One Piece is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Eiichiro Oda. It was published in serial form in the magazine Weekly Shonen Jump by Shueisha since July 1997 and has been collected in 87 volumes. In One Piece, we follow the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a young man whose body has acquired the properties of rubber after unwittingly eating a demon fruit, and his diverse crew of pirates, named Straw Hat Pirates. For example, there is a swordsman named Roronoa Zorro whose weapon of choice is the katana. In fact, he uses three of them, which is not common. Luffy explores the ocean in search of the world's ultimate treasure known as "One Piece" in order to become the next king of the pirates.
A shonen that pushes us to outdo you
The One Piece manga is a shonen. Shōnen is generally characterized by high-action plots involving intense battles, dramatic or comic situations, and extraordinarily powerful or talented protagonists. Shōnen manga was created in response to the lack of interest in other types of manga, such as shojo and josei. Shōnen manga has been popular since its inception and continues to be the most popular genre in Japan. This genre of anime is very popular because they provide powerful emotions. The characters push themselves to become stronger and stronger to achieve their goals. One Piece shows us many times that when you have a goal in mind and you are determined to achieve it, you can do it. Hard work coupled with discipline is the key to success.
Katanas in One Piece
Katanas can be found many times in the anime One Piece. First of all, we think immediately of Zoro who never walks without his three swords. It is thanks to them that the bounty hunter becomes stronger and stronger. The sharpness of the blade coupled with relentless training is the recipe of the former pirate hunter to become the most powerful swordsman in the world. It is with this goal in mind that he joins Luffy. There are also naval officers and especially vice admirals who use the katana or swords that are close to it.
Besides the katana, there are several types of swords in One Piece: the kotagana (子刀) which is a smaller version of the katana (close to the dagger) that is attributed to children. There is also the Daito (大刀) which is a larger than average katana (over 23,6 inches). Zoro's swords are daito by the way with his famous zoro Katana. Finally, there is the Nodachi (野太刀) which is a large two-handed sword. It is a much heavier sword than the katana, less handy and requires a lot of strength to wield. Nevertheless, it is a very effective cutting weapon.
A One Piece sword for a pirate decoration
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