Annual One Piece Reread 2012

Horay!!! \(^^)/
It’s time for me to do another One Piece Marathon

I never have a set date for rereading One Piece, it just happen when I suddenly feel that ALL the un-read books on my shelf are boring. The minute I finished 20th Century Ghost by Joe Hill (review coming up soon) all I want is only reading my ALL TIME FAVORITE MANGA, One Piece by the great Oda Eiichiro.

Here’s a glimpse of how well accepted One Piece is in the world (From Wikipedia)

One Piece is currently ranked as the best-selling series of all time in manga history. It enjoys a very high readership, with more than 260 million volumes of the series sold by 2011 in Japan. One Piece has received wide critical acclaim from reviewers, primarily for its art, characterization, humor and story.

I tried not to write the same EXACT thing for each my annual reread event….but I would love to share my previous announcement for this event.

It has been 15 years ago since the first Volume of this amazing Manga was released. In Japan, it has reached volume 68, but here in Indonesia it’s only till volume 61 (Volume 62 was released recently, I’ll be visiting book shop soon)

Volume 1 was titled Romance Dawn – 冒険の夜明け (Dawn of adventure) and now 60 volumes later, at Volume 61, the title is back to Romance Dawn – For The New World. It’s a historical moment as Oda makes new kind of journey for Mugiwara Kaizoku at exactly 60 volumes later.

You can see on both cover, their similarity is striking. At first, there were only Luffy (The Captain), Zoro (The Swordman) and Nami (The Navigator)…but now, they had 8 crews (Including Luffy), Usopp (The Snipper), Sanji (The Cook), Chopper (The Doctor), Robin (The Archaeologist), Franky (The Carpenter), and Brooke (The Musician).

One Piece can be considered as dystopia because their world is different to our world. See the image on the right>>

Luffy, Zoro, Nami, Usopp and Sanji came from East Blue. They found a way to get into Grand Line.

In Grand Line, they found new crews; Chopper, Robin, Franky and Brooke. Their enemies were far more powerful than when they were still in East Blue.

Now, they are heading to New World, they will be fighting more dangerous enemies. In the end of New World, they will find the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece.

It seems that we will have another 60 volumes till Luffy becomes The Pirate King 😉

Dear Oda-Sensei…just do your best, you may make as many volumes as you like and I will still read them…you have never bored me so far. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us 🙂

I haven’t written about One Piece in almost a year, but that doesn’t mean I like less than before…I still think One Piece is the best manga/comic/graphic-novel ever made in this planet!!!

I will try to resume my summary of  their journey this year. I have too many I wanted to write and One Piece summary somehow got delayed most of the time 😦 I will do my best to at least write about One Piece once a month (but I can’t promise it)

The adventures they had been through so far:

Now…let’s begin the adventure 🙂
Boken shimashou minna!!!


  1. You’re enthusiasm is amazing.
    I really need to read at least one of them to find out why you like it so much. I had no idea it was this successful.

    1. Thank you Caroline 🙂
      It sold that much in Japan…not counting world wide. There is something about One Piece that appeals to all ages. My Japanese students who are still in primary school love this series too…the series started 15 years ago and still finding young readers every year. Most of the ‘old’ readers are loyal readers…like me.

      One Piece also has haters…it’s not easy to like One Piece just by glimpsing on it, you must at least follow one full story (1 story often consist of several volumes). I remembered the first time I discover One Piece, I saw its anime only 1 episode and dislike it. then on holiday I watched about 5 episodes and completely hooked by it.

  2. my favorite manga ttp detektif conan emg kl dah favorit mau dibaca brkali2 jg g bosen y..pengen bgt k jepang,ktemu aoyama gosho hehe

    1. Not surprising Audrey 🙂
      One Piece is not something all people can like…plus you need to read a few volumes to really grasp its awesomeness

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