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Part one: “One Piece”

December 10, 2021

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"TSoutherland One Piece Tribute" by ~Ahmed~ is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

On Nov. 20th, “One Piece” released it’s 1000th episode since premiering in 1999. “TSoutherland One Piece Tribute” by TSoutherland. Photo used under Creative Commons Licenses.

In the world of “One Piece”, a great treasure that a pirate king left behind told the whole world that all his treasure is in one place, naming it the one piece. A teenager named Luffy dreams to be king of the pirates, and by that, he sets out to find the great treasure (the One Piece). He assembles a small pirate crew of interesting characters with different skills and superpowers to go on adventures with. Through their journey of finding the One Piece, Luffy is constantly fighting the government and other pirates with huge bounties. I would recommend this show to people who like adventure and a little mystery.

“One Piece” is also a good choice because the story is very long. “One Piece” started in 1997 and the creator Eiichiro Oda planned the story to end around 2005. Oda and the “One Piece” fanbase loved the show so much that it’s still airing on CrunchyRoll and expected to end in 2024. So people can begin to binge-watch the show now and catch up before it is over. 

I started watching “One Piece” in early October, and I think the story does what “Naruto” and “Bleach” couldn’t because of how “One Piece’s” plot is not too complex or too simple. I think the idea of the protagonist being seen as the bad guys is what makes the show, not your typical one. It’s also the funniest anime I’ve ever watched, with the looney faces and cartoon violence inside the show.

The show has a little over a thousand episodes with around a hundred episodes of filler according to the Anime Filler List. The reason there’s barely any filler is by how the show and comic move at the same pace.

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