“Live your life without regrets” a famous quote came from the anime One Piece which really shows the true meaning and value of life. One piece is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It is a story where twenty two years ago, the legendary pirate, Gold Roger was executed. His final words told that his treasure known as “One Piece” was hidden somewhere on the Grand Line. This started the Age of Pirates. Twenty-two years have passed since Roger’s execution, and the story focuses on Monkey D. Luffy, a young boy who, after inadvertently eating a devil fruit known as the Gum Gum Fruit when he was younger, he became a rubber man capable of stretching any part of his body in exchange for his ability to swim. Inspired by his childhood idol and powerful pirate Red Haired Shanks, Luffy sets off on a journey from the East Blue Sea to find Roger’s legendary treasure and become the King of the Pirates.
In an attempt to organize his own crew, the Straw Hat Pirates (麦わら海賊団篇 Mugiwara Kaizoku-dan?), Monkey D. Luffy befriends a swordsman named Roronoa Zoro and together, they sail off to find the One Piece. They soon meet Nami, a navigator and thief; Usopp, a sniper and a liar; Sanji, a womanizing chef; Tony Tony Chopper, a doctor and a anthropomorphized reindeer; Nico Robin, a archeologist; Franky, a cyborg shipwright; and lastly Brook, which is a skeleton musician.
As they’re journey goes on they decided to go in the New World the second half of the Grand Line, where the island of the Grand Treasure “One Piece” really lies on. They set their destination into the Sabaody Archipelago where pirates replenish and prepares their stuffs for their journey into the most harsh and dangerous sea in the Grand Line which is the New World. The only method to go into the New World is go to the Fishman Island which is 10,000ft below that’s why they need a professional coater so they can submerged and survive underwater. They met Silvers Rayleigh, a former member of Roger’s pirate crew and a ship coater too. But during their stay in the Sabaody Archipelago they encounter one of the Shichibukai, Bartolomew Kuma which is a Pacifista participant (Cyborg) and also has a Devil Fruit known as Nikyu Nikyu No Mi(Paw-Paw Fruit). The Straw Hat Pirates has been separated and sent into different islands.
Luffy has been sent into the all-female island named Amazon Lily where also one of the members of the Shichibukai are living named Empress Pirate Boa Hancock. Having men in that island is against their law that’s why Luffy were planned to be executed but some citizen of Amazon Lily tried to help him escape but he intended to fight that’s why that is the first time that his Haki has been activated which is the Haoshoku Haki(Conqueror’s Path Haki), a rare form of Haki that cannot be attained through training and it is said that 1 in a million only carry it which also the Empress Pirate Boa Hancock possesses also. After that Luffy manage not to be killed by the Empress Pirate but instead Luffy has been invited to attend a ceremony. After that ceremony Boa Hancock fell sick and according to their island Chief that the only solution to cure Boa Hancock is to leave the island of Amazon Lily because Boa Hancock has been deeply in-loved with Luffy. That’s why every citizen in the Amazon Lily where shocked. But during the stay of Luffy in the Amazon Lily he also learn a terrible news telling his brother has been imprisoned at the Impel Down. And will be executed at the Marineford. Many pirates and marines where shock because Ace was a member of Whitebeard’s crew. A Yonko(Emperor) which is one of the strongest man in all sea. Every pirates know that you must not or never kill or hurt a crew member of a Yonko that’s why everybody is waiting for the move of Whitebeard if will they rescue Ace or not.
He learned that his brother where imprisoned because of Blackbeard D. Teach. Blackbeard is a former crewmate of Ace. But Blackbeard dis-obeyed the very special law in a ship where you must not kill your own crewmate. He killed Thatch who is the commander of the 4th division of Whitebeard’s ships and Ace dearest friend. That’s why Ace sets out to find Blackbeard and revenge his friend’s death. The reason Blackbeard kill Thatch is because Thatch had found a very rare Devil Fruit named Yami Yami no Mi(Dark-Dark Fruit) which is a Logia. Ace felt the incredible power of Yami Yami no Mi but he managed to hurt Blackbeard using his own Devil fruit named Mera Mera no Mi(Flame-Flame Fruit) which is a logia too. But in the end Blackbeard win and Ace lose but Blackbeard didn’t killed Ace instead he turned over Ace to the Marines in exchange of the title of a Shichibukai(Seven Warlords of the Sea).
