One Piece (One Piece, #1)
From back cover:EAST BLUE Part 1As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer "Red-Haired" Shanks. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the fruit of the Gum-Gum Tree and gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his adventure...one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

One Piece (One Piece, #1) Details

TitleOne Piece (One Piece, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 23rd, 2003
PublisherVIZ Media, LLC
ISBN-139781569319017
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Manga, Fantasy, Comics, Graphic Novels, Adventure

One Piece (One Piece, #1) Review

  • Raeleen Lemay
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a fun time! I LOOOOOVE pirates in general, so I had a great time reading this. And Luffy is so ridiculous and funny so that's a plus.
  • Novia
    January 1, 1970
    For me, One Piece is best Manga ever written. The story always touch my heart, it is a combination of faithful friendship, laughter, loyalty and action.Some people might find this manga as silly and pointless (I’ve heard this before) but they never truly read the Manga and therefore judging it simply from the cover. I’ve been in that position too…and thank God I finally looked beyond the cover and found the greatest adventure any Mangaka ever written.More about One Piece at my blog http://bokuno For me, One Piece is best Manga ever written. The story always touch my heart, it is a combination of faithful friendship, laughter, loyalty and action.Some people might find this manga as silly and pointless (I’ve heard this before) but they never truly read the Manga and therefore judging it simply from the cover. I’ve been in that position too…and thank God I finally looked beyond the cover and found the greatest adventure any Mangaka ever written.More about One Piece at my blog http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/cate...Annual One Piece Reread 2010 > http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2010...Annual One Piece Reread 2011 > http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2011...Annual One Piece Reread 2012 http://bokunosekai.wordpress.com/2012...
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  • Isti
    January 1, 1970
    I wrote the review for the whole One Piece manga not only for volume one. One Piece is the only manga I've been loyal to for the past ten years.As I grew up I choose to read more serious book and leave manga behind. But One piece is an exception. If you read the manga, you will see how every character, mainly the protagonist have very compelling and charismatic personality. Luffy is the captain, a happy go lucky person who sometimes act stupid (along with Ussop,Chopper and Franky) but very respo I wrote the review for the whole One Piece manga not only for volume one. One Piece is the only manga I've been loyal to for the past ten years.As I grew up I choose to read more serious book and leave manga behind. But One piece is an exception. If you read the manga, you will see how every character, mainly the protagonist have very compelling and charismatic personality. Luffy is the captain, a happy go lucky person who sometimes act stupid (along with Ussop,Chopper and Franky) but very responsible towards his nakama. My favorite is Zorro, a very responsible nakama, who's willing to go trough pain and suffers just to protect the others. The villains are equally awesome too, and to be honest the villains are sometimes better than the main character. Story wise, the setting was in wonderful world we never imagine, different enemies, and a plot twist we never expect. The One Piece World is very diverse, with unique creature and stronger enemies as the level going up. The incredible detail and meticulous (hands off to Oda) about every part of it, the world government, the sichibukai, the pirate and even for the additional character. This manga is insanely funny!!
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  • Jokoloyo
    January 1, 1970
    The beginning of one of the most epic manga stories ever. I gave only 4 star for first volume because the world has not much revealed. But on next volumes you could see the fantasy world of One Piece is rich, fresh, and populated with many interesting characters.
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  • Jan Philipzig
    January 1, 1970
    The world of pirates seems pretty awesome when you are a kid! No rules and parents, just treasure hunts and palm trees and lots of laughter and maybe a colorful parrot on your shoulder - that's the life!! The genius of One Piece is that it perfectly captures these childhood fantasies, turning them into a rollicking adventure that is anchored by relatable characters while bubbling over with fun and enthusiasm. It is no surprise at all that One Piece has been one of the world's best-selling comic- The world of pirates seems pretty awesome when you are a kid! No rules and parents, just treasure hunts and palm trees and lots of laughter and maybe a colorful parrot on your shoulder - that's the life!! The genius of One Piece is that it perfectly captures these childhood fantasies, turning them into a rollicking adventure that is anchored by relatable characters while bubbling over with fun and enthusiasm. It is no surprise at all that One Piece has been one of the world's best-selling comic-book titles for years - great stuff!
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  • Alex Scales
    January 1, 1970
    I've gone on and on about my hatred for shonen manga. I've said before it's franchises like Naruto and Yu Gi Oh that form what most westerners conceive to be the whole of manga-- which is a problem, because as long as manga is seen as just a teen fad, some amazing works of comic art and literature are being completely overlooked by a large audience that might otherwise devour them. Sure, Seinen manga seems to have a small foothold now, but what about Gekiga? Or Josei? How about some of the class I've gone on and on about my hatred for shonen manga. I've said before it's franchises like Naruto and Yu Gi Oh that form what most westerners conceive to be the whole of manga-- which is a problem, because as long as manga is seen as just a teen fad, some amazing works of comic art and literature are being completely overlooked by a large audience that might otherwise devour them. Sure, Seinen manga seems to have a small foothold now, but what about Gekiga? Or Josei? How about some of the classics like Rose of Versailles? Anytime Viz licenses something that isn't just teenagers shooting psychic rays at each other, it's a miracle. So why, you must be wondering, would I give One Piece five stars?Because it's pure cartooning.Out of the "big three" Shonen Jump titles, One Piece is by far the superior. While Dragon Ball is an obvious influence of both One Piece and Naruto, Naruto is only a derivative of Akira Toriyama's work, where as Eiichiro has pushed beyond those limits, creating an art style and world just as unique to himself as Toriyama's was with Dr. Slump. But even as slapstick as One Piece can be, Eiichiro has the storytelling ability to make you care for his large cast of characters in the most absurd situations-- something Bleach hasn't been able to do since somewhere in the Soul Society Arc. However more flashier Bleach may be, One Piece makes up for it with heart.Sure, One Piece isn't perfect. Like any popular manga running in a weekly magazine, there's times you can tell Eiichiro and his assistants are rushing to get those 18 pages done. And of course, with over 60 some volumes in the series, it's amazing how far a single storyline can stretch, and 600 chapters can be quite daunting for new readers. But when Eiichiro and his guys are firing on all cylinders, this is the comic that justifies Jump's existence.
