IntroductionSo I thought of writing a blog so that I can improve my writing skills. Since every blog which gives blogging tips tells me to write about something I like, here I am writing about my favorite TV series/manga/anime.
One piece is a Japanese anime and manga series written by Eichiro Oda. One Piece manga was first published in 1997 and since then has been one of the most famous manga series of all time.
StoryThe story revolves around a teenager named Monkey D. Luffy who is aspiring to become the Pirate King. To become the king of pirates he needs to discover the mythical treasure “One Piece” which the previous pirate king Gol D. Roger found at an island named Raftel.
So Luffy set out for sail and in his journey he happens to have a lot of adventures and through them a set of companion which are known as Straw-hat pirates. Each of these companions have their own dreams such as Zoro ( a swordsman) to be come the greatest swordsman of the world and Nami (the navigator) to plot every place in the uncharted sea.
Through out his journey Luffy and the team has to fight against many opponents mainly pirates and marines.
The world of one piece is divided in to 4 parts by a large land strip named “Red Line” and a calm sea belt named “Grand Line”. Most of the action happens at Grand Line where the most of the strong people resides. Also it is believed that the Raftel , the legendary island, is situated at the end of the grand line.
One piece world also has a concept called devil fruits which gives the person who eats them a supernatural power. For an example, Luffy, the main protagonist of this story has eaten Gomu Gomu No Mi which makes him a rubber man. He can stretch as made of rubber and is mainly immune to blunt force attacks. There are many powerful people which has eaten different styles of devil fruits which gives them powers such as making tremors, be and control fire, become a mythical phoenix bird. No one as of current story doesn’t know how these fruits came to be. Let’s hope Oda reveals this information in the nearby future.
There’s another power named “Haki” which was derived from a person’s willpower which will enable them to do various superhuman tasks. With strong Haki people are able to fight against even devil fruit users.
MangaOne Piece has been one of the most popular manga in the world since its inception. Also it is one of the most published comic books which includes the likes of Superman and Batman comics. One Piece author Eiichiro Oda has even got a Guinness world record for being the most published comic books by a single author. These records are justified by the way the story is presented by Oda. Most of the manga chapters of One Piece are of high quality in graphics and story.
Reading One Piece is like taking the adventure with the Strawhats themselves. Oda has been inspired by many stories which we have already heard and has incorporated them into his story as well. For an example there’s elements from cultures around the world, movies and iconic places around the world. Also Oda has been able to maintain the quality of the story high for a long time. Currently manga is at its 877th chapter and the story is still going strong.
AnimeOne Piece anime has been on air since 1999. It has been a great anime series with great music and great cast of voice actors which makes the anime an experience to have. The comedy, tragedy and action bits are done very well although some might not like the graphics style of the characters.
One piece anime has some of my favorite music parts. Following are some of the music I like. Most of them get along really well with the story such as the sea, fights, the adventure, etc…
When it began anime was indeed of great quality. But since the time skip (where the characters took some time off to train) the story has become snail paced. In most of the episodes nothing really happens due to the anime catching up with the manga.
QuotesFollowing are some of my favorite quotes from One Piece.
“Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!” ― Donquixote Doflamingo
“When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”
― Dr. Hiriluk
“By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man. It's okay to cry, but you have to move on.”
― Red Haired Shanks