One Piece is one of the longest-running and most well-known shonen anime series ever. Most viewers would be frightened to eventually dive into the anime from the beginning due to its enormous length.
The anime One Piece has amassed hundreds of episodes since its debut in October 1999. So how many One Piece episodes are there? How long would it truly take to watch every episode of the now-legendary program if one were to snuggle up and binge?
How Many One Piece Anime Episodes Are There?
Based on the ever longer-running manga by Eiichiro Oda, the One Piece anime first began airing in October 1999, making the show over 20 years old. Throughout the years, it has amassed just as many seasons. So how many episodes of One Piece are there right now? As of November 2022, a current total of 1040 (and counting) episodes are available to watch.
How Many Episodes of One Piece Are There?
Unlike many anime, the One Piece movies are also part of the ongoing story. To date, there are fifteen One Piece films, with the most recent One Piece: Red having released in August 2022. Set during the Wano arc, One Piece: Red also exists within its own time space, so it continues to expand the overall story as a whole.
Adding all fifteen movies to the viewing list will extend the time it takes to watch all of One Piece, but by how much? Combining the films with the extensive episode list, committed viewers should be able to watch the entire series so far... eventually. But it's going to take some serious dedication.
How Many One Piece Films Exist?
The One Piece anime recently reached its 1040th episode. That means it would take a first time viewer a long time to be up-to-date with any future episodes. The episodes range between 22 and 24 minutes long. Using the latter as the norm and multiplying it by 1040, binging the series would therefore last a total of 24,960 minutes. This equals 416 hours or 17.33 days. Adding all fifteen films tacks on another 22.1 hours, extending total viewing time by 438.1 hours, or 18.25 days.
That is, of course, if they watched it without ever sleeping or taking a break. If viewers were to spend the eight hours a day that would usually be reserved for work or school consuming the anime instead, it would take 52 days to catch up with all One Piece episodes. With the movies added into the mix, the total number of days to catch up entirely would be 54.75. That's assuming they did this every day for eight hours, including weekends. That would be almost two months' worth of continued viewing -- a pretty arduous task. Fortunately, it would take viewers through the upcoming the holiday season, which occasionally provides a lot of downtime--especially for students.
Removing two and a half minutes from each episode for the intro/outro, the 1040 episodes last a total of about 22,800 minutes. This equals out to 381.3 hours or 15.9 days, putting it over two solid weeks of solid, consecutive viewing without any breaks for other shows or activities, like sleeping. The manga recently entered into its final chapter, which means many more episodes are still on the way. Catching up will become even more difficult as weeks pass, but a dedicated viewer could get it done.
While it's still by no means an easy-to-digest chunk of programming, there's never a bad time to set sail with One Piece.