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One Piece  
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Description
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of nakama, is setting off in search of the "One Piece," said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

Currently ranked as the best-selling series in manga history.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Chopperman (Spin-Off)
Cross Epoch (Side Story)
One Piece x Toriko (Side Story)
Wanted! (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
ワンピース
海盗路飞
海贼王
航海王
วันพีซ

Groups Scanlating
A-Team
Akatsuki
Angelz
Apt 6
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Latest Release(s)
c.757 by MangaStream (1d ago)
c.757 by Manga Panda (1d ago)
v.24 c.217-226 by Nitoryu (13d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
74 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (Ongoing)

User Reviews
One Piece by Unknown
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One Piece by cryptic
One Piece by shounen_lover
One Piece by Kaioh
One Piece by emperor26
One Piece by Zoro

Forum
342 topics, 5508 posts
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User Rating
Average: 9 / 10.0 (3724 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.98 / 10.0
10
 61% (2287 votes)
9+
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8+
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7+
 4% (152 votes)
6+
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5+
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4+
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2+
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1+
 4% (134 votes)

Last Updated
August 8th 2014, 1:12pm PST

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Year
1997

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (71 Volumes, 9 Omnibuses - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #109 increased(+93)
Monthly Pos #66 decreased(-22)
3 Month Pos #49 decreased(-29)
6 Month Pos #30 decreased(-13)

List Stats
On 11520 reading lists
On 644 wish lists
On 308 unfinished lists
On 552 custom lists

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Forum Posts
One Piece Devil Fruit Ideas 37 days, 16 hours, 22 minutes ago
OP 743 52 days, 2 hours, 59 minutes ago
What Is "One Piece", Really? 100 days, 20 hours, 15 minutes ago
Who do you guys think will be the next crew member? 152 days, 7 hours, 9 minutes ago
Funniest One Piece (manga) II 162 days, 17 hours, 10 minutes ago

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Fantastic   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by buttplug
July 18th, 2014, 8:04pm
Even though its not very strong in terms of plot, the imagination, colourful characters, intense action, likable protagonist and amazing sense of adventure more than make up for it. Easily the best ongoing shounen manga.
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Good series but too dragged out.   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by strixflash
March 27th, 2014, 11:51am
One Piece has everything you can look for in a fantasy: Interesting main cast, good supporting characters & an excellent world building. The artwork has improved with time & the action is well done.

Now the flaws: Too dragged out flashbacks which are honestly lame & do little even in terms of plot (see the recent Fishman Island arc as an example). Other thing being characters are either white or black (i.e. Saint like good guys or crazy villains respectively). Such characters are no fun & shows lack of creativity. (See The Fishman Princess & her mother ~_~ So annoying).

Many of the arcs in the "New World" are totally wasted without any development. The best arcs were Luffy rescuing Ace (Whitebeard Saga). Those arcs were well done as they were unpredictable & had goid battles along with many plot developments.
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love it!   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by fotzi
March 22nd, 2014, 5:56am
I've been reading Bleach and Naruto for a couple of years now, always reading the newest chapters online and would see One Piece with them in the updates section but I would just ignore it. I tried 2-3 times to read it but I quit around the Buggy arc. One day I decided to give it a try once more and I fell in love! It is rightfully considered the best shonen out there! Oda is simply a brilliant storyteller. Not only has he created a whole new world with its own laws, traditions and different kinds of people but also the characters (even the most minor ones and ESPECIALLY the strawhats) have so unique personalities (and flaws) that is is very hard not to be interested in their growth and actions.
What makes One Piece make a difference from the other big three is the way the story is being told, something that confirms my earlier statement about the author's storytelling ability. Its' structure is so well put together that it is as if the author has been planning years ahead and I have seen no plot holes as of now. Also I do love that old characters appear after years or other characters that you didn't really pay attention to have come to play huge roles in the development of the story and only then you do realize that Oda has been building them for hundreds of chapters
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Like Crocodile and Doflamingo respectively
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Another thing that I like is that the story touches a lot of topics about society and its problems. In One Piece you will find themes such as slavery, racism, oppression, corruption and especially, peoples perspective of justice. All these themes are beautifully mixed inside the One Piece universe but also tend to remind you of the society you live in and the history of humanity.
If you find an arc boring, you will realize after some time that it actually was very important to the later events of the story. That is what I would call the One Piece "magic". You see something and you are like "meeeeh" and then you read further, connect and say "So that is how it is! WOW!"
I have heard that the author is working a lot of hours on each chapter of this brilliant piece of work for each chapter. More than the other manga artists normally do. But that actually becomes visible to the reader in the final result! You will notice small details in each panel that might not really be important, but really do add to the whole aesthetic of the story.
The jokes are also very funny, especially the way the strawhats interact with each other and the "What the f*** are they doing now?!?" effect they bring to the surrounding people (especially the marines haha!). Even in a fight, the author will blend something funny or ridiculous in, while maintaining the overall seriousness.
Last, I would like to comment about the art and the design. At first you might be put off by the art (I know, I did) but you will be soon captivated by the addictiveness of the story that you simply wont care anymore and actually, the art gets better and better as the story goes on. The character designs are also interesting and sometimes VERY weird. Don't be surprised if you see a goofball or a dude with a funny figure kicking ass! Also, I really do enjoy each island the Luffy goes to. It is something I look forward to each time an arc ends. They are all so unique! I swear the creator of One Piece must have limitless imagination.
The only thing that I do not enjoy that much is the excessive fanservice after the timeskip. Too many melon boobs and bikinis
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Nami and Robin seriously have overexcerted themselves in the "boob growth", bikini and exposed cleavage factor.

