The New World refers to the second half of the Grand Line, and is the main setting of the second half of One Piece. It is located between West and North Blue, and Fishman Island and the other side of Reverse Mountain. The only known people to have fully explored it are Gol D. Roger and his crew.
Islands within the New WorldEdit
The New World contains the island of Raftel, which is said to be the final island in the Grand Line. It is rumored that the legendary treasure of the Pirate King Gol D. Roger, One Piece, and the true history, found on the Rio Poneglyph, are located on this island. The Yonko, the four strongest pirates in the world, reside in the New World. The New World stretches from Mariejois to the other side of Reverse Mountain.
Some islands in the New World change their magnetic fields, which makes a special New World Log Pose necessary so as not to get lost. The stability of the magnetic field of an island tends to indicate how stable that island is. There are also a few rare islands in the New World that have no magnetic field, and cannot be navigated to by a Log Pose at all.
Other islands of interest within the New World are Wano Country, where the legendary swordsman, Ryuma, as well as Kin'emon, Momonosuke, and Kanjuro originated from, and Elbaf, the island home of giants, which Usopp hopes to go to one day. Also, somewhere in the New World is an island with a special shop where Vivre Cards are manufactured. The Marine Base G-5 also resides here, and according to Aokiji, it is full of problems. As is later demonstrated, the Marines of this base are wild and tend not to follow their orders. On Sakazuki's orders, Marine Headquarters was also relocated to this sea after the Battle of Marineford during the two year timeskip in order to better challenge the Yonko.
The unfixed, seafaring Germa Kingdom (Sanji's home country) is currently located in the New World. However, as the kingdom originated in North Blue, its rulers must possess some method of transporting dozens of ships across the Calm Belt.
According to former Shichibukai, Gekko Moriah, one will lose everything one cherishes in the New World, something he personally experienced. He also claimed that one shall face what he calls "The Ultimate Nightmare" there, indicating it is a very dangerous place for even the most powerful and talented pirates like himself. The New World is such an abhorrent challenge that some pirates refer to the first half of the Grand Line as "paradise" when comparing it to the second half.
While the "Paradise" of the Grand Line possesses highly volatile and unpredictable weather conditions, the "New World" is even more erratic. While certain islands are relatively simple in terms of weather and climate, such as the snowy Yukiryu Island and the rainy island the Kid Pirates were on, other portions of the ocean defy the very laws of physics and nature themselves. Examples include the lightning rain of Raijin Island, the Firetank Pirates being drawn toward a giant black sphere floating in the sky in the middle of the sea, and the On Air Pirates running on air.
This is a concept unique to the New World. Due to the presence of four powerful pirate crews under the reign of the Yonko who reside in the New World, all of them possess many territories widespread across its sea. These territories are used as the respective Yonko sees fit; for example, Charlotte Linlin has the territories she occupies make various sweets for her as tributes, with the citizens free to live as they please as long as they deliver on time; whilst Kaido converted one of his into a weapon-making factory and enslaved all able-bodied citizens to work there. While this may seem like a dictatorship of a foreign power, the Yonko's claim over an island can actually protect the citizens from other pirates, though the situation varies greatly between the Yonko guardian. This is examplified when Edward Newgate declared Fishman Island as his turf, as it caused the constant kidnappings of its citizens by other pirates to cease completely, even though the island was already affiliated with the World Government.
However, not all the islands in the New World belongs to a Yonko. Some are under the protection of the Marines; others may have their own powerful military force like the Wano Kingdom possesses (though it was later conquered by Kaido); a few might be isolated or require special methods to reach it, like Zou; and certain islands may be under the jurisdiction of powerful or influential individuals like the Shichibukai.
