Monday, November 2, 2009
An Overview of One Piece
Since I've started this blog, I've heaped tons of praise on a japanese manga/anime called One Piece. Unfortunately, among my friends it seems like I'm the only one who watches it. I know many of you all saw the horribly edited Saturday morning version. I'm not talking about that version... I'm talking about the uncut version.
One Piece is better than Naruto. Its better than Dragon Ball Z. Its better that Full Metal Alchemist. Well... maybe not Full Metal Alchemist... but its pretty close.
All of this week I'm going to highlight why this show is so awesome. And hopefully by the end of the week you'll give it a chance.
One Piece tells the story of Gold Rogers, the king of the pirates. At his execution he told the world that he left all of this treasure in One Piece. So a new age of pirates was born.
One of those pirates is Monkey D. Luffy.
Luffy proclaims to anyone who will listen that he is going to be King of the pirates. Unfortunately he has no ship and more importantly no crew. So begins his quest.
This week I will only talk about the initial crew members of the Strawhat Pirates. There are many more crew members but I don't want to ruin the surprises along the way.
Luffy is the captain of the crew. He's goofy and reckless but can become serious at the drop of a hat. He also has a huge appetite. Luffy ate the gum gum fruit so he can stretch his body.
Zoro is the swordsman of the crew. He's a former bounty hunter and deadly serious. He has no sense of direction and usually sleeps off his wounds. Zoro uses a three sword style.
Nami is the ship's navigator. She's a thief and only cares about treasure. She can detect changes in the weather before they happen. She has no special abilities (at first)
Usopp is the crew's marksman. He's very cowardly and tells lies all the times (hence the long nose). He spends his time creating weapons and explosives.
Sanji is the chef of the crew. He always has his trademark cigarette and instantly falls in love with any woman he sees. He fights with his feet so he won't damage his hands.
Tomorrow we'll get into the tragic pasts of the Strawhats and find out just what motivates them.