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  • Artemy
    January 1, 1970
    One Piece is famous for being that one manga that absolutely refuses to end. At 89 (!) volumes and counting, it's one of the longest-running series in history, and an extremely intimidating undertaking for many new readers like me because of that. Still, its insane popularity and the pirate adventure premise piqued my interest enough to check at least the first volume, and I have to say — I'm into it!One Piece is about a young boy named Luffy, whose biggest dream has always been becoming the Pir One Piece is famous for being that one manga that absolutely refuses to end. At 89 (!) volumes and counting, it's one of the longest-running series in history, and an extremely intimidating undertaking for many new readers like me because of that. Still, its insane popularity and the pirate adventure premise piqued my interest enough to check at least the first volume, and I have to say — I'm into it!One Piece is about a young boy named Luffy, whose biggest dream has always been becoming the Pirate King and finding One Piece, the greatest treasure in the world. At one point, he accidentally eats a magic fruit that gives him the ability to stretch his body just like Reed Richards, but it also (for some baffling reason) makes him unable to swim. One day he decides to embark on an adventure, looking for a ship and a crew.It's quite humorous in a way that reminded me of one of my favourite video game series ever, Monkey Island. While One Piece is nowhere near the same level of wit as Ron Gilbert's legendary games, I will still take my comedy pirate adventure fix wherever I can get it. Luffy is a fun main character who takes shit from no one, no matter their status or reputation, and I loved every moment when he punched some big-shot in the face. The rest of the cast looks promising, although no one truly stands out so far — it's mostly Luffy's show at this point.The artwork looks very nice! It's cartoony and a bit over-exaggerated, but it works really well with the tone of the storytelling. I have to mention that I was reading this volume online through some not-so-official sources (don't judge me), and I had a fully-coloured version — I'm not sure if this version is officially available in english, but oh boy, the colour really suits this manga. I think if I were to read this in black-and-white, I would have a bit more trouble distinguishing between certain characters, especially female ones, because they all have the same face and only slightly different hair styles. Other than that, the book looks absolutely delightful, just like a good adventure comic should.Overall, I was really pleasantly surprised by the first volume of One Piece. I know it's impossible to judge such a massive series just by one volume out of 89 (!!), but I sure am willing to read more. And while I can't say if I'm ever going to read all 89 (!!!) volumes, I get the feeling that this is the kind of series that is about the journey, not the destination.
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  • Χαρά Ζ.
    January 1, 1970
    Let's get this straight. I am a hardcore One Piece fan. I have been since forever. I remember watching it on tv as a kid. Then they stopped airing the show for some reason. The problem was that it was dubbed in greek and they changed the title and i had no clue from where to start in order to find it. Since then i have been searching for it. I was in desparare need to watch it. And believe me, back then it was not easy to find anything cz internet was not like today's at all. I started loosing h Let's get this straight. I am a hardcore One Piece fan. I have been since forever. I remember watching it on tv as a kid. Then they stopped airing the show for some reason. The problem was that it was dubbed in greek and they changed the title and i had no clue from where to start in order to find it. Since then i have been searching for it. I was in desparare need to watch it. And believe me, back then it was not easy to find anything cz internet was not like today's at all. I started loosing hope and i completetly lost track of it for some years but all this time i've never stopped being attached to it. Then i found everything, got obsessed about it, loved it, adored it. I started reading the manga later on and there are some minor things in there that are different from the anime but it is 100% the same story. I am telling you, the manga is soooo good <3. This is the first volume and it contains chapters 1-8. It also contains all the feels and all the nostalgia. This is the beggining of everything. Oda sensei is amazing. He is giving us an adventure filled with love, humor, values. Beautiful story, amazing characters. Cannot reccomend more. If you like manga and anime, read or watch this, or do both. ONE PIECE ROCKS <3**I keep rereading this and how can i possibly express how much i love it?**
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  • Ilias
    January 1, 1970
    Eiichiro Oda is an amazing Mangaka. One Piece is for a reason the number one bestselling manga in the world. The amount of work and dedication that goes into every page of One Piece is something special and makes you respect Oda as an amazing artist & mind.I have been following this series for the last 14 years and I can say with confidence that One Piece is one of the few long running mangas where there are hardly if not any story faults/gaffes/plots holes. The story is very consistent and Eiichiro Oda is an amazing Mangaka. One Piece is for a reason the number one bestselling manga in the world. The amount of work and dedication that goes into every page of One Piece is something special and makes you respect Oda as an amazing artist & mind.I have been following this series for the last 14 years and I can say with confidence that One Piece is one of the few long running mangas where there are hardly if not any story faults/gaffes/plots holes. The story is very consistent and all the strings seem to come together perfectly sooner or later. A few complaints regarding the manga would be that it is very slow paced. Some archs are totally unnecessary and boring. For a 14-year-old running manga, which according to Oda has 14 more years to go, it has very few "epic" moments. Just one to be exact and that was the White Beard arch. Oda tends to keep a lot of secrets to keep you guessing and speculating, which is fun at start but after 14 years you do get a bit angry. This manga is not meant for everyone and it is a huge dedication, but once you start reading it.... It is almost impossible to stop.
