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The Cover or Title pages (more commonly called Door ( Tobira?) pages in Japan) of each manga chapter depict that chapter's title and number, together with a full-page illustration. These pages come in several different categories, each tied to a specific type of illustration; most notable are the so-called Cover Arcs, which are considered fully Canon with the manga's storyline.

So far, only two chapters specifically lack cover pages: Chapter 4 and Chapter 6.

Types of Cover Pages

Color Spread

Further information: Cover Page#List of Color Spreads
See also the associated category: Color Spreads.

The Color Spreads (見開きカラー Mihiraki karā?) are the most elaborate type of cover page, comprising a double-page illustration in full color. These illustrations may depict any number of subjects, though most are centered on group shots of the Straw Hat Pirates. The Color Spreads do not have special frequency and are the only kind of cover that can appear in the middle of the other. On the Color Spreads, the One Piece logo is generally modified so as to follow the theme of the cover. Several Color Spreads have appeared in some animated variation, such as in Openings for the anime and other One Piece media.

There are several differences between the Shonen Jump release and the collected volume's release (tankōban):

  • In Shonen Jump's release, as the name suggest, they are colorized, but in the volume's release they are in black and white as the rest of the chapter pages.
  • In Shonen Jump's release, unlike the other cover types, the Color Spreads do not feature the chapter's title and number, and they are instead shown on the third page. In the volume's release (and Digitally Colored Manga) they are on the frame around the spread.

Chapter 999-1000 Full Color spread

While the majority of color spread are horizontal, some like that of Chapter 507, are vertical. Few Color Spreads are used as promotion or posters for an upcoming movie, such as that of Chapter 829. Chapter 12's cover is special in a way: it was printed as a fold-out three page long cover in the Shonen Jump magazine, one page in the volume and ademptions, and a double page in Color Walk. The Color Spread of Chapter 691 is unique in the way that it is a four page long spread, and is the only one to be split that way so far. Chapter 863 has a different cover for the magazine and volume release. To celebrate the 1,000th chapter, a four page color spread was released, but it was split between Chapter 999 and Chapter 1000, with each having a regular two page color spread. A full version of this color spread was released on the same day as the release of Chapter 1000.

Color Covers

See also the associated category: Color Covers.

A variant on Color Spreads, Color Covers feature single-page color illustrations. These were the most common color feature during the manga's first 100 chapters, but decreased sharply afterwards, and stopped entirely after Chapter 194.

Animal Theater

See also the associated category: Animal Theater Covers.

Animal Theater (アニマル劇場 Animaru Gekijō?)[1] is the second type of cover page to be introduced. They only appeared in the first half of the series. They depict one or several Straw Hats members (or Vivi and Karoo) in a fantasy scene with an animal. Oda has confirmed that he likes drawing animals, sometimes with unique coloring or appearance.[2]

At first, the Animal Theater covers were randomly featured similar to Color Spread, even in the middle of Cover Story. However, starting Chapter 120 the covers were featured only between two Cover Stories or "Where are they now" series, and shows one character and animal in a rotation so that every member of the Straw Hats appear once before the next Cover Story. Starting with Chapter 580, minor characters randomly appear as well.

Short-Term Focused Title-Page Serials

See also the associated category: Cover Story Covers.

Short-Term Focused Cover Page Serials (短期集中表紙連載 Tanki Shūchū Hyōshi Rensai?), or "Cover Stories" for short, are stories of minor characters after the Straw Hats have encountered them. Each cover is referred to as one volume of the Cover story and has a dedicated title.

There has been several unique cases of Cover Stories, in which instead of following one character or group, it follows several:

Where They Are Now

Further information: Where They Are Now

A short-lived variant on cover arcs, Where They Are Now (あの人は今 Ano Hito wa Ima?) depicts standalone "shots" of how various civilians are living their lives after meeting the Straw Hats. After the timeskip, it was supplanted by the "From the Decks of the World" series, which are counted as cover arcs proper.

