The epic sets sail...!
It is the era of adventure, as countless souls are lured along the Grand Line in pursuit of dreams far greater than any theyve ever dared to imagine. Wealth, fame, power
Its all available for the taking to the lucky soul that can find it: The legendary One Piece. Among those on the high seas is a youth on a quest to be king of them all Luffy, the Straw Hat Pirate! But first he must find a ship, a crew and some supplies. Determined to recruit those at first unwilling to his cause, the young captain remains undaunted
Uncut, unedited, and featuring an all new FUNimation dub!
Monkey D. Luffy (rhymes with "goofy"), the hero of this popular shonen
(boys') series, is determined to make himself King of the Pirates by finding the fabulous treasure of the legendary pirate Gold Roger. In the first episodes, Luffy begins to assemble his crew, recruiting master swordsman Zoro and ace navigator Nami. In flashbacks, the viewer also learns how he acquired his trademark straw hat from the noble pirate Shanks. Because Luffy once ate a "Devil Fruit," his body and limbs can stretch almost infinitely to deliver staggering kicks and punches. With his frog-like face, skinny legs and outsized feet, Luffy is hardly a handsome hero. But his honesty, unswerving dedication, and kind heart win him friends wherever he goes. Although series creator Eiichiro Oda cites Dragon Ball
as an influence, One Piece
has a much cartoon-ier feel. The Straw Hat Pirates tackle a bizarre-looking array of foes that includes iron-jawed Captain Morgan, Captain Buggy of the Clown Pirates, and Jango, the moon-walking hypnotist of the Black Cat Pirates.Oda says that One Piece
is the story he wanted to read as a boy. Millions of others loved that story: the broadcast series ran for more than 350 episodes and spun off nine features. One Piece
debuted in America 2004 in a heavily edited version from 4Kids that made little sense. This uncut edition restores the show to its zany glory--and makes it clear why the series is so popular in Japan. (Rated TV 14: violence, tobacco and alcohol use) --Charles Solomon