Friday, May 18, 2012

MISC. MANGA, *One Piece

Before Pirates Of The Carribean(the movies), there was One Piece. This uber-popular manga which spawned of a hit anime TV series and several movies is done by the great creator Eiichiro Oda.

In it, young Monkey D. Luff wants more than anything to be a pirate. But his idol, Red-Haired Shanks, won’t let him in his crew. After taking the devil’s fruit of the Gum-Gum Tree, Monkey is cursed with the ability to stretch his body like Plastic Man, but at the price of never being able to swim again. Later on, he sets off from his home town with one purpose, to be the King of Pirates. He wants to go after the legendary treasure known as the One Piece left behind by the original Pirate King, Gold Roger. Not knowing what the One Piece itself is actually, Monkey goes to find his own crew. He runs into the orphened Koby who is the cabin boy for the large female pirate Alvida(picture Rosanne Barr as a pirate lass!). He gets him to leave her, and the two then seek to get the pirate hunter Zora to join then. After an altercation with a corrupt naval captain, Monkey and Zora leave Koby behind and off to get the rest of their crew.

One Piece is a very long series though, far beyond the point where even Dragonball would've bothered with, so you really need to commit to wanting to get into. It’s got high seas adventure for any manga fan!

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