One Piece

One Piece

Vol. 1, Romance Dawn

Paperback - 2003
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When Monkey D. Luffy accidentally gains the power to stretch like rubber at the cost of never being able to swim again, he and his crew of pirate wannabes set off in search of the "One Piece," the greatest treasure in the world.

Simon and Schuster
A new shonen sensation in Japan, this series features Monkey D. Luffy, whose main ambition is to become a pirate. Eating the Gum-Gum Fruit gives him strange powers but also invokes the fruit's curse: anybody who consumes it can never learn to swim. Nevertheless, Monkey and his crewmate Roronoa Zoro, master of the three-sword fighting style, sail the Seven Seas of swashbuckling adventure in search of the elusive treasure "One Piece."

Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz, [2003]
Edition: Shonen Jump graphic novel edition
Copyright Date: ©1997
ISBN: 9781569319017
1569319014
9781421511450
Branch Call Number: Young Adult Graphic Novel ONE v.1
Characteristics: 203 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
Additional Contributors: Caselman, Lance
Nakatani, Andy
Alternative Title: One piece, 1
Romance dawn

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ultramavrik333
Feb 26, 2019

Hands down the best manga of all time (no, seriously, it holds the Guinness World record for the best-selling manga at 455 million copies worldwide). Eiichiro Oda is a genius. Yes, it's long-- years long, but more than worth it if you decide to make the commitment.
Luffy is the most loveable, caring, brave character I have ever seen in any manga. Previous comments state that Luffy is "too positive." You will learn that, like in real life, obstacles will definitely come along and Luffy is not always the over-the-top positive character he has the reputation of being. Unlike other characters in manga (Goku, for example), Luffy is not invincible and loses as many times as he wins. It is impossible not to fall in love with him and the rest of the Straw Hat pirates, as well as many protagonists and even antagonists.

There are countless arcs, and for each of them, Oda dedicates time and patience to develop every single character the Straw Hats come in contact with. These characters return at some point in time much later in the series, so even if they are forgotten for a while they will return. The art is incredible-- there is always a focus on scenery and character detail. Oda is a master at setting a mood for every panel of the manga even if words are not present. But when there are words present, the manga is hilarious. This series has made me laugh/cry/cringe/smile more times than I can remember.

One Piece starts slow, but again, if you stick with it you will see that it deserves every bit of the hype. Get into it now, before you fall behind more. Trust me, you will catch up much faster than you think!

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gideonlundin
Jun 17, 2018

Very colorful story and not inappropriate.
My most favorite manga only 2nd to "A silent Voice"
A MUST READ!

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stephanietong
Aug 08, 2017

Amazing storyline, and intriguing characters, but they look so similar to the characters in Fairy tail... ah well.

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StormTheWaterNinja
Oct 10, 2016

LUFFY IS SOOOOO CUTESY!!! seriously, this is a manga i can get into (and its still going--past 70!)

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ruah777
Jul 10, 2016

I have not been able to get in to the anime, so I wouldn't say I am a big fan. I tend to find luffy a bit to optimist. That said, I can't deny there is some charm in this series. The good character are very alikable and the world has this fun light hearted cartoonish feel. The first book has my attention and I will read the next for sure. So I remain it to anyone that wants something a but lighthearted and cartoonish, and doesn't mind very optimist main lead.

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red_cobra_341
May 17, 2016

Not an exciting start, but bear with it... this is THE best manga series ever!

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AbbaGabben
Jul 28, 2015

Best book Eva!

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arthurc
Feb 25, 2015

Great book/comic

The first book is good but it gets a lot better

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DaGoldenGolem
Aug 19, 2014

it was good

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fairy_tail
Jul 12, 2014

best manga series I have ever read.

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nams94
Mar 20, 2019

Do me a favor... Keep this hat safe for me? This hat means a lot to me. Promise that you'll give it back to me someday... ...when you've become a great pirate.

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AbbaGabben
Jul 28, 2015

I'M GONNA BE KING OF PIRATES

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