So if you want a good laugh and tons of adventure look no more and start reading One Piece. You wont be putting it down.

... Last updated on March 22nd, 2014, 6:00am
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I anticipate it every week!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lover-fighter
February 14th, 2014, 1:19am
I know this is one of those criticized mangas, but this is one I just can't wait for each week.

Yes, it is unrealistic,
Yes, It has hardly any character development, and
Yes, the plot progression isn't real "deep" if you will.
BUT I adore it because it is the way it is. There are lots of people who love the manga but the nay-sayers are more vocal (in my experience). Even I was put off at first, but I tried it anyways and fell in love (and I'm so glad I did!!). Personally, I like the novel of retaining my innocence through such mediums; I often enjoy media directed at the younger audiences more, they are not bogged by daily worries or interferences. It reminds me of when I believed I could do anything no matter how unrealistic or childish the idea seemed to everyone else.
1) It is called fiction for a reason. It wasn't meant to be sensible and it wasn't mass-directed toward adults in the first place. It is suppose to be fun and silly. It's suppose to hold the attention of a younger person, so the more complicated it is the less it will hold their attention. Nonetheless, it presents morals and values in an easy-to-understand and straightforward manner. And who cares if he's over-powered? It's fiction. There are still people who can overpower him and there are people with strengths where his weaknesses lie (i.e.: tact lol) so in retrospect you could just consider him a genius in hand-to-hand combat and get over it.
2) The character development is there… its just in more of a burst rather than being drawn out through the series. Not to mention if one was really reading with an open heart and an open mind (which is how you should approach anything new) you would love the characters; considering their back stories are pretty tragic but they choose to live on despite the terrible circumstances. And even though their antics are on the stupid side, (unless you're a total stick-in-the-mud) there is no way you would not let out even a small snicker. Even if its just from their melodramatic facial expressions.
3) Though the manga does follow guidelines (which is common for a frequently used theme, like battle) it is not repetitive which I really commend Oda for considering how long this has been published. He is great at keeping his readers on their toes. Even those obsessive fans don't always know what might cross Oda's mind and that keeps it fun and fresh. Plus, if you're reading closely, everything connects. Only now are we starting to see that all of the things Oda has written has a purpose in the conclusion.
700+ chapters is really long and there are some parts that are drawn out but since it's like that, it's fluid. Battles themselves feel less chopped up because Oda draws them step by step and stories are well flushed because he doesn't leave much out. Sometimes I feel like I am living in the story.

