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

One Piece. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Casey Crafford/Netflix © 2023
One Piece. Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy in season 1 of One Piece. Cr. Casey Crafford/Netflix © 2023 /

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.
  • A nude male is shown, but we can’t see any of his private body parts besides his buttocks.
  • Red smoke knocks people unconscious.
  • A person’s body is stretched beyond the normal length.
  • A person’s body is split into pieces and begins levitating.
  • A gun and sword fight happens between two pirate crews, ending with many pirates dead or injured.
  • A teen is shown trapped in a box filled with seawater.
  • A huge sea creature rises out of the sea and bites off the arm of a person. Blood is shown on the person’s clothing. The sea beast might be frightening to young kids.
  • A person is brutally killed by being stabbed in the chest with sharp knives. Blood is shown on the knives and on the person’s clothing.
  • A person is knocked over the head with a bottle.
  • An epic battle at the end of the season results in the mildly bloody deaths of many characters.

There are many other scenes in the show that we did not list involving content that would be considered inappropriate for young kids. Overall, we recommend that parents check out the series for themselves before allowing their kids to watch it.

Take a look at the action-packed official trailer for a sneak peek of what’s to come in the series!

One Piece season 1 is streaming now only on Netflix.

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