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Posted September 29, 2010
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!
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Posted May 6, 2003
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!!
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Posted February 8, 2015
Action, adventure, comedy, friendship, lovable characters, and a world where just about anything can happen; what more could you want from a series? :)
Love this series, but I have to say the pirate hunter/swordsmans name is Zoro, not Zolo, as viz would have you believe here. I think they were tring not to infringe on any copyrights, but it still bothers me, mostly because they change it to Zoro as the series goes on....
Posted November 6, 2014
“ You’re putting your life on the line by pointing that gun at me.” Says pirate captain Red-Haired Shanks to a bandit before he disposes of the bandit.“One Piece” Volume 1 is a great start to the One Piece series. There are so many things that make it a great manga.
For example, there’s the characters. In this book you encounter Monkey D. Luffy and Roronoa Zolo. Monkey D. Luffy (Luffy) has many personalities. At times he can be very optimistic and carefree, even on the brink of death. At other times he can be very calm and smart. When he encounters a bad guy who he really doesn’t like, he gets very angry. Roronoa Zolo (Zolo) has an infamous reputation which leads people to think of him as scary and intimidating. He’s actually nice on the inside and always full of confidence. Zolo decided to join Luffy because of his promise to a childhood friend to become the greatest swordsman ever.
Another great thing about the book is the story. The story begins in a flashback in which young Luffy promises his role-model, Red-Haired Shanks, that he going to become the king of the pirates and find the legendary treasure, One Piece. Then, Luffy accidentally eats the Gum-Gum fruit, which turns his body to rubber but takes away his ability to swim! The flashback ends when the pirates fight some mountain bandits to protect Luffy and Luffy discovers the true power of pirates. The story continues ten years later. Luffy sets off to gather a crew. During his search, he frees a demonic bounty hunter and defeats a axe handed naval captain. No biggie.
That brings us to quality overall. The story is never boring. There are tons of new discoveries in every chapter. Also, it is action packed. The artwork is of very high quality. Each page panel is full of details. There are also lots of what I like to call, sound effects.
In the end, author Eiichiro Oda did a great job combining multiple attributes to create a great series starter.
Posted August 17, 2014
If you want to get hooked on a great manga look no where else i started just to see what a manga was and so far i have all of the mangas at the moment and will continue till it's finished to the very end honest this manga series has it a for me and I know you will love it too just give it a shot you won't regreat it trust me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted September 3, 2011
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 6, 2010
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 4, 2009
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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)
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 :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 14, 2008
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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 29, 2006
Posted June 10, 2006
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!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 3, 2006
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!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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