One Piece Odyssey is the new One Piece video game and it leans heavily into popular anime. The game boasts a new story that slots neatly into the series’ canon timeline. Spanning more than 1,000 chapters across a period of 25 years, the popular One Piece manga is understandably daunting to people who are just getting into the franchise.
With over a thousand episodes to date, the One Piece anime adaptation is equally as intimidating. Even after many years, One Piece is still going strong. In this guide, you will get to know the answer to when does One Piece Odyssey take place in the timeline of One Piece.
When does One Piece Odyssey take place in the timeline of One Piece?
First, you should know that One Piece Odyssey isn’t actually canon. If you don’t play this game, you will not miss out on any essential story elements from the rest of the series. There are numerous references to previous story arcs inside the game, known as Memories. However, Odyssey won’t impact current or future story arcs. In a way, this makes the game slightly more accessible to newcomers as the story is entirely self-contained.
Pinpointing when this story takes place within the series is a bit tricky. For the past arcs, the Straw Hat Pirates were separated due to various circumstances. Until the launch of One Piece Odyssey, they have been together only for five arcs since 2010 – Fishman Island, Wano, Punk hazard, Egghead island, and Zou. As the game features almost the entire crew, it has to be set around one of these arcs. However, one of the memory sequences in One Piece Odyssey actually relives the events of the Dressrosa arc. This arc was set after Fishman Island and Punk Hazard, which means that the game cannot take place during those arcs.
Ultimately, the answer is that One Piece Odyssey takes place somewhere around the Zou Arc. There are still a few minor continuity issues, like how Sanji isn’t present in the arc due to events forcing him to be away from the crew but he is still in the game.