Before the Pirate King was executed, he dared the many pirates of the world to seek out the fortune that he left behind in one piece. 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 nakama, is setting off in search of One Piece, said to be the greatest treasure in the world. Note: The best-selling series in manga history. Was a finalist for the Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize from 2000 to 2002. The German translation of Vol 44 won the Sondermann audience award at the Frankfurt Book Fair Comics Centre in 2005. Won the 41st Japan Cartoonists Association Award Grand Prize alongside Neko Darake in 2012.