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  • Christopher
    January 1, 1970
    One Piece is the best selling manga of all time. And it's not close, with approximate sales at 380 million volumes.Normally, I wouldn't even review something this iconic. It's like giving my opinion on Batman. And not the most recent Batman, but iconic original series Batman. You just don't. It's Batman. But a large majority of my GR friends don't read manga, even among the comic readers, or at least don't review it here if they do. So let's talk about one of the most famous manga of all time. P One Piece is the best selling manga of all time. And it's not close, with approximate sales at 380 million volumes.Normally, I wouldn't even review something this iconic. It's like giving my opinion on Batman. And not the most recent Batman, but iconic original series Batman. You just don't. It's Batman. But a large majority of my GR friends don't read manga, even among the comic readers, or at least don't review it here if they do. So let's talk about one of the most famous manga of all time. Perhaps you've seen the anime.One Piece begins with the execution of the King of the Pirates, who, just before the executioner's blade fell, announced that his treasure, called One Piece, was available to anyone who could find it. People are greedy, so the Great Pirate Era begins.Skipping ahead a decade or so finds us following the young boy Luffy, who wants to be a pirate more than anything, despite not being able to swim. In a moment of plot, he eats the Gum-Gum Fruit, one of the Devil Fruits. Now each devil fruit gives a special power to the person who eats it, and this one basically turns his body into rubber. This means he can't be hurt (pretty much). Bullets bounce off of him, he can punch really far (somehow), etc. Skip forward another decade and we have Luffy as a young man, still determined to be King of the Pirates! He then sets off on his adventure to find himself a pirate crew and locate the One Piece treasure. The rest of the volume has him run into a couple of enemies, including one with an axe for a hand, and a couple of new friends, including Zolo, who uses the insane three-sword technique. Through it all Luffy approaches everything like it is just one big adventure, even while people are trying to murder him. He's a fairly odd pirate, really. It's all about friendship and following your dreams, even when they are completely nuts. Let's talk art. Every now and then, in fact if you scroll down this page to the other reviews is one, you will find someone who says the art is terribad. These people are wrong. You are welcome not to like it, just as you are welcome to not like anything. But you're still wrong. :DOne Piece manages to have clean art while still being very kinetic. I'd say it is art that could easily adapt to a cartoon... but there's an anime with over 700 episodes, and the art is pretty much an exact match, so I suppose that is obvious.The primary issue I have with One Piece, and this is true of pretty much all manga, is that it expects you to be in for the long haul. While there are a couple of completed stories in this volume, it is obviously just the setup for things to come. Those of us reading american comics for decades are used universe resets and such seemingly all the time. You don't typically get that with manga (at least not the stuff that gets translated to English. I wouldn't know about the rest of the market.. and watch One Piece be the exception since I haven't read most of it yet). They aren't typically books you pick up with the something recent like you often can with american comics. Start back at the beginning and catch up. There are currently over 80 volumes of this, and it's still going, so there's a lot to catch up on. But it's the best selling manga of all time, so it can't be too bad.
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  • Connor
    January 1, 1970
    I already feel so invested in Luffy. He is so quirky and awesome. I can't wait to continue his story!
  • Sue Moro
    January 1, 1970
    OMG! I loved it! One Piece is about a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who is determined to become the "King of the Pirates" by discovering the hidden treasure of the late King of the Pirates, Gold Roger. The only problem is Luffy is too young to join Red-Haired Captain Shanks's crew and he can't swim! When he accidentally eats the fruit of the gum-gum tree, he ruins his chance of ever being able to swim, and now he can stretch like rubber! Captain Shanks sails away but first leaves Luffy his beloved s OMG! I loved it! One Piece is about a boy named Monkey D. Luffy who is determined to become the "King of the Pirates" by discovering the hidden treasure of the late King of the Pirates, Gold Roger. The only problem is Luffy is too young to join Red-Haired Captain Shanks's crew and he can't swim! When he accidentally eats the fruit of the gum-gum tree, he ruins his chance of ever being able to swim, and now he can stretch like rubber! Captain Shanks sails away but first leaves Luffy his beloved straw hat, thus giving Luffy the new nickname "Straw Hat". Ten years pass and Luffy sets off alone in a small dingy determined to follow his dream. He has no abilities at navigation and just lets the sea take him on a series of adventures where he hopes to build a crew and find the "One Piece" treasure.I loved Luffy's character! He has such a fierce determination about him, even as a small boy. Captain Shanks realizes this, even seeing a bit of his younger self in the young Luffy. Shanks is a great role model for Luffy, as pirates go, even if Luffy doesn't realize this at first. He shows him that it isn't always necessary to fight, and that killing doesn't make you a man, and that for friends you sacrifice whatever is necessary.I noticed a definite theme of determination running through this volume. Several characters Luffy encounters all have goals or made promises to themselves or others and all are fiercely determined to see them through to the end regardless of any obstacles that try to block their way.The art work is great! Lots of interesting looking characters and wonderful facial expressions. There is a good mix of small and large panels and the ships look amazing! The story is full of action and nice flashback scenes that help flesh out some of the characters. This is a manga I will definitely continue reading, and there are a LOT OF VOLUMES to keep me busy for some time to come. But I'm DETERMINED to read more, and I recommend you pick this up as well. If you are looking to get into manga for the first time, you can't go wrong with One Piece!
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  • Kogiopsis
    January 1, 1970
    Hmmm...This has got to be the ugliest manga art I've ever seen. Sorry, but it's true. I really, really, really don't like this style and I knew that going in because I've seen caps from the anime. It's over the top and unpleasant and cluttered and sort of makes my eyes ache to look at it.and yetthere is something about the story. Don't ask me what, but there's something. It's not totally bad. It's absurd and banal at worst, silly at best, but I guess it has potential. I could do without the chee Hmmm...This has got to be the ugliest manga art I've ever seen. Sorry, but it's true. I really, really, really don't like this style and I knew that going in because I've seen caps from the anime. It's over the top and unpleasant and cluttered and sort of makes my eyes ache to look at it.and yetthere is something about the story. Don't ask me what, but there's something. It's not totally bad. It's absurd and banal at worst, silly at best, but I guess it has potential. I could do without the cheesy yelling-names-of-fighting-moves thing (seriously, why is this a thing in anime and manga. It just makes the characters sound stupid) and I'm not crazy about the writing quality, but I'd pick up another volume. I guess. Maybe.We'll see.
