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

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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
May 22, 2015 Raeleen Lemay rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphicomanga
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.
Jul 11, 2014 Novia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, one-piece
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
Feb 17, 2014 Isti rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, adventure
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
Jan Philipzig
Jul 30, 2016 Jan Philipzig rated it really liked it
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- ...more
Alex Scales
Dec 31, 2014 Alex Scales rated it really liked it
Shelves: comiiixwoo, manga
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
Jun 17, 2016 Christopher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, 2016, manga
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
Dec 12, 2011 Kogiopsis rated it it was ok

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
Nba Fan 2000
Jul 10, 2011 Nba Fan 2000 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Nba Fan 2000 by: Codeprovider (Youtube)
Aug 06, 2015 illias rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 16, 2016 Connor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
I already feel so invested in Luffy. He is so quirky and awesome. I can't wait to continue his story!
Dec 26, 2015 Lara rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2015 Andreas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zwar nichts Neues, aber OP is einfach geilo :D
Sue Moro
May 17, 2015 Sue Moro rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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
Χαρά(Chara)_ MimL
Mar 26, 2016 Χαρά(Chara)_ MimL rated it it was amazing
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 cut 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 c ...more
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.
Nov 23, 2011 Adnan rated it it was amazing
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
Sercan Çelik
Jul 27, 2016 Sercan Çelik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kütüphanem, manga
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 :))
Jan 24, 2014 Sydney rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 19, 2009 Jan rated it it was amazing
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
Feb 27, 2016 Stephen rated it liked it
Like Naruto, i read One Piece the only difference One Piece is still ongoing so i'm still following it weekly.

One Piece follows the journey of Monkey D Luffy to find the One Piece treasure and Pirate King but to gain all those things he needs to gather a crew to conquer the Grand Line (The Grand Line is an ocean where the majority of the plot takes ).

When Luffy is old enough his first stop is a naval base town where he meets his first crewmate, swordsman Roranoa Zoro. Luffy joins with Zoro as th
May 12, 2016 Mo rated it really liked it
Shelves: faves
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. :-)
Feb 26, 2015 Ricardo rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
5 / 5

Nada más al iniciar puedes percatarte con facilidad que el destino de esta historia es convertirse en el mejor manga del mundo.
Catarina Oak
Dec 28, 2013 Catarina Oak rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, humor, adventure
This is my first time reading manga and I really enjoy it, gonna be honest.
Dec 16, 2011 Πέτρος rated it really liked it
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
Jan 21, 2014 bakanekonomama rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
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
Dec 14, 2012 Nyaore rated it it was amazing
Shelves: much-loved
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
Sep 09, 2016 Adelaide rated it really liked it
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,
Jamie (Books and Ladders)
Jun 03, 2016 Jamie (Books and Ladders) rated it really liked it
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
Read up to chapter 698

Ahhh, this is so nostalgic! One Piece is one of the first manga I've read, and to this day it has remained a pleasant memory. But, you know, I expected some sort of conclusion. I absolutely adored the first 200-ish chapters. At the 400 chapter mark I still liked it and there were lots of things happening, so I completely ignored the fact that the story was going nowhere. (view spoiler)
Sep 04, 2015 Kaja rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: favorites
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
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See also 尾田 栄一郎

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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