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One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn (One Piece #1)

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  49,012 ratings  ·  529 reviews
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer "Red-Haired" Shanks. But Luffy's life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like 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 a ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published July 23rd 2003 by VIZ Media (first published December 24th 1997)
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Raeleen Lemay
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.
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
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 ...more
Alex Scales
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 ...more

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 yet
there 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
Sue Moro
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
Nba Fan 2000
Jul 10, 2011 Nba Fan 2000 rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Nba Fan 2000 by: Codeprovider (Youtube)
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.
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
The world of pirates seems pretty awesome when you are a kid! No rules and regulations, 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 com
Sercan Çelik
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 :))
Entah kapan terakhir kali aku baca komik ... Gara-gara ke'cupet'anku,, gara-gara short judgement-ku,, gara-gara ego,, bertahun-tahun aku gag nyentuh komik sejak terakhir aku baca komik detektif yang IQnya 160 tuh sapa namanya sampe lupa,, akhirnya,,

Aku memaki teman-temanku yang maniak komik,, aku mencak-mencak karena seolah hidup mereka untuk baca komik,, aku bahkan jadi kelewat sensi karna tiap ada yang bahas komik, kupingku panas,, terlebih One Piece,,

Sampai-sampai aku penasaran juga,, Telusu
Mar 22, 2015 Illias rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: dedicating people
Shelves: manga, favorites
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
5 / 5

Nada más al iniciar puedes percatarte con facilidad que el destino de esta historia es convertirse en el mejor manga del mundo.
I hope that, like Naruto, as the series progresses the story arcs get more intense and less childish. I'm pretty sure this will happen, so I'm not that worried. I thought Naruto would be childish, and at first it was, but when the story actually got going it became more serious. These series tend to that, although they always keep the childish humor they started out with, which is great in my opinion. I look forward to reading the next volume. Throughout 2015 I plan to read both this and Naruto ...more
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 ...more
One Piece was for many years unnoticed by the majority of the anime community. Many claim that the first arc is boring but I disagree; for a perpetual on-going shonen series One Piece is fine since the very start. But hey, it takes more than that to have a good show and it does deliver elsewhere as well. For example, its characters are quite colourful and likable for shonen material and they are constantly making lots of jokes with their personality quirks. Seeing each one of them individually m ...more
Holly Letson
Everyone in this volume seems to be wanting to escape from something, and seeking new beginnings. Luffy is wanting to escape from the constant ridiculing of townsfolk, and become The King of Pirates. Koby is wanting to escape from Alvida's pirate crew, and become a member of the Navy. Zolo is wanting to escape from being Morgan's prisoner, and become The World's Great Swordsman. Nami is wanting to escape with the map, and become an even better thief. Will they all get their wish(es)?
Min Li Li
Hmm dört puan mı versem beş puan mı versem kararsız kaldım ama dört verdim gitti. :D
200 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
Empieza bastante interesante, pero espero mucho más de los próximos tomos así que aún no le voy a dar un 5. El dibujo también me ha gustado mucho, pero ya desde el prierm tomo se ve que esta va a ser una saga infinita. Los protagonistas aún tienen muchas cosas por hacer.
I was reading fairy tail on a website called and came across one piece. It look good so I read a little bit and found that it was a good book and kept on reading. It's plot is awesome and has a lot of emotion in it which grabs the readers attention and doesn't let go until the readers finished reading it which I really liked.I learnt that if you work hard and do your best to achieve something it will be achieved. The character Luffy shows us just that. As a kid he strived to beco ...more
Catarina Oak
This is my first time reading manga and I really enjoy it, gonna be honest.
Non avevo mai letto un manga (infatti ho riletto le prime 20 pagine almeno tre volte cercando di capire come diamine andasse letto), e nonostante le difficoltà iniziali, ho adorato queste 210 pagine di avventura.
Non so come, ma mi era venuta voglia di provare a leggere un manga, e così ho cercato su internet qualcosina, e dopo aver letto che questo è il manga più venduto al mondo, mi sono ricordata che questo era anche uno dei miei cartoni animati preferiti da bambina.
L'ho adorato e sono pronta
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 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,
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 ...more
Hippo dari Hongkong

setelah sekian lama gak baca komik, akhirnya...

cerita tentang Luffy, seorang anak laki2 yang berambisi jadi raja bajak laut padahal dia gak bisa berenang *gara2 makan "rubber fruit" yang bikin badannya melar seperti karet*

gak niat bacanya *dulu ada dua cewe yang nyuruh baca komik ini*, awalnya cuman iseng aja bacanya. cuman pas baca chapter II ada sebuah adegan yang bikin gw terbahak-bahak jam 2 pagi. dialog antara Coby seorang navigator bajak laut yang rupanya sangat menderita karena sering dip
Sam Smith
This was my first manga and I thought that I might like it because I like The Legend of Korra even though its not anime or manga, but maybe you understand where I'm coming from. I really enjoyed this short read, it was funny and had some good action. I actually laughed out loud at some of the characters reactions to things, and I never laugh while reading. I don't think I'll ever be one of those die hard manga or comics guys, but I wouldn't mind reading some more One Piece.
David Schaafsma
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.
Nunnaya Buissness
Let me start off with one word (I think) A-freak'n-mazing. I'm a nerd who is totally hooked on manga, which may have something to do with the previous statement, I love: Yu-Gi-Oh, Bleach, Naurto, Shaman King, Fullmetal Alchemist and now One Piece. This is a uproarious series about Pirates. What usually comes to mind when Pirates (before you read this series) is : Blackbeard, plunderers, evil and huge crews. But after this series it's fruit , Monkey D. Luffy, Gum Gum, and 4 people.

This book se
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Eiichiro Oda (尾田 栄一郎 Oda Eiichirō) is a Japanese manga artist, best known as the creator of the manga and anime One Piece.

As a child, Oda was inspired by Akira Toriyama's works and aspired to become a manga artist. He recalls that his interest in pirates was probably sparked by the popular TV animation series titled Vicky the Viking. He submitted a character named Pandaman for Yudet
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