|Publish Date:||Oct 2008|
|Number of Pages:||210|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.47|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.16 x 0.74 x 7.53|
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy ate magical fruit, making his body rubber like and unable to swim. Now 17, Luffy sets off on his dream to become the King of Pirates. On his ship, the Merry Go, with his misfit crew, the Straw Hats, Luffy sails into extraordinary adventures. The Straw Hats travel to Jaya to learn more about a fabled island in the sky. Once in Skypiea, they realize it is not paradise.
Skypiea's turbulent history may be tied to an ancient children's tale about Noland the Liar and his lost city of gold. Full of humor, fast-paced action, and memorable characters, this also features stellar artwork and writing that make palpable a sense of wonder and spirit of adventure. Oda weaves fantastic tales within an intricate, imaginative world.
Verdict: This gem is appropriate for teens and will have appeal beyond pirate fans. Volumes 25-28 consist of parts two through five of the Skypiea saga, which is an ideal jumping on point for new readers. Viz is re-releasing the series with three-volumes-in-one omnibus editions.
-June Shimonishi, Torrance P.L., CA
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Pirates and treasure in one of the wackiest comedies in manga!
Rebellion! Luffy and pals are headed for the fabled Rainbase, the town of dreams. There they accidentally attract the unwanted attention of the Baroque Works security as well as their old "pal" Captain Smoker! While beating a hasty retreat from both, Ms. All Sunday invites the crew to the casino's VIP room, which turns out to be a trap. To make matters worse, Vivi gets separated from the others and is pursued by the Baroque Works! Will she be able to shake her pursuers and spring her friends?!
As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming the 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! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of pirate wannabes, is setting off in search of the "One Piece", said to be the greatest treasure in the world.
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