Ten years passed, and Luffy set off to sea at the age of 17. His infamy began to grow as he formed the Straw Hat Pirates and defeated some of the East Blue’s most notorious pirates. He recruited four crewmates: Roronoa Zoro, who sought to become the greatest swordsman in the world, Usopp, who sought to become a brave warrior of the sea, Sanji, who sought to find a hidden sea known as the All Blue, and Nami, who sought to make a map of the world. He entered the Grand Line with a bounty of Beli30,000,000 and was pursued by Smoker of the Marines. In the Grand Line, Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates became involved in a plot to dismantle the criminal organization Baroque Works, led by Crocodile of the Shichibukai, seven pirates who work for the World Government. The Straw Hats defeated Crocodile and dismantled Baroque Works, earning the attention of higher-ranked officials in the World Government. They gained two crewmates in the process, Tony Tony Chopper, who sought to cure every illness, and the mysterious Nico Robin, formerly the second in command of Baroque Works.
English: One Piece
Japanese: ONE PIECE
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Oct 20, 1999 to ?
Premiered: Fall 1999
Broadcast: Sundays at 09:30 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV, TAP, Shueisha
Licensors: Funimation, 4Kids Entertainment
Studios: Toei Animation
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Super Power, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older