One Piece anime is a long-running series with over 900 episodes so far and counting, but it’s well worth the watch. The story of Monkey D. Luffy, The Straw Hat Pirate, and his crew have been ongoing for years now with new adventures and characters coming in all the time to keep the story going.
The One Piece story is so long that its creator, Eiichiro Oda has had plenty of room to experiment with timelines and when certain events happen. The anime has a time skip that jumps years ahead from one point in the series, but when is it?
Fans have theorized that the time skip begins after episode 516. In this final episode of season 8, Jinbe tells Luffy that they will be parting ways to meet at Fish-Man Island in two years. Luffy meets the first mate of the Pirate King, Silvers Rayleigh, and trains with him.
Luffy begins training under the care of Rayleigh on an abandoned island called Rusukaina. Luffy is introduced to three different types of Haki, which are used for all sorts of purposes.
The Straw Hat Pirates have reunited in Sabaody Archipelago after two years apart In episode 517. However, they end up running into a few fights with other crews who want to pretend to be The Straw Hats.
Throughout these two years, Luffy and his crew go off in different directions to train. Roronoa Zoro works with the world’s strongest swordsman: Dracule Mihawk. Sanji trained with a member of the Revolutionary Army named Ivankov. while Nami didn’t train the way everyone else did.
The time skip started when Usopp finds himself on the Boin Archipelago, where he is offered great food that makes him stronger. Franky works on his engineering skills by studying blueprints made by a scientist with the World Government’s military sea force, Dr. Vegapunk. Crew member Brook decided to become a rockstar and spends most of his time going on tour.
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