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"Gather up all of the crew,
It's time to ship out Bink's Brew..."

As should be expected, an epic series like One Piece deserves an epic soundtrack.

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  • Nothing beats the original opening song, "We Are!", by Hiroshi Kitadani, which can in many respects be considered the series' theme song. While One Piece has many great opening and ending songs, this is the only one that sounds apart from mainstream J-music, and more like something specifically written for the show (it was composed by Kouhei Tanaka, after all). It's cheery, upbeat, and has a great singer, and the accompanying animation is impressive. And if you've been a fan of the series for so long and look back upon it, it's bound to strike a few chords in your heart.
    • For you dubs fans out there, the Funimation version is amazing.
    • The version with all the Straw Hats singing together is even better, turning it into Heartwarming Music. (There really should be a page for that.)
    • It even makes it into an instrumental, one of the best in the series. It usually plays after the Big Bad is taken down, and everyone's having a good time in the aftermath. Fittingly, it's called, "We did it-Party!"
    • And here's the Animetal USA cover.
    • This 2013 cover by AAA, made for one of the movies.
  • The intros to the English version of the second opening, "Believe" and the third opening "Toward the Light" are pretty inspirational.
  • Opening 6, "Brand New World" is possibly the best opening, as one of the few that shows exciting scenes from the current arc.
  • “Hope”. This song is also sung by Namie Amuro and is considered by many to be one of the best openings in the New World era.
  • "Super Powers" by V6. An energetic piece guaranteed to pump you up for the coming episode.
  • "Over The Top. Now the fourth opening song sung by mainstay Hiroshi Kitadani, this may be his finest work on the series since "We Are!".
  • Say what you want about the 4Kids Entertainment version of the series, but it's hard not to love the rap theme. YA-YO! Years later, the original rapper came back and did an extended version featuring verses for the later additions to the Straw Hat crew.

  • Both versions of the eighth movie song "Compass". So pretty...
  • The Movie 10 ending theme, "fanfare", is just plain epic. Unfortunately, due to legal reasons, it couldn't make it into Funimation's release.
  • The 11th movie, Straw Hat Chase, has "Break into the Light" by the Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra.
  • "Ready!" from Folder5. The song's so good it was the main focus of one of the shorts, Jango's Dance Carnival.
  • In building up for Film Red, the announcement of seven different tie-in songs for the movie was made, all featuring the vocals of Ado (Uta's singing voice) alongside seven prolific musicians from Japan, which would all be released weekly up to the release of the movie. "New Genesis", the song featured in the film's official trailer, and the in-universe song that put Uta on the map, features an intense and energetic tune co-produced by Yasutaka Nakata of Capsule fame.