Currently named locations in the New World are:
- Yukiryu Island
- Wano Country
- Marine Headquarters (formerly G-1)
- Totto Land
- Raijin Island
- Risky Red Island
- Mystoria Island
- Punk Hazard
- Prodence Kingdom
- Mogaro Kingdom
- Doerena Kingdom
- Majiatsuka Kingdom
- Applenine Island
- Karai Bari Island
- Broc Coli Island
- Germa Kingdom (currently)
|Chapter 552; Episode 461||A winter island. It has large mountains.||An Island with harsh snow storms that the Red Hair Pirates stayed. This is where Portgas D. Ace led his crew as soon as they entered the New World so Ace could show his gratitude toward Shanks for helping Luffy. During Ace's visit to the island, the storm was somewhat calmed.|
|Chapter 552; Episode 461||A foggy island. It has a vast pine forest and a mountain range.||An island the Whitebeard Pirates used for supply. Ace waited there for Whitebeard to come but was encountered by Jinbe, and the two fight. After a long fight, both fighters collapsed just before the Whitebeard Pirates arrived. Ace then protected his crew before being defeated by Whitebeard and offered to join the Yonko's crew. During Ace's visit to the island, the fog was somewhat cleared.|
|Chapter 590; Episode 505||A green island near Whitebeard's homeland.||The Red Hair and Whitebeard Pirates buried Newgate and Ace here after the Battle of Marineford.|
|Chapter 594; Episode 511||It is an island with rocky pointed pinnacles.||The Kid Pirates landed here after the Battle of Marineford. They defeated Haritsu Kendiyo's pirate crew on this island.|
|Chapter 594; Episode 511||It is a flying island with a mysterious power of attraction.||After the Battle of Marineford, the Fire Tank Pirates' ship got caught by its attraction ability.|
|Chapter 595; Episode 513||One of Kaido's favorite winter islands with metallic fake mountains and trees. It is protected by Scotch.||Before timeskip|
|Chapter 595; Episode 513||An island where people and animals can run on air.||Scratchmen Apoo landed here after the Battle of Marineford.|
|Chapter 595; Episode 513||A fiery island with huge totem similar to Pre-Columbian civilizations.||After the Battle of Marineford, the Blackbeard Pirates landed here and defeated the Bonney Pirates. When Akainu appeared, Marshall D. Teach and his crew ran away, and the admiral caught Jewelry Bonney.|
|Chapter 673; Episode 599||A green island with huge mountains and spherical trees.||Mocha, Sind, Uzu, and other child guinea-pigs of Caesar Clown came from this island. Yarisugi talks with their parents here.|
|Chapter 677; Episode 603||The headquarters of the Kid Pirates in the New World. It has huge mountains, even bigger trees, and a castle.||During the events of the Punk Hazard Arc, Eustass Kid, Scratchmen Apoo, and Basil Hawkins met here to form a pirate alliance.|
|A snowing island where Kaido resides. It has bonsai-like trees and a mysterious landmark resembling an oriental palace looming over the horizon.||After Donquixote Doflamingo's defeat, Kaido resided on this island and was enraged when he learned of the news. A week later, Scratchmen Apoo contacted Kaido to inform him that they lost contact with Jack.|
|Chapter 827; Episode 786||A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire eggs. It has ovel mountains colored like Easter eggs.||In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Vinsmoke Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Amande there for the eggs.|
|Chapter 827; Episode 786||A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire flour. It has a large factory where flour are made.||In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Vinsmoke Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Diesel there for the flour.|
|Chapter 827; Episode 786||A island located less than a day travel from Whole Cake Island where one can acquire fruits. It has a forest with abnormally large fruits.||In preparation for the tea party and wedding between Vinsmoke Sanji and Charlotte Pudding, Big Mom sent Randolph there for the fruits.|
|Chapter 886||One of the 35 islands that compose Totto Land. Like the rest of the archipelago's islands, it is themed after a type of food, which are potatoes and other potato-based foods.||The island was shown while reports of Luffy's location were reported throughout Totto Land as he evaded the Big Mom Pirates while recharging his Haki in preparations of his rematch against Charlotte Katakuri.|
|Chapter 909||The island where Whitebeard was born. A beautiful island with a whole town hidden behind the mountains which can only be entered through a waterfall. Many Sphinxes live here as domesticated animals.||The island was first shown when Nekomamushi went to meet with Marco. Marco then explained the island's history and how it used to be a poor and desolate place before Whitebeard started using his treasure to help it prosper. Marco currently acts as the island's doctor and protector.|
The New World is also the primary geographical setting for the network known as the Underworld. It is a system of connections and illicit dealings which are beyond the World Government's control. Underworld activities, including weapons trading and the manufacture of SMILES, occur in various islands throughout the New World, most prominently Punk Hazard and Dressrosa.
- The term "New World" is a reference to the Western Hemisphere (including North America, South America, Central America and the Caribbean), which was nicknamed the "New World" during the era of European exploration/colonization. This was in contrast to the "Old World", or the Eastern Hemisphere in the perspective of an eurocentric world view.
- In the anime, the New World is entered differently than in the manga. Instead of coming out in a sea of fire with thunder, the Straw Hats emerge into a storm, and effectively the Maubeugemour Sea.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 45 Chapter 433 (p. 7-8) and Episode 315, Coby tells Luffy of the New World.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 25 Chapter 234 (p. 12-13) and Episode 151, Whitebeard is introduced.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 47 Chapter 450 (p. 4) and Episode 344, Hogback explains the Wano Country's location.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 50 Chapter 489 (p. 17-19) and Episode 381, Lola explains the origins of the Vivre Card.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 83 Chapter 832 (p. 14-15) and Episode 793, The Germa Kingdom first appears, assembling in Whole Cake Island in the New World.
- ↑ One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 49 Chapter 481 (p. 8) and Episode 373, Moriah speaks of the terror of the New World.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 One Piece Manga and Anime — Vol. 60 Chapter 594 (p. 13) and Episode 511, A comparison between of the first and second halves of the Grand Line.
- ↑ One Piece Green: Secret Pieces (p. 22), It's pointed out "the true meaning behind Zeff's words" from Chapter 69.