One Piece

“One Piece” is a long-running Japanese manga series created by Eiichiro Oda. Serialized since 1997 in Weekly Shōnen Jump, it follows Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates as they explore the Grand Line in search of the legendary “One Piece” treasure, with Luffy aiming to become the next King of the Pirates. The manga has 107 volumes as of November 2023. It has expanded into a massive media franchise, including an anime series by Toei Animation, animated films, specials, and various merchandise. The story’s popularity led to English-language releases of both the manga and anime, with Viz Media handling the manga in North America and the United Kingdom, and Funimation acquiring the anime rights in 2007 after 4Kids Entertainment’s initial license.