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"DREAMIN' ON" is the 23rd opening of the One Piece anime and the 9th opening of the second half of the series.[1]

Opening

The opening starts with Monkey D. Luffy standing in a nondescript location and activating Busoshoku Haki on his right forearm before jumping into action. Kaido then appears in his dragon form and confronts Luffy along with the other members of the Straw Hat Pirates. The Straw Hats each jump toward the screen in order, with Luffy jumping up last and throwing a punch toward the screen, and the One Piece logo then appears over a background of a sky and fluttering cherry blossoms.

A wave then comes crashing toward the screen, and immediately following its landing we see Kozuki Oden, followed by shots of Momonosuke and Hiyori over a background of the burning Oden Castle. This is followed by two shots of the Nine Red Scabbards: the first one shows Inuarashi, Nekomamushi, Kikunojo, Raizo, and Kanjuro, while the second one shows Kin'emon, Ashura Doji, Kawamatsu (silhouetted until Episode 948), and Denjiro (silhouetted until Episode 977). These shots respectively end with Kanjuro and Kin'emon jumping up and performing a sword strike in the viewer's direction. Kyoshiro then appears, and when he turns around we see a background of him shedding tears (starting on Episode 977 he appears in his former appearance with his glasses). Kurozumi Orochi then appears in his Yamata no Orochi form, and Kaido and Big Mom appear in the background of his shot when it zooms out.

The opening then cuts to a shot of Luffy, Eustass Kid, and Trafalgar Law in Wano, with each of them forcibly trying to pull ahead of the others. The opening then shows shots of Jinbe performing Fish-Man Karate, Portgas D. Ace, Sabo, and a young Shanks and Buggy jumping out. A young Marshall D. Teach is then seen dropping to the ground on a jungle island before performing a slash with his claw weapon. The next shot shows Koby and X Drake separated by a diagonal line; the line then flips around as a shot of Sakazuki and Fujitora is shown. Following this, the opening shows a clash between Gol D. Roger and Edward Newgate that happened many years ago, followed by a shot of Roger, Whitebeard, and Oden. Starting with Episode 976, the images from Sabo onwards were replaced with Nekomamushi and Izou at the back entrance to the the Skull Dome, Marco activating his powers, the Tobiroppo in room inside Kaido's Castle before their close-ups appear on screen, and Yamato with their mask flying off (the face is still shadowed with eyes glowing) and staring at the screen with Oden, Roger, and Newgate in the background.

The opening then cuts to Luffy standing with an underwater background as he shows flashes of his Kenbunshoku and Busoshoku Haki. Another wave then comes crashing down, and in between the falling water scenes from the episode are shown. The wave then fully comes down, and the Straw Hats are seen in midair attack poses (with Jinbe starting Episode 981). The opening then cuts to the Straw Hats running across a clearing to confront Big Mom, Queen, and King, with the latter two being in their brachiosaurus and pteranodon forms respectively. The shot zooms in on Big Mom, showing her swinging Napoleon in his sword form. The opening then shows shots of Nami and Usopp attacking with their weapons, Robin using her Devil Fruit powers to grab members of the Beasts Pirates, Chopper standing on General Franky, Brook slashing a Beast Pirate with Soul Solid, King and Queen charging to attack, and Sanji and Zoro fighting off Beasts Pirates. Luffy is then seen leaping up to take on Kaido, and he activated his Busoshoku Haki, which is shown to flow through his body like cherry blossoms flowing in the wind. As Kaido prepares to launch a blast of fire out of his mouth, Luffy projects his Haki from his fist and strikes Kaido on the head. Finally, the opening cuts to a shot of a clear blue sky, and an apple flies up to the top of the screen. As it reflects light, the Straw Hats then leap up and do a pose.

