One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn by Eiichirō Oda

One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer "Red-Haired" Shanks. But Luffy's life changed when he accidentally ate the Gum-Gum Devil Fruit and gained the power to stretch like rubber...at the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become the king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his a...

Title:One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn
Author:
Rating:
ISBN:1569319014
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:210 pages

One Piece, Volume 01: Romance Dawn Reviews

  • Novia
    Jan 05, 2009

    For me, One Piece is best Manga ever written. The story always touch my heart, it is a combination of faithful friendship, laughter, loyalty and action.

    Some people might find this manga as silly and pointless (I’ve heard this before) but they never truly read the Manga and therefore judging it simply from the cover. I’ve been in that position too…and thank God I finally looked beyond the cover and found the greatest adventure any Mangaka ever written.

    For me, One Piece is best Manga ever written. The story always touch my heart, it is a combination of faithful friendship, laughter, loyalty and action.

    Some people might find this manga as silly and pointless (I’ve heard this before) but they never truly read the Manga and therefore judging it simply from the cover. I’ve been in that position too…and thank God I finally looked beyond the cover and found the greatest adventure any Mangaka ever written.

    >

    >

  • Alex Scales
    Mar 19, 2012

    I've gone on and on about my hatred for shonen manga. I've said before it's franchises like Naruto and Yu Gi Oh that form what most westerners conceive to be the whole of manga-- which is a problem, because as long as manga is seen as just a teen fad, some amazing works of comic art and literature are being completely overlooked by a large audience that might otherwise devour them. Sure, Seinen manga seems to have a small foothold now, but what about Gekiga? Or Josei? How about some of the class

    I've gone on and on about my hatred for shonen manga. I've said before it's franchises like Naruto and Yu Gi Oh that form what most westerners conceive to be the whole of manga-- which is a problem, because as long as manga is seen as just a teen fad, some amazing works of comic art and literature are being completely overlooked by a large audience that might otherwise devour them. Sure, Seinen manga seems to have a small foothold now, but what about Gekiga? Or Josei? How about some of the classics like Rose of Versailles? Anytime Viz licenses something that isn't just teenagers shooting psychic rays at each other, it's a miracle. So why, you must be wondering, would I give One Piece five stars?

    Because it's pure cartooning.

    Out of the "big three" Shonen Jump titles, One Piece is by far the superior. While Dragon Ball is an obvious influence of both One Piece and Naruto, Naruto is only a derivative of Akira Toriyama's work, where as Eiichiro has pushed beyond those limits, creating an art style and world just as unique to himself as Toriyama's was with Dr. Slump. But even as slapstick as One Piece can be, Eiichiro has the storytelling ability to make you care for his large cast of characters in the most absurd situations-- something Bleach hasn't been able to do since somewhere in the Soul Society Arc. However more flashier Bleach may be, One Piece makes up for it with heart.

    Sure, One Piece isn't perfect. Like any popular manga running in a weekly magazine, there's times you can tell Eiichiro and his assistants are rushing to get those 18 pages done. And of course, with over 60 some volumes in the series, it's amazing how far a single storyline can stretch, and 600 chapters can be quite daunting for new readers. But when Eiichiro and his guys are firing on all cylinders, this is the comic that justifies Jump's existence.

  • Isti
    Mar 18, 2013

    I wrote the review for the whole One Piece manga not only for volume one. One Piece is the only manga I've been loyal to for the past ten years.As I grew up I choose to read more serious book and leave manga behind. But One piece is an exception. If you read the manga, you will see how every character, mainly the protagonist have very compelling and charismatic personality. Luffy is the captain, a happy go lucky person who sometimes act stupid (along with Ussop,Chopper and Franky) but very respo

    I wrote the review for the whole One Piece manga not only for volume one. One Piece is the only manga I've been loyal to for the past ten years.As I grew up I choose to read more serious book and leave manga behind. But One piece is an exception. If you read the manga, you will see how every character, mainly the protagonist have very compelling and charismatic personality. Luffy is the captain, a happy go lucky person who sometimes act stupid (along with Ussop,Chopper and Franky) but very responsible towards his nakama. My favorite is Zorro, a very responsible nakama, who's willing to go trough pain and suffers just to protect the others. The villains are equally awesome too, and to be honest the villains are sometimes better than the main character.

    Story wise, the setting was in wonderful world we never imagine, different enemies, and a plot twist we never expect. The One Piece World is very diverse, with unique creature and stronger enemies as the level going up. The incredible detail and meticulous (hands off to Oda) about every part of it, the world government, the sichibukai, the pirate and even for the additional character. This manga is insanely funny!!

