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One Piece
Kanji ワンピース
Rōmaji Wan Pīsu
Light Novel
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Manga Series

One Piece

Anime Series

One Piece

Films

One Piece: Romance Dawn Story
One Piece Film Strong World: Episode 0

One Piece is an anime adaptation of Eiichiro Oda's manga. Following the adventures of Luffy and his mischievous friends out to find One Piece, and in their adventure they will find many enemies and friends that will help them in their journey.


Overview

One Piece is a direct anime adaptation of the hit manga series of the same name that was created by the now acclaimed manga artist/author Eiichiro Oda. One Piece is an adventure/comedy series that follows in the path of the series Oda took inspiration in. It is produced by the Toei Animation studio and has aired in Japan on both the Fuji TV and Animax networks. It is mainly targeted toward a younger male audience, but does have cross gender appeal. The first episode originally aired on October 20, 1999.

The success of the anime has also lead to the production of ten feature length movies. The first of which, One Piece: The Movie, was released to theaters on March 4th 2000.

It also created a short run spin off anime specials that took the series cast and put them in a Edo period of Japan setting. It was called One Piece Fuedal Era Special - Boss Luffy. These specials were later incorporated into the regular anime series as filler specials that were mainly showed for holidays.

Originally being distributed to the U.S. by the 4Kids company. They lost the rights and were later acquired by the FUNimation company in 2007. They would later go on to streaming the latest episode out of Japan with subtitles off their official website. The episodes are currently being added to the FUNimation site one hour after they air in Japan.

Directors

Throughout the over ten year run of the One Piece anime, the series has had several main directors who have supervised the creation of Eiichiro Oda to TV.

Director List:

  • Kōnosuke Uda (1999–2006)
  • Munehisa Sakai (2006–2008)
  • Hiroaki Miyamoto (2008 -????)


Plot

Twenty-two years ago the greatest pirate ever known was caught by the World Government. His name was Gold Roger. He was returned to the village that bore him so that he could be executed. Though in shackles, he walked down the roads as if he was a conquering hero come home. Before his execution someone in the crowd shouted to know where did he hide his greatest treasure, One Piece. Still smiling Gold Roger gave his final words. "My wealth and treasures? If you want it, I'll let you have it...search for it! I left all of it at that place" Gold Roger The swords of the executioners fells and the greatest pirate of them all died. This was thought to have been a warning to all and extinguish the hopes of all pirates, but it failed. The last words of Gold Roger ignited the excitement of the world, and thus began "The Great Age of Pirates"!

Inspired as a child by the pirate Red-Hair Shanks, the carefree teenager Monkey D. Luffy sets out to find the fabled treasure, and become the Pirate King. On the upside, he has a rubber body, thanks to having eaten a particular fruit that give powers to those who eat it. On the downside, the price he pays for this power is losing the ability to swim for the rest of his life. Over time, Luffy is joined by the swordsman Zoro, thief and would-be cartographer Nami, and a host of other colorful characters who all join Luffy's Straw Hat Pirates crew in the search of the One Piece.

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