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The New World... A place where people who will begin the next generation gather!! He who conquers this sea will become the "Pirate King"!!!
— Koby on the "New World"[1]

The New World refers to the second half of the Grand Line, and is the main setting of the second half of One Piece. It is located between West and North Blue, and Fish-Man Island and the other side of Reverse Mountain.[1] The only known people to have fully explored it are Gol D. Roger and his crew.

Overview

The New World is the second half of the Grand Line. It stretches from Mary Geoise to the other side of Reverse Mountain. The second half of the Grand Line is a whole “new world” of adventures beyond anything that one might face in the first half, it is such an abhorrent challenge that the first half of the Grand Line is referred to as "Paradise" when comparing it to the second half.[3][4] According to former Warlord, Gecko Moria, one will lose everything one cherishes in the New World, something he personally experienced. He also claimed that one shall face what he calls "The Ultimate Nightmare" there, indicating it is a very dangerous place for even the most powerful and talented pirates like himself.[5]

The four strongest pirates in the world, the Four Emperors, reside in the New World. The New World is also the current location of Marine Headquarters after it was relocated on Fleet Admiral Sakazuki's orders at the beginning of the new era after the Summit War of Marineford in order to better challenge the Four Emperors.

While the first half of the Grand Line possesses highly volatile and unpredictable weather conditions, the New World is even more chaotic. While certain islands are relatively simple in terms of weather and climate, such as the snowy Yukiryu Island and the rainy island the Kid Pirates were on, other portions of the ocean defy the very laws of physics and nature themselves. Examples include the lightning rain of Raijin Island, the Firetank Pirates being drawn toward a giant black sphere floating in the sky in the middle of the sea, and the On Air Pirates running on air.[3]

Islands in the New World experience changes in their magnetic waves, which makes a special New World Log Pose necessary so as not to get lost. Instability of an islands magnetic field can often be caused by abnormalities on the island. As a result of the unstable magnetic waves, the Log Pose needle pointing toward that island will jiggle, the more erratic the needles movement, the greater the instability of the magnetism. There are no guarantees, but the rule of thumb is that the erratic movement of a needle means that there is likely something dangerous on the island it’s pointing to.

Islands within the New World

Islands of interest within the New World include Wano Country, where many expert craftsman and legendary swordsman, such as Ryuma, originate from[6], and Elbaf, the homeland of the giants.

Somewhere in the New World is an island with a special shop where Vivre Cards are manufactured.[7] The Marine Base G-5 also resides here, and according to Aokiji, it is full of problems. As is later demonstrated, the Marines of this base are wild and tend not to follow their orders.

The unfixed, seafaring Germa Kingdom (Sanji's home country) is currently located in the New World.[8] However, as the kingdom originated in North Blue, its rulers must possess some method of transporting dozens of ships across the Calm Belt.

Finally, the New World contains the island of Laugh Tale, the final island in the Grand Line. It is rumored that the legendary treasure of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger, One Piece, and the true history, found on the Rio Poneglyph, are located on this island.

Territories

This is a concept unique to the New World. Due to the presence of four powerful pirate crews under the reign of the Four Emperors who reside in the New World, all of them possess many territories widespread across its sea. These territories are used as the respective Emperor sees fit; for example, Charlotte Linlin has the territories she occupies make various sweets for her as tributes, with the citizens free to live as they please as long as they deliver on time; whilst Kaido converted one of his into a weapon-making factory and enslaved all able-bodied citizens to work there. While this may seem like a dictatorship of a foreign power, the Emperor's claim over an island can actually protect the citizens from other pirates, though the situation varies greatly between the Emperor guardian. This is exemplified when Edward Newgate declared Fish-Man Island as his turf, as it caused the constant kidnappings of its citizens by other pirates to cease completely, even though the island was already affiliated with the World Government.

However, not all the islands in the New World belongs to the Four Emperors. Some are under the protection of the Marines; others may have their own powerful military force like the Wano Kingdom possesses (though it was later conquered by Kaido); a few might be isolated or require special methods to reach it, like Zou; and certain islands may be under the jurisdiction of powerful or influential individuals like the Seven Warlords of the Sea.