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  • Kaede
    January 1, 1970
    I mean, One Piece is hilarious and epic. It doesn't get much better than that. I see the hype and Oda's brilliant series deserves every bit of it and more. But I refuse to rate every single volume of One Piece. I like to think I have a life. So, uhm, just read One Piece. One Piece is awesome.
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  • Nba Fan 2000
    January 1, 1970
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  • ✿ 𝐿𝒶𝓇𝒶 ✿
    January 1, 1970
    YES YES! I TOTALLY DIDN'T EXPECT TO LOVE THIS BUT IT ABSOLUTELY SURPRISED ME!
  • Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
    January 1, 1970
    I've never had the chance to check out Luffy in action back in high school, but the popularity of One Piece was undeniable. I'm still a bit surprised that it's still an ongoing series too!I have to admit that there are some pretty subtle similarities with Naruto, yet it still remains its own thing. Good ol' Luffy and his goofy ways looks to become the greatest pirate and to do so, he looks to assemble a crew of his own.This first arc looks at some of the first members of his team, but also at Lu I've never had the chance to check out Luffy in action back in high school, but the popularity of One Piece was undeniable. I'm still a bit surprised that it's still an ongoing series too!I have to admit that there are some pretty subtle similarities with Naruto, yet it still remains its own thing. Good ol' Luffy and his goofy ways looks to become the greatest pirate and to do so, he looks to assemble a crew of his own.This first arc looks at some of the first members of his team, but also at Luffy and his silly personality that however manages to highlight his values and morals. Somehow he has a nose for those good guys, and he always finds himself at the right spot at the right time.I look forward to seeing what insane things he's bound to accomplish or encounter.Yours truly,Lashaan | Blogger and Book ReviewerOfficial blog: https://bookidote.com/
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  • David Schaafsma
    January 1, 1970
    A manga that is a silly and rollicking pirate story that reminds you of every (boy) adventure story you liked as a kid. Over the top, funny, inventive. One of the most beloved and best selling and longest running manga series of all time. I didn't love it, a little too goofy for me, so it's about a 3.5 for me, maybe that high because it is good and energetic and I get why half the world loves it, but that low because it's just not my favorite style in form or content.
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  • Sakib
    January 1, 1970
    My first One Piece manga...And with Luffy, my journey begins, a long journey, with Luffy and so many characters to come, in the Golden Age of Piracy...I must be a brave guy, to start something so huge and detailed as this manga; those who watch its anime or are following the manga know how much time it'll take to see the finishing of this epic and long voyage of pirate adventures...I've decided to read the manga rather than watch the anime, it'll be quicker and the fun I'll be getting will be in My first One Piece manga...And with Luffy, my journey begins, a long journey, with Luffy and so many characters to come, in the Golden Age of Piracy...I must be a brave guy, to start something so huge and detailed as this manga; those who watch its anime or are following the manga know how much time it'll take to see the finishing of this epic and long voyage of pirate adventures...I've decided to read the manga rather than watch the anime, it'll be quicker and the fun I'll be getting will be in its purest form; and one more reason is that I've developed a fondness for manga recently... and One Piece is a great piece of creation, one of the longest and oldest, the oldest one being, as far as I know, Dokaben, still in publication since 1972...The humor is good, but I'm finding the artwork a bit "lound and eccentric", and it seems every guy has literally a "big mouth" and a "big smile"...I guess it's Oda's style of bringing out more humor and life and emotions, and somehow the facial expressions and artwork in the humorous parts reminds me of cartoons..."Cartoon-ish" or not, the emotional parts felt well-delivered.And I agree- Luffy's smile really is kinda touching, and alive within the artwork that comes forth with such vitality that you really can't find it odd...And he's the cutest, in this volume; looks like he's gonna grow old slowly...I'm sure I'll get used to the artwork...In between chapters and volumes, there are little notes on piracy and inception of Oda's career as a manga artist, also how he came to find the characters and idea of the One Piece as we know it today, and how to draw pirate flags! It's a grand tale of the characters, and also the beginning and journey of the creator of those characters...Loved Shanks, he's no more than an old Luffy I guess and as Shanks himself said, Luffy "acts just like I did when I was a kid". He really loves/d Luffy, along with all the faces that grew familiar with him during the period he's at that place...The action sequences aren't that vivid, but fun to watch... already loving the style how Luffy throws himself in dangers and fights, as his pirate fellows and friends put on basically "WTF" expressions because of his doings; that kind of innocence and merry tomfoolery - you can't just help but like it...Loving the phrases "Gum-Gum Pistol" and "Gum-Gum Rocket"... here comes Luffy!The journey starts with Luffy's search of his crew members for his own fleet of pirates, and first we meet Zolo.Zolo is badass, has a good heart and seems to be getting along great with Luffy, although his first impression made me think otherwise. We get to know a significant part of his past as well, what drives him and his dream of becoming The World's Greatest Swordsman...At the end of the volume, another future crew member might've has just appeared...The conclusion of chapter seven was very interesting, giving insight to both Luffy and Coby, which certainly will make some future volumes interesting. There's an inconsistency at the end of the chapter, but compared to the whole package, I'm counting it as next to nothing...All in all, a terrific start... looking forward to the next volume...
