One Piece Odyssey timeline – When does it take place?

by Ana Lopez

To say there’s an expansive timeline in the One Piece franchise would be an incredibly vague understatement. The beloved franchise started as a manga series in the late 90’s and eventually came out with an anime adaptation. The anime is still airing and already has over 1000 episodes, making the timeline absolutely huge. Since its release, fans have been wondering where One Piece Odyssey fits in, and to help answer that question, we’ve put together a One Piece Odyssey timeline guide.

One Piece Odyssey is a turn-based video game based on the hugely popular One Piece anime/manga series. The game features an open world and respectively recreates much of the story of the series with its advanced level design. The game gets more and more difficult as you play as you encounter enemies, boss battles, and increasingly difficult levels.

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One Piece Odyssey timeline explained

We’ll now dive deep into the One Piece timeline and try to pinpoint exactly where the new game fits.

What we know

On the official One Piece Odyssey website, the studio released a statement regarding the timeline for the game. Unfortunately it is very vague. The statement reads,

… during their journey along the Grand Line.

This doesn’t resolve our question, since most of One Piece takes place with the Straw Hat Crew traveling the Grand Line.

Reducing it

One way to determine where in the timeline One Piece Odyssey takes place is to look at the characters. Who is in the game and who is not?

By playing the game, you will notice that Sanji is still aboard the Thousand Sunny with the crew. Since Sanji leaves the crew in episode 768 of One Piece, we know the game must take place before then.

The absence of the Jinbe character supports this theory, as Jinbe officially joins the crew in episode 980.

The game actually adapts a few of the stories from the anime series, and one of these stories is the Dressrosa arc. The Dressrosa story ends in Episode 746 as the game adapts the story through a flashback. Looking back at the retrospective story in the game, you can assume the game is set after episode 746.

With all this in mind, it’s safe to say that One Piece Odyssey takes place sometime between Episode 746 and Episode 768 of One Piece.

Does it even matter?

As mentioned earlier, much of the game focuses on revisiting popular storylines in the One Piece canon through flashbacks. This is because the whole point of One Piece Odyssey is to celebrate the manga’s 25-year legacy.

The original story the game tells doesn’t add much to the history of the series, putting even more emphasis on One Piece’s grand story, rather than the one it currently tells.

Should we just let it go? We now have a bit of an answer, but does that still matter?

From a narrative point of view, no. From a narrative standpoint, it doesn’t really matter where or when One Piece Odyssey fits into the timeline.

For our One Piece obsessed brains – of course it matters! And we’re glad we came to a conclusion.

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