One Piece: Romance Dawn (One Piece, #1) by Eiichiro OdaFrom back cover:
EAST BLUE Part 1
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer Red-Haired Shanks. But his life changed when he accidentally ate the fruit of the Gum-Gum Tree 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 adventure...one guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world...
How good is Viz's (the official) translation of the One Piece manga?
The story follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy , a boy whose body gained the properties of rubber after unintentionally eating a Devil Fruit. With his crew of pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates , Luffy explores the Grand Line in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as "One Piece" in order to become the next Pirate King. The manga spawned a media franchise , having been adapted into a festival film produced by Production I. G , and an anime series produced by Toei Animation , which began broadcasting in Japan in Additionally, Toei has developed thirteen animated feature films, one original video animation and thirteen television specials.
It follows the adventures of the seventeen-year-old boy Monkey D. Luffy , whose body gains the properties of rubber from accidentally eating a supernatural fruit which is called the devil fruit, as he travels the oceans in search of the' titular treasure and gathers himself a diverse crew of pirates, named the Straw Hats. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Wikimedia list article. Main article: List of One Piece chapters 1—
I'm going to go straight out and say that the manga is the most important and most reliable source for One Piece canon. So what I wonder is why we've neglected the official translations of the manga done by Viz and Shonen jump in favour of other translations found in the anime and video games. I'm not talking about general romanization though, Rufi vs. Luffy, I'm referring to things like this: Zolo vs. Zoro Warlords of the Sea vs.
Join Monkey D. Luffy and his swashbuckling crew in their search for the ultimate treasure, the One Piece. As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber—at the cost of never being able to swim again!