Canon Locations

Currently named locations in the New World are:

Non-Canon Locations

Unnamed Locations

First Appearance Descriptions Events Image
Chapter 552; Episode 461 A winter island. It has large mountains. An Island with harsh snow storms that the Red Hair Pirates stayed. This is where Portgas D. Ace led his crew as soon as they entered the New World so Ace could show his gratitude toward Shanks for helping Luffy. During Ace's visit to the island, the storm was somewhat calmed. Shanks' Winter Island.png
Chapter 552; Episode 461 A foggy island. It has a vast pine forest and a mountain range. An island the Whitebeard Pirates used for supply. Ace waited there for Whitebeard to come but was encountered by Jinbe, and the two fight. After a long fight, both fighters collapsed just before the Whitebeard Pirates arrived. Ace then protected his crew before being defeated by Whitebeard and offered to join the Emperor's crew. During Ace's visit to the island, the fog was somewhat cleared. Whitebeard Pirates Supply Island.png
Chapter 590; Episode 505 A green island near Whitebeard's homeland. The Red Hair and Whitebeard Pirates buried Newgate and Ace here after the Summit War of Marineford. Whitebeard Ace Graves Island.png
Chapter 594; Episode 511 It is an island with rocky pointed pinnacles. The Kid Pirates landed here after the Summit War of Marineford. They defeated Haritsu Kendiyo's pirate crew on this island. Kid Island.png
Chapter 594; Episode 511 It is a flying island with a mysterious power of attraction. After the Summit War of Marineford, the Fire Tank Pirates' ship got caught by its attraction ability. Capone Island.png
Chapter 595; Episode 513 One of Kaido's favorite winter islands with metallic fake mountains and trees. It is protected by Scotch.
  • After the Summit War of Marineford, X Drake and his crew landed here and picked a fight with Scotch.
  • Two years later, Caribou shipwrecked here and got involved in a revolution occurring on the island before he was defeated and captured by X Drake.
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After timeskip Kaido's Island After Timeskip.png

Chapter 595; Episode 513 An island where people and animals can run on air. Scratchmen Apoo landed here after the Summit War of Marineford. New Word Island Apoo.png
Chapter 595; Episode 513 A fiery island with huge totem-pole black-like faces similar to the ones in Pre-Columbian civilizations. After the Summit War of Marineford, the Blackbeard Pirates landed here and defeated the Bonney Pirates. When Akainu appeared, Marshall D. Teach and his crew ran away, and the admiral caught Jewelry Bonney. Blackbeard Island.png
Chapter 673; Episode 599 A green island with huge mountains and spherical trees. Mocha, Sind, Uzu, and other child guinea-pigs of Caesar Clown came from this island. Yarisugi talks with their parents here. Guinea-pig Country.png
Chapter 677; Episode 603 The headquarters of the Kid Pirates in the New World. It has huge mountains, even bigger trees, and a castle. During the events of the Punk Hazard Arc, Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, and Basil Hawkins met here to form a pirate alliance. Kid Pirates' Headquarters.png
Chapter 827; Episode 786 A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire eggs. It has ovel mountains colored like Easter eggs. In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Amande there for the eggs. Unnamed Egg Island.png
Chapter 827; Episode 786 A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire flour. It has a large factory where flour are made. In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Diesel there for the flour. NoPicAvailable.png
Chapter 827; Episode 786 A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire fruits. It has a forest with abnormally large fruits. In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Randolph there for the fruits. NoPicAvailable.png
Chapter 964; Episode 964 An island located about three days travel from Wano Country. It has tropical trees and large flowers. During Oden trial with the Whitebeard Pirates, Amatsuki Toki was targeted by the Takotopus Pirates until being saved by Oden. Oden's Travels Islands 1.png

Underworld

The New World is also the primary geographical setting for the network known as the Underworld, an underground network of black market connections and illicit dealings which are beyond the World Government's control. Underworld activities, including weapons trading and the manufacture of SMILEs, occur in various islands throughout the New World, most prominently Punk Hazard and Dressrosa

Trivia

Entering the New World in the anime.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 433 (p. 7-8) and Episode 315, Koby tells Luffy of the New World.
  2. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 12-13) and Episode 151, Whitebeard is introduced.
  3. 3.0 3.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 13) and Episode 511, A comparison between of the first and second halves of the Grand Line.
  4. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 22) , It's pointed out "the true meaning behind Zeff's words" from Chapter 69.
  5. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 8) and Episode 373, Moria speaks of the terror of the New World.
  6. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 (p. 4) and Episode 344, Hogback explains the Wano Country's location.
  7. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 489 (p. 17-19) and Episode 381, Lola explains the origins of the Vivre Card.
  8. One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 14-15) and Episode 793, The Germa Kingdom first appears, assembling in Whole Cake Island in the New World.

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