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The East Blue is an ocean in the Blue Sea and was the setting of the first six arcs of the manga and anime and the anime-only Warship Island arc. The East Blue, like its sister seas, comprises almost entirely of ocean, with scattered islands and a border with the Red Line. It is also referred to as the Sea of Schemes.[1]

The East Blue is commonly known as the weakest of all the seas.[2] Pirates who are considered great and threatening in this sea are regarded as low rate compared to pirates from the other seas and especially in the Grand Line. Ironically, despite its poor fame, the East Blue was the birthplace of the most famous and powerful pirate of all time, the late Pirate King Gol D. Roger.

Many other powerful and world renowned characters also hail from the East Blue: Marine hero and vice-admiral, Monkey D. Garp; pirates of the Worst Generation, Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zoro, as well as their crewmates Nami, a navigator, and Usopp, a sniper; and the Revolutionary Army leader, Monkey D. Dragon, and his right-hand man, Sabo. Other notable pirate crews from this sea include the Spade Pirates and the Barto Club.

Locations in the East Blue

See also the associated category: East Blue Locations.

Characters from the East Blue

See also the associated category: East Blue Residents.
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East Blue
Monkey D. Luffy  King Sterry Queen Sarie Nantokanette King of Goa  Outlook III
Didit Ahho Desunen IX Ahho Zurako Sabo  Makino
Woop Slap Gyoru Chicken Makino's Child Monkey D. Garp
Monkey D. Dragon  Portgas D. Ace *   Curly Dadan Dogra Magra
Minatomo Higuma  Naguri  Pochi  Lord of the Coast
Rika Ririka Ukkari Rokkaku Ripper
Helmeppo  Morgan  Koby  Marine X 
Shimotsuki Kozaburo Koushirou Kuina  Roronoa Zoro  Saga  
Boodle Chouchou Poro Hocker 
Gaimon Sarfunkel Cocox Usagihebi Lionbuta
Usopp  Yasopp  Banchina  Kaya Merry
Ninjin Tamanegi Piiman Mornin Klahadore 
Luigia   Mansion's Guard Mansion's Guard
Zeff Patty Carne Sanji * 
Nami  Bell-mère  Nojiko Genzo Nako
Chabo Mummy Mee Daddy Dee Johnny Yosaku
Gol D. Roger  Ipponmatsu Ipponume Yu Sapi
Hanger Packy Smoker *  Tashigi  Mashikaku
Ed  Raoul  Daddy Masterson  Carol  Eccoli 
Hamu Meroie Joke 
Apis Bokuden Ryu
Akisu Akisu's Father Akisu's Mother
Other Natives
Pinky Roxanne Moodie Motzel Batchee
Anjo ? Miss Catherina Bentham Kumate Tribe Ban Dedessinée‎
Herring  Medaka  Skid  Ganzo  Tobio 
Carmen  Leo  Jose  Shutai  Eric 
Borodo  Harry  Fabre  Mendo  Mitsuboshi 
Soran  Carina   Ruibe 
Jango Fullbody * Lines Pudding Pudding  Nezumi
Kaku Nelson Royale  Hardy 
Shanks * Benn Beckman * Lucky Roux * Monster
Bluejam ? Porchemy 
Alvida Heppoko Peppoko Poppoko
Buggy * Mohji Richie Cabaji Tightrope Walking Funan Bro
Tightrope Walking Funan Bro Tightrope Walking Funan Bro Acrobatic Fuwas Superhuman Domingos
Kuro Sham Buchi Nugire Yainu 
Krieg Gin Pearl Hustle Ideaman
Arlong Chew Kuroobi Hatchan Pisaro
Kaneshiro Take Shioyaki Momoo
Billy  Koze
Speed Jiru Masked Deuce
Van Augur
Demaro Black Manjaro Chocolat Mounblutain Drip
Nora Gitsune Cocoa Turco
Bartolomeo Gambia
Ganzack Plesiosaur
Bear King Boo Jack Honey Queen Pin Joker Skunk One
Danny Denny Donny
Belo Betty Ahiru
Other Pirates and Bandits
Yurikah Gally Woonan   Eldoraggo  Golass 
Pete  Riley Brothers  Niseusopp  Niseluffy  Nisezoro 
Chip  Mini  Billy  Dick  Desire 

Historic Information

Creation of Tequila Wolf

Tequila Wolf.

700 years ago, the Celestial Dragons ordered the construction of a bridge for currently unknown reasons. The work force consisted of slaves, prisoners, and residents of countries not affiliated with the World Government. The unfinished bridge eventually became as large as a country.

Before the two-year timeskip, Nico Robin was sent to Tequila Wolf by Bartholomew Kuma during the Sabaody Archipelago Arc. Once she arrived, she was captured and sent to work on the bridge with the other slaves. Tequila Wolf was later liberated by the Revolutionary Army.

Kozaburo's Journey

55 years ago, renowned Wano Country bladesmith Shimotsuki Kozaburo illegally departed from his homeland in the New World, eventually ending up in the East Blue.

After saving a certain village from a group of bandits, Kozaburo settled down and started a family, fathering a son, Koushirou, who would then have a child of his own, Kuina. The village would be named on his honor, being christened as Shimotsuki Village. Kozaburo eventually died of old age between 11-13 years ago, with his family mourning him.[8]

Birth and Death of the Pirate King

Roger's execution in Loguetown.

