When we think about sensations in the world of manga, there is one that we cannot ignore: One Piece. Since its first publication in 1997, it has become a true benchmark of the genre and has grown to be the best-selling manga in history, having sold more than 520 million copies across the globe. What are the ingredients of its winning formula? A furious pace, a unique style and a cast of characters capable of engaging in the greatest of adventures.
The story that has hooked millions of viewers around the world takes place in an ocean full of mystery. The protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, is a brave, unassailable youth who leads a band of buccaneers known as the Straw Hat Pirates. Together, they embark on a voyage in search of treasure, and along the way, come up against powerful enemies, discover remote islands and form friendships that can withstand any threat.
This manga, which became an anime two years after its first publication, has managed to go beyond both page and screen, and find its place in the hearts of so many followers thanks, in part, to its ability to combine an exhilarating plot with well-developed characters. Its authenticity, empathy and human element have allowed it not only to gain followers of the series, but avid collectors of all kinds of merchandise, among which our One Piece plush toys feature.