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  • Sydney
    January 1, 1970
    The author, Eiicho Oda, created, One Piece, because as a kid Oda was interested in pirates and being a manga book artist/writer. Af first, he submitted a book called Pandaman for a contest. At the age of 17, he submitted his work called, Wanted!, and this won several awards. At the age of 19, he looked back on all his work and decided to create, One Piece, which included some of the main characters from his previous works. He worked as an assistant artist for Nobuhiro Watsuki and presented his The author, Eiicho Oda, created, One Piece, because as a kid Oda was interested in pirates and being a manga book artist/writer. Af first, he submitted a book called Pandaman for a contest. At the age of 17, he submitted his work called, Wanted!, and this won several awards. At the age of 19, he looked back on all his work and decided to create, One Piece, which included some of the main characters from his previous works. He worked as an assistant artist for Nobuhiro Watsuki and presented his storyboard ideas to him and other manga book artists. One Piece appeared for the first time in Shonen Jump Magazine. The book instantly became the number one popular manga book in Japan. This book is popular among teens and young adults because it encourages a discussion about following your dreams. The main antagonist Bellany said, "The Lost City of gold!? The Emerald city!? The great treasure of One Piece!? The fools who go looking for their "dream treasure" cannot notice what's in front of them! In this era of the sea the ones that do not have real strength, are the ones that are killed by their own imaginations!" (Oda244) Interestingly, I view this quote from two perspectives. Bellany argues that you should take advantages of the treasure in front of you as opposed to chasing fools gold. On the other hand, when I see the friendship the pirates develop by chasing their supposed impossible dream, I realize they discover an even greater treasure, friendship. The lesson learned is to follow your dreams, whatever it might be. This book is well written because it takes complex issues such as racism, hope, revenge, and corruption and highlights them in simple, yet creative ways. For example, the main character Luffy has a silly nature. However, others believe him to be a hero because he fights against evil and corruption. When described as a hero, Luffy states, "We're pirates you know! I love heroes, but I don't want to be one. Do you even know what a hero is? For example, you have some meat. Pirates will feast on the meat, but the hero will distribute it among the people! I want to eat the meat!" (Oda308) I like how the author writes about serious issues through laughter using piracy as the backstory. The character development of Luffy is the most captivating. I related to Luffy the most. Luffy is a child-like character whose dream is to have an adventure and be free. One of Luffy's characteristics is that he is very silly and always wants to have fun. Even in the most serious situations, he tends to spit out something unrelated to the situation or tell a funny joke. Another one of his characteristics is that he is very confident. He never backs down from a challenge, even though he might be heavily outnumbered or overpowered. He is also very compassionate because he can forgive any enemy or villain he comes across. In the book, he does not kill his enemies, he just defeats them in battle unlike other pirates who would kill their enemies. I would highly recommend this book. The greatest strength of the book is the storyline and characters. The authors creatively uses the storyline and humorously uses the characters to discuss societal issues. Throughout the mysteries and adventures, the main message conveyed in the book is "Work towards your dreams no matter how hard it is." (Oda400) However, the greatest weakness of the book is the vocabulary. The vocabulary is limited because of the manga style language and it is translated from Japanese.
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  • bakanekonomama
    January 1, 1970
    One of the best manga, ever. And my most favorite manga all the time. It's part of my teen life and now part of my adult life. You have no idea how much i love this manga. I laughed like crazy one time, and cried like a baby the other time. So many tears have falling down since i read or watch this series. I cried when Nami lost her mother. I cried when they were in Sorajima. I cried (a little) when i read Robin Neechan's story of Ohara. Oh, i forgot. I also cried when in Alabasta's war. I cried One of the best manga, ever. And my most favorite manga all the time. It's part of my teen life and now part of my adult life. You have no idea how much i love this manga. I laughed like crazy one time, and cried like a baby the other time. So many tears have falling down since i read or watch this series. I cried when Nami lost her mother. I cried when they were in Sorajima. I cried (a little) when i read Robin Neechan's story of Ohara. Oh, i forgot. I also cried when in Alabasta's war. I cried hard when they parted with Merry. I cried when Mr. 2 sacrificed himself for Luffy in Impel Down. You would have no idea how many tears i've shed when Ace died.... That's the reason why i don't want to watch the anime for so long. Stupid reason. I just don't want to say goodbye to Ace. But i know, i have to move on.... And yeah, i cried like a baby for the whole 3-5 episode (or maybe more). I don't even cried this much when i watched Korean-tear-jerker-drama. Damn you, Oda-sensei! How many girls you've made cry?I felt Luffy's sadness and despair when he lost his brother. And at that time he also parted with his nakama, so no one there who could give him hug and say to him that everything would gonna be alright. Thank God Luffy met new fabulous people in Impel Down, like Iva and Jinbei, that have saved his life. I could feel how hurt his nakama too, when they heard Luffy has lost his beloved brother in Marine Ford. They must be so frustrated not be able to be with Luffy in his hardest time, while Luffy always be there for them. Their bond is so deep that made me envy. I just finished watch all the anime series (oh, i haven't watch this week eps though...). I haven't read all the series yet (I stopped in Fishman Island so it's not very long), but i think i'm gonna start from after Punk Hazard, and then reread all from the first.I can't wait for another surprise from Oda-sensei. Also who is the last person who will be Luffy's nakama. As much as i want to see the end of the story, i also don't want One Piece to be end.
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  • Adnan
    January 1, 1970
    It is one of greatest Japanese manga. More than nine million copies are sold per month in the world. The manga is about one boy who will change and rule the entire world.Pirates King (Roger) lets everybody know about his treasure which is called ONE PIECE and he hides it in the grand line before he is executed by the hand of a Navy organization ruled by bad people. Twenty two years later, a young man(Luffy)starts his adventure journey to look for the treasure and to become the pirate king. He st It is one of greatest Japanese manga. More than nine million copies are sold per month in the world. The manga is about one boy who will change and rule the entire world.Pirates King (Roger) lets everybody know about his treasure which is called ONE PIECE and he hides it in the grand line before he is executed by the hand of a Navy organization ruled by bad people. Twenty two years later, a young man(Luffy)starts his adventure journey to look for the treasure and to become the pirate king. He starts to search for a ship and crew for his journey. The story is very exciting in a funny and romantic way, also It teaches you how to defend your friends and how to trust them no matter what happens. It will touch on your emotions and make you energetic and happy most of the time. It will let your imagination live in dreams of fantasy, it will raise your sprit up all of the time. Each Monday I’m waiting for each chapter release to read it using the internet and so many fans of this manga are doing the same.It is truly the best manga I have ever read in my life.I strongly recommend this manga for everybody.
