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This article deals with One Piece Manga Cover Pages, the initial page introducing every chapter. Only two of the early chapters do not have a specific cover page: Chapter 4 and Chapter 6.

Types of Cover PagesEdit

Since the beginning of the manga's serialization, several types of cover pages can be found.

  • Animal Theater
  • Color Spread
  • Cover Story
  • Where are they now series
  • Fan Requests

Animal TheaterEdit

Animal Theater (アニマル劇場 Animaru Gekijō?)[1] is the first type of cover page to be introduced. They depict one or several Straw Hats member in a fantasy scene. For most of them they show the crew member along with animals since Oda claims he likes drawing them.[2]

In the beginning this type of cover could show several members and appeared randomly like the color panels, but since Chapter 120, a pattern became apparent:

  • This type of cover only appears as a transition between 2 cover stories.
  • There is only one Straw Hat per cover.
  • There is always one animal.
  • Each Straw Hat has only one cover per series and all of them have had one (i.e. the series contains as many members as the crew contains at the time of the series).
    • The fan-requested covers of chapters 669-673 are an exception to this.


  • The series usually starts with Luffy, there is only one exception which is Chapter 263 where it is Nami.
  • Starting from Chapter 125, Vivi and Carue are included in the series.

Color SpreadEdit

The color spreads are special double pages that are colorized for Shonen Jump releases, but when printed in the collected volumes (tankōbon) they are as black and white as the rest of the pages, although they can be seen again in color once they are reprinted in the Color Walks.

  • They do not have special frequency and is the only kind of cover that can appear in the middle of the other series types.
  • The One Piece logo is generally modified so as to follow the theme of the cover.


  • Several color spreads have appeared in some animated variation, such as in Openings for the anime and other One Piece media (see List of Color Spreads).

Cover StoriesEdit

Further information: Story Arcs#Chapter Title Page "Mini-Arcs"

These covers are chapters within chapters. They depict the adventures of a character (generally an enemy) after the Straw Hats have encountered him or her. Each cover corresponds to one volume of the Cover story (around ~40 per story) and has a dedicated title.

Where They Are NowEdit

Where They Are Now started to appear in Chapter 424 (i.e. Just after Vivi is reintroduced in the Animal Theater series). They are similar to the Cover Stories in that they have a specific title and a dedicated numeration, but instead of focusing on one character, one cover corresponds to someone different (generally a friend).

  • Where They Are Now series occur between Animal Theater and Cover Stories.

Covers and ChaptersEdit

Cover SeriesEdit

Name Chapter start Chapter end
Animal Theater 1 34
Buggy's Crew: After the Battle! 35 75
Animal Theater 76 81
Diary of Coby-Meppo 82 119
Animal Theater 120 125
Jango's Dance Paradise 126 172
Animal Theater 173 181
Hatchan's Sea-Floor Stroll 182 228
Animal Theater 229 235
Wapol's Omnivorous Hurrah 236 262
Animal Theater 263 271
Ace's Great Blackbeard Search 272 305
Animal Theater 306 313
Gedatsu's Accidental Blue-Sea Life 314 348
Animal Theater 349 358
Miss Goldenweek's "Operation: Meet Baroque Works" 359 413
Animal Theater 414 423
Where They Are Now (Skypiea) 424 427
Enel's Great Space Operations 428 474
Animal Theater 475 485
Where They Are Now (Water 7) 486 490
CP9's Independent Report 491 528
Animal Theater 529 542
Straw Hat's Separation Serial 543 560
Animal Theater 561 597
Fan Requests 599 611
From the Decks of the World 613 668
Fan Requests 669 673
Caribou's Kehihihihi in the New World 674 731
Fan Requests 732 750
Solo Journey of Jinbe, Knight of the Sea 751 785
Fan Requests 786 804
From the Decks of the World: The 500,000,000 Man Arc 805 838
Fan Requests 839 863
The Stories of the Self-Proclaimed Straw Hat Grand Fleet 864

Besides the color spreads (which are random), the other type of covers are now displayed according to the following logic alternatively:

One Cover Story -> One Animal Theater series (Luffy, other crew members, Vivi, Carue)-> One Where They Are Now series.


  • There wasn't a Where are they now series? before the Straw Hat Separation Serial cover stories, but they can be considered as a mix of both types.
  • The 3 first cover stories contain covers which are a mix of Cover Spread and Animal Theater. They are on one single page with the One Piece logo and, since they appear in the Colorwalks, they were initially in color.
    • Since this type of cover does not appear anymore, they are not considered a type. Here is the list of the chapters with such covers:
Chapter 38
Chapter 41
Chapter 44
Chapter 45
Chapter 49
Chapter 56
Chapter 64
Chapter 69
Chapter 82
Chapter 86
Chapter 94
Chapter 103
Chapter 137
Chapter 144
Chapter 165
Chapter 194

List of Color SpreadsEdit

A listing of Color Spread chapters. All color panels and spreads can be seen here.

