Genres: adventure, comedy, drama, fantasy
Before he was executed, the legendary Pirate King Gold Roger revealed that he had hidden the treasure One Piece somewhere in the Grand Line. Now, many pirates are off looking for this legendary treasure to claim the title Pirate King.
One pirate, by the name of Monkey D. Luffy, is a boy who had eaten the Devil's Fruit and has gained rubber powers. Now he and his crew are off to find One Piece, the ultimate treasure, while battling waves after waves enemies and exploring the vast open seas along the way.
The main characters of One Piece (clockwise)
Franky, Sanji , Tony Tony Chopper, Usopp, Monkey D. Luffy Nami, Roronoa Zoro,Nico Robin, Brook,
The protagonists of the One Piece series are part of the Straw Hat Pirates, named after the captain's trademark symbol. During the course of the story, the group constantly grows. For each new protagonist that is introduced, the character's past is explored, its problems are solved, and it finally and officially joins the crew, which is marked by Oda through a chapter title paged devoted to that character. All Straw Hat members have at least one talent in which they are virtually perfect, and several (especially the captain, swordsman, shipwright and cook) have inhuman strength. Each member of the Straw Hats has a dream they want to achieve. These dreams are their reasons for joining Luffy's crew, and essentially the driving force behind their lives. Each Straw Hat's dream was inspired by tragedies in their lives that involved at least one person they idolized or cared for deeply.
Monkey D. Luffy
Monkey D. Luffy (モンキー・D・ルフィ, Monkī D. Rufi), a 17-year-old boy, is the primary protagonist of the One Piece series and is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates. His dream is to become the Pirate King. He is portrayed as carefree and sometimes air-headed and has a huge appetite, especially for meat. As a child, by accidentally eating a Devil Fruit his body gained the properties of rubber. Luffy is voiced by Urara Takano in the original video animation (OVA) and by Mayumi Tanaka in the Japanese version of the anime.
Roronoa Zoro (ロロノア・ゾロ) is the first to join the crew. He is 19 years old and a skilled swordsman, who uses up to three swords at once, clutching the third in his mouth. He is extremely poor at understanding geographical directions and gets lost very easily. He also sleeps a great deal and loves to drink. His goal is to become the greatest swordsman in the world, by beating the current greatest swordsman, Mihawk, due to a promise he made to a childhood friend named Kuina. Zoro is voiced by Wataru Takagi in the OVA and by Kazuya Nakai in the Japanese version of the anime.
Nami (ナミ?) is the crew's 18-year-old navigator and the second to join. She has the ability to recognize and analyze even the slightest changes in the weather up to the point of sheer intuition. She is also an excellent pickpocket. Her dream is to draw a complete map of the world. Nami is voiced by Megumi Toyoguchi in the OVA and by Akemi Okamura in the Japanese version of the anime.
Usopp (ウソップ, Usoppu) is the crew's 17-year-old marksman and the third to join. He is a chronic liar, talented inventor and has notable artistic talent, shown in his painting of the Straw Hat's Jolly Roger and crafting of detailed snow sculptures. Usopp's dream is to become a "brave warrior of the sea". Usopp is voiced by Kappei Yamaguchi in the Japanese version of the anime.
Sanji (サンジ) is the crew's 19-year-old chef and the fourth to join. He knows how it feels to starve from first hand experience. Therefore he will never refuse someone a meal. He has a strong sense of chivalry, because of which, he will never harm a woman, even if he dies. Sanji also seems to keep this code regardless of a woman's appearance. His dream is to find the All Blue, a legendary sea, containing every kind of fish in the world. He is voiced by Hiroaki Hirata in the Japanese version of the anime.
Tony Tony Chopper
Tony Tony Chopper (トニートニー・チョッパー, Tonī Tonī Choppā) is the crew's 15-year-old doctor and the fifth to join. He is a blue-nosed reindeer, who gained human properties by eating the Devil Fruit Human Human Fruit (ヒトヒトの実, Hito Hito no Mi). He is capable of conversing with humans and animals alike. He is very naïve and has a tendency to believe anything told to him. And he is incapable of hiding his feelings. His dream is to create a cure for all the world's diseases. Chopper is voiced by Ikue Ōtani in the Japanese version of the anime.
Nico Robin (ニコ・ロビン, Niko Robin) is the crew's 28 year old archaeologist and the sixth to join. She is extremely intelligent, having taught herself archeology and the extremely difficult Poneglyph language at a very young age. Her dream is to find and decipher the Rio Poneglyph, an ancient stone telling a long lost part of history, which is considered a crime against the World Government. Robin values ancient artifacts and buildings, and she will risk her life to protect them. She has vast knowledge of the world of One Piece, and usually keeps her head during surprising situations, allowing her to logically analyze them without losing her cool. Robin is voiced by Yuriko Yamaguchi in the Japanese version of the anime.
