Tuesday, October 9, 2012
One Piece by Eiichiro Oda
If you like pirates, over-the-top characters, and long journeys, you’re going to love One Piece. As this manga series starts we meet Luffy, a teenage boy who ate a devil fruit from a Gum-Gum Tree. Unbeknownst to Luffy, the fruit grants him special powers at the cost of the ability to swim. How then will Luffy be able to realize his dream of becoming the greatest pirate in history? Since this manga series is on the lengthy side with about 66 volumes, it will surely keep readers entertained for a long time. One Piece may provide fodder for teachers working on topics that include debate skills as they prepare arguments on the subject of “Pirates vs. Ninjas.” In all seriousness, readers of manga series like Bleach, Naruto, Dragon Ball Z and Death Note will enjoy this prolific writer. --Claudio Leon
Oda, Eiichiro, and Lance Caselman. One Piece. San Francisco, CA: Viz, LLC, 2004. Print.