Now, I don't want to discredit anyone's feelings but the heated arguments between those who like the manga and those who don't are annoying. Let others have their opinion and don't try to stuff yours down other's throats. Speak your piece then be done with it, and don't rain all over other people's parade (it only makes you seem like a jerk).
I believe this manga had a sparkle all along but only now is it really starting to show it's radiance. You may not like it but it's worth giving a try. It is number one in sales for a reason.
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anime over manga?   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by butako chan
February 12th, 2014, 3:08pm
For once I actually prefer the anime over manga. That is because the humour of the manga is more physical, therefore it carries over to the anime better. I know its supposed to be funny, but I can usually see the joke from miles away....So I crack a smile at most. The plots themselves are interesting, but I can't seem to take this manga seriously at all. Also, while everyone is praising the art in One Piece, I don't find it too attractive myself. I personally don't think it's as detailed as everyone claims it is and think it's only above average at best. Since it is so stretched out, I find myself bored out of my mind at certain parts of the manga. That being said, when the moments are heavier, the manga is really able to shine.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2014, 3:10pm
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OP = my childhood   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by moonmystery
December 15th, 2013, 4:52pm
I'm a bit biased with this manga since I've been reading it for 4+ years now.... So, it's kind of hard to put it down when you consider how long I have read this.

Overall, this manga is awesome, and Luffy has been my idol for a while now despite how retarded he can sometimes be. Zoro has earned an irreplaceable spot in my heart as well....(so has Usop)

This manga starts off kind of slow and in a boring shounen manner... The art also starts out absolutely crappily.... But trust me, it gets better. To be honest, when I first started the series, I quit 5 times..... and read up to chapter 67.... but after that, I was soon hooked with the whole series... I think it started during the Arlong fight... That part had me tearing up at Luffy's loyalty.

And when I read up to the Alabasta arc? I was part of the crew already, laughing and crying along with them. By the time I got to Skypeia arc, I had become a true fangirl.... And good lord by the time we got to the island filled with woman, I was broken in tears from what happened to the Straw Hats. And geez POOR SANJI the author was downright CRUEL in selecting his destination.

So yeah. I've been following One Piece fervently quite a while now. It's a good manga to try out, if you have the patience.

CURRENTLY: I've already read the ENTIRE series 3 or 4 times. I've watched the anime 2 times.....and I've gotten myself a room full of one piece posters and stickers. ha h aha ha.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:05pm
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Nice   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by Sami_chan
November 5th, 2013, 3:11pm
But I'm currently at chapter 450+ and I feel a little tired.

Maybe it's the art that I don't like very much, or the characters that didn't really interest me... Overall the story is great, but at the same time I'm kinda tired of all the nakama and belief stuffs... Also Luffy really need some character developements soon, I'm trying really hard to put up with his overpowered things and his lack of personality doesn't seem to help much.

This might sound like I'm bashing it but no, this is really a good series and I'll definitely pick it up soon. Those are just some flaws I found and ofc everyone is entittled to their own opinion.
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Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by cherrykookie
September 19th, 2013, 8:10pm
Normally i get bored of long shounen series, but i surprisingly managed to get through 700+ chapters of one piece (quite eagerly as well).. which is probably the most chapters ive read from any series! The beginning however is very slow..... it takes a long time for all the the characters to be introduced, but seriously, once you get past the super long intro (which is like what, 200 chapters?) it just keeps getting better and better- soo worth it.
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Wonderful Adventure   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by puddingprincess
August 21st, 2013, 11:55am
As I read this I lose myself and forget everything around me. I love it. I have fun while reading this. I'm not just reading it for the treasure one piece but for each and every adventure. What they go through, what happens/ed and also for the stories he gives us for the crew, islands, and other characters in this story. Everything is one big story. One thing connects to another and it continues to do so. He even brings back some old characters. Sure it tends to repeat itself with him winning almost every battle but I'd shrivel up and scream in agony if he were ever to lose. His creativity as everyone can see is beyond words. It leaves me facing the setting sun on my knees on a cliff by the sea in tears (in my mind) everytime I see his works of art. This is my number one favorite manga.

... Last updated on July 25th, 2014, 11:16pm
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for those   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zoren210
August 8th, 2013, 1:18am
people who are just reading this manga should be considerate. first of all. the mangaka of this Eiichiro Oda was been confined in hospital due to his illness but he still continue to draw even though he is in the hospital. 2nd of all he is enjoying what his doing right now of course I am a fan I also enjoying reading. if you have a spare time try to know why the mangaka and those who provide manga. what are they doing. sorry for my wrong grammar. thank you for reading
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