The concept of One Piece is really open ended; "Boy attempts to be the Pirate King" leaves a great deal of room open for exactly just how that could happen. Appropriately ample for a collection about a lengthy odyssey, the series has actually been leisurely functioning its way to an ending. Up until now, the anime has in fact covered concerning 5 substantial story arcs, a few of which have a number of mini arcs. It starts with short, mainly silly tales that are swiftly corrected, yet as we get to know the characters more and the globe opens up, it steadily, with confidence develops to high drama with some impressive stories. Two instances stand out: the Alabasta Arc and the CP9 Saga. The Alabasta Arc starts right after the core of the staff is constructed and durations over fifty episodes. It's a huge, meaty storyline with conspiracy theories and secret identifications, defiances and politicking, and has among the most reliable villains I've ever in the past seen in anime.