One Piece is an adventurous fantasy animated manga series created by Eiichiro Oda originally for Fuji TV. The series is produced by Toei Animation and was released in October 1999. The series has over 900 episodes and 20 seasons, it has been exported to various countries and dubbed in their language. It is one of the top most popular animated manga series. The ratings of One Piece is highly appealing. In the year 2016, Business Insider reported that One Piece on an international online platform got 1.9 million viewers per month.
The story of One Piece follows the adventure of the character names, Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose body is suddenly gained the properties of rubber after eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew, Luffy explores the Grand Line in the search of the Treasure is known as “One Piece“, in order for him to become the next pirate king.
Luffy is the major character in One Piece as it is his story that continues with adventures and fantasy all along. He starts his journey at the age of 5 and started his rigorous training to begin the adventurous.
Throughout the show, there have been few time-lapses that might confuse the fans about the age of Luffy.
How old is Luffy?
Luffy was 17 when he fought the men who were almost double his age and size. He has been fighting the rivals at a very young age. While fighting with Buggy and Crocodile, Luffy almost died. His friends have helped him many times to save him from the danger and enemies. Luffy is not a heroic hero, he progresses with effective training and his passionate dedication to becoming the pirate king. At the age of 17, when Luffy started his journey from East Blue Sea to Grand Line, a time-lapse happened.
After the time-lapse, the viewers get to see Straw Hat Pirates training separately, and the older version of Luffy returns. He is 19 years old now in the story arc after the time skip.
So, the current age of Monkey D. Luffy in the animated manga series, One Piece is 19.