Tired of reading books and viewing shows about sparkly vampires, clichéd teen dramas, or bad reality shows? One Piece is the story you are looking for! One Piece is set during the Golden Age of Pirates (Word of God states that this story is set in the 1520's), where many pirates are sailing the Grand Line in search of Gol D. Rodger's buried treasure. Monkey D. Luffy is one of these pirates. He ate a fruit that gave him the power to turn into rubber, but, as a price, he can't swim. Despite the payoff, Luffy is able to gain a crew consisting of a swordsman (Roronoa Zoro), a navigator (Nami), a sniper (Usopp, a.k.a., Sogeking), a chef (Sanji), a doctor (Tony Tony Chopper), an archaeologist/historian (Robin), a shipwright (Franky), and a musician (Brook), and they sail the Grand Line. I wasn't really too into One Piece until a few months later, where something made me fall completely in love with this anime. Was it because of how handsome Sanji is? Is it because of how much I laughed? Or, is it because of how fantastic the story is? Anyway, whatever it is in the story, you will fall in love with the saga of Monkey D. Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates. One Piece is the type of show you'd see anytime - after school, a marathon session of the show on a Friday night, on a lazy Sunday afternoon - and you'd never get sick of it. Funny scenes will have you laughing out loud. Sad scenes will make you cry or put you on the verge of tears, and awesome scenes will make you be in awe for days to come (like Strong World). So, I reccommend you try this anime/manga out. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll do a fangirl/fanboy scream out of the sheer awesomeness of it all, you'll be inspired to make O Cs for this show, and, most of all, it will leave you wanting more.
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