One Piece (#13)
As a child, Monkey D Luffy dreamed of becoming the King of the Pirates. But his life changed when he accidentally gained the power to stretch like rubber at the cost of never being able to swim again! Now Luffy, with the help of a motley collection of pirate wannabes, is setting off in search of the 'One Piece', said to be the greatest treasure in the world...No sooner have Luffy and crew escaped the bounty hunters of Whisky Peak than they become the target of a sinister criminal outfit known as Baroque Works. But the Straw Hat Pirates have bigger worries, now that they've agreed to protect a very important person in return for untold riches.
Eiichiro Oda debuted in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP in 1997 as a comic creator and artist with ONE PIECE. One of the most popular comic artists in Japan today, Oda started out by winning the Hop Step Award (a monthly award given by Jump for amateur artists) as well as the esteemed Tezuka Award. His art style is reminiscent of Akira Toriyama, Sergio Aragones, and the movie Yellow Submarine.