The super-powered pirate showdown continues, with Monkey D. Luffy's rubbery limbs tested to their limit against the fiendish Captain Buggy's Chop-Chop powers. Worse, Captain Buggy reveals an unexpected connection between himself and Luffy's long-lost hero, Captain "Red-Haired" Shanks. Meanwhile, Luffy and his tiny crew must endure the Trial of the Forest on a remote jungle island if they hope to find the elusive One Piece.
Eiichiro Oda debuted in WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP in 1997 as a comic creator and artist with ONE PIECE. One of the most popular comic artists in Japan today, Oda started out by winning the Hop Step Award (a monthly award given by Jump for amateur artists) as well as the esteemed Tezuka Award. His art style is reminiscent of Akira Toriyama, Sergio Aragones, and the movie Yellow Submarine.