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  • Akimoto Hosokawa
    January 1, 1970
    Not bad
  • Indah Threez Lestari
    January 1, 1970
    #Program BUBUPertama kali dibeli dan dibaca pada bulan November 2002.Yesss, akhirnya aku menemukan satu set lengkap dari nomor 1 - 59, untuk menggantikan set One Piece-ku yang menguap tanpa sisa!Ini salah satu serial komik favoritku yang wajib kubeli ulang. Dan, ya... tentu saja kalau dibeli ulang juga wajib dibaca ulang :D
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  • Sercan Çelik
    January 1, 1970
    mükemmel bir manga daha.. korsanlar kralı olmaya çalışan Luffy yi anlatıyor hem macera hem komedi ya :Dtamamı ne zaman çevrilir Allah bilir keşke bunları da Death Note kadar hızlı çevirseler :))
  • Tarinee Prasad
    January 1, 1970
    Awesomeness overloaded :):):):):):):)
  • Patrick Adekunle
    January 1, 1970
    I am probably gonna give every volume 5 stars.Because One Piece is one of the greatest adventure stories ever.I started it 12 years ago and since then...well, you can imagine...Eiichiro Oda never fails to come up with new exciting adventures for Luffy and co., and don't even get me started on the Straw Hat pirates...To cut the long story short, One Piece is a masterpiece!
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  • Gavin Abdollahi
    January 1, 1970
    So, this is where it all began...This is the beginning...Of a masterpiece.One Piece is by far, the best anime/manga that I've ever seen/read. My one regret is that when I started watching it, I was still pretty immature, and wasn't able to "experience" it the way I should have, which is why I'm tempted to re watch and or read it again. Though, of course, 700+ episodes and 600+ chapters are kind of a letdown...It may be long, the anime's been running for 17 years, the manga a bit more, and it's s So, this is where it all began...This is the beginning...Of a masterpiece.One Piece is by far, the best anime/manga that I've ever seen/read. My one regret is that when I started watching it, I was still pretty immature, and wasn't able to "experience" it the way I should have, which is why I'm tempted to re watch and or read it again. Though, of course, 700+ episodes and 600+ chapters are kind of a letdown...It may be long, the anime's been running for 17 years, the manga a bit more, and it's still gonna go on till 2020 something, and at first it may seem childish, and if you plan to watch it, really badly animated, but if you keep going, you'll find something you'll treasure in your heart as one of your most precious things.It'll make you laugh. It'll make you cry. It'll make you go WOWWWWWWWW at Oda's story telling. It'll have you crafting theories, guessing what comes next.Seriously, this thing is one of, if not the, best, most mysterious and epic adventures OF ALL TIME.So, enough of my fanboy raving, let's move on to the story (heh heh, that's right, this review has just gotten started!):The story is about a boy named Monkey D. Luffy, a boy whose dream is to become the king of the Pirates. He has also eaten a "Devil Fruit", a fruit which grants the eater a supernatural power, but also foreve takes away his ability to swim. Luffy ate the "Gomu Gomu no mi", if I'm not mistaken, which either translates to "Gum gum" or "Rubber rubber". Obviously, it gives Luffy the power to stretch.So, at age 17, this young man sets off in a simple wooden raft, in search of a crew.I won't tell you who they are, cuz sometimes they're unexpected, and they can be classified as spoilers. He forms an unbreakable bond of friendship with each of his crew mates, willing to die for each and every one of them, and making them willing to die for him.His power may seem lame, but it actually gets quite cool as the story goes on.One Piece tackles some serious topics. On the outside, it may look like a six year old's story, but the story has themes like racism, dictatorship, death, loss, sacrifice, and possibly bondage in a certain charscter's life, but these themes are displayed in such a way that even kids can watch/read this. Like, during a certain character's past, a major character in her life sacrifices herself for her in a heart wrenching scene, and a moment later, the show makes you laugh with the tears still fresh in your eyes. (Though, of course, I didn't cry. I'm just too macho :D)Seriously, what else can do that?It may seem long, and catching up is quite the challenge, but One Piece is totally worth it.Still my numero uno favorite anime/manga, and probably will always be.Spoiler below in the form of a theory (don't read unless you've caught up):||||V (this is supposed to be an arrow btw.)I have a theory that Nami and Luffy are actually siblings.I mean think about it. Nami's specialty is weather.What's Dragon's specialty? That's right. Weather.Remember the place where Nami was found? Doesn't it look like the place wher Luffy, Ace and Sabo hang out?Nami is also the only person as to whom Luffy has entrusted his Straw Hat.They also argue like siblings.Just think about this. It makes perfect sense!
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Here we go: 913 chapters and running. I’m really curious how long it’s going to take for me to catch up. Let’s go, man.
  • L A i N E Y
    January 1, 1970
    Awesome start to an awesome series. I ADORED this earlier art style so much so that I can't get over the fact that it's changed exponentially. It's like 'I don't even know who you are anymore' kind of feeling as the seires goes on. LOL
  • Huda
    January 1, 1970
    Oda is really a genius mangaka. One Piece is one of those masterpieces that will continue to be an all-time- favorite.
