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Narration is used in the One Piece series to convey additional information to audience. The first page of Chapter 1 and the opening of Episode 1 begin with a narration of Gold Roger and the Great Pirate Era.[1]


The narrator of One Piece is an unspecified voice that does not participate in the story. The narrator is omniscient and describes events in third person. The narration is subjective as it often describes the feeling and thoughts of characters.

Significant Examples[]


Narration in the story is used to provide information to audience when it cannot be explained by characters. The following is a list of significant examples of narration in the story:


Further information: Opening Narration

Opening narration is a short monologue at the beginning of anime episodes, movies or specials.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 1 Chapter 1 (p. 1) and Episode 1, The series begins with the narrator introducing Gold Roger.
  2. One Piece Manga — Vol. 1 Chapter 1, The narrator describes Foosha Village, Luffy's thoughts and the start of his adventure.
  3. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 59 Chapter 576 (p. 15-16) and Episode 485, The narrator describes Whitebeard's death.
  4. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 79 Chapter 795 (p. 13-17) and Episode 739, The narrator reveals Kaidou's background.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 80 Chapter 800 (p. 17) and Episode 745.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapters 866867 and Episodes 826837, The narrator explains Big Mom's past and various aspects of Elbaf.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 86 Chapter 868 and Episode 838, The narrator describes the witnesses to Carmel's disappearance.
  8. One Piece Manga — Vol. 104 Chapter 1051 (p. 17), The narrator talks about Momonosuke.
  9. One Piece Manga — Vol. 107 Chapter 1078 (p. 9-12).

External Links[]

  • Narration – Wikipedia article about narration

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