- Network: Cartoon Network
- Series Premiere Date: Sep 18, 2004
Years ago, the fearsome pirate king Gold Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed the "Devil's Fruit", has it in his head that he'll follow inYears ago, the fearsome pirate king Gold Roger was executed, leaving a huge pile of treasure and the famous "One Piece" behind. Whoever claims the "One Piece" will be named the new pirate king. Monkey D. Luffy, a boy who consumed the "Devil's Fruit", has it in his head that he'll follow in the footsteps of his idol, the pirate Shanks, and find the One Piece. It helps, of course, that his body has the properties of rubber and he's surrounded by a bevy of skilled fighters and thieves to help him along the way. Monkey D. Luffy brings a bunch of his crew follwed by, Ronoa Zolo, Nami and Usopp. They can do anything to get the One Piece and become King of the Pirates! Age rating: Older Children (May contain mild bad language, bloodless violence)
Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Monkey D. Luffy - Monkey D. Luffy is a boy with a dream of becoming the Pirate King, by obtaining the legendary treasure, One Piece. Luffy is kind-hearted and care free, but when someone hurts his friends in anyway, he gets real mad and serious. Luffy gathers a crew to sail to the Grand Line, where One Piece is believed to be. And with this his adventure begins.
When he was young, a group of pirates came to his town and used the town as its base. The captain of the pirates, "Red Haired" Shanks, became Luffy's role model. Luffy wanted to become a pirate just like him. One day, Luffy ate the Gum Gum Fruit, a treasure Shank's pirates discovered. The Gum Gum Fruit made his body rubbery, so he can strech and twist is body out in anyway. He loses his abilty to swim though. The same day, mountain bandits came and kidnapped Luffy because he made fun of them. The mountain bandit trhough Luffy in the sea, and was about to get eaten by a huge sea monster. But Shanks saves him in time, losing his left arm to the sea monster. After that, Shanks crew decided to leave Fuisha Village. Upon leaving, Shanks gives Luffy his prized straw hat. He asks him to one day give it back to him when he becomes a great pirate. With this promise, Luffy is determined to become the Pirate King!
Pirate Crew: Straw Hat Pirates
First Introduced: Chapter 1, Episode 1
Current Bounty: 100 Million Berries
Devil Fruit: Gum-Gum Fruit
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Nami - Nami is a specialist at robbing pirates. She has decieved many pirates and stole there treasures from them. She decieved even Luffy and Buggy. Nami "join forces" with Luffy and Zoro shortly after the defeat of Buggy. She didn't want to become a pirate because she hated them (see her past). The reason why she "joined forces" is because they were after the same goal: treasure. But making friends with Luffy changed her view on pirates and offically became part of her crew after the Arlong arc. Nami becomes the crew's navigotor and helps them through the oceam. She dream when she was young was to back a map of the whole world.
Nami lived in the village of Kokashya, with her foster mother Belmeil and sister Nojiko. One day, the Arlong pirate group invaded the village and took over. Arlong made them pay him money every month, or they would get killed. It was 50,000 berries for a child and 100,000 for an adult. Nami's family was poor, and they only had 100,000. Her mother used that money for her two daugthers and she was killed. From then on, Arlong took Nami captive because he saw her map making skills. So she was forced to become a pirate. To save the village, Arlong and Nami made a deal. If Nami could collect 8 Million Berries, Arlong would leave the town for good. So she's been collecting treasures from pirates for 8 years to achieve this goal.
Pirate Crew: Straw Hat Pirates
First Introduced: Chapter 8, Episode 1
Current Bounty: N/A
[Credit goes to arlongpark]
Roronoa Zolo - Roronoa Zolo is the swordsman of Luffy's crew. He is the first person to join Luffy's crew. Zolo uses Three-Sword-Style, in other words, he uses three swords in combat. He wields the third sword in his mouth, which could be very deadly. Zolo is known as the pirate hunter, becuase he hunted down the heads of pirates for money. Zolo is a strong swordsman, and never gives up a fight. He wants to become the world's greatest Swordsman, because a promise he made to his friend.
