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Every One Piece Filler Episode You Can Skip According To YouTube

"One Piece" is arguably the biggest of the anime big three. For international animation fans of the 2000s, "Naruto," "Bleach," and "One Piece" were anime. While "Naruto" and "Bleach" have both concluded their manga runs, "One Piece" continues chugging out issues. Both the anime and manga concern Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates in their quest to find the best treasure of all time — the fabled One Piece. This will allow Monkey to become King of the Pirates. The Straw Hat Pirates travel from themed island to themed island, going on adventures and besting foes. The anime has almost 1,000 episodes, which is both daunting and reassuring. On the one hand, you'll never be short of content, though that's still a lot of information to get through.

What's more, the "One Piece" anime has several storylines that have nothing to do with the manga. As Crunchyroll explains, there are many frequent trope-y episode types that seem to be padding an anime run, regardless of the title. Beach episodes are a prime example. Sometimes an anime will outpace its source material, and these padding episodes give the manga a chance to catch up and advance the plot. Manga fans derisively call these anime-exclusive stories "filler arcs." Because if they're not part of the mangaka's original vision, what good could they be?

Of the nearly 1,000 One Piece episodes, fewer than 100 are filler

YouTube channel Crazy Monkey Anime broke down all the arcs of the "One Piece" anime, and to which chapters of the manga they correspond to. If an anime arc doesn't have corresponding manga chapters? That's filler, baby! While the video mentions 74 filler episodes, there are at least 20 others that aren't completely faithful to the manga, according to the most updated information from Anime Filler List.

If you only care about manga-sourced content, Crazy Monkey Anime suggests skipping episodes 54-61, 131-135, 136-143, 196-206, 220-228, 326-335, 382-384, 426-429, 575-578, 626-628, 747-750, 780-782, and 895-896. Anime Filler List also mentions episodes 98-99, 102, 279-283, 291-292, 303, 317-319, 336, 406-407, 457-458, 492, 542, and 907. Interestingly, Episodes 227-228 are not included in the latter list, but in any case, that's still less than 10% of the anime's episode count.

Most of these arcs see the Straw Hat Pirates visiting yet another random island, so in many ways, they're not that different from the "canon" arcs. One filler arc, the G-8 Arc, is considered to be actually as good as canon by many fans, including YouTuber Uniquenameosaurus.

The Ocean's Dream Arc (220-224) is based on something outside the anime, just not the manga. It's based on the Playstation video game of the same name. So if you're a gamer, maybe this one doesn't have to be skipped. The next four eps are arguably pure filler, though. There's also the six-episode-long Boss Luffy's Historical Special, which uses "One Piece" characters to explain real-world history.