One Piece is certainly one of the most iconic anime and manga series globally, and the story it follows is quite extensive. There have been two significant historical age periods within this fictional world: The Age of Heaven (Tahun Surga) and The Age of the Sea Circle (era bajak laut). The Age of Heaven was a period that occurred before The Age of the Sea Circle, while The Age of the Sea Circle happened during the series’ main events. Let’s dive in further to explore these two ages and what makes them so significant.
According to the flashback during Noland’s storyline, which took place 400 years before the current events in One Piece, he talks about the arrival date of himself in Jaya, which was in the year 1122 of The Age of the Sea Circle. It is one of the few known dates within the series. Noland’s journey began in 1120 and concluded in 1127. Still, to understand and comprehend things better, we need to observe the Sea Circle calendar, which showed a parallel to the Gregorian calendar in our world.
In One Piece, there have been two distinct calendar systems used, which indicates the presence of similar systems in our world. The era that started approximately 1500 years ago is called The Age of the Sea Circle. Before this age was the Age of Heaven. It was during this part of the history that the palace of Alubarna was built, around 4000 years ago (2500 years before year zero). According to certain records of the world’s history, it can be traced back at least to 5000 years ago, when the Tree of Knowledge was planted in Ohara.
It has been determined that some significant events in One Piece have taken place in the era of The Age of the Sea Circle. For example, in the year 402 of The Age of Sea Circle, great progress occurred in the nation of Shandora. Another notable event occurred around 500 Sea Circle when the world witnessed the birth of Zunesha and the formation of the state of Zou.
The year 700 Sea Circle marked the end of the Void Century, and the World Government formed. This particular era was also when Joyboy left behind the “One Piece” treasure on Laugh Tale Island. It is worth noting that the execution of Gol D. Roger took place in the year 1500 Sea Circle.
The journey of the Straw Hat Pirates occurred between the years 1523-1525 Sea Circle. Some samor recondite enthusiasts of One Piece have speculated that the two significant age periods, Age of Heaven and The Age of the Sea Circle, may be connected to the history of gods and the gradual loss of their power and influence.
To sum up, One Piece’s Two significant age periods, The Age of Heaven and The Age of the Sea Circle, have proved to be of tremendous historical significance, impacting numerous events in this fictional world. Whether that means the series’ continuation will shed more light on these two eras remains to be seen!