When Zolo was young, he was in a school for children learning the art of swords. Zolo was the toughest one there and could beat any of the other students, even the adults. But there was only one person he couldn't beat, the teacher's daughter Coina. That is the only person Zolo never beat. In fact, she beated him 2000 times in a row. One night, Zolo challenged Coina to the 2001st duel, only with real swords. Zolo says this would be their final battle. Zolo loses this match, but they made a promise to each other. They promised that either one of them would grow up to be the greatest swordsman in the world. The next day, Coina died after falling down stairs. Zolo asked if he could keep her sword, and he did. So from this day on, Zolo wants to become the worlds greatest swordsman.
Pirate Crew: Straw Hat Pirates
First Introduced: Chapter 3, Episode 1
Current Bounty: 60 Million Berries
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Usopp - Usopp is the crew's sharpshooter. He can take an sort weapon (gun, cannon, slingshot etc.) and hit its target with ease. Usopp is also a big a liar and a coward. When ever a fight comes a round he would cower, but when the fight is over he would brag that he did all the work. Usopp's father is Yasopp and is a member of Shank's crew. Usopp wanted to sail with Luffy because he wants meet his father one day. Usopp's main weapon is a slingshot with all different kinds of pellets, like smoke, fire, and pepper.
When Usopp was young, his father left to become a pirate on Shank's crew. Soon after he left, his mother became really sick and was gonna die. So everyday, Usopp would wait by the shore and wait for his father to return. He believed that there was a secret herb that could heal anyting, and he thought his father would come back with it. But he never did. Usopp's mother passed away and he was very sadden. So everyday he would wait by shore to see if his father would return. And every morning he would yell "The pirates are coming!", believing his father returned. (might be called something else in the dub) Pirate Crew: Straw Hat Pirates Position: Sharpshooter First Introduced: Chapter 23, Episode 9 Current Bounty: N/A [Credit goes to arlongpark] Sanji-The cook of the Straw Hat crew. Sanji has an amazing talent to make fine dishes, though he very touchy about how you treat his food. Also he'll do anything for any cute women which sadly is his main weakness. When it comes to fighting though, Sanji lets loose with his impressive kickboxing skills thanks to training his legs to be become lethal weapons. After all, he does need his hands to make his fine cusines. Sanji's Past When he was just a little boy, Sanji was working on the ship, Orbit. But when pirates invaded it, he fell in the water and "Red Shoes" Zeff saved him and lost his foot in the process. Then he and Sanji were stranded on an island for 85 days with no food. But during this time, the two realized they shared the same dream of catching and cooking the rare fish, the Great Blue. After they were rescued, they made a floating resturaunt. Pirate Crew: Straw Hat Pirates Position: Cook First introduced: Chapter 43, Episode 19 Current Bounty: N/A Bad Guys Captain "Axe-Hand" Morgan - Morgan is the first real enemy in One Piece, if you can even call him that. Instead of having a right hand, he has an axe, He is a Navy Officer, although all of the avy absolutely despise him. He also has a spoiled son named Helmeppo. The Captain Morgan Arc is episodes 1-3. Helmeppo - Helmeppo is the spoiled son of "Axe-Hand" Morgan. He lied to Zolo that if he could survive for a month without food or water, he'd let him go. Hellmeppo appears in the Captian Morgan Arc. Buggy the Clown- Luffy first meets Buggy in the third stop of his voyage. A small town where he meets his third crew member, Nami, who tricks Luffy at first and brings him to Buggy in exchange for her life. Luffy eventually escapes and fights Buggy. After defeating some of his crew members Luffy takes on Buggy himself. Buggy ate the Chop Chop fruit which allows him to separate his body parts. He ends up getting defeated when he loses most of his body parts and only has his head, his hands, and his feet left making him very small. After Luffy leaves, Buggy meets Alvida and they team up to take on Luffy and his crew again. They are defeated and are captured by the navy. They manage to escape and run off. A bit on Buggy's past: Buggy once was on a pirate ship with Luffy's hero, Shanks when they were kids. Shanks accidently made Buggy eat the Bara Bara fruit and lost his map. That is why Buggy hates him. The Buggy Arc is episodes 4-8 [Credit goes to arlongpark] Pirate Crew: Buggy Pirate Crew Position: Captain First Introduced: Chapter 9, Episode 5 Current Bounty: 15 Million Berries Devil Fruit: Chop-Chop Fruit Alvida - Alvida is a big, ugly, pirate who makes her