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One Piece, Volume 1: Romance Dawn

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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 swashbuck ...more
Paperback, SHONEN JUMP Manga Edition, 210 pages
Published June 23rd 2003 by VIZ Media, LLC (first published December 24th 1997)
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Luffy
Apr 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star
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Novia
Jan 05, 2009 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
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Isti
Mar 18, 2013 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
Sam Quixote
Jan 31, 2020 rated it did not like it
One Piece is the best-selling manga of all time - and, going by this first book, I have no idea why!

A kid called Luffy wants to grow up to become king of pirates. Which seems unlikely until he accidentally eats the gum-gum fruit and basically turns into Mister Fantastic from the Fantastic Four, becoming invulnerable to swords and bullets and seemingly everything, as well as strong, in the bargain! He’s gotta assemble a crew and he’s questing for the fabled treasure, One Piece.

Luffy is not an in
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Jokoloyo
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
The beginning of one of the most epic manga stories ever. I gave only 4 star for first volume because the world has not much revealed. But on next volumes you could see the fantasy world of One Piece is rich, fresh, and populated with many interesting characters.
Jan Philipzig
Sep 07, 2014 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
Christopher
Jun 15, 2016 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
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Artemy
Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
One Piece is famous for being that one manga that absolutely refuses to end. At 89 (!) volumes and counting, it's one of the longest-running series in history, and an extremely intimidating undertaking for many new readers like me because of that. Still, its insane popularity and the pirate adventure premise piqued my interest enough to check at least the first volume, and I have to say — I'm into it!

One Piece is about a young boy named Luffy, whose biggest dream has always been becoming the Pir
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Χαρά Ζ.
Sep 11, 2015 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 stopped airing 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 h ...more
Ilias
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: dedicating people
Shelves: favorites, manga
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 all
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Alex Scales
Mar 19, 2012 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
Connor
Feb 11, 2016 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!
David Schaafsma
Mar 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
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.
Sue Moro
May 16, 2015 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
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Kogiopsis
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Hmmm...

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
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Kaśyap
Dec 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I have been following One Piece for almost 15 years now and it is one of my favorite manga and one of the best adventure stories out there. Oda is a great artist and an amazing storyteller who has managed to build a compelling narrative, rich in emotions and set in a rich detailed world that only rewards you more every time you reread it.

In its basic premise, One Piece is a grand tale of romance and adventure set in an oceanic world where the execution of the pirate king Gold D. Roger has usher
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Nba Fan 2000
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Nba Fan 2000 by: Codeprovider (Youtube)
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Kaede
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.
Lara
Aug 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
YES YES! I TOTALLY DIDN'T EXPECT TO LOVE THIS BUT IT ABSOLUTELY SURPRISED ME!
Lashaan Balasingam (Bookidote)
I've never had the chance to check out Luffy in action back in high school, but the popularity of One Piece was undeniable. I'm still a bit surprised that it's still an ongoing series too!

I have to admit that there are some pretty subtle similarities with Naruto, yet it still remains its own thing. Good ol' Luffy and his goofy ways looks to become the greatest pirate and to do so, he looks to assemble a crew of his own.

This first arc looks at some of the first members of his team, but also at Lu
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Sakib
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
My first One Piece manga...

And with Luffy, my journey begins, a long journey, with Luffy and so many characters to come, in the Golden Age of Piracy...

I must be a brave guy, to start something so huge and detailed as this manga; those who watch its anime or are following the manga know how much time it'll take to see the finishing of this epic and long voyage of pirate adventures...

I've decided to read the manga rather than watch the anime, it'll be quicker and the fun I'll be getting will be in
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Sydney
Jan 24, 2014 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
Chi
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, epic, adventure
For the last month and a bit, I had been reading all the volumes from the very beginning, to the segue regarding the Reverie (note to self: before the Wano Arc). And I have to say, there's been a significant change to his plotting style from the start to now.

Instead of being short, simple fights and challenges, there are now multi-volume fights and intrigue. The arcs have expanded into multi-arc sagas, which makes the story really fun and intense.

The writing is still pretty solid, as is his illu
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Garan
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
some pirate goodness! i really enjoyed this and am excited to read more of it throughout the year! there are over 90 volumes! like????
Akimoto Hosokawa
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Not bad
bakanekonomama
Dec 10, 2011 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
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Adnan
Nov 23, 2011 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
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Mo
Apr 27, 2016 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. :-)
Maria
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Here we go: 913 chapters and running. I’m really curious how long it’s going to take for me to catch up. Let’s go, man.
Patrick Adekunle
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
I am probably gonna give every volume 5 stars.

Because One Piece is one of the greatest adventure stories ever.

I started it 12 years ago and since then...well, you can imagine...

Eiichiro Oda never fails to come up with new exciting adventures for Luffy and co., and don't even get me started on the Straw Hat pirates...

To cut the long story short, One Piece is a masterpiece!
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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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