“ONE PIECE” animation is based on the successful comic by Eiichiro Oda. The comic has sold more than 260 million copies. The success doesn’t stop; the “ONE PIECE” animation series is in its top 5 TV ratings for kids programs in Japan for past few years and the series’ most recent feature film title “ONE PIECE Film Z” which was released on December 2012 has gathered 5.6 million viewers so far. The success goes beyond borders; receives high popularity on animation at terrestrial channel in Taiwan, no.1 rating on animation at a DTT channel in France, received high popularity among age 3-13 on a terrestrial channel in Germany in year 2010. The animation series has been broadcasted in many parts of the world: USA, UK, Australia, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Philippine, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Chile, Mexico, Brazil, and etc.
Monkey D. Luffy, the boy who ate the Gum Gum Fruit and became a rubber man refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of his quest to become king of all pirates. With a course charted for the treacherous waters of the Grand Line, Luffy and his friends, the Straw Hats are taking on the challenges of this sea and will never drop anchor until they’ve claimed the greatest treasure on Earth – the Legendary One Piece!
Two years since the ultimate war in Marineford, Luffy and the Straw Hats, who completed their respective training, are headed to their next stage, the sea in the second half of the Grand Line where every pirate after One Piece is headed, familiarly known as the New World.
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