crew tell her she is the best looking. If anyone doesn't do what she says she uses her iron mace to teach them a lesson. Luffy gets washed ashore the island she and her crew are staying at. He saves Koby, a boy that they have taken to be their cabin boy and beats Alvida too. Alvida later meets Buggy the Clown who gives her the Smooth fruit which makes her skinny and anything will slip off her so her skin will be perfect. She teams up with Buggy and tries to attack Luffy and his crew while they are taking a break in a small city. Luffy and his crew defeat them again but they manage to escape from the marines. Alvida appears in the Captain Morgan Arc, Buggy Side Story, and the Loque Town Arc. Pirate Crew: Alvida Pirates Position: Captain of Alvida Pirates [Credit goes to arlongpark] Captain Kuro - Captain Kuro is the captain of the Kuroneko Pirates. He was the butler of Kaya for awhile to gain the trust of her relatives and the villagers. However, his real plan was to have Django hypnotize her into giving up her riches to him through a will, then killing her. The Kuro Arc is episodes 9-16 Don Krieg - The most powerful group of pirates in the East Blue are said to be The Kreig Pirate Crew. After being destroyed in their trip to Grand Line, they come back to East Blue seeking help. After Kreig's right hand man, Gin, tells him about a ship restaurant he decides to take it over. When he arrives he finds the Straw Hat Pirate crew standing in his way. He does battle and after awhile he uses poison gas to kill everyone! Even to the members of his own crew. Everyone manages to survive by protecting themselves. After Kreig tries to do this Luffy gets very mad and defeats him. Gin leaves the restaurant alone and carries off Kreig to start their pirate crew over. The Don Krieg Arc is episodes 17-29 Arlong -Arlong is a large Sawfish type mermaid from the Grand Line. With an "unbreakable" nose and teeth, he was formerly the most powerful member of the Mermaid Pirates led by Jinbei, one of the seven Gods of Pirates; Jinbei left a portion of his crew behind in East Blue under the command of Arlong. Arlong has controlled Kokoyashi Village for the last eight years, on the island Nami comes from, and is planning on using the money me taxes them to build "Arlong Empire", which governs all of East Blue. Arlong feels that mermen are both "God and Creator", and governs the island harshly. After using Nami as his navigator for eight years, she returns with The Straw Hat Pirate crew's ship and fortune. Luffy comes after her even after what she did to him, and beats the living crap out of Arlong for what he did to Nami (while breaking his teeth and nose). Fox Box/4Kids TV Broadcast History* September 18, 2004 - March 5, 2005: Saturday @ 9:30 AM December 25, 2004 - January 1, 2005: Saturday @ 9:00 AM March 12, 2005 - June 25, 2005: Saturday @ 11:00 AM July 2, 2005 - Current: Saturday @ 10:30 AM *As of January 22, 2005, the Fox Box was known as 4Kids TV Cartoon Network Broadcast History Toonami April 23, 2005 - Current: Saturday @ 10:00 PM April 23, 2005 - Current: Saturday @ 10:30 PM English Theme Song Lyrics Narrator: There once was a man named Gold Roger, who was King of the Pirates. He had fame, power, and wealth beyond your wildest dreams. Before they hung him from the gallows, these were the final words he said: "My fortune is yours for the taking, but you have to find it first. I left everything I own in One Piece." Ever since, pirates from all over the World set sail for the Grand Line, searching for One Piece, the treasure that would make their dreams come true. Ahhahhhahhhhhhhhhh "The World, What a glorius place. Seek freedom and it will lie stretched out before your eyes. If the endless dream guides your restless spirit,Seize it! Raise your flag and stand tall!" Yea,yea,yea,yea,yeaaaaaa I think back to the time when my search first began, I left behind those shores of sand, For the endless, everlasting world out there. I know that with this burning passion driving me, Someday, somewhere, I'll finally see, The light that I searched for everywhere. When the summer sun shining, Shake the sails of my heart I know, "flow ways, love blue sea," Brand new world that has been hiding, Has opened up it's doors for me to go, "flow ways,love blue sky," Swaying in the troubled waves, Of despair I can be saved, The horizon on the other side is Yea,yea,yea,yea, Is one I am for, And though I travel far from where my search began, Over seas of green, and shores of sand, Through the endless everlasting world out there. I know that with this burning passion driving me, Someday, somewhere, I'll finally see the light that I have searched for everywhere.… Collapse
- Genre(s): Comedy, Animation, Action & Adventure, Fantasy
- Season 8 premiere date: Sep 18, 2004
- Episode Length: 24
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