Loguetown, the city in the East Blue located closest to the Grand Line, was the birthplace of the late Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. Twenty four years ago, it also became the place where he was executed, and it was the words spoken by Roger just before his death that set off the Great Age of Pirates.

It became a stopping place for pirates heading towards the Grand Line, as a nearby Lighthouse lit up the route towards Reverse Mountain, the entrance of the Grand Line. This ended when Captain Smoker was placed in charge of the town's Marines, though it could very well have started once again immediately after Smoker left his post in his attempt to capture Straw Hat Luffy.

Germa's Attack and Sanji's Escape

The Germa Kingdom attacking Cozia.

Thirteen years ago, Germa 66 accepted a contract to invade and defeat the island of Cozia in the East Blue. As the Kingdom crossed over the Red Line from North Blue into the East Blue, Reiju freed Sanji from his cell and helped her younger brother escape the Kingdom. While Judge caught Sanji trying to flee, Judge allowed Sanji to leave on the condition that Sanji never associate himself with the Vinsmoke name ever again. With Reiju's help, Sanji successfully made his escape on board a cruise ship docked on Cozia's coast.[9]

Burning of Gray Terminal

Further information: Post-War Arc

Dadan and Bluejam fighting amidst the burning Gray Terminal.

Twelve years ago, in order to pass inspection by the World Government in preparation for the arrival of a World Noble, the royal family of the Goa Kingdom planned to burn the Gray Terminal and all its inhabitants. With the false promise of nobility, they hired the Bluejam Pirates to place gunpowder and oil around the Terminal. With their task complete, the pirates set the Gray Terminal on fire, shooting anyone fortunate enough to escape, but were left to die as the king locked the gates with them still trapped in the inferno. However, thanks to the assistance of Dragon and the Revolutionary Army, many inhabitants were able to escape to the safety of their ship. Bluejam was confronted and defeated by Portgas D. Ace and Curly Dadan, presumably perishing in the fire. This incident also led Sabo to leave Goa in a small boat, only to be shot down by Saint Jalmack near the kingdom's coast.

After the inspection was over and Saint Jalmack departed, the kingdom returned to its old ways and the Gray Terminal returned to being a dump site for garbage. It is unknown if the place was inhabited again or if it is still deserted.

Arlong's Invasion

Further information: Arlong Park Arc

Arlong and his crew take over Cocoyasi Village.

Ten years ago, Arlong and his crew arrived from the Grand Line to begin their conquest of the four seas, starting with the East Blue as they deemed it the weakest. Their first target was the Conomi Islands, where the Cocoyasi Village, the town where Nami was raised, was located.

However, their plans did not come to fruition as Monkey D. Luffy and his crew managed to defeat Arlong and his top henchmen, thus freeing the Conomi Islands from the clutches of the Arlong Pirates. This incident led to Luffy's first ever bounty of Beli.png30,000,000, which made him East Blue's most wanted man at the time.


  • The East Blue is generally considered the weakest of the seas,[2] because the average bounty for the East Blue is set at only Beli.png3,000,000. Any bounty that reaches over Beli.png10,000,000 is considered impressive.[10]
  • The most dangerous known pirate (until Luffy came along) was the fish-man Arlong with a bounty of Beli.png20,000,000 (though this was due to his actions being hidden by bribery).
  • The biggest pirate fleet in the East Blue was that of Pirate Admiral Don Krieg.
  • The best rated swordsman in the East Blue was Roronoa Zoro.
  • Before entering the Grand Line, Luffy became the most wanted man in the East Blue after defeating Arlong, with a bounty of Beli.png30,000,000 and also it is the highest first bounty issued.
    • Roronoa Zoro later broke Luffy's first time issue as the most wanted man from the East Blue after defeating Mr. 1 Daz Bones, with a bounty of Beli.png60,000,000.
  • The East Blue is mentioned in the extra episodes for One Piece Film: Strong World. The civilians in question are old inhabitants of the East Blue, now being inhabitants of Little East Blue.
  • A notorious pirate back from the Roger era, Shiki the Golden Lion, held a grudge towards this particular sea. He deemed it the weakest of the Four Blues; however the man who managed to defeat him, Roger, came from there, and also met his end there, preventing Shiki from killing Roger himself.
  • The East Blue is the only one of the world's five major oceans to have never provided a member of the Seven Warlords of the Sea.


  1. One Piece Movie — One Piece Film: Strong World, The East Blue is referred as the Sea of Schemes by the citizens of Merveille
  2. 2.0 2.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 6 Chapter 51 (p. 4) and Episode 24, Dracule Mihawk claims that the East Blue is the weakest ocean in the world.
  3. One Piece Yellow: Grand Elements (p. 20), The island's name is revealed.
  4. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 2 (p. 2), Goat Island is seen for the first time
  5. One Piece Blue: Grand Data File, The name of Shells Town is revealed.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 440 (p. 5) and Episode 324, Shimotsuki Village's name is revealed.
  7. One Piece Red: Grand Characters, Organ Islands' name is revealed.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 102 Chapter 1033 (p. 11).
  9. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 84 Chapter 841 (p. 10-11, 14) and Episode 804, The Germa 66 attacks Cozia.
  10. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 11 Chapter 96 (p. 6) and Episode 45, Brannew reveals the average bounty in the East Blue and the amount that shows an impressive one.

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