Progression of Time in One Piece

Myth: It has been a year since the story began.

Fact: There is no indication of how long the storyline has taken. Few clues aid the fans at all.

From witnessing the story play out;

  1. Luffy’s first few adventures in the East Blue happened within a few weeks. The only time night was witnessed however were during the captain Kuro story arc and at the end of the Arlong story arc. They therefore spent at least one day at Usopp’s village.Syrup_Village_Arc
  2. Luffy worked for two days in Baratie before the arrival of Don Krieg’s Pirate Armada.
  3. They spent several days partying in Nami’s village after it was freed from Arlong.
  4. No night scenes were witnessed during Loguetown, it is presumed Loguetown was a quick stop for them due to the conflict with Smoker.
  5. Whiskey Peak was at least one night, they were there less than a day.
  6. They were at Little Garden for only a day (no night scenes were witnessed).
  7. From Little Garden to Drum Island it was less than five days (Nami would have died from her illness of Kestia if it had been any longer).
  8. There was a night scene at Drum Island, but they were there no more than two or so days.
  9. They met Ace within ten days of him visiting Drum Island because he had left Drum Island only a week beforehand and he was still in Alabasta when they arrived. He was only going to wait ten days for Luffy.
  10. In all, they spent less than a week or so in Alabasta before moving on.
  11. They were in Jaya less than four days, the time taken before their Log Pose would have adjusted, however they left close to its change.
  12. A close examination of Skypiea will show that it lasted two days (Entering the white sea to the campfire in Upper Yard was one day, and then the Survival Game to waking up the next morning after the party was another).
  13. No night scenes were seen in the Davy Back Fight matches. It is presumed the events took place in less than a day.
  14. They stayed in Long Ring Long Land for 4 days after Aokiji’s attack to let Luffy and Robin rest.
  15. They traveled for another 3 days before coming across Yokozuna.
  16. Including the events of Enies Lobby, the crew had stopped at Water 7 for a week.
  17. Thriller Bark was less than a day, a day max.
  18. There was a week between leaving Thriller Bark and arriving at the Red Line.
  19. They were in Sabaody Archipelago for less than a day.
  20. A full two days had visibly passed over the time Luffy was on his way to Amazon Lily.
  21. Four and a half days had passed during the journey from Amazon Lily to Impel Down via Marine ship.
  22. At least 30 hours passed while Luffy was in Impel Down.
  23. Three weeks passed from the end of the “War at the Summit” at Marineford to Luffy ringing the Ox Bell.
  24. Two years passed during the timeskip.one_piece__the_straw_hat_pirates_by_theorderofnightmare
  25. They travelled straight to Fishman Island in what was depicted as less than a few hours after reuniting, and stayed there for less than a day, a day max.
  26. They travelled straight from Fishman Island to Punk Hazard in what was depicted as less than a few hours.
  27. They spent less than a day on Punk Hazard before leaving for Dressrosa.
  28. They spent four days on Dressrosa before leaving for Zou.
  29. A week passed before they reached Zou.
  30. They spent a day on Zou before Luffy’s group went to Whole Cake Island and the others went to Wano Country.12966054_615294271953333_196736963_n

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