Gol D. Roger was known as the “Pirate King,” the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King.
Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece. – My Anime List
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I really mean it when I say One Piece has the elusive “spirit of anime.” As a series, the serialized storytelling has a lot of impact that builds from episode to episode, and shows extensive planning for arcs a couple hundred episodes in advance. It’s one of the few series that can only be realized in animated form, and it has so much impact because of its extreme length. And it may be nowhere near finished. When recently asked how close the manga was towards completion, which the anime sticks very close to, Oda estimated that he was about halfway finished. And while he’s known to be a jokester in interviews, I don’t know of any reason not to take his answer at face value. And while recent episodes haven’t quite lived up to the same level as earlier, since Oda has started to dip more often into the pool of Shounen Jump cliches, it says a lot that my reaction to this news was happiness.
There is a strong “just one more” feeling while watching these episodes. Recommended.
However, this Anime isn’t just good because it’s hilarious. The drama is excellent as well. The characters are so well developed that you really start to care for them. The action is a bit slow paced at times but the plot makes up for it. That is, you will get a unique and original story to every fight. No clich�s here. Trust me. Also, the filler episodes aren’t too exciting but not that many fillers of any anime are, right? Still, it’s a very addicting series and is my personal favorite simply because One Piece never fails to deliver.
Don’t let the odd art style or ridiculous number of episodes deter you from watching this masterpiece. There will never be a boring moment. You will experience some of the greatest laughs and feels from this series. Just when you think you have the characters figured out, they surprise you. Oda never forgets a single one of the characters that he creates and neither will you. You don’t just watch One Piece. You live it alongside the crew as they sail on the open seas on their grandiose adventure.
This anime is so cool. It’s probably the best anime I’ve ever watched so far. The main character Luffy in this anime has taught me a meaningful lesson in life. He taught me that if you decide to accomplish something, you should put everything on it and fight for your goal till the last moment of your life. This anime is awesome, hilarious, and touching. It brings me a lot of laughing from the funny parts, and tears from the touching moments (yes, I really did shatter my tears). It’s really an awesome anime, I’ve been watching from episode 1 – 144 so far, and I never found even a second of the anime boring. I highly recommend every one to watch this excellence anime.
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In a word, One Piece is perfect. And perhaps I’m just biased, being an obviously OBSESSED fan at this point, haha, but what can I say? It’s been running for 344 episodes so far and not ONCE have I wondered or hoped that it would start to reach an end. It is, simply put, amazing.
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Its action is full of wacky ideas and interesting choreography and each island is like a world of its own. What kids won’t like that? But I am not going to spam 10s all over the place because it is not perfect and I don’t enjoy it as much as I did. It lost a lot of its magic along the way.
But hey, it is still the best example of a good long-running series despite its mishaps and I do consider it worthy of mentioning in my Nostalgia series. So there you go; have fun while it lasts (and boy does it last a lot).