Luffy managed to arrive at the Impel Down where his brother are imprisoned but with the help of Boa Hancock. Luffy managed to arrive at the level 6 of Impel Down the place where the most dangerous and terrifying criminals and pirates are. But he arrived late, Ace was not in there because Magellan(Jailwarden) predicted that someone will rescue Ace that’s why they move Ace ahead in the schedule and they delivered Ace to the Marineford where he will be executed. Luffy fights his way out trying to chase Ace with help of Ivankov the right hand of Luffy’s father he managed to raise chaos and many prisoners escape along with him including Jimbei a former Shichibukai, and Crocodile and a lot more well-known pirates.
Before Luffy arrives at the Marineford the Whitebeard Pirates has make a move. They managed to get inside the Marineford without noticing that’s why the Marines are shocked and surprised about it. Luffy and the other prisoners managed also to enter the Marineford without engaging into any trouble and they successfully landed. Ace is shocked after seeing his brother rescuing him, Ace told Luffy that he didn’t need his help because Ace knows that Luffy will just be killed in the battle but it turns out that Whitebeard also knows Luffy that’s why he told to his crewmates to aid Luffy rescuing Ace, advancing to the center of the Marineford is really a mess. Because of the Shichibukai, and the 3 Admirals that is guarding Ace. But still many pirates sacrificed they’re self so they can advance and so Luffy managed to set Ace free. While they’re way to retreat Akainu(The one who is in the middle of the picture) manage to chased Ace and Akainu is taunting Ace to fight him but Luffy is telling to Ace not to fight him because Akainu is way more stronger than Ace but Ace intended to fight. When Ace can no longer move because of the damage caused by Akainu’s devil fruit, Akainu see Luffy and he try to kill him but instead Luffy will be punctured by Akainu’s fist. It has been defended by Ace body that’s why Ace has been killed and everyone in the Marineford specially Whitebeard felt the pain and sorrow of losing one of their nakamas.
After being punctured by Akainu’s attack
Luffy’s reaction to Ace death
Whitebeard and Ace dies in the Marineford. While the pirates escape Jimbei helps Luffy to get away in the Marineford because Luffy cannot move because of what happen into his brother in front of his very own eye. While Jimbei and Luffy are escaping Akainu managed to punctured Luffy and Jimbei causing Luffy to lose his consciousness and almost die in that place. Thanks to Trafalgar Law a friend who Luffy met in the Sabaody Archipelago who aided support to Luffy to escape the Marineford act and the one who help Luffy survive that painful attack made by Akainu.
After two-year timeskip
Trafalgar Law go into the Amazon Lily to hide Luffy away from the Marines and that’s why Silvers Rayleigh come into the island finding Luffy because he told that he will trained Luffy and he will help to expand his controls in using his Haki. That’s why Luffy told to his crew mates to train themselves and to meet again after 2 years at the Sabaody Archipelago.
After the time-skip, they all look different, all of them are gotten more stronger and more mature. They can even now defeat 1 Pacifista in just one blow. That’s why after Silvers Rayleigh seeing them all he say that they are really ready for their adventure to the New World. And also they’re ship Thousand Sunny are already coated and ready to travel underwater. And also before they leave, Silvers Rayleigh give them a few tips in how things works at the New World, he says that the nature of the sea in the New World is way different than here it’s because the Log pose they are using are will not work at the New World.
One Piece is a very worth-it to watch because it values friendship, family and it shows how to you can live your life at. That’s why I really recommended this anime to be watched by people who really wants to watch anime because this anime is way different than the other anime when it comes to story and many more. That’s why this is a must-see anime before you die 🙂
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