  • Jan Philipzig
    Sep 07, 2014

    The world of pirates seems pretty awesome when you are a kid! No rules and parents, just treasure hunts and palm trees and lots of laughter and maybe a colorful parrot on your shoulder - that's the life!! The genius of

    is that it perfectly captures these childhood fantasies, turning them into a rollicking adventure that is anchored by relatable characters while bubbling over with fun and enthusiasm. It is no surprise at all that

    has been one of the world's best-selling comic-

    The world of pirates seems pretty awesome when you are a kid! No rules and parents, just treasure hunts and palm trees and lots of laughter and maybe a colorful parrot on your shoulder - that's the life!! The genius of

    is that it perfectly captures these childhood fantasies, turning them into a rollicking adventure that is anchored by relatable characters while bubbling over with fun and enthusiasm. It is no surprise at all that

    has been one of the world's best-selling comic-book titles for years - great stuff!

  • illias
    Feb 28, 2015

    Eiichiro Oda is an amazing Mangaka. One Piece is for a reason the number one bestselling manga in the world. The amount of work and dedication that goes into every page of One Piece is something special and makes you respect Oda as an amazing artist & mind.

    I have been following this series for the last 14 years and I can say with confidence that One Piece is one of the few long running mangas where there are hardly if not any story faults/gaffes/plots holes. The story is very consistent and

    Eiichiro Oda is an amazing Mangaka. One Piece is for a reason the number one bestselling manga in the world. The amount of work and dedication that goes into every page of One Piece is something special and makes you respect Oda as an amazing artist & mind.

    I have been following this series for the last 14 years and I can say with confidence that One Piece is one of the few long running mangas where there are hardly if not any story faults/gaffes/plots holes. The story is very consistent and all the strings seem to come together perfectly sooner or later.

    A few complaints regarding the manga would be that it is very slow paced. Some archs are totally unnecessary and boring. For a 14-year-old running manga, which according to Oda has 14 more years to go, it has very few "epic" moments. Just one to be exact and that was the White Beard arch. Oda tends to keep a lot of secrets to keep you guessing and speculating, which is fun at start but after 14 years you do get a bit angry.

    This manga is not meant for everyone and it is a huge dedication, but once you start reading it.... It is almost impossible to stop.

  • Raeleen Lemay
    May 12, 2015

    This was such a fun time! I LOOOOOVE pirates in general, so I had a great time reading this. And Luffy is so ridiculous and funny so that's a plus.

  • Χαρά Ζ.
    Sep 11, 2015

    Let's get this straight. I am a hardcore One Piece fan. I have been since forever. I remember watching it on tv as a kid. Then they stopped airing the show for some reason. The problem was that it was dubbed in greek and they changed the title and i had no clue from where to start in order to find it. Since then i have been searching for it. I was in desparare need to watch it. And believe me, back then it was not easy to find anything cz internet was not like today's at all. I started loosing h

    Let's get this straight. I am a hardcore One Piece fan. I have been since forever. I remember watching it on tv as a kid. Then they stopped airing the show for some reason. The problem was that it was dubbed in greek and they changed the title and i had no clue from where to start in order to find it. Since then i have been searching for it. I was in desparare need to watch it. And believe me, back then it was not easy to find anything cz internet was not like today's at all. I started loosing hope and i completetly lost track of it for some years but all this time i've never stopped being attached to it. Then i found everything, got obsessed about it, loved it, adored it. I started reading the manga later on and there are some minor things in there that are different from the anime but it is 100% the same story. I am telling you, the manga is soooo good <3. This is the first volume and it contains chapters 1-8. It also contains all the feels and all the nostalgia. This is the beggining of everything. Oda sensei is amazing. He is giving us an adventure filled with love, humor, values. Beautiful story, amazing characters. Cannot reccomend more. If you like manga and anime, read or watch this, or do both.

    ONE PIECE ROCKS <3

    **I keep rereading this and how can i possibly express how much i love it?**

  • Jokoloyo
    Jan 01, 2017

    The beginning of one of the most epic manga stories ever. I gave only 4 star for first volume because the world has not much revealed. But on next volumes you could see the fantasy world of One Piece is rich, fresh, and populated with many interesting characters.


Top Books is in no way intended to support illegal activity. We uses Search API to find the overview of books over the internet, but we don't host any files. All document files are the property of their respective owners, please respect the publisher and the author for their copyrighted creations. If you find documents that should not be here please report them. Read our DMCA Policies and Disclaimer for more details.