Fan Requests

See also the associated category: Cover Page Requests.

Fan Requests, as the name suggests, are cover one shots drawn per the request of readers. They only appear in the second half of the series, replacing Animal Theater. They sometimes depict the Straw Hats or other characters in bizarre situations.

Other Covers

Some covers do not fall under any of the previously mentioned types. Those cover would be regular covers (black and white single page, with the chapter's title and series name in the magazine release), but can be featured in the middle of Cover Stories. So far, there are seven such covers, those are the covers of chapters 29, 30, 31, 82, 432, 766 (with differently styled series title), and 839. Additionally, chapters 4 and 6 do not have a specific cover, and the chapter begins with the first page.

Covers and Chapters

Cover Series

Name Chapter start Chapter end
Animal Theater 1 34
Buggy's Crew Adventure Chronicles 35 75
Animal Theater 76 82
Diary of Koby-Meppo 83 119
Animal Theater 120 125
Jango's Dance Paradise 126 172
Animal Theater 173 181
Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll 182 228
Animal Theater 229 235
Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah 236 262
Animal Theater 263 271
Ace's Great Blackbeard Search 272 305
Animal Theater 306 313
Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life 314 348
Animal Theater 349 358
Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works" 359 413
Animal Theater 414 423
Where They Are Now (Skypiea) 424 427
Enel's Great Space Operations 428 474
Animal Theater 475 485
Where They Are Now (Water 7) 486 490
CP9's Independent Report 491 528
Animal Theater 529 542
Straw Hat's Separation Serial 543 560
Animal Theater 561 597
Fan Requests 599 611
From the Decks of the World 613 668
Fan Requests 669 673
Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World 674 731
Fan Requests 732 750
Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea 751 785
Fan Requests 786 804
From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc 805 838
Fan Requests 839 863
The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet 864 919
Fan Requests 920 947
"Gang" Bege's Oh My Family 948 994
Fan Requests 995

List of Color Spreads

See also the associated category: Color Spreads.

A listing of Color Spread chapters. To display a thumbnail of a picture, click "[show]".

