 94 to 98.

Where They Are Now

Further information: Where They Are Now
  1. Skypiea: Chapters 424 to 427, Volume 44.
  2. Water 7: Chapters 486 to 490, Volume 50.

Other Features

Volume Covers

Dust Jacket

Volume 1 Dust Jacket.

Each volume is released with a dust jacket, featuring the volume's "main" cover-art, spine, Author's Notes, and publishing information. The cover-art - different for each volume - is always colored, and headed by the series logo, the volume's title, and the overall volume number. The bottom of each cover depicts Eiichiro Oda's name, in both kanji and romaji.

Volume 50 has a different format of cover changes from the standard title, then picture synopsis, to a picture (of Nami), the title (that is surrounded in flames), and is then followed up with the pictures of Zoro, Luffy, and Brook. This change was likely done to commemorate the fiftieth volume of One Piece.

Inside covers

See also the associated category: Volume Inside Covers.

The cover of the physically-bound volume inside the dust jacket - commonly called the "Inside Cover" or "Secret Cover" - is usually a sepia reproduction of the dust jacket's cover-art. However, there are some exceptions:

  • Volumes 15, 19, 38, and 52 feature original drawings of Pandaman (the latter, in particular, features nearly all of Oda's recurring Easter Egg characters).
  • Volumes 21, 28, 71, 75, and 77 parody their dust-jacket art by replacing various characters (or items) with Pandaman's head.
    • Volumes 69, 72, 73, 74, and 76 follow this to a lesser extent, placing Pandaman in once-clear spaces.
  • Volume 56 features an uninked sketch of Luffy in his Strong World suit, as an advertisement for the film.
  • Volume 63, uniquely, is a straightforward variant of its dust-jacket art; while the background images of Otohime and Fisher Tiger are unchanged, the central image features Luffy hiding Shirahoshi in Megalo's mouth, with Otohime's grave standing overhead.

The inside back cover usually shows a sea chart. Starting from Volume 25, Oda has started drawing a small ongoing story on the inside back cover of Volumes that can barely be spotted using his Easter Egg characters. here there are also some exceptions:

  • Volume 17 has a very small image of Chopper peeking out (from the wrong side, as usual) the bottom corner on the left side.
  • Volumes 36-38 being blank due to Pandaman being eaten by a large fish.
  • Volume 56 instead has two drawings of Luffy in STRONG WORLD outfits, one on each side of the cover.
  • Volumes 62-64 being covered by the message of encouragement and a cover page printed across the page.


See also the associated category: Volume Illustrations.

Each volume's title page (which reiterates the volume's title and number, as well as Eiichiro Oda's name) features a bonus illustration of one or more characters. For the first two volumes, these were original pen-and-ink drawings; Volumes 3 and on, however, simply reuse images from prior publications, most often covers Oda drew for recent issues of Shonen Jump.

The Story of One Piece

In each volume after the first, the title page is followed by several pages collectively titled The Story of One Piece. These contain an overview of the series premise, a synopsis of the current storyline, and short profiles of all significant characters and groups. Depending on the story's complexity, they may also include features such as maps.

(Select characters are always profiled here, regardless of whether they actually appear in the volume. This was once unique to Shanks, but after the time-skip was extended to all of the Straw Hat Pirates as well.)

Storyboard Presentation

On irregular occasions, volumes may run a Storyboard Presentation (ネーム大公開 Nēmu dai-kōkai?) between chapters, showing Oda's rough layouts of select pages. These vary widely in resemblance to the finished, published pages; a few even depict scenes or compositions that were excluded entirely.


Main article: SBS

From Volume 4 on, almost every volume has interspersed its chapters with a question-and-answer column called the SBS (質問を募集する Shitsumon o Boshū Suru?, "I'm Taking Questions"). The questions, submitted by readers throughout Japan (and, occasionally, other countries) are usually answered directly by Eiichiro Oda, and are thus considered a source of series canon.

Usopp Gallery Pirates

Main article: Usopp Gallery Pirates

From Volume 5 on, every volume has included a gallery of fan-art submissions, "hosted" by Usopp. This feature is usually placed at the very end of the volume, but may occasionally be used to intersperse chapters in place of the SBS.

(This feature is mostly excluded by Viz's official English release; see Translation and Dub Issues below.)

Misc. Features

Rarely, a filler page reprinting a single small panel will be inserted to maintain proper recto and verso alignments and keep double-page spreads intact. From Volume 7 on, these have traditionally been used to magnify Pandaman cameos from the preceding chapter.

On other occasions, volumes may feature coloring pages, reprinting color works (e.g. color spreads, volume covers, and even special Jump pinups) as black-and-white lineart.

Translation and Dub Issues

Viz Media's English-translated volumes, currently published under the Shonen Jump Manga line, retain most of the Japanese volumes' composition and formatting, differing in only a few aspects:

  • Like most manga marketed in North America, they lack the Japanese volumes' dust jackets; the jackets' colored art are used as the only cover art, eliminating the "inside" covers.
    • The Author's Notes are retained and faithfully translated, but moved to an interior page (and combined with a short profile of Eiichiro Oda).
  • The volume number is moved to a semicircle in the lower right-hand corner of the front cover, while the volume title is removed entirely.
  • The katakana rendering of "One Piece" (ワンピース?) is removed from the cover header, and replaced with the name of the volume's associated arc or saga.

Comparison of Japanese tankōbon with Viz releases. Note how earlier Viz covers (center) were designed with visible title and secondary One Piece logo, unlike current (post-2010) designs.

  • A brief synopsis of the volume's story is added to the back cover, along with a colored image (usually either the volume's title-page illustration or a miniaturized color spread).
  • The Usopp Gallery Pirates feature is included in only a few volumes (beginning with Volume 7), and features all-new art submitted by American readers.



Six Luffy-less volume covers.


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