Despite the bright and whimsical presentation of the series, there are a ton of disturbing One Piece moments in the manga that were just too much for the anime. For example, as One Piece progressed through its story, so did the severity of its violence. While the anime has represented the action of the series well, for the most part, it has modified certain horrific scenes for the sake of its younger audiences.
The same goes for certain gestures that can be interpreted as disrespectful and inimitable for viewers. Of course, there are creative decisions where certain extreme and fantastical scenes in One Piece could be deemed as too unbelievable to buy. And there’s the unfortunate timing of real-world incidents influencing the broadcast of the anime. Anime-only watchers need to be aware of the disturbing One Piece moments they’re missing from the manga.
'Red Leg' Zeff Eating His Own Foot
Kid Luffy Scarring His Face
Akainu Burns Half Of Whitebeard’s Head Off
Zoro Slicing His Legs Off
Bartolomeo Chops Off Someone’s Tongue