One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn [NOOK Book]

Overview

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."
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Overview

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."
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Editorial Reviews

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"Straw Hat" Luffy, this book's boy hero, really wants to be a pirate. His fellow villagers jeer at his goal, since he can't swim, due to having eaten a magic fruit that gives him the ability to stretch his body like rubber. However, Luffy isn't going to let a little problem like this stop him. He's further motivated when pirate captain "Red-Haired" Shanks (an eccentric seadog who might give Johnny Depp a run for his money) sacrifices his arm to a sea-monster to save Luffy's life. Ten years later, Luffy is still determined to make his dream come true, and he sets out to assemble to a crew and find a fabled treasure (the "One Piece" of the title). Luffy meets Koby, a cabin boy his age, who has been shanghaied by a lady pirate, and together they attempt to rescue Roronoa Zoro, a feared bounty hunter who is being held captive by the dread Captain Morgan. Everyone in this title has a seemingly impossible goal driving them on, whether it's Luffy's dream of being a pirate, Koby's of joining the navy, or Zoro's of become the world's greatest swordsman. It's this strong-and sometimes touching--motivation which carries the story along through episodes that mix comedy and violence in an inventive, energetic brew. Luffy uses his gum gum power at climactic moments, such as taking out Iron Mace Alvida, a lady pirate whose claim to be the fairest on all the seas is anything but accurate. One Piece is one of the world's most popular manga, having been spun off into a TV show, a video game and merchandising. With Pirates of the Caribbean spearheading a full-on pirate revival, One Piece should have no trouble finding an audience in America. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421545257
  • Publisher: VIZ Media
  • Publication date: 2/19/2013
  • Series: One Piece Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: VIZ Rating: T
  • Sales rank: 60,017
  • File size: 87 MB
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Meet the Author

Eiichiro Oda began his manga career at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

    Definitely a Must-Read

    I haven't read the mangas or graphic novels yet, but I'm on episode 230 on the anime TV series. Even though FUNimation only has up to episode 195 dubbed in English, the Jap subs are amazing as well. The best character I think is Zoro, which the idiotic producers at 4Kids renamed to 'Zolo'. Roronoa Zoro sounds much better than Roronoa Zolo, dont'cha think? Yes, anyway. I love the hilarity of One Piece and its originality. The most sad backstory of the characters would have to be Chopper. Poor fella. Oda is amazing! I'm surprised more people haven't heard of this spectacular series yet. If you're not sure about it, take it anyway. If you love laughing out loud, pirates, goofy attitudes, et cetera, then you should definitely check out One Piece. A must-have for teens & up!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003

    Love it in shonen jump ill love it hear

    I think im almost the only one in america who cares i mean this is my favorite Manga of all time and you should too. I cant wait this is great in the one of my most favorite magazines of all time Shonen Jump if you dont know about 'One Pieace' then you should go to a local grocrie store or new stand or anyone with Magazine you will be bound to find this FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! comic in that magazine with alot other great manga comics!!! hope i changed ur mind!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2013

    I really enjoyed this. It was exciting, funny, refreshing, and o

    I really enjoyed this. It was exciting, funny, refreshing, and overall a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    O

    Love it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    A Great Series

    This series is true a great adventure for all ages. I've been enjoying this series for years now and I can never get bored with it.

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  • Posted July 12, 2012

    why can't i buy this on my nook!!

    why can't i buy this on my nook!!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Im in love with Luffy!! <3

    Heres the thing im not a fan of shonen jump im more of a girl who loves shojo. But luffy changes that he's funny and i cant stop laughing when i read one piece. I love how one piece made the main character not bulky or to muscly. He's my type of guy funny and a joy to read.

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  • Posted May 6, 2010

    Pretty good

    The first in a very good adventure series. the story is pretty straight forward a boy wants to become king of the pirate's.And while the low percentage of action in this volume may turn those off who are looking for the next dragon ball z,i must say that i am satisfied with this book and i am looking forward to the next one.

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  • Posted June 4, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    One Piece

    This is a great book, mainly because of its plot. Pirates are just too cool!
    Also, just because I can't fit everything I recommend, I also recommend One Piece vol.s 6-21 (that's where I am right now XD)

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  • Posted November 23, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    One Piece!

    Most manga are 100% serious, and One Piece was a good break. It's one of the funniest manga I've ever read! It has a perfect balance of action, hummor, and a little sadness. Once you start reading it's impossible to stop. The charactors are so fun and outgoing, and if you havent read these books yet, then your missing out! If you like more serious manga I would recomend Bleach, or Naruto. Oh ya girls can read manga too I do and I love it. I'ts not just for boys :)

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  • Posted November 14, 2008

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    I Also Recommend:

    Pirate Fun!

    This book is great. Luffy is one of those happy-go-lucky characters that's hard to take very seriously, but his enthusiasm is infectious, which is probably why he attracts the people that he does. His adventures within this first volume mostly arrive accidentally, but he sets off with a purpose that doesn't seem too far-fetched for him to achieve as he grows, though the journey has been set up as being rather difficult to undertake. Oda seems to already be setting things up for future volumes, as people come in and out of Luffy's life, and battles are waged with cut throat (but completely one-dimensional) villains. One volume in, I can't imagine how this wouldn't captivate an audience, so it's no wonder that this volume I have is the seventh printing of the book. It's a great light-hearted action comedy told in an amazing cartoony style that suits its characters and the fun world that Oda is slowly building.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2006

    amazing

    a peice of true imagination. one of my favorite mangas. i wholeheartedly suggest this to any comic lover!!^____^

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2006

    a reviewer

    A good read for anybody whose seen the anime. And even if you didn't see the anime this story will knock your pants off. The artwork is strange and original and the plotline is touching. Simply put, this story can be read by anyone who's willing to!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2006

    We are!

    You may have seen this at the bookstore and said: 'My little cousin/sibling/kid I babysit/son/daughter watches this on Fridays! I might get it for them!' Slow down, tiger, and you might want to just keep the book yourself. The manga is definitly not kid's stuff. It is, however, a good story. Monkey D. Luffy was a child who befriended a pirate captain, and has his head filled with dreams of the high seas. Unfortunately for him, he was beached he couldn't swim and was too young. After a misadventure including some bandits and the gum-gum fruit that made him a rubber man but took his ability to learn swimming, he vowed that he would start his own crew when he was older and become king of the pirates. The captain of the crew gave Luffy his signature straw hat, and several years later, he set sail. This story is about keeping promises and working for what you want, and the cheesyness and stuff about never giving up. To quote a character, 'Grit counts more than strengh.' Grab this book and start reading. Quoting the REAL Japanese theme song (translation, I think.) 'We are! We are! On a cruise!' So set sail!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Best comic ever

    Best comic I've ever read Simply outstanding!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2005

    Pirate King

    I want a devil fruit too...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    One Piece Rules!!

    One Piece is the best! It's full of action! Sometimes it's so hilarious I could read it over and over and still laugh!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2005

    AMAZING

    This is one of the best magna I've ever read, its funny and full of action! It is a very good book I totally recomend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2005

    ONE PEICE vol.1 Romance Dawn

    this is a great book i definitty sugest you read it and if you like this book you should watch the Anime on CN or 4 kids tv saturday

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2004

    ONE PIECE ROCKS

    one piece is a great tale and the author better hurry up with the 5 one cause im ready

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