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''One Piece Wanted'' is a special volume of short stories written by a teenaged Creator/EiichiroOda long before his work with ''One Piece''. Some elements of these stories were later re-used by Oda in his later work. The five stories are:

* ''[[TitleDrop Wanted]]'': It tells the story of Gill Bastar, an extremely skilled gunslinger who has killed a lot of men (all of them in self defense) and now has to deal with the ghost of a vengeful bounty hunter who needs him dead.
* ''God's Present to the Future'': Bran is a skilled pickpocketer, so incorrigible that God himself decide to kill him by [[DisproportionateRetribution dropping a meteor on him.]] But he writes down the name of a large shopping mall instead. So it's up to Bran to prevent a disaster and find a solution.
* ''Demon's Night Parade'': The young monk Guko is looking for his master, a wise and powerful demon-hunting monk. However he's asked by the people of a remote village to help them against the evil Cannibal Ghoul who's infesting the woods around the village.
* ''Monsters'': A story about the young samurai Ryuuma (a [[Manga/OnePiece Zoro prototype]].) who aims to be the strongest swordsman in the land, a mysterious knight and master fencer Cirano and a legendary horn which can summon a dragon.
* ''Romance Dawn'': A prototype of ''One Piece'', where the main character (Monkey D. Luffy) has to help the young girl Anne to save her pet bird Baloon from the wicked captain Spiel the Hexagon.
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!! ''Wanted'' contains examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Ryuuma's sword can slice bronze statues in half.
* AntiHero: Gill, Bran, Guko and maybe Ryuuma as well.
* ArtEvolution: The first story has low-quality drawings, but it gets better later.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Notebook of Doom ([[Manga/DeathNote sounds familiar?]]), owned by God himself and temporary lend to Bran. Whatever is written on it with the [[DoomyDoomsOfDoom Pen of Doom]] will happen. It can be nullified only by the [[RuleOfThree Eraser of Doom.]]
* BadassNormal: Bran. [[spoiler: Seriously, he managed to pickpocket ''GOD'' himself!]]
* BadassGrandpa: Luffy's Grandpa, a prototype of Garp as a pirate who's still a ferocious and successful pirate despite his age.
* BadBoss: Spiel burn alive on of his members for losing to Anne.
* BerserkButton: Don't talk loudly about Spiel's head shape...
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Pretty much all the protagonists of the stories seems harmless, goofy or amiable. Then... [[spoiler: Gill manages to nail Sino in the head from a ludicrous distance, Bran pickpockets some Yakuzas to get a pistol with which evacuate an entire shopping mall at gunpoint, feigning a terrorist attack, Guko grabs a sword and chops the Cannibal in half, Ryuuma takes down Cirano and a Dragon with one blow and Luffy easily defeats a sorcery-wielding pirate captain on his own.]]
* [[spoiler: BitchInSheepsClothing: Cirano.]]
* BreakTheCutie: Poor Flare...
* CallingTheOldManOut: Bran to God, after he's told about the Meteorite that will strike the Branchi Mall and, essentially, clean up God's own mess.
* CanonImmigrant: Ryuuma in Manga/OnePiece.
* CassandraTruth: No one believes Bran at first.
* CompositeCharacter: Ryuuma is part Luffy, part Zoro.
* DiagonalCut: [[spoiler: Guko to the Cannibal and also Ryuuma to Cirano and the Dragon.]]
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Bran [[spoiler: steals the Pen of Doom from God and rewrites himself a happy ending.]]
* TheDragon: A Literal one for [[spoiler: Cirano.]]
* DropTheHammer: Spiel hides a large hammer in his broom.
* EvilSorcerer: Spiel, who apparently uses "magic" and can fly on a broomstick.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Sino Phoenix.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler: God just shrugs and smiles after seeing that Bran did save everyone from the Meteor by pickpocketing Him.]]
* GunsAkimbo: Gill.
* IAmAHumanitarian: The Cannibal, natch. [[spoiler: He ate Guko's master while he was trying to TalkingTheMonsterToDeath]].
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Ryuuma can effortlessly slice through bronze statues and [[spoiler: cleanly beheads a dragon of gigantic size with one swipe of his blade, as well as defeating Cirano and D.R. in a SingleStrokeBattle]].
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Gill and Sino. Played for laughs with the latter when he fails to hit a cat who scared him.
* InformedAbility: The powers of the kami in Guko's story are unknown (but he said that kamis can't interfere with human business). [[spoiler: Also Cirano's swordsmanship.]]
* {{Irony}}: Ryuuma's goal is to find the legendary swordsman known as "The King", unaware that it's actually the moniker people gave him after seeing his prowess.
* {{Jerkass}}: Bran, though by the end he comes off as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler: Also Cirano under his facade.]]
* JerkassGod: God.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Ryuma has a katana Justified, however, since he's a {{Samurai}}. The other notable swordsman in the story is Cirano, who fights with a medieval longsword.
* KickTheDog: The Cannibal reveals that [[spoiler: he killed and ate Guko's master Koshin after he tried to reason with him and states that he wasn't much of a meal anyway.]]
* MonsterProtectionRacket: [[spoiler: Cirano and D.R. are involved in this, using the Dragon's Horn to summon a Dragon so that they can pillage cities.]]
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Is huge and quite fat. [[spoiler: It gets beheaded in one hit by Ryuuma.]]
* PlayingWithFire: Spiel.
* PsychoForHire: Sino Phoenix, a dangerous killer, was hired to stop Gill.
* RubberMan: Luffy, of course. In this continuity is because of the fruit of the Gum Gum Tree, which grows once every 100 years.
* RuleOfCool: WordOfGod said that Monster was made because Oda wanted to draw a samurai killing a Dragon.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Gill has an OhCrap and quickly leaves the inn when he notices that Sino Phoenix is right beside him, not wanting to pick a fight with him.
* TakeALevelInBadass: Guko.
* TranquilFury: Ryuma, after [[spoiler: he learns the truth about Cirano and [[BreakTheCutie Flare breaks down in tears.]]]]
* [[spoiler: YouKilledMyFather: The Cannibal ate Guko's master Koshin.]]
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