One Piece Top 10 Episodes of Wano Arc

One Piece Top 10 Episodes of Wano Arc

The Wano arc has proven to be one of the most iconic and significant arcs in One Piece time and time again. While it is in an insanely long arc, it does contain a few of the most amazingly crafted episodes in the entire series. From beautifully animated masterpieces to lore-heavy reveals, here are the Top 10 Episodes of Wano Arc.

One Piece: Top 10 Episodes of Wano Arc

10. The Three-Sword Style of the Supreme King! Zoro vs. King – Episode 1062

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Zoro, One Piece | Image Courtesy via IMDb

The exhilarating battle between the Zoro and King finally concluded with this episode. Fans were able to finally witness Zoro besting one of the most formidable entities in the Grand Line, proving once again that he is worthy of being the Swordsman of the Pirate King’s crew.

9. Oden Wouldn’t Be Oden If It Wasn’t Boiled – Episode 974

This episode was a true emotional rollercoaster. While fans definitely knew that Orochi and Kaido wouldn’t hold up their end of the bargain with regard to their deal with Oden, it was truly painful to watch Oden boil to death. This was also the moment when the people of Wano finally realized their mistake.

8. A Tearful Promise! The Kidnapped Momonosuke – Episode 980

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Jinbei | Picture courtesy to Crunchyroll

Every time a new Strawhat is recruited, it marks a significant shift in the overall tone of the story of One Piece due to how integral each character ends up being to the crew. Jinbei was one of the most anticipated additions to the crew who was teased way back during the Whole Cake Island Arc. His entrance into Wano was nothing short of extraordinary.

7. Crossing Swords! Roger and Whitebeard! – Episode 965

This episode marks the only time fans got to witness a clash between Roger Pirates and the Whitebeard Pirates, but in typical One Piece fashion, most of the fight was offscreen. The moments where we get to witness the powers of the Past Legends are few and far between, yet every incident proves to be truly enticing to experience.

6. Zoro’s Fury – The Truth About the SMILE! – Episode 940

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Sanji and Zoro. (Image credits Toei Animation)

This episode was one of the earliest moments in the Wano Arc where fans realized just how cruel and diabolical Kaido’s rule over Wano has been. The death of Yasuie and the crowd’s inability to grieve for him due to the effects of the Smile fruit brought out early glimpses of the demon within Zoro through his rage.

5. The Pirate King is Born – Arriving at the Last Island! – Episode 968

This iconic episode marks the arrival of Roger at Laugh Tale. The entire island was covered in mist and we got to see nothing, but just to most fans, this was a teaser to what is coming in the future when Luffy ends up at the same spot.

4. The Strike of an Ifrit! Sanji vs. Queen – Episode 1061

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Striking Visuals of episode 1061 | Image courtesy of Toei Animation via IMDB

This episode masterfully deals with Sanji’s own existential crisis while also bringing his battle with Queen to a conclusion. The animation and the fluidity of this episode were also top tier and it proceeded to go down as one of the best fights in the entire series.

3. Straw Hat Luffy – The Man Who Will Become the Pirate King – Episode 1015

This episode stood as a testament to what the title says. The way how Luffy casually walks past two emperors with absolute disrespect shows why he is the number 1 contented for the title of the Pirate King.

2. The Sea Is For Pirates! Raid! To Onigashima – Episode 977

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Kid and Luffy | Image Courtesy via IMDb

While the entire alliance thought that all hope was lost, Luffy, Law, and Kid made a timely appearance to declare the beginning of the new era and to mark the start of the Raid on Onigashima.

1. Overwhelming Strength! The Straw Hats Come Together – Episode 1000

This was not a normal episode. The 1000th episode of One Piece was pure celebration. Loyal fans who’ve stuck with the series for this long got to experience this amazing event where we got to see the Straw Hats share a glorious moment as they prepare to move forward with the Raid.


Overall, the Wano Arc is filled with plenty of gorgeously animated episodes with some pretty awesome story moments. As the arc nears its end, we can surely expect episodes to surpass the ones above. For more such lists, stay with Spiel Anime.

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