  • All of the Straw Hats' themes are awesome, and fit them to a T. Sanji's is jazzy and suave, Robin's is sexy, classy and elegant, Usopp's is fast-paced and upbeat, Nami's is cute and mischievous, Zoro's is dark and serious, Franky's is triumphant and awesome (So awesome it was even used before Franky was introduced), Brook's starts off creepy, then becomes goofy and happy, mirroring people's reactions to him (At first they're scared, then realize that Brook is a Nice Guy), Luffy's is adventurous, and Chopper's is cute and happy, curious even.
  • "Karakuri Defense System, Activate" is a very foreboding track that usually precedes the appearance of an enemy stronghold or a huge threat bursting onto the scene. Most notably, it's used to introduce Enies Lobby headquarters and showcase the moment when Blackbeard reveals he can use two Devil Fruit powers simultaneously.
  • "Karakuri Castle, Transform" is arguably one of the most intense, fast-paced fight themes in any show, and especially by anime's standards. Played often through the series, KCT makes any scene that much more thrilling.
  • "Overtaken" makes any scene in which it's played instantly better, because it's usually when the Straw Hats have decided that, no matter how much punishment they've taken already, no matter how hopeless the situation has become, no matter how powerful the Big Bad is, these guys will not back down, they will not surrender, they will pull out all the stops and won't quit until they're dead or have put the villains in their place. If "Overtaken" has come on, you know the Mugiwara/Straw Hat Pirates have just officially declared that SOMEONE is about to get their shit DESTROYED.
  • The second part from The World's Number One Oden Store is an amazingly beautiful track, and does a great job of getting across the great things that tend to happen in One Piece flashbacks (Saul's betrayal of the marines and Roger/Rayleigh's first meetings stand out).
  • Karakuri Defense System, Deploy is the kind of theme that makes any dramatic scene twice as intense. Usually played whenever the bad guy has the upper hand in a fight, or when there's impending doom.
  • The song that plays in various flashbacks (such as the barkeep's reminiscence of Gold Roger) is particularly great, providing a trailer-esque quality to the flashbacks, and sounding great on its own.
  • Luffy versus Rachet Round 1 and Luffy versus Ratchet Round 2 from Movie 7. Mostly Round 2; when that plays, you KNOW something big is about to happen.
  • Mother Sea is Tearjerker and Heartwarming put into musical form.
  • Z adds a number of impressive action soundtracks to the series's music collection, such as "Z vs. the Straw Hat Pirates", "Fierce Battle" - a medley of battle music for the Monster Trio, and "A Grand Battle". It also contains the heroic "Now Onward to the Island of the Final Battle! and the melancholy sailors' hymn "Ocean Guide". Of course, there's other awesome tracks that deserve mention. Robin's Dance is a catchy, oriental music played during, well, Robin's dance; ZEAL, the opening theme of the movie, and Z's Tragedy, a dark and sad theme that fittingly plays when Garp reveals Z's Dark and Troubled Past.
  • The New Animal King. A triumphant-sounding tune, fitting for big moments (Vivi's introduction during her coming of age speech) and after big victories (Luffy vs Lucci).
  • The Marine Swordsman's Battle Cry. A serious music for serious moments, perfect for setting up big events (like Shanks' meeting with Whitebeard).
  • Musshuru vs Luffy - Conclusion is intense and triumphant, usually played when there's a big finishing move.
  • The Straw Hats Counterattack is lauded as one of the greatest tracks in the series by a lot of fans, mainly due to one key moment it's played: when Shanks appears to stop the Marineford War.
  • A yet unreleased track has been played a few times in the Dressrosa Arc, essentially solidifying itself as Doflamingo's leitmotif. It's a sinister, chilling theme that fits the character incredibly well.
  • The Time of Promise has joined Mother Sea as one of the most heart-wrenching tracks in the series, and is used beautifully during tragic or emotional moments.
  • The Very, Very, Very Strongest, which plays when Luffy takes down 50,000 New Fishmen Pirates with one burst of Conqueror's Haki.
  • To Victory, which plays when Usopp stands up against Perona on Thriller Bark, and again when the Thousand Sunny's Gaon Cannon is first used.
  • The New World soundtrack features some amazing pieces used in the Dressrosa arc. Dressrosa is an upbeat Spanish guitar piece that does an excellent job of setting the mood for the new arc's setting and Dressrosa's Hidden Secrets is a Ghibli-esque piano piece that gives any scene it's played in a haunting beauty.
  • The theme for Gear Fourth is a standout for a Theme Music Power-Up.
  • Guardian of Alabasta is easily one of the single most intense pieces in the series. It debuted in Episode of Alabasta when Pell sacrifices himself, but it's best known for its use during the Marineford Arc when Luffy launches his attack against the three Admirals.
  • Film Gold has a number of excellent pieces, including the swingtastic Gold & Jive, the badass and intense Daigyakuten, Kyukyoku no Entertainment, or Sakusenkaigi.

    Character Singles 
  • At the count of Jango, you will listen to this beat. 1, 2, Jango!

    Other Music from Anime 
  • Rather than just dubbing "We Are" into German, they made an entirely original song for the show's first opening in Germany. The result? Die Legende.
  • The Italian dub's opening is really catchy from the beginning!
  • The "Soul King's" final song, New World! So kickass that his fans jumped to hold back a force of invading Marines just so they could listen to it. Here's the full version. And now the long-awaited English version by Ian Sinclair is just as awesome.
  • This English cover of "Share the World" is just like how Funimation would handle it if they were still dubbing the theme songs.
  • Big Mom's introductory Villain Song, "Bloody Party", is just as cheerful and violent as it sounds.
  • Zoom Zoom, Queen and Scratchmen Apoo's song for the Golden Festival. The Awesome Art that came with Wano's Art Shift helps makes this song even better.

    One Piece video games 

One Piece Grand Battle!

  • Choose Your Character!, though repetitive, has a surprisingly good keyboard solo around 0:56 in.
  • Paradise of the Fish People, a catchy Arlong Park theme that will be stuck in your mind. Many people declared this song as "the best theme in the whole game".
  • Fate, an intense track for the final battle in Event Battle mode.

One Piece Grand Battle! 2

  • Select Now!, a character select theme that sounds more upbeat and hopeful than its first game counterpart.
  • Country de Fosha, the cheerful and catchy theme for Fusha Village (Luffy's homeland).
  • Hill Road with a Sea Breeze, a theme for Syrup Village (Usopp's homeland). Based on this progressive tune alone, you know that the composer improved a lot compared to the previous installment.
  • Holiday in the Park, a theme for Arlong Park in the second Grand Battle game. While it sounds completely different from its first game counterpart, it is still a good song.