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Chapter Description Color walk Used In
Nami, Luffy, and Shanks' crew rejoicing with treasures. 1
Straw Hats and their weapons. 1
Straw Hats on a cart. 1
Straw Hats and Baratie Arc characters. 1
Straw Hats taking a break from farming, with giant squids in the background 1
Straw Hats samurai I. 1
Straw Hats western fashion and black panthers. 1
Straw Hats and a giant treasure. 2
Funky Straw Hats. 2
Straw Hats exploring some ruins. 2
Straw Hats with Brogy and Dorry. 2
Straw Hats and pterodactyls. 2
Nami, Sanji and Luffy and a snow monster. 2
Straw Hats in a jungle. 2
Straw Hats running on a beach. 2
Straw Hats relaxing in a garden. 2
Straw Hats in the desert. 2
Baroque Works and Luffy. 2
Luffy and Nami in animal skins, with a jaguar on the background. 2
Luffy, Zoro, and Usopp surrounded by machines and a hippo. 3
Straw Hats relaxing in a jungle pool. 3
Straw Hats posing for a fight (except Nami). 3
Straw Hats with pigs on parachutes and seagulls. 3
Usopp explaining, Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji dozing off. 3
Nami, Robin, and Chopper in a bar after shopping. 3
Straw Hats atop a cliff. 3
Straw Hats in a swamp. 3
Straw Hats running away from the battleground. 3
Straw Hats at a pier with treasure. 3
Straw Hats relaxing in a Japanese garden. 3
Straw Hats having a bicycle and a horse carriage race. 3
Straw Hats resting, having a picnic. 3
Straw Hats eating ramen. 4
Straw Hats getting ready to play basketball. 4
Straw Hats performing in an orchestra at sea with rainbow colored sea kings. 4
Straw Hats Samurai II. 4
Straw Hats doing laundry. 4
Straw Hats riding on a Going Merry sky train. 4
Straw Hats playing with a beach ball on a large snake's body. 4
Straw Hats on roosters, Zoro on a chick. 4
Straw Hats venture to Water 7. 4
Straw Hats at sea with a large hippo in the background. 4
Straw Hats' mosaic panel pictures with thick borders. 4
Straw Hats Samurai III 4
Straw Hats and CP9. 4
Straw Hats' summer time. 4
Straw Hats flying with group of eagles. 4
Luffy, Zoro and Chopper playing as medieval knights. 4
Straw Hats in a snow country. 4
Straw Hats in a jungle ruins. 5
Straw Hats in a prehistoric jungle while being chased by a mammoth. 5
Straw Hats Chopper Man theme. 5
Straw Hats eating hotdogs. 5
Luffy, Zoro, and Sanji posing as the three musketeers with a big gorilla in the background. 5
Straw Hats in a boat race. 5
Straw Hats relaxing atop of clouds. 5
Luffy, Robin, and Chopper in the jungle. 5
Straw Hats walking down stairs. 5
Straw Hat boys as vikings. 5
Luffy, Nami, and Zoro in gothic clothing with a red dragon. 5
Luffy and Franky in a boxing match. 5
Straw Hats in a western town with a large iguana. 5
Straw Hats posing as mafioso (Tenth Anniversary color spread). 5
Straw Hats in an underwater world. 5
Straw Hats on a caterpillar-like boat. 5
Straw Hats at the top of a tree trunk with school of goldfish. 5
Straw Hats partying in a mushroom world. 6
Straw Hats' Declaration of War. 6
Straw Hats during their corresponding introductions. 6 Episode 516 and
Straw Hats playing cards in an abundant jungle. 6
Luffy, Nami, and Zoro in a Japanese painting. 6
Shichibukai. 6
Straw Hats eating on a flying elephant. 6
Straw Hats in a forest, Robin reading a large storybook. 6
Impel Down escape team. 6
Straw Hats in swim suits eating ice cream. 6
Straw Hats drinking cola and wearing Criminal brand clothing. 6
Straw Hats as fruit masked heroes. (First two color spreads in a row.) 6
Straw Hats lying on a dragon with a flock of parrots. 6
Straw Hats playing iron soccer. 6
Straw Hats at a tea party. 6
Straw Hats with "tattoos" drawn with markers. 6
Straw Hats two years later.
Straw Hats with The Musicians of Bremen.
The Straw Hats see the glow worm.
The Straw Hats are running away from a group of sharks.
The Straw Hats enjoying a life among a town of animals.
The Straw Hats building a structure made of legos according to Franky's design.
Panels focusing on each invidual crew member.
The Straw Hats swimming through Fishman Island.
The Straw Hats go to the beach on Fishman Island.
The Straw Hats and their animal counterparts holding each of their items.
The Straw Hats enjoy resting on a flowerbed placed on the branches of giant a tree and are surrounded by small orange elephants.
Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Usopp, Chopper, Franky and Brook are riding the Mini Merry II whilst wearing mafia clothing and firing their weapons in a paddle-by shooting.
The Straw Hats are inside giant tea cups as they fly over a city, enjoying food and drink as Chopper rides a lion in front of them.
The Straw Hats in a Halloween setting, surrounded by pumpkins and ghosts.
The Straw Hat Pirates in their Film Z outfits, Z, and images of many Marines as they appeared in the past standing behind them.
