One Piece, Volume 43

One Piece, Volume 43 Cover

One Piece, Volume 43

Legend of a Hero

By Eiichiro Oda

Viz Media, Paperback, 9781421534596, 213pp.

Publication Date: April 6, 2010

High jinx on the high seas
Please note: book reads right to left (Japanese style)
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

About the Author
Eiichiro Oda began his manga career at the age of 17, when his one-shot cowboy manga Wanted! won second place in the coveted Tezuka manga awards. Oda went on to work as an assistant to some of the biggest manga artists in the industry, including Nobuhiro Watsuki, before winning the Hop Step Award for new artists. His pirate adventure One Piece, which debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 1997, quickly became one of the most popular manga in Japan."