2023 was a big year for One Piece. Not only did the series finally get a live-action adaptation courtesy of Netflix, it got a good live-action adaptation and even a season two renewal. If that wasn’t enough, One Piece‘s Monkey D. Luffy transformed into a giant straw hat-wearing balloon for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. It doesn’t get any bigger than that, literally. (Even if he did deflate a little.) And, of course, 2023 marks the conclusion of One Piece‘s long-running anime arc, Wano Country. But there’s no rest of the future King of the Pirates. In a flashy new trailer, Toei Animation revealed our first good glimpse of the One Piece anime’s upcoming Egghead Arc and also shared its official release date. And, there’s also good news for folks watching their One Piece on Netflix. Take a look below.
One Piece‘s Wano Country arc took the series into its thousandth episode and lasted for over four years. But now, change is in the air as our favorite pirates head into a more sci-fi adventure. If the trailer for One Piece‘s upcoming Egghead arc is anything to judge by, we’ll be seeing a more futuristic side of One Piece emerge, complete with wild architecture, giant robots, punk records, and some truly magical anime science. Dr. Vegapunk, who the Straw Hats meet when they land on Egghead island, has us intrigued already. Of course, one of the best parts of any new anime arc is new costumes. We love seeing Luffy and co. in their best cyberpunk looks. (And someone needs to get us a pair of those space boots, stat.)
But One Piece‘s Egghead arc island arc is important beyond just the new adventure it brings. It’s actually the first part of One Piece‘s final act. Yes, after over 25 years , this piratey story is beginning its wind down. But, given that a One Piece arc can go on for many episodes, not to mention, many years, we won’t feel too sad yet. And in the meanwhile, we have all the goodness of an arc titled “Egghead” to look forward to.
When Will One Piece‘s Egghead Island Arc Release?
One Piece‘s Egghead arc released on January 7, 2024. If you’re trying to watch the anime from the United States as soon as it releases in Japan, than you can catch it on Crunchyroll’s Simulcasts. But it turns out, you’ll also be able to watch it pretty quickly on Netflix, if that’s your preferred streamer. Netflix announced today that it would begin airing One Piece‘s Egghead arc on January 13. Basically, you can watch the latest episodes of One Piece on Netflix about a week after the episode releases. That’s definitely an interesting update.
If you’re behind, or if you haven’t started yet, don’t worry, you can still catch up—just snag our guide to watching One Piece efficiently and dive right in.
This new chapter of the One Piece anime began with episode 1086.
Originally published on November 27, 2023.