One Piece, Vol. 31 (31)

One Piece, Vol. 31 (31)

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

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By: Eiichiro Oda

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Join Monkey D. Luffy and his swashbuckling crew in their search for the ultimate treasure, One Piece!

As a child, Monkey D. Luffy dreamed of becoming 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! Years, later, Luffy sets off in search of the “One Piece,” said to be the greatest treasure in the world...

When Mont Blanc Noland reached the shores of ancient Jaya, his teachings of modern science only fueled the distrust the Shandians had toward outsiders. But if they follow his advice in order to save their dying tribe, they'll have to sacrifice everything they hold sacred!
What can you say, OP is a great manga and anime. I have bought every manga up to this one and will continue to do so. Book came brand new, no defects, and came quickly.

What more could you ask for?

Would recommend to anyone!

- sarah_morris

A MUST READ FOR ALL MANGA FANS, ONE PIECE FANS, ANIME FANS... btw I started watching One Piece anime before reading the Manga... I then decided to get the manga and read them. They are amazing :D

- brendan_thomas

As other reviewers have noticed, volume 31 is primarily a flashback. As is typical of Oda, this flashback serves to bring new and important meaning to the main story arc. Without this look 400 years into Skypiea's past the actions of its current inhabitants would lack much of their depth and impact.

Not only that; this "side story" is so well written with such emotional impact that I tear up every time I read it. (The same goes for volume 32 after it, where the past adventures in this volume play out in the present.)

- kaden_rodriguez

The sky is falling. Eneru has set into motion his final plan to destroy Skypiea. While the citizens of the white sea attempt an evacuation, Luffy races up the Giant Jack for one final confrontation with the self-proclaimed god - and to find a Golden Bell that could bring salvation to a country. While all this happens, Wyper watches destruction rain down on his homeland...and remembers.

Yes, we've come to the flashback section of the story arc, and this one takes up most of the volume. With Eiichiro Oda, flashbacks are always a lavish production - you're not a certified member of the Straw Hat crew until your traumatic childhood has been laid bare for all readers to witness. Unfortunately, this is one instance where the use of a flashback falls flat. I'm not convinced the saga of Mont Blanc Noland and the Great Warrior Kalgara was worth 8 chapters of my time, especially at such a pivotal point in the story (remember, this would've been about 2 months worth of serialized publishing during the original Japanese run, or 2 months while readers sat around and waited for Luffy to finish climbing that beanstalk). If this was Wyper's personal flashback and he was about to join the crew, then I might feel differently. But Wyper's not joining the crew and it's not even his story, it's Wyper recalling a great legend passed down from generation to generation. And while there is ultimately a beautiful tale of friendship to be told, you can't help shake the feeling that Oda needed a little more editorial restraint here. If the point of the flashback was to give readers a stronger emotional crux to the arc, then it comes at the very last second and it's too little, too late - all we want now is for Luffy to do his thing. If it's purely a delaying tactic to milk another volume's worth of sales out of Skypiea, then that's cheap. At the very least this flashback might have worked a lot better had it been delivered in bits and pieces throughout the arc instead of at one big chunk at the very end where it throws pacing completely out the window.

If you're reading One Piece volume by volume then you'll probably end up reading this anyway, but with the exception of the last few moments, this is one of the rare instances where the saga gets a little over-indulgent and ends up spinning its wheels, and that's too bad.

- lina_mitchell

One piece volume 31
- Chapters 286 up to 295

After Eneru unleashes his destructive power all over skypiea he needs to be defeated and stop all of the destruction of the sky island before it annihilates them with it. With a plan Nami can get Luffy onto the Arc Maxim to face Eneru.

This volume is my favorite in the series so far because of the depth that they go into the story of Mont Blanc Norland, just as a stand alone tale in the manga it is just amazing to read. Even though it is taking the attention away from the main story in this volume i was not in the slightest disappointed with the side story.

- jakob_nelson

One Piece volume 31 contains chapters 286 to 295.

Most of this volume is set 400 years ago and it tells the story of how Kalgara and Mont Blanc Noland became friends.
Plus more destruction from Eneru and another cliffhanger!

The Shandora flashback is amazing. Eiichiro Oda really knows how to write emotional stories!
This volume does lack comedy though but that's good as it would have ruined the heartbreaking story.

Even if you don't own all of the previous One Piece volumes, it's easy to just pick this one up and enjoy the Shandora story on it's own.

- preston_hughes

its one piece no 31,yey ,great smashing super, bought for my son who cant be bothered to open his own amazon account

- camryn_martin

Adoro esse manga. O eichiro é muito criativo e conta uma história descontraída, bom demais pra relaxar e dar umas risadas.

- russell_williams

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