Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is one of the most popular series in the history of Japanese animation. Based on the best-selling manga in history, One Piece has been around since October 20, 1999, with more than 1,000 episodes having been aired since then. One Piece is still going strong and will be around for a while, which is why it is important that you know where to watch it. Among others, One Piece has been available on Hulu but it seems that the show is leaving the streaming service in April 2022.
As of the beginning of April 2022, One Piece‘s status on Hulu is set to – Expiring. This means that the license is expiring in a certain number of days (mid-April) and that the show might leave the streaming service then. Whether this will actually happen – we do not know, because it is possible that Hulu renews the license (as it has on several instances in the past), but it is also possible that One Piece leaves for good.
In the rest of this article, we are going to give you all the information you need to know about One Piece leaving Hulu in April 2022. We are going to tell you what the current status means, whether One Piece is really going to leave, and, if it is, where you can watch this great anime series instead. This is going to be your go-to article for the issue at hand.
Hulu has never been a major player in the streaming service industry but is, nevertheless, an important one. Among its numerous content are some great anime series and One Piece has been one of them for years. And while Hulu has, indeed, given us just a portion of Oda’s anime series, it was still enough to satisfy some fans, especially older ones, who’ve been around since the show’s premiere.
But, if you’ve scrolled around Hulu recently, you’ve probably noticed that One Piece‘s status is set to “Expiring”, which means that in a said number of days, One Piece is leaving Hulu. Now, while this certainly is a cause for concern, we might calm you down a bit by stating that this has happened several times before and One Piece is, nevertheless, here.
Namely, Hulu’s licenses last for a certain period of time, and while they do renew them every now and then, we don’t actually know for how long. This is not the first time that One Piece‘s status is set to “Expired”; if you remember correctly, a couple of years ago, One Piece actually disappeared from Hulu for a brief time, only to come back after a short break.
Now, with Funimation titles moving to Crunchyroll and Crunchyroll canceling its free-with-ads service, this might be bad news for One Piece fans with a subscription to Hulu, as it might signal a more significant change in anime streaming practices in the United States. Sadly, we don’t have any official information from Hulu at this time, so we cannot confirm or deny this.
In all honestly, we’ll just have to wait it out. Hulu might simply renew the license if the anime series is profitable enough, so the status will simply disappear, or it might be impossible for them to do it, in which case One Piece is going to leave Hulu. In any case, Hulu never had the full slate of the episodes, so you won’t be missing out on much, and, also, in our next section, we have prepared a list of alternative sources where you can stream One Piece.
So, now that you know that there is a possibility that One Piece might be leaving Hulu, you might want to try your luck elsewhere. Sure, we know that Hulu never had all the episodes, but still, you might have enjoyed the limited content they had and simply want to rewatch some of the old episodes once more. In this section, we are going to tell you whether some other (major) streaming services have One Piece: