As live-action adaptations continue to make their mark in the entertainment industry, one beloved tale is finally set to enter the ring: Eiichiro Oda’s magnum opus, One Piece.
The tale of Monkey D. Luffy has been around since its inception in 1997, and the franchise itself has gone through various iterations—from its original form in manga, to its eventual animated series/feature films, and finally, to its live-action adaptation helmed by the creatives at Netflix. With over 1,000 chapters and hundreds of TV episodes to sift through, fans have had enough to chew on over the past 26 years.
This does however make One Piece one of the most daunting anime series to get into. Its massive story and sheer volume of chapters or episodes may dissuade you from even starting the epic story to begin with. But, fret not, because we’re here to help. With the arrival of Netflix’s live-action One Piece adaptation, we’re breaking down 10 facts you need to know before jumping into Luffy’s lovable world.