Netflix One Piece parents guide: Is the fantasy adventure series okay for kids?

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We’ve all been waiting for this day. One Piece season 1 is finally streaming on Netflix, and I’m sure you can’t wait to watch all eight episodes of the live-action adaptation. But before you start binge-watching the new series, we must share with you the parents guide and age rating. This way, you’ll know if it’s appropriate for kids to watch.

One Piece is a Netflix original series created by Matt Owens and Steven Maeda. It’s based on Eiichiro Oda’s popular manga series of the same name and follows young pirate Monkey D. Luffy as he assembles his own pirate crew, finds a ship, and sets sail across the dangerous ocean in search of the world’s most legendary treasure so that he can finally become King of the Pirates.

Talented actor Iñaki Godoy plays the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy. The rest of the cast is made up of Mackenyu, Emily Rudd, Jacob Romero Gibson, Taz Skylar, Vincent Regan, Morgan Davies, and many others.

Netflix One Piece parents guide and age rating: What is One Piece rated?

The fantasy adventure series is rated TV-14, meaning it may not be suitable for ages under 14. It was given this maturity rating for strong language, nudity, self-harm, smoking, and graphic violence. There’s also blood, alcohol consumption, and various weapon use. Characters are shown in hand-to-hand combat as well as battles using weapons. Some of the weapons used are swords, guns, cannons, knives, an axe, a Bo Staff, and a spiked iron mace.

Here’s a list of some scenes in the first season that many parents would deem inappropriate for young kids to be watching:

  • A man is publicly executed with two swords being plunged into his back.
  • A young boy self-harms by stabbing his cheek with a knife.
  • A pirate murders people with a spiked iron mace. Some blood is splattered every time they knock someone out. One person in particular is brutally murdered with the mace, and a puddle of blood is shown on the floorboards of the ship where they lay.
  • Two men have a sword fight that ends with one of them killed by their body being split in half. A huge puddle of blood is shown on the ground where the split-up body lies.
  • Profanity is used by a young boy. He uses the curse word a**.
  • A young boy uses the curse word sh*tbag.
  • Two characters use the curse words sh*t and f*cking.
  • A bloody severed leg is shown.
  • A woman self-harms by stabbing herself in the arm repeatedly.
  • A severed head in a bag is shown.

The show contains fantasy violence, scary imagery, profanity, nudity, alcohol use, and more that some parents may find inappropriate for young viewers. We recommend checking out the series first before allowing kids to watch.

In addition to the scenes listed above, here is some more detail on potentially objectionable content:

Violence

There are many intense fight scenes with hand-to-hand combat and weapons. Characters get stabbed, shot, decapitated, and more. There are shootouts, swordfights, explosions, and large-scale battles with blood and injuries. The violence, while fantasy, can be jarring and graphic at times.

Language

Profanity is used throughout the show including words like 'sh*t', 'f*ck', 'b*tch', 'a**', and more. Young kids repeat and pick up on language easily, so parents should be mindful.

Nudity

There is some nudity including shirtless men and glimpses of buttocks. A nude man is shown from behind at one point. While no full frontal nudity is shown, the mature content is something to note.

Alcohol and Drugs

Characters are shown drinking alcohol in various scenes. There is also some portrayal of smoking cigarettes and cigars. Impressionable young viewers may attempt to mimic what they see.

Scary/Disturbing Imagery

In addition to the violence, there are scenes with blood, gore, and frightening creatures like giant sea monsters and zombies. The villains in the show can also be intense and sinister.

Overall, One Piece is best suited for older tweens, teens, and mature audiences rather than young children. While it's an exciting fantasy adventure, parents know their kids best in terms of what content they can handle.

As always, watching shows together and discussing them after is the best way for parents to monitor media consumption and address any questions or concerns kids may have about mature content.

One Piece season 1 is streaming now only on Netflix .