[Manga Monday] Don’t Get Fooled Again (One Piece #3) ★★★★☆

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Title: Don’t Get Fooled Again
Series: One Piece #3
Arc: East Blue Part 3
Author: Eiichiro Oda
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Manga
Pages: 211
Words: 8K


From Wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_One_Piece_chapters_(1_186)

Chapter List:

“The Pirate Buggy the Clown”
“Devil Fruit”
“The Way of the Thief””
“Strange Creatures”
“The Dread Captain Usopp”
“The Lie Rejecter”
“Captain Kuro’s Plan

Luffy and Buggy fight in a bizarre show of devil-fruit powers until Nami joins the fight and Buggy is defeated by the two (temporary) allies. Leaving with some of Buggy’s treasure, they and Zoro set sail for the hometown of chronic liar Usopp. In search of a large ship, Luffy and his crew visit the mansion of the sickly young Kaya; they are turned away by her overprotective butler, Klahador. Usopp and Luffy later overhear Klahador (who is really the notorious pirate Kuro) and his first mate, Django, plan to kill Kaya so Kuro can inherit her wealth and social status.

My Thoughts:

While this was amusing, it felt extremely “setup’y” for getting another crew member. Nami joins the crew as the navigator but she tells Luffy they need a big ship if they’re going to sail the Grand Line in search of the One Piece. This leads them to Usopp and the beginning of another fight with another pirate.

Obviously, it’s left open to hook you to read the next volume and I do have the next volume handy. It just annoys me that it’s used that way.

What I am rather enjoying is the little bits of art that Oda is including with each chapter heading. It will feature at least one, if not more, of the characters and then some outlandish situation or something just plain ridiculous. I’ve included the one that made me grin the most for this volume:

There are 9 chapters and almost 200 pages but I got to the end and was like “that’s it?” Reading this was as easy as reading one of the 25page Spawn comics. And in One Piece at least the violence is cartoonishly outlandish.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

25 thoughts on “[Manga Monday] Don’t Get Fooled Again (One Piece #3) ★★★★☆

    1. correct! It is possibly the longest running manga and the anime is just as successful, and I think it’s in the running for longest running anime too.

      And Oda seems to have the imagination and stamina to keep on going.


    1. I don’t see you being able to enjoy the absolute zaniness of this. I’m kind of surprised that it has been so popular 😀

      Glad Yotsuba turned out well. Will you be reviewing the series or just going to let it be?

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      1. I think I’ll review it as a whole – not the one-by-one review of Dragon Ball but kind of an overall summary. I like how there’s so many tidbits about Japanese culture in it but also how it can be laugh out loud funny at times – the rivalry with Yanda is just perfect 😀

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