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One Piece
by shounen_lover on September 13th, 2006, 4:49pm

Rating - 7.8 / 10.0

User rating of this review - 2.2 out of 5
Story/Plot - 4 out of 5
Characters - 4.5 out of 5
Drawing Style - 3 out of 5
Enjoyment - 4 out of 5
Overall - 4 out of 5

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The story revolves around Monkey D. Luffy and his crew. They are out on an adventure to find the mysterious One Piece, a treasure worth an incredible about of money, originally the Pirate King's, Gol D. Roger. As they sail to and across the Grand Line, they meet enemies, allies, and other people.

The story isn't bad, but I hate it how there are so many enemies and characters. I mean sure, they go to one island and find new enemies, but can't they have one main enemy or enemy organization. Another thing is that the story is too long.

The characters are detailed to a certain extent, especially the crew members. Each member has their history explained and their personalities are quite obvious. Each member also has their own ambition. The characters are definitely the best part of One Piece, although I find Luffy quite annoying, due to the fact that he almost never loses when he should.

Luffy-The captain of the crew. He has eaten the Gomu Gomu Fruit, granting him abilities to stretch to incredible extents. Luffy is an easy-going person. His dream is to be Pirate King.

Zoro-The first man. Zoro is a powerful swordsman who vows to one day defeat Mihawk, the most powerful swordsman in the world. He is always serious.

Nami-The thief. Nami absolutely adores money. Due to the fact that Sanji likes her, she takes advantage of him. Nami is greedy and very sly.

Sanji-The chef. Sanji is a great chef. He is in love with Robin and Nami, doing whatever he can to make them love him back. Sanji is usually serious, but becomes all lovey-dovey when doing things for Nami and Robin.

Usopp-The liar. Usopp often boasts about how he is the captain of a 8,000 man crew. This is used to cover-up his fear of danger. Usopp can, amazingly, be quite useful and honorable at times.

Chopper-The reindeer. Chopper has eaten the Human Human fruit, granting him the ability to stand and talk and transform into different forms or points. Chopper is very naive. Chopper is a skilled doctor, despiting being a reindeer.

possible spoiler.. might want to skip this line
Robin-The archaeologist. Robin is often calm and quiet. She loves to read. Robin has the abilities of the Hana Hana fruit, allowing her to create duplicates of different body parts.

Drawing Style

The drawing style doesn't appeal to me. Although there are a few exceptions, everyone's eyes look one way or another. The drawing isn't bad, but the faces are just too similar.


One Piece is quite enjoyable. It can be mature at times, yet it can be childish. One Piece remains one of the most popular manga, so it is recommended. There are quite a bit of flaws, but like some shounen manga, this should be read for fun and enjoyment.


One Piece is good. There are a lot of better mangas out there, but as far as enjoyment goes, it is pretty good.
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Wow by Hellsayer on October 7th, 2012, 1:21pm
Rating: 5

I think its kind of short but it doesn't deserve the rating its gotten, seeing as its the least biased op review here.
Did you really read OP? by zhihu on September 23rd, 2009, 6:42pm
Rating: 1

"OP is a treasure worth an incredible about of money"?
"but can't they have one main enemy or enemy organization"?
"due to the fact that he almost never loses when he should." can u find any manga with MC alway lose?.....are u supid or brainless?
"yet it can be childish" do u know in Japan almost people love OP is older than u?
"One Piece is good. There are a lot of better mangas out there, but as far as enjoyment goes, it is pretty good." List?
"Another thing is that the story is too long." U dislike how long the story is and you still enjoy it?
Rate: 0/5
1 by teniki on August 14th, 2009, 11:30pm
Rating: 1

ok by gjoerulv on March 25th, 2008, 8:30am
Rating: 3

Considering the final score this is the most fitting review for OP. But it's way too short.
Hmmm by Kaioh on September 14th, 2006, 7:37pm
Rating: 1

Horrible review. Clearly not written out in length, and also confusing. You dislike how there are so many characters and not just One evil organization or something, yet for an ENTIRE LENGTH the main enemy organization was Baroque Works.

While doing the character description, you mentioned Robin, which you really shouldn't have as it spoils the entire ending of the Baroque Works arc.

Overall, and I don't mean to be rude, this review is uninformative, unimagined, and entirely too short.

I had plans to write up a One Piece review soon, I guess I had better speed things along.
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