Friday, October 19, 2007

One Piece

Manga by Eiichiro Oda

One Piece tells a story about Luffy, a young boy that want to become a sea pirate because he admires a pirate that once saved his life, Shank. Luffy then begin his adventures by gathering his crew, a bushido swordsman named Zoro, a cunning navigator named Nami, a playboy chef named Sanji, a stupid sharpshooter named Usopp and a deer doctor named Chopper. Luffy recently got new crews named Robin and Franky later in the story. With his crew, Luffy went through many tough battles in order to be the king of the pirates while chasing to meet his idol pirates, Shank. Luffy ate a Gomu-Gomu devil fruit that made him a rubber man. Along his journey, he and his crew fought other characters that have interesting ability too because they also ate the devil fruit.

The manga story itself is very intense, it took place from one island to another. The story may got too overwhelmed (the fiction is too excessive) sometimes but still understandable. Eiichiro Oda seems to have a good sense of humor too, I can’t remember reading One Piece without laughing. The characters are very loveable and catchy, you will love it when each of them do their thing, especially Luffy of course.

The manga art is very nice to watch, it is quite dense yet beautiful, amazing detail if I may speak but sometimes maybe you will find it confusing. I must say that Eiichiro oda has done a very good job in designing the characters, they are all unique (read the manga, you will know what I mean). Some of the characters design may have ‘gone too far’ but I think it is still fun too watch.

Review Score:

Story : 8.75 / 10

Art : 8.5 / 10

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