One Piece (ワンピース, Wan Pīsu) is a direct anime adaptation of the hit manga One Piece that was created by the now acclaimed manga artist/author Eiichiro Oda. One Piece is an adventure/comedy series that follows in the path of the series Oda took inspiration in. It is produced by the Toei Animation studio and has aired in Japan on both the Fuji TV and Animax networks. It is mainly targeted toward a younger male audience, but does have cross gender appeal. The first episode originally aired on October 20, 1999.
Originally being distributed to the U.S. by the 4Kids company. They lost the rights and were later acquired by the FUNimation company in 2007. They would later go on to streaming the latest episode out of Japan with subtitles off their official website. The episodes are currently being added to the FUNimation site one hour after they air in Japan.