The series begins with the execution of Gol D. Roger, a man known as the King of the Pirates. Just before his death, Roger announces that his treasure, the One Piece, will be available to anyone who finds it, causing the Great Pirate Era to begin. As a result, countless pirates set out to the Grand Line to look for the treasure.
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, has become a rubber man capeable 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 King of the Pirates. Continue reading