Chapter Description Color Walk Used In
Nami, Luffy, and the Red Hair Pirates rejoicing with treasures. 1
The Straw Hats and their weapons. 1
The Straw Hats on a cart. 1
The Straw Hats and Baratie Arc characters. 1
The Straw Hats taking a break from farming, with giant squids in the background 1
The Straw Hats samurai I. 1
The Straw Hats western fashion and black panthers. 1
The Straw Hats and a giant treasure. 2
Funky Straw Hats. 2
The Straw Hats exploring some ruins. 2
The Straw Hats with Brogy and Dorry. 2
The Straw Hats and pterodactyls. 2
Nami, Sanji and Luffy and a snow monster. 2
The Straw Hats in a jungle. 2
The Straw Hats running on a beach. 2
The Straw Hats relaxing in a garden. 2
The Straw Hats in the desert. 2
Baroque Works and Luffy. 2
Luffy and Nami in animal skins, with a jaguar on the background. 2
Luffy, Zoro, and Usopp surrounded by machines and a hippo. 3
The Straw Hats relaxing in a jungle pool. 3
The Straw Hats posing for a fight (except Nami). 3
The Straw Hats with pigs on parachutes and seagulls. 3
Usopp explaining, Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji dozing off. 3
Nami, Robin, and Chopper in a bar after shopping. 3
The Straw Hats atop a cliff. 3
The Straw Hats in a swamp. 3
The Straw Hats running away from the battleground. 3
The Straw Hats at a pier with treasure. 3
The Straw Hats relaxing in a Japanese garden. 3
The Straw Hats having a bicycle and a horse carriage race. 3
The Straw Hats resting, having a picnic. 3
The Straw Hats eating ramen. 4
The Straw Hats getting ready to play basketball. 4
The Straw Hats performing in an orchestra at sea with rainbow colored sea kings. 4
The Straw Hats Samurai II. 4
The Straw Hats doing laundry. 4
The Straw Hats riding on a Going Merry sky train. 4
The Straw Hats playing with a beach ball on a large snake's body. 4
The Straw Hats on roosters, Zoro on a chick. 4
The Straw Hats venture to Water 7. 4
The Straw Hats at sea with a large hippo in the background. 4
The Straw Hats’ mosaic panel pictures with thick borders. 4
The Straw Hats Samurai III 4
The Straw Hats and CP9. 4
The Straw Hats’ summer time. 4
The Straw Hats flying with group of eagles. 4
Luffy, Zoro and Chopper playing as medieval knights. 4
The Straw Hats in a snow country. 4
The Straw Hats in a jungle ruins. 5
The Straw Hats in a prehistoric jungle while being chased by a mammoth. 5
The Straw Hats Chopper Man theme. 5
The Straw Hats eating hotdogs. 5
Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji posing as the three musketeers with a big gorilla in the background. 5
The Straw Hats in a boat race. 5
The Straw Hats relaxing atop of clouds. 5
Luffy, Robin, and Chopper in the jungle. 5
The Straw Hats walking down stairs. 5
Straw Hat boys as vikings. 5
Luffy, Nami, and Zoro in gothic clothing with a red dragon. 5
Luffy and Franky in a boxing match. 5
The Straw Hats in a western town with a large iguana. 5
The Straw Hats posing as mafioso (Tenth Anniversary Color Spread). 5
The Straw Hats in an underwater world. 5
The Straw Hats on a caterpillar-like boat. 5
The Straw Hats at the top of a tree trunk with school of goldfish. 5
The Straw Hats partying in a mushroom world. 6
The Straw Hats’ Declaration of War. 6
The Straw Hats during their corresponding introductions. 6 Episode 516 and
The Straw Hats playing cards in an abundant jungle. 6
Luffy, Nami, and Zoro in a Japanese painting. 6
The Shichibukai. 6
The Straw Hats eating on a flying elephant. 6
The Straw Hats in a forest, Robin reading a large storybook. 6
Impel Down escape team. 6
The Straw Hats in swim suits eating ice cream. 6
The Straw Hats drinking cola and wearing Criminal brand clothing. 6
The Straw Hats as fruit masked heroes. (First two Color Spreads in a row.) 6
The Straw Hats lying on a dragon with a flock of parrots. 6
The Straw Hats playing iron soccer. 6
The Straw Hats at a tea party. 6
The Straw Hats with "tattoos" drawn with markers. 6
The Straw Hats two years later. 7
The Straw Hats with The Town Musicians of Bremen. 7
The Straw Hats see the glow worm. 7
The Straw Hats are running away from a group of sharks. 7
The Straw Hats enjoying a life among a town of animals. 7
The Straw Hats building a structure made of toy blocks according to Franky's design. 7
Panels focusing on each individual crew member. 7
The Straw Hats swimming through Fishman Island. 7