The Straw Hats build a clock. The caption reads "Le temps qui passe, nous indiffère" (French: The passage of time is unnoticeable).
The Straw Hat Pirates, Trafalgar Law, Bepo, Shachi, Penguin, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and the Franky Shogun stand in a group. Behind them are images of Basil Hawkins, Marshall D. Teach, Killer, Shanks, Eustass Kid, Charlotte Linlin, Scratchmen Apoo, Kuzan, Donquixote Doflamingo, Sakazuki, Jinbe, and Kaido. Episode 616
The Straw Hat Pirates in medieval attire along with a green dragon. Luffy is portrayed as a king, Nami as a princess, and the other Straw Hats are knights.
Luffy, Usopp, Zoro, Nami, Brook and Chopper are shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, surrounded by sharks and an octopus in the background.
The Straw Hats and a giant penguin swing on swings.
The Straw Hats are dressed up as kung fu characters.
Trafalgar Law, Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and the Straw Hats with a Chopper mecha whose hat is a miniature poolside bar.
The Straw Hats relax at the Mermaid Café, with Jinbe, Pappug and the mermaids.
The Straw Hats pose with their younger selves.
The Straw Hats play in the snow with some foxes.
The Straw Hats in military gear.
The Straw Hats doing laundry on the Sunny with some monkeys.
Luffy, Zoro, and Law with their allies from the Corrida Colosseum.
The Straw Hats getting ready to go out, to celebrate the series' 17th Anniversary.
The Straw Hats catch fish with some bears at the top of a waterfall for Sanji to cook.
The top ten most popular characters from One Piece riding in a carriage.
The Straw Hats on a road trip riding on bikes.
The Straw Hats enjoying pizza together while Nami, Chopper and Usopp showed everyone their posters of One Piece Tokyo Tower
The Straw Hats having a picnic with zombies.
The Straw Hats in various cultures' outfits.
The Straw Hats at the ocean having fun with other octopuses. The Straw Hats wear the same swimsuits in a sequence of the 19th opening We Can!.
The first six members of the Straw Hats eating dango with some hippos.
Luffy, Robin, Franky, and Brook are sitting down with some cats and are all wearing sunglasses, smoking and have tattoos. The background says "SEA FREAK".
Luffy, Nami, Usupp, Zoro and some monkeys return from shopping greeted by Sanji and Chopper who are waiting on the snowy pier.
A casino-themed promotion for One Piece Film: Gold, featuring the supporting Straw Hat Pirates on the inlet spaces of a roulette wheel, with Luffy climbing over a table as playing cards are strewn about, and the silhouette of the film's antagonist shouting through a stage microphone inside of a Hollywood-style lighted star.
A Japanese painting of the Sanji Retrieval Team, Sanji, and Kozuki Momonosuke, wearing kimonos with the Kozuki Family retainers portraits behind them.
The Straw Hat Pirates are riding on a koala roller coaster.
One Piece Film: Gold poster with the Straw Hat Pirates, Rob Lucci, Sabo, Gild Tesoro and others.
The Straw Hats in swimwear with a flamingo. An inscription on the boat where Nico Robin, Franky and Usopp rides comes with a statement "Why join the navy if you can be a pirate?"
The Straw Hats in kimonos are eating watermelons while watching fireworks with some goldfishes.
The Straw Hats enjoying dessert with penguins and a polar bear.
The Straw Hat Pirates with bear themed clothes in front of a pagoda. Luffy's shirt saya "Reconstruction Kumamoto", probably as a reference to the recent disaster in the real life city Kumamoto. The pagoda is also similar to the city's Kumamoto Castle. "Kuma" means "Bear" in Japanese.
The Straw Hats in red coats and scarves with a giant red stuffed bear in a snowy woods.
The Straw Hats are underwater in blue and black outfits, surrounded by sea creatures. The cover signifies the 20th year of the manga.
The Straw Hats divided to participate in an American football match between the "Monkeys" and the "Bisons".
Luffy is running in front of portraits of various characters from the manga and films. This cover is a celebration of the twenty year anniversary of the series, and an announcement for the sixth characters' popularity poll.
The "Mugiwara 56" are wearing clothes resembling raid suits, in each member respective color.
Luffy along with the top 11 characters outside of the Straw Hats and Jinbe of the sixth popularity poll are riding the Azure Dragon, a blue-green dragon from East Asian folklore, while Doflamingo and Crocodile float near by using their Devil Fruits abilities.
The Straw Hat Pirates are trying to cool themselves during the hot weather along with some cats.


  1. One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 12), Animal Theater in the table of contents.
  2. SBS One Piece MangaVol. 4 (p. 110).

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