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The debut of Netflix’s live action adaptation of One Piece sparks the curiosity of newcomers regarding the source material, which includes both the anime and manga.

Considering there are over a thousand episodes and chapters to dive into, you might be wondering where to start One Piece after live action.

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There are two main approaches to delve into the world of One Piece through the anime and manga, right after watching Netflix’s adaptation.

Warning: Major spoilers if you haven’t watched One Piece live action season 1.

Where to start One Piece after live action: Loguetown Arc

Because the One Piece live-action series concluded with Luffy’s victory over Arlong, you can continue your pirate adventure by jumping into the Loguetown Arc within the East Blue Saga. This arc starts at episode 48 in the anime and chapter 96 in the manga.

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What is Loguetown Arc all about in One Piece?

The Loguetown Arc in One Piece is a relatively short story arc that takes place just before the Straw Hat Pirates enter the Grand Line.

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Loguetown is known for being the place where Gold Roger, the Pirate King, was executed, and it holds great significance for the story. During this arc, the crew faces various challenges and encounters important characters while preparing to venture into the dangerous Grand Line.

Where to start One Piece after live action: Watch and read scenes and stories that didn’t make the Netflix cut

To ensure you don’t miss out on any of the stories and scenes that were left out of the live action adaptation, you can start by picking up the story in the middle of the Orange Town Arc within the East Blue Saga. This particular arc commences at episode 6 in the anime and chapter 12 in the manga.

In this arc, you’ll meet Chouchou, a devoted and amiable dog, a character never introduced in the live action series. Chouchou is the beloved pet of Boodle, Orange Town’s mayor.

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Chouchou plays a significant role in the arc when the Buggy Pirates, led by Captain Buggy, attack the town.Chouchou valiantly guards Boodle’s pet store and becomes a symbol of the townspeople’s resilience against the pirates.

His loyalty and determination make him a memorable character in this early arc of the series.

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If you want to know the complete watch order for One Piece, including the movies, check this guide.

Where to watch and read One Piece

Both the One Piece anime and live action are streaming on Netflix, while the One Piece manga can be read on Manga Plus, an online platform and smartphone app developed by SHUEISHA.

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