One Piece #1 - Romance Dawn

is a manga book published by Viz Media that was released on 12/24/1997

Plot Summary

One Piece Vol. 1 Romance Dawn —冒険の夜明け— (Bōken no Yoake)

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy was inspired to become a pirate by listening to the tales of the buccaneer "Red-Haired" Shanks. But his life changed when Luffy accidentally ate the fruit of the Gum-Gum Tree and gained the power to stretch like the cost of never being able to swim again! Years later, still vowing to become king of the pirates, Luffy sets out on his guy alone in a rowboat, in search of the legendary "One Piece", said to be the greatest treasure in the world...


Chapter 1 - Romance Dawn.....Pg. 005

Drawing: Red-Hair Pirates & Young Luffy.....Pg. 058

Chapter 2 - They Call Him "Straw Hat Luffy".....Pg. 059

Step 1: The Pirate Flag.....Pg. 082

Chapter 3 - Enter Zoro: Pirate Hunter.....Pg. 083

How to Draw a Skull and Crossbones.....Pg. 104

Chapter 4 - The Great Captain Morgan.....Pg. 105

Make your Own Original Pirate Flag!.....Pg. 124

  • Luffy's Flag
  • Shanks' Flag
  • Alvida's Flag
  • 3 Suggestions

Chapter 5 - The King of the Pirates and the Master Swordsman.....Pg. 125

The Road to Axe-Hand Morgan's First Appearance.....Pg. 144

Chapter 6 - Number One.....Pg. 145

Chapter 7 - Friends.....Pg. 168

The Great Age of Piracy.....Pg. 188

Chapter 8 - Nami.....Pg. 189

The Making of One Piece.....Pg. 208

  • Romance Dawn: Version 1 (1996)
  • Romance Dawn: Version 2 (1998)

Facts About Eiichiro Oda.....Pg. 210

Moves This Volume

CharacterTechnique Name
ShanksConqueror's Spirit (Haoushoku Haki)
Monkey D. LuffyGum-Gum Pistol
Gum-Gum Rocket
Gum-Gum Whip



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