Synopsis - One Piece
Monkey D. Luffy is a teenage boy determined to follow in the footsteps of the legendary pirate king Gol D Roger and become king himself by acquiring Roger’s treasure, known as One Piece. Luffy is unique in that he has eaten the Gomu Gomu no Mi fruit and because of this he is literally made of rubber. Luffy’s rubber body allows him to perform great physical feats which would otherwise be impossible. With his unique crew of a swordsman, a cook, an expert navigator and a liar, Luffy sets out to the grand line in pursuit of he dreams.
Not too long after its inception, One Piece rose to become the king of the anime world. A fitting title for a series about a boy on a journey to become pirate king i might add. This show may not be for everyone, but it certainly has a huge following, and has been far ahead of its competition in terms of popularity and sales for a long time.
But lets talk a little bit about what makes One Piece so popular. Well i’ll talk and you’ll read… i am betting that you are someone who wants to remind me that i’m probably typing, not talking… and i’ll remind you that its 2013 i can be talking into a million voice to text programs, but we are getting a bit off track. So back to One Piece.
Lets start with the positives. This series is brilliantly executed. You jump into a world that is vast, exciting, scary, beautiful and unforgiving. Your guide and protector in this world is a teenage boy named Luffy who isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed, but he is definitely the most reliable. Luffy’s is the perfect combination of easy going and austere. A very ‘what you see is what you get’ kind of person who you can’t help but love or respect over time.
One Piece is unexpectedly a very funny comedy that will have you laughing out loud at times and then quickly switch tone to a super intense, super serious action-packed scene or even to a very sad scenario, in a way that works. There is also an overall thrilling sense of adventure that will keep you wanting for more.
This series isn’t without its flaws, the beginning of each new story arc can usually feel slow and drawn out, which isn’t surprising for a show that has over 600 episodes and isn’t even half way in it’s overall plot progression. Nevertheless, to many of its fans, One Piece is perfect in its imperfections.
If you haven’t yet, One Piece is worth checking out, if for nothing else, to atleast see what all the hype is about. Make sure you are prepared for the slow start and outdated animation, but stick with it, i promise it all gets better!Tags: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
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