The Straw Hats go to the beach on Fishman Island. 7
The Straw Hats and their animal counterparts holding each of their items. 7
The Straw Hats enjoy resting on a flowerbed placed on the branches of giant a tree and are surrounded by small orange elephants. 7
Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Chopper, Franky and Brook are riding the Mini Merry II whilst wearing mafia clothing and firing their weapons in a paddle-by shooting. 7
The Straw Hats are inside giant tea cups as they fly over a city, enjoying food and drink as Chopper rides a lion in front of them. 7
The Straw Hats in a Halloween setting, surrounded by pumpkins and ghosts. 7
The Straw Hats in their Film Z outfits, Z, and images of many Marines as they appeared in the past standing behind them. 7
The Straw Hats build a clock. The caption reads "Le temps qui passe, nous indiffère" (French: The passage of time is unnoticeable). 7
The Straw Hats, Trafalgar Law, Bepo, Shachi, Penguin, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and the Franky Shogun stand in a group. Behind them are images of Basil Hawkins, Marshall D. Teach, Killer, Shanks, Eustass Kid, Charlotte Linlin, Scratchmen Apoo, Kuzan, Donquixote Doflamingo, Sakazuki, Jinbe, and Kaidou. 7 Episode 616
The Straw Hats in medieval attire along with a green dragon. Luffy is portrayed as a king, Nami as a princess, and the other Straw Hats are knights. 7
Luffy, Usopp, Zoro, Nami, Brook and Chopper are shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by sharks and an octopus in the background. 8
The Straw Hats and a giant penguin swing on swings. 8
The Straw Hats are dressed up as kung fu characters. 8
Trafalgar Law, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and the Straw Hats with a Chopper mecha whose hat is a miniature poolside bar. 8
The Straw Hats relax at the Mermaid Café, with Jinbe, Pappag and the mermaids. 8
The Straw Hats pose with their younger selves. 8
The Straw Hats play in the snow with some foxes. 8
The Straw Hats in military gear. 8
The Straw Hats doing laundry on the Thousand Sunny with some monkeys. 8
Luffy, Zoro, and Law with their allies from the Corrida Colosseum. 8
The Straw Hats getting ready to go out, to celebrate the series' 17th Anniversary. 8
The Straw Hats catch fish with some bears at the top of a waterfall for Sanji to cook. 8
The top ten most popular characters from One Piece riding in a carriage. 8
The Straw Hats on a road trip riding on bikes. 8
The Straw Hats enjoying pizza together while Nami, Chopper and Usopp showed everyone their posters of One Piece Tokyo Tower. 8
The Straw Hats having a picnic with zombies. 8
The Straw Hats in various cultures' outfits. 8
The Straw Hats at the ocean having fun with other octopuses. 8 The Straw Hats wear the same swimsuits in a sequence of the 19th opening We Can!
The first six members of the Straw Hats eating dango with some hippos. 8
Luffy, Robin, Franky, and Brook are sitting down with some cats and are all wearing sunglasses, smoking and have tattoos. The background says "SEA FREAK". 8
Luffy, Nami, Usopp, Zoro and some monkeys return from shopping greeted by Sanji and Chopper who are waiting on the snowy pier. 8
A casino-themed promotion for One Piece Film: Gold, featuring the supporting Straw Hats on the inlet spaces of a roulette wheel, with Luffy climbing over a table as playing cards are strewn about, and the silhouette of the film's antagonist shouting through a stage microphone inside of a Hollywood-style lighted star. 9
A Japanese painting of the Sanji Retrieval Team, Sanji, and Kozuki Momonosuke, wearing kimonos with the Kozuki Family retainers portraits behind them. 8
The Straw Hats are riding on a koala roller coaster. 9
One Piece Film: Gold poster featuring the Straw Hats, Sabo, Rob Lucci, Gild Tesoro, Mr. Tanaka, Baccarat, Dice, and Carina. 9
The Straw Hats in swimwear with a flamingo. An inscription on the boat where Robin, Franky and Usopp rides comes with a statement "Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?" 9
The Straw Hats in kimonos are eating watermelons while watching fireworks with some goldfishes. 9
The Straw Hats enjoying dessert with penguins and a polar bear. 9