Franky (フランキー, Furankī), originally known as Cutty Flam, is the crew shipwright and seventh to join. He is cola-powered cyborg, who wishes to build a ship capable of sailing around the world. He is a skilled carpenter, capable of building an entire bridge in a matter of moments. Together with the Galleyla shipwrights, he builds the Thousand Sunny (サウザンドサニー号, Sauzando Sanī), a brigantine-rigged sloop-of-war, to repay the Straw Hats and take on the "spirit" of the destroyed Going Merry. The ship is built from an extremely strong wood from the "Treasure Tree Adam", the same material of Gold Roger's Ship, bought using money stolen from the Straw Hats. Franky is voiced by Kazuki Yao in the Japanese version of the anime
Brook (ブルック, Burukku) is the crew's musician and eighth to join. He is a living skeleton, resurrected by means of the Revive Revive Fruit (ヨミヨミの実, Yomi Yomi no Mi). He has a strange personality, being a combination of a gentlemanly persona and a perverted, crude sort. He speaks in a dignified, educated manner at most times, while having amazingly bad manners, often burping at dinner. He takes being a skeleton lightly, using any chance he can to joke about it. He openly asks beautiful girls to allow him to see their panties. Brook is voiced by Chō in the Japanese version of the anime.
Written and illustrated by Eiichirō Oda (尾田 栄一郎)
Original run: August 4, 1997 – ongoing
Current Plot: 622
talking about the past of the mermans and the humans
Original run: October 20, 1999 – ongoing
Episode 494: "Here Comes Sabo! The Boy at the Gray Terminal!"
Episode 495:"I Won't Run - Ace's Do-or-Die Rescue Operation"
Episode 496: ?
The anime right now is chapter 587 of the manga
#1: "We Are!" by Hiroshi Kitadani (eps 1-47)
#2: "Believe" by Folder5 (eps 48-116)
#3: "Hikari E" by The Babystars (eps 117-168)
#4: "Bon Voyage!" by Bon-Bon Blanco (eps 169-206)
#5: "Kokoro no Chizu" by BOYSTYLE (eps 207-263)
#6: "Brand New World" by D-51 (eps 264-278)
#7: "We Are! ~Straw Hat Pirate Version~" by the Straw Hat Pirates (eps 279-283)
#8: "Crazy Rainbow" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 284-325)
#9: "Jungle P" by 5050 (eps 326-372)
#10: "We are!" by TVXQ (eps 373-394)
#11: "Share the World" by TVXQ(eps 395-425)
#12: "Search for the Wind" by Mari Yaguchi and the Straw Hats(eps 426-459)
#13: "One Day" by The Rootless(eps 460-present)
#01: "memories" by Maki Otsuki (eps 1-30)
#02: "RUN! RUN! RUN!" by Maki Otsuki (eps 31-63)
#03: "Watashi ga iru Yo (私がいるよ)" by TOMATO CUBE (eps 64-73)
#04: "Souchinosuke" by Suitei-Shoujo (eps 74-81)
#05: "Before Dawn" by AI-SACHI (eps 82-94)
#06: "Fish" by The Kaleidoscope (eps 95-106)
#07: "Glory ~Kimi ga iru Kara~" by Takako Uehara (eps 107-116)
#08: "Shining Ray" by Janne da Arc (eps 117-132)
#09: "Free Will" by Ruppina (eps 133-155)
#10: "faith" by Ruppina (eps 156-168)
#11: "A to Z" by ZZ (eps 169-181)
#12: "Tsuki to Taiyou (月と太陽; Moon and Sun)" by shela (eps 182-195)
#13: "Dreamship" by Aiko Ikuta (eps 196-206)
#14: "Mirai Koukai (Future Voyage)" by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 207-230)
#15: "Eternal Pose" by Asia Engineer (eps 231-245)
#16: "Dear Friends" by TRIPLANE (eps 246-255)
#17: "Asu wa Kurukara" by TVXQi (eps 256-263)
#18: "Adventure World" by Delicatessen (eps 264-278)
Ending Special: "Family" by The 7 Strawhat Pirates (Various)
List of One Piece Films
#1 "One Piece: The Movie"/ March 4, 2000
#2 "Clockwork Island Adventure"/March 3, 2001
#3 "Chopper's Kingdom on the Island of Strange Animals"/March 2, 2002
#4 "Dead End Adventure"/March 1, 2003
#5 "Curse of the Sacred Sword"/March 6, 2004
#6 "Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island"/March 5, 2005
#7 "The Giant Mechanical Soldier of Karakuri Castle"/March 4, 2006
#8 "Episode of Alabasta: The Desert Princess and the Pirates"/March 3, 2007
#9 "Episode of Chopper Plus: Bloom in the Winter, Miracle Sakura"/March 1, 2008
#10 "Strong World"/December 12, 2009