The One Piece anime series has been running for over twenty years now, and in that time there have been multiple movies released. But are any of them actually canon?
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What is canon in One Piece?
What is canon in One Piece?
This is a question that has been debated by fans for years. While there is no official answer, there are some general guidelines that can be used to determine what is considered canon in the One Piece universe.
First and foremost, the manga is considered to be the authoritative source on the One Piece story. This means that any story elements that are present in the manga are considered canon, while anything that is not present in the manga is considered non-canon.
In addition to the manga, certain other sources are also considered canonical. These include the anime series, the movies, and the TV specials. However, it should be noted that not all of these sources are considered to be of equal importance. For example, while the anime series is considered to be canonical, it is generally agreed that it is not as important as the manga when it comes to determining what is canon in the One Piece universe.
Finally, it should be noted that there are some elements of the One Piece story that are left intentionally ambiguous by those in charge of its development. As such, these elements are often open to interpretation by fans and it is up to each individual fan to decide whether or not they consider these elements to be canon or not.
The definition of canon
In fiction, canon is the material accepted as officially part of the story in an individual universe of that story. It is often contrasted with, or used as the basis for, works of fan fiction. The alternative terms mythology, timeline, and continuity are often used, with the first of these being especially used in regard to media such as comic books and films. Canonicity is the degree to which a given story element is considered to be part of the official story.
What are the different types of canon?
Canon is often used to refer to the parts of a franchise that are considered official canon. This can include books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc. that are part of the official story line. However, not all of these elements are necessarily considered canon by everyone. For example, some fans may consider the books to be canon, but not the movies. Others might consider the movies to be canon, but not the video games. It is up to the individual fan to decide what they consider to be canon.
There are three different types of canon: primary, secondary, and tertiary.
Primary canon is considered to be the most important and is usually created by the original author or artist. It is often considered to be essential to understanding the story. For example, in the Harry Potter series, the primary canon would be the books written by J.K. Rowling.
Secondary canon is considered to be less important than primary canon, but still contains information that is relevant to understanding the story. It is often created by people who are not the original author or artist. For example, in the Harry Potter series, a secondary source of canon would be Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter films.
Tertiary canon is considered to be the least important and often contains information that is non-essential or contradictory to the story line. It is usually created by people who are not associated with the original author or artist in any way. For example, in the Harry Potter series, a tertiary source ofcanon would be unofficial websites that contain fan-written theory articles about potential plot holes in the books or films.
Why is the One Piece anime considered non-canon?
The One Piece anime is not considered canon because it differs significantly from the original manga written by Eiichiro Oda. The manga is the official source material for the story, and the anime is merely an adaptation.
The most significant difference between the two is that the anime often changes or omits key plot points, and some arcs are entirely original content. As a result, many fans consider the manga to be the “true” One Piece story.
The One Piece movies- are they canon?
fans often debate which story arcs in the anime are canonical (part of the “true” story). The One Piece movies are no exception – some fans believe that they are part of the canon, while others believe that they are not. So, which is it? Are any of the One Piece movies canon?
The answer is… maybe. It’s complicated.
Some of the One Piece movies, like Strong World and Film Z, are closely connected to the main story arc of the anime. They were written by Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece, and they follow closely with the events of the anime. For these reasons, many fans consider them to be part of the canon story.
Other movies, like Dead End Adventure and Adventure of Nebulandia, are not as closely connected to the main story arc. They were not written by Eiichiro Oda, and they don’t follow as closely with the events of the anime. For these reasons, many fans do not consider them to be part of the canon story.
So, it really depends on which movie you’re talking about. Some are considered canon by some fans, while others are not. Ultimately, it’s up to each individual fan to decide which movies they consider to be part of the “true” story.
Do the movies follow the story of the anime?
The short answer is no, the movies are not canon.
The movies are not canon because they were not written by Eiichiro Oda, the author of One Piece. Oda has said that he was not involved in the making of the movies and he does not consider them to be part of the official story.
The movies are also not canon because they often contradict the events of the anime. For example, in One Piece: Stampede, Boa Hancock is shown to be married to Luffy, but in the anime, she is still in love with Marco.
Some fans believe that the movies are separate from the anime and should be considered their own continuity, but they are not considered canon by most fans.
Do the movies contradict the anime?
The One Piece movies are not considered canon by Oda and Toei. This is because the movies are not based on Oda’s story, but rather they are filler created by Toei. However, there are some elements of the movies that are considered canon, such as the relationship between Nami and Sanji.
What about the spin-off series? Is it canon?
The answer, unfortunately, is a little complicated. The four main movies – Dead End Adventure, Adventure of Nezha, Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, and Strong World – are all considered canon by Toei Animation. However, the spin-off series One Piece Film: Strong World – Episode 0 is actually non-canon.
The live-action movie- is it canon?
The first live action One Piece movie, titled “One Piece: The Movie” was released in Japanese theaters on March 4, 2000. The movie was later released with an English dub on DVD on May 21, 2002 by funimation. The licensed company that currently distributes One Piece in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom. In the American DVD release, the movie’s title was changed to “One Piece: The Curse of the Sacred Sword.”
The second live action One Piece movie, titled “One Piece: Adventure of Nebulandia,” was released in Japanese theaters on December 12, 2015. The movie has not yet been released outside of Japan.
At this time, it is unknown if either of these movies are considered canon within the series.
After looking at the evidence, it seems clear that none of the One Piece movies are canon. This is likely because they would interfere with the narrative of the show, and because they are not essential to understanding the plot.