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Of Sea Kings and Sky Islands: A One Piece Manga Review

Title: One Piece
Genres: Shonen, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Humor
Author/Artist: Oda Eiichiro
Publication: Weekly Shonen Jump
Start Date: August 4, 1997
End Date: On-going
Number of chapters at review: 597
Number of chapters read by reviewer: 597
Summary: Monkey D. Luffy sets out on a journey in order to fulfill his dreams of becoming pirate king and obtaining the great treasure One Piece, while gathering invaluable crewmates and strength along the way.

There’s been a slew of manga these past few years, and yet so few of them managed to make an impact as much as the classics (like Dragon Ball Z, Rurouni Kenshin and Slam Dunk) have done. As of the moment, there are only three manga who have god-like status in terms of popularity, also known as the Shonen Trinity: Naruto, Bleach & One Piece. No doubt Naruto and Bleach are already popular in the international market, but the underappreciated (at least by the international anime community) gem of the shonen trinity that is called One Piece is in fact the best selling manga of all time in Japan. Hopefully, this review may give you the helpful nudge into completing the Jump experience, for once you start, you’ll surely be in for a long but humorous and action-packed adventure.

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