The Straw Hats with bear themed clothes in front of a pagoda. Luffy's shirt says "Reconstruction Kumamoto", probably as a reference to the then-recent disaster in the real life city Kumamoto. The pagoda is also similar to the city's Kumamoto Castle. "Kuma" means "Bear" in Japanese. 9
The Straw Hats in red coats and scarves with a giant red stuffed bear in a snowy woods. 9
The Straw Hats are underwater in blue and black outfits, surrounded by sea creatures. The cover signifies the 20th year of the manga. 9
The Straw Hats divided to participate in an American football match between the "Monkeys" and the "Bisons". 9
Luffy is running in front of portraits of various characters from the manga and films. This cover is a celebration of the twenty year anniversary of the series, and an announcement for the sixth characters' popularity poll.
The "Mugiwara 56" are wearing clothes resembling raid suits, in each member respective color. 9
Luffy along with the top 11 characters outside of the Straw Hats and Jinbe of the sixth popularity poll are riding the Azure Dragon, a blue-green dragon from East Asian folklore, while Doflamingo and Crocodile float near by using their Devil Fruits abilities. 9
The Straw Hats are trying to cool themselves during the hot weather along with some cats. 9
The Straw Hats watch Sanji and armadillos being spun around by the waterfall and flying around. 9
Several One Piece characters are drawn as representatives of the Chinese zodiac signs. From the start of the cycle: Mansherry (Rat), Minotaurus (Ox), Fujitora (Tiger), Carrot (Rabbit), Kozuki Momonosuke (Dragon), Boa Hancock and Salome (Snake), Cavendish and Farul (Horse), Kalifa (Goat), Luffy (Monkey), Marco (Rooster), Inuarashi (Dog), and Big Mom (Pig). 9
Chibi versions of the Straw Hats and several Minks are fishing. 9
The Sweet Busters escaping their candy pursuers. 9
The Straw Hats are in a shopping district. 9
The Straw Hats doing individual sports. 9
The Straw Hats doing summer activities. 9
Some of the major female characters with Chopper wearing posh outfits. 9
The Straw Hats in ninja outfits and demonstrating ninjutsu techniques.
The Straw Hats with a monkey, a toucan, and a couple of macaws planning an adventure.
The Straw Hats in the desert road try to stop vehicles to get a ride to a variety of locations.
One Piece: Stampede poster featuring Luffy, Trafalgar D. Water Law, Boa Hancock, Smoker, Buggy, Sabo, Rob Lucci, Hattori, and Douglas Bullet.
The Straw Hats swimming in a pool with a blue gorilla.
One Piece: Stampede Dinner color spread featuring Luffy, Trafalgar D. Water Law, Boa Hancock, Smoker, Buggy, Sabo, Rob Lucci, and Hattori.
The Straw Hats are raiding a duck speed boat with some turtles.
The Straw Hats and the boy band Arashi sail the sea. A-ra-shi: Reborn
The Straw Hats and their counterparts from the "Hungry Days" commercial series.
The first six members of the Straw Hats making shoes with the Tontatta Tribe.
The Straw Hats and the Town Musicians of Bremen are enjoying music played by Usopp, Sanji, and Brook.
Luffy, Law and Kid riding on giant parrots.
The Straw Hats with some pugs.
The Straw Hats having lunch on a sea train.
Some of the Straw Hats (Zoro, Sanji, Chopper, Robin, Usopp, Franky, and part of Nami and Brook) enjoying a large amount of treasure. This is the first half of a larger colorspread, with the second half released with Chapter 1000.
Some of the Straw Hats (Luffy, Jinbe, Nami, Brook and part of Chopper and Robin) enjoying a large amount of treasure. This is the second half of a larger colorspread, with the first half released with Chapter 999.
Kaidou, the All-Stars, and the Tobiroppo (including X Drake).
The Straw Hat Pirates put hats on Jizo statues with Tama and Komachiyo while it's snowing.
The Straw Hat Pirates eating soft serve with a few members lounging in giant drinks and Nami is giant-sized in the background.
The Straw Hat Pirates hanging out with some whale sharks while relaxing out on the ocean.
The second part of a three-part poster featuring the 50 highest ranking characters worldwide, from the seventh popularity poll.
Usopp and Nami are playing a fighting game featuring the rest of the Straw Hats as video game characters.


  1. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 12), Animal Theater in the table of contents.
  2. SBS One Piece Manga — Vol. 4 (p. 110).

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