If you are a true fan of One Piece, you must know this story. The beginnings as mangaka of the teacher Eichiro Ode they are a true mystery, therefore, little is known about how he began in the world of drawing. It is known that long before he worked supporting Akira Toriyama, the creator of Dragon Ball, he made a manga that he presented to the Shōnen Jump. That was the beginning of the great franchise we know today.
According to what they say, when he was still in high school, Eichiro Ode I was a big fan of the manga. This taste led him to draw one of his own in his notebook using only a pencil. The story he captured on those pages was titled Romance Dawn and it featured a Luffy, a young man very different from the one we know, together with annie, a girl very similar to Nami. Years later, said draft would end up becoming the One Piece that we all know.
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In 2019, as part of the franchise’s 20-year anniversary celebration, Toei Animation decided to surprise the author by making a great animated adaptation of Romance Dawn.
This chapter started with Luffy, who was adrift in a small boat, totally calm until the moment a strange bird falls from the sky that ends up making a hole. Immediately afterwards, a gigantic ship appears in front of him, whose captain asks him to put the animal on his ship.
Once upstairs we meet annie, a young woman with light blue hair who had been captured by the pirates of that ship. She explains that it was Captain Spiel who destroyed her village and ended up dragging her along with her friend.
After a short conversation, Luffy ends up making fun of Spiel’s weird hairstyle and ends up being locked up with Annie. Once together in the cell, she tells him that Balloon It is a bird that is in danger of extinction.
After hearing his story, we learn a bit about Luffy’s past. He tells how there are two types of pirates in the world: Morganeers, who are dedicated to looting and stealing. On the other hand, there are the Peace Mains, those who fight evildoers. He remembers how his grandfather was one of the good guys.
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“One Piece” is a manga and anime created by the well-known mangaka Eiichiro Odawho publishes his work in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump since July 22, 1997.
In 1999, it received its animated adaptation that is broadcast to date with more than 900 chapters.
The manga has 1,005 episodes and has published 97 volumes in various publishers for different countries.
What is “One Piece” about?
Wealth, fame and power. One man had obtained everything in this world and was the ‘Pirate King’. But before he died, his last words inspired the world to venture out to sea: “My treasure? If they want it, it’s theirs. I have hidden everything in that place.”
Thus began what is known as the Great Age of Piracy, which launched hundreds of pirates into the sea to find the great treasure “One Piece”.