One Piece, Volume 1

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VIZ Media LLC, Jun 25, 2003 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
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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 swashbuckling adventure in search of the elusive treasure "One Piece."

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Fun adventure, with decent plot and characterisation. - Goodreads
The poor quality cover art reflects this as well. - Goodreads
I loved the plot and storyline. - Goodreads
I love the fight scenes in this volume. - Goodreads
... artwork is good. - Goodreads
It was my first introduction to this series. - Goodreads
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About the author (2003)

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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