  • Mo
    January 1, 1970
    I want to to say Oda is amazing. The story and art are gifts to the reader. Iove the pirate concept. It totally adds frivolity to the story in a good way. I will elaborate later after work. I just finished this manga at lunch. :-)
  • Jamie (Books and Ladders)
    January 1, 1970
    Chapter 1: 4*Chapter 2: 3.5*Chapter 3: 4*Chapter 4: 4*Chapter 5: 4*Chapter 6: 4*Chapter 7: 4*Chapter 8: 3.5*Overall Rating: 3.875*I think this is a really interesting opening to what seems to be a really promising adventure. The chapters are short which makes it really easy to read. However, this also doesn't allow too much to actually be developed in each chapter. There were some character backstories in this volume that were over in the blink of an eye. I feel like as the story grows, so will Chapter 1: 4*Chapter 2: 3.5*Chapter 3: 4*Chapter 4: 4*Chapter 5: 4*Chapter 6: 4*Chapter 7: 4*Chapter 8: 3.5*Overall Rating: 3.875*I think this is a really interesting opening to what seems to be a really promising adventure. The chapters are short which makes it really easy to read. However, this also doesn't allow too much to actually be developed in each chapter. There were some character backstories in this volume that were over in the blink of an eye. I feel like as the story grows, so will the characters and even though this is a HUGE series, I'm excited to read the rest.Books and Ladders | Queen of the Bookshelves | Books Are My Fandom | Twitter | Instagram | Bloglovin'
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  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    January 1, 1970
    It's summer and I wanted something fun to read in the park -- so begins the looooong ass journey of working my way through this series.I'm not a complete newb to One Piece - I have seen a lot of the anime but this will be my first time reading any of the Manga.First impression? God damn, Eiichiro Oda, you draw a pretty awesome picture. I mean - that art though, hey? Perfectly suited for the tone of the story! I have to remind myself not to breeze through the pages and to take in each panel becau It's summer and I wanted something fun to read in the park -- so begins the looooong ass journey of working my way through this series.I'm not a complete newb to One Piece - I have seen a lot of the anime but this will be my first time reading any of the Manga.First impression? God damn, Eiichiro Oda, you draw a pretty awesome picture. I mean - that art though, hey? Perfectly suited for the tone of the story! I have to remind myself not to breeze through the pages and to take in each panel because it really is something pretty special to look at.This first volume has Luffy meet up with his first member of his pirate crew, Roronoa Zolo. Together they take on Captain Morgan and his asshole son, Helmeppo. The characters are crazy and look great on the page - just a tease, really, as to what is coming in the further volumes.But it's a tease that works and I had a helluva good time reading it.
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  • Ricardo Marín
    January 1, 1970
    5 / 5Nada más al iniciar puedes percatarte con facilidad que el destino de esta historia es convertirse en el mejor manga del mundo.
  • Catarina de Carvalho
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first time reading manga and I really enjoy it, gonna be honest.
  • L. McCoy
    January 1, 1970
    Heard lots of good things about this series, now I know why!What's it about:The main character of this story, Luffy, has wanted to be a pirate ever since he was a little kid. 10 years later he starts sailing the seas and if he can find a treasure that has been being searched for ever since the golden age of piracy he will officially be king of the pirates.Pros:The story is a good one. I haven't read many pirate books. My knowledge of pirates comes from a few movies, history, Alestorm and the epi Heard lots of good things about this series, now I know why!What's it about:The main character of this story, Luffy, has wanted to be a pirate ever since he was a little kid. 10 years later he starts sailing the seas and if he can find a treasure that has been being searched for ever since the golden age of piracy he will officially be king of the pirates.Pros:The story is a good one. I haven't read many pirate books. My knowledge of pirates comes from a few movies, history, Alestorm and the episodes I've seen of Black Sails so I'm definitely not an expert but this is a fun one that kinda makes me want to read some more pirate comics perhaps.The art is fantastic and fun.The action is freaking awesome and there's a lot of it.The characters are interesting. Luffy is kinda like a bad-a** pirate version of Plastic Man (though this happens AFTER the first chapter, I'll get into that in a bit). All the main characters have troubled pasts and things that make them interesting. There's a lot about standing up for yourself and not giving up which I really like.This book is often very funny!Cons:Young Luffy is very annoying and ungrateful which really screwed up chapter 1 for me.This is definitely a predictable one.Overall:Despite it's few flaws this is one worth reading. I definitely plan on reading volume 2. I certainly enjoyed and would recommend it if you're interested in a fun pirate comic.4/5
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  • Nyaore
    January 1, 1970
    Ah, One Piece. One of the few shonen titles I can not only actively stomach but also love a good deal. Many might be turned off by virtue of the art style, slow start, and the target demographic - that being adolescent pre-teen boys - but if you stick with it past the Baratie arc you'll find a real gem of a series. Eiichiro Oda is the kind of author I wish more aspired to emulate. While his stories aren't overly complicated, and some twists can be seen coming from miles away, the love he has for Ah, One Piece. One of the few shonen titles I can not only actively stomach but also love a good deal. Many might be turned off by virtue of the art style, slow start, and the target demographic - that being adolescent pre-teen boys - but if you stick with it past the Baratie arc you'll find a real gem of a series. Eiichiro Oda is the kind of author I wish more aspired to emulate. While his stories aren't overly complicated, and some twists can be seen coming from miles away, the love he has for the setting and characters he's created is extremely evident. Every characters, from the main cast down to the tiniest bit players is lovingly rendered and characterized - and very few if any are ever thrown away once their part is played. Many living on in various cover stories or brief blurbs of dialogue, while others may spend years in relatively obscurity only to suddenly come crashing to the forefront as major players in the story. The world crafting is something to be admired as well, though I'm not one to believe that Oda has everything planned to a tee like some others it's obvious that many of his plot points were in the works even as far back as Romance Dawn. Just pay attention to some of the lies Ussopp pulls in the earlier stages of the manga and then read ahead, you'll be surprised by how many of them actually come true dozens or hundreds of chapters later.While this isn't one of the most mentally intense manga to follow, you can easily breeze through it in a couple sittings without having to actively think about what's happening, it's still highly enjoyable and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys adventure series.