Changes

Original New Starting with... Change
OP23 Kawamatsu.png OP23 959+ Kawamatsu.png Episode 948 Kawamatsu was revealed replacing the silhouette from the original version.
OP23 Luffy Law Kid.png OP23 959+ Luffy Law Kid.png Episode 959 The colors of Luffy and Law's outfits are updated to match the cover of Volume 97.
OP23 Jinbe.png OP23 959+ Jinbe.png The color of Jinbe's coat is changed from shades of blue to shades of purple. The symbols on his kimono no longer have fill-in color.
OP23 Roger and Newgate.png OP23 959+ Roger and Newgate.png Roger and Whitebeard's blades are now colored black.
OP23 Straw Hat Pirates.png OP23 959+ Straw Hat Pirates.png The colors of Luffy's outfit are updated. Zoro's coat is changed from green to black and Sanji's suit is a brighter crimson. Various changes to Usopp, Franky and Brook.
OP23 Sabo.png OP23 976+ Izou and Nekomamushi.png Episode 976 Sabo's scene was replaced by Izou and Nekomamushi.
OP23 Shanks and Buggy.png OP23 976+ Marco.png Shanks, Buggy and Blackbeard's scene was replaced by Marco.
OP23 Teach.png OP23 976+ Phoenix.png
OP23 SWORD.png OP23 976+ Tobi Roppo 1.png SWORD and Marines' scene was replaced by the Tobi Roppo of the Beasts Pirates.
OP23 Marines.png OP23 976+ Tobi Roppo 2.png
OP23 959+ Roger and Newgate.png OP23 976+ Yamato 1.png Roger and Whitebeard's clash scene was removed. Yamato was added in front of Roger, Whitebeard and Oden.
OP23 Oden.png OP23 976+ Yamato 2.png
OP23 959+ Kawamatsu.png OP23 977+ Denjiro.png Episode 977 Denjiro was revealed replacing the silhouette from the first two versions.
OP23 Kyoshiro.png OP23 977+ Kyoshiro.png The scene where Kyoshiro was shedding tears was also replaced by Denjiro.
OP23 Straw Hat Pirates 2.png OP23 981+ Straw Hat Pirates 2.png Episode 981 Jinbe was added on Straw Hat Pirates scenes.
OP23 959+ Straw Hat Pirates.png OP23 981+ Straw Hat Pirates.png

Lyrics

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Japanese Kanji Japanese Rōmaji English Translation
無限大の地図広げ mugendai no chizu hiroge Open the borderless map
果てしないあの場所へ hateshinai ano basho e Towards the place that has no end
Let's sail on 高く帆をあげて Let's sail on takaku ho o agete Let's sail on, raise high the sails
風に乗れ kaze ni nore Catch the wind
Don't give up 覚悟決めたのなら Don't give up kakugo kimeta no nara Don't give up, if I’m determined
引き返しはしないさ hikikaeshi wa shinai sa I'll never turn back
笑い飛ばせ 荒波 waraitobase aranami Laugh on through troubled waters
Shout it out 心砕けないように Shout it out kokoro kudakenai yō ni Shout it out, to save your spirit from breaking
仲間がいるんだ ほら nakama ga iru nda hora Your friends are there for you
強がりなんていらない いつだって tsuyogari nante iranai itsu datte Hey, you don’t ever need to act tough
闇が引き裂こうとしても yami ga hikisakou to shite mo

Even when the darkness tries to tear you apart

ほら Brave it out hora Brave it out Come on, brave it out
大丈夫さ daijōbu sa It’s going to be alright
打ち破る最強の絆 uchiyaburu saikyō no kizuna Strong bonds will break through
無限大の地図広げ mugendai no chizu hiroge Open the borderless map
果てしないあの場所へ hateshinai ano basho e Towards the place that has no end
踏み出せ 勇気の一歩 fumidase yūkinoippo Have the courage to take a step forward
Dreamin' On Dreamin' On Dreamin' On
無限大の地図広げ mugendai no chizu hiroge Open the borderless map
誓い集めた旗 chikai atsumeta hata The flag that called forth oaths
戦い続けて行く tatakai tsuzukete iku Keep fighting on
『自分自身』貫け "jibun jishin" tsuranuke Stay true to yourself
掴み取る Dreamin' On tsukami toru Dreamin' On Seize it, Dreamin' on
負けられない makerarenai I can't lose
逃げやしない nigeyashinai I'll never run away
出逢い 別れ 超え行こう deai wakare koe yukō Transcend meetings and partings and keep going
全部宝物 zenbu takaramono They're all treasures
無限大の地図広げ mugendai no chizu hiroge Open the borderless map
果てしないあの場所へ hateshinai ano basho e Towards the place that has no end
踏み出せ 勇気の一歩 fumidase yūkinoippo Have the courage to take a step forward
挙をあげて ko o agete Raise your fist

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