Tonight at 10 PM Eastern Time, the One Piece animated series begins a new chapter with the "new world" story arc! Two years have passed since Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates were scattered and the titanic battle between the Whitebeard Pirates and the Marines was fought at the Marine headquarters, Marineford. Despite the efforts of the Whitebeard Pirates, Luffy, and the allies he broke out of the prison Impel Down, the battle ended with the death of his brother: Portgas D. Ace. What's more Marineford was shaken to its very foundations, the great pirate Whitebeard lost his life, and the Shichibukai Blackbeard went rogue and managed to steal Whitebeard's devil fruit ability. The loss of Ace nearly broke Luffy, but with the help of his friend Jimbei he got beyond his grief and gained newfound resolve: he would heal his severe injuries. He would get stronger. He would see his crew again. And so he dared to return to Marineford to pay his last respects to Ace and send a hidden message to his crew. In two years, they would meet again at the place they were defeated and scattered: Sabody Archipelago. Now the promised time has finally arrived. Luffy has completed intense training with the "Dark King" Silvers Rayleigh, the former first mate to Gold Roger himself, and the other Straw Hat Pirates have all aged and changed from how they were before. How have they all grown and gotten stronger? What awaits them in the second half of the Grand Line at the dawn of a new era? As always, new episodes of One Piece will stream to the U.S. and Canada at onepieceofficial.com. The video page for the latest episodes is below: http://onepieceofficial.com/videos.aspx This talkback is for all discussion regarding new One Piece episodes starting with episode 517. As always manga spoilers must be inside a spoiler tag or posted elsewhere; all conversation focused on the One Piece manga itself should go in the current manga talkback thread One Piece Manga 582+: "The New Era Begins!" Discussion about the One Piece home video release should go in the thread FUNimation "One Piece" Discussion. For even more One Piece info and discussion there's the unofficial One Piece Podcast, which talks about the latest anime episodes & manga chapters along with much else related to the show.