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  • Yue
    January 1, 1970
    I have finally! read One Piece. It has been like a 'must read' in my list. Why? a) Because it popularity (looks like it is a tie between this and Naruto). b)Because there is going to be a convention in my town next month, and there are always TON of stuff related to One Piece. c) Because my favorites Japanese idols LOVE One Piece.Honestly I barely had an idea about the manga. I only knew that the MC was Monkey D. Luffy and that it was about pirates. I did not know that Luffy had a special abilit I have finally! read One Piece. It has been like a 'must read' in my list. Why? a) Because it popularity (looks like it is a tie between this and Naruto). b)Because there is going to be a convention in my town next month, and there are always TON of stuff related to One Piece. c) Because my favorites Japanese idols LOVE One Piece.Honestly I barely had an idea about the manga. I only knew that the MC was Monkey D. Luffy and that it was about pirates. I did not know that Luffy had a special ability (he is the "Rubber man", meaning his body is made of rubber, because he ate something that made him like that). The art is funny. The characters are funny. Talking about big mouths! And that 'laid back' aspect!There are already a bunch of characters just in the first volume. There is Coby, who is a little boy, physically weak, whinny, but with a big heart (he befriends Luffy very quickly). Then there is the Lieutenant Morgan, who looks like the villain Bane from 'Batman'. And his son is so much like Draco Malfoy! With the whole "I am going to tell my dad", or "Wait until my dad hears about this", so funny! And there is also Zoro, a great swordsman who becomes Luffy's partner in the whole pirate thing.So far the story is working for me. It is a very 'relaxing' manga.
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  • Adelaide
    January 1, 1970
    One Piece is definitely a series I would recommend. I admit that the overall plot of the Straw Hat crew's adventures is getting somewhat repetitve and some variations. But, the part which captured me the most is the characterization.Eiichiro Oda is good at drawing the readers in through the characters' past and their interaction. A web is woven between the characters, connecting them together (whether as enemies or allies) and drawing us into their lives. The more we learn about the characteres, One Piece is definitely a series I would recommend. I admit that the overall plot of the Straw Hat crew's adventures is getting somewhat repetitve and some variations. But, the part which captured me the most is the characterization.Eiichiro Oda is good at drawing the readers in through the characters' past and their interaction. A web is woven between the characters, connecting them together (whether as enemies or allies) and drawing us into their lives. The more we learn about the characteres, the more we are able to sympathasize with them, even if they are the "bad guys".Of course, there are characters which I just really dislike, namely Spandam, Blackbeard, and Akainu. I don't think I would be able to like them even if Eiichiro Oda have them a bad past which led them to the way they are in the story.I like how it's shown how nothing is black and white, but everything is in shades of grey. I also like how the Straw Hat crew aren't proclaiming themselves as heros but acknowledging themselves as criminals, even though they had saved many people during their adventures. Their main objective wasn't to save those people but to defeat their enemies and protect their nakama and friends. Saving hundreds of people was merely a side effect of their actions.I'm not really sure if I make any sense anymore.All the same, One Piece is definitely a series I would recommend.
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  • Adam Spanos
    January 1, 1970
    AND SO IT BEGINS!!! * sound of intense jungle drumming *One Piece, Vol.1: Romance Dawn is the beginning of what promises to be a grand adventure. The story is very interesting and it keeps me wanting to read more. Also it helps that Luffy is a great character. I loved every chapter in this volume. It is definitely a great read and I look forward to more adventure. The missing star is because of the art that is something to get used to. Overall tho, a great start!
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  • Kaja
    January 1, 1970
    One Piece will probably be forever one of my favourite mangas. The main plot is really easy to understand: Whoever finds the treasure of Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates, will become the new King. And Monkey D. Luffy is one of the pirates that sailed out in the world in order to find the legendary One Piece. The more the story progresses though, and more characters are introduced, the more complex everything becomes. I can't tell anything because of spoilers, but it really is worth it. The ar One Piece will probably be forever one of my favourite mangas. The main plot is really easy to understand: Whoever finds the treasure of Gold Roger, the King of the Pirates, will become the new King. And Monkey D. Luffy is one of the pirates that sailed out in the world in order to find the legendary One Piece. The more the story progresses though, and more characters are introduced, the more complex everything becomes. I can't tell anything because of spoilers, but it really is worth it. The art may take some time to get used to, but - like I said before -it's worth it.I highly recommend it to everyone, even to those that haven't read any mangas before.
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  • Larka Fenrir
    January 1, 1970
    Romance Dawn Arc ☸ 0001 ~ Romance Dawn - L'alba di una grande avventura☸ 0002 ~ Rufy, il ragazzo dal cappello di paglia☸ 0003 ~ Roronoa Zoro, il cacciatore di pirati☸ 0004 ~ Il capitano della Marina Morgan mano d'ascia☸ 0005 ~ Il re dei pirati e il più grande spadaccino☸ 0006 ~ La prima persona☸ 0007 ~ Amici Orange Town Arc (1di3) ☸ 0008 ~ Arriva Nami
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  • Книжни Криле
    January 1, 1970
    Какъв по-добър начин да отбележим 20 годишнината на „One Piece” от ревю на първите седем тома, знаменитото начало на епичната (и комична) сага, издадени на български от „Студио Арт Лайн”! Прочетете ревюто на "Книжни Криле":https://knijnikrile.wordpress.com/201...
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  • Min Li Li
    January 1, 1970
    Hmm dört puan mı versem beş puan mı versem kararsız kaldım ama dört verdim gitti. :D200 küsür sayfa olsa da manga olduğu için bir sayfada beş ya da en fazla altı cümle oluyor,bu yüzden yarım saatte bitti ve beklediğimden iyi çıktı.Fuardan ikinci cildi de alınacak. :D
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