One Piece Box Set 2 Review (Skypiea and Water Seven, Volumes 24-46)

The Second Box Set of “One Piece” Manga Series contains the Skypiea and Water Seven Sagas, personally my favourite sagas of all time. Who could have thought that there could ever exist an island so pristine and beautiful up in the sky. By the time the saga was over, it had me craving for more, I wished that this saga would never end.

This review would cover the following topics:

  1. One Piece Sagas & their Respective Story Acrs
  2. One Piece Box Set 2
  3. What One Piece Manga are available to buy right now?
  4. Closing Remarks

   

We have done a review of the One Piece Box Set 1 as well, make sure to check that out if you haven’t already.

Review of the third box set soon to follow. The link would be updated on the bottom of the page once uploaded, make sure to check it out.

One Piece Box Set 2 – The Story Sagas

One Piece Box Set 2 contains the Skypiea as well as the Water 7 Sagas. We are going to briefly discuss the story arcs of each saga.

One Piece Box Set 2 – The Skypiea Saga

The “Sky Island Saga” also known as the “Skypiea Saga” is the third saga in the One Piece manga series. It follows the Straw Hat Pirates including Nico Robin, a recent addition to their crew, as they journey from Jaya to Skypiea, a mysterious land above the clouds.

The Skypiea Saga contains Jaya & Skypiea Story Arcs.

The Skypiea Saga – The Jaya Arc (Vol 24 to 25)

The Jaya Arc is the first of two story arc in the Sky Island Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Jaya is the fifth island the Straw Hat Pirates encounter on the Grand Line.
  • The island is made up of rain forest, and also has a port town called “Mock Town”, which is known for being full of pirates.
  • The Tale of Noland the Liar
  • A giant ship suddenly falls from the sky. At this point, the Log Pose starts to point straight up and Robin explains that the log is “captured” by an island with a stronger magnetic field—a Sky Island.

The Skypiea Saga – The Skypiea Arc (Vol 26 to 32)

The Skypiea Arc is the second and last of two in the Sky Island Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • The Straw Hats arrive on the sky island Skypiea in search of gold.
  • The island is in danger of being destroyed by the cruel “god”, Enel.

   

One Piece Box Set 2 – The Water Seven Saga

The “Water 7 Saga” also known as the “Water Seven Saga” or “World Government Saga” or “CP9 Saga”, is the fourth saga in One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this saga is as follows:

  • The Straw Hat Pirates land safely back in the Blue Sea, only to find themselves confronting Foxy the Silver Fox in the Davy Back Fight.
  • Confronting Aokiji, one of the Navy’s three Admirals.
  • The crew reaches Water 7, a city of carpenters, and begins searching for a shipwright to join the crew.

The water seven saga consists of several story arcs, namely Long Ring Long Land, Water 7, Enies Lobby, Post Enies Lobby.

The Water Seven Saga – The Long Ring Long Land Arc (Vol 32 to 34)

The Long Ring Long Land Arc, also known as the Davy Back Fight Arc or Foxy Arc, is the first story arc in the Water 7 Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • Long Ring Long Land is the seventh island the Straw Hat Pirates encounter on the Grand Line.
  • The primary focus of this arc is on “Davy Back Fight”, a contest between the Straw Hat Pirates and the Foxy Pirates.
  • It is also the setting of the fight between Admiral Aokiji and Monkey D. Luffy.

The Water Seven Saga – The Water 7 Arc (Vol 34 to 39)

The Water 7 Arc is the second story arc in the Water 7 Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights are:

  • Water 7 is the seventh island that the Straw Hats encounter on the Grand Line. It is a water metropolis that was built on top of a previous sunken city.
  • Things seem to be going fine for the Straw Hats until a mysterious organization called CP9 gets involved.
  • This arc is well known for extensive use of plot twists and sudden shifts in the story-line, as well as the serious conflict within the Straw Hat crew.

The Water Seven Saga – The Enies Lobby Arc (Vol 39 to 44)

The Enies Lobby Arc is the third story arc in the Water 7 Saga of One Piece manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Enies Lobby is the eighth island that the Straw Hat Pirates encounter on the Grand Line.
  • The Straw Hats, Sogeking, the Franky Family, and the shipwrights of the Galley-La Company arrive at Enies Lobby aboard Rocket Man to rescue Nico Robin and Franky.
  • Luffy declares war against the World Government by having its flag shot down by Sogeking.
  • The Straw Hat Crew says farewell to their beloved ship, the Going Merry.

The Water Seven Saga – The Post Enies Lobby Arc (Vol 45 to 46)

The Post-Enies Lobby Arc, also known as the Second Water 7 Arc, Return to Water 7 Arc, or Thousand Sunny Arc, is the fourth and final story arc in the Water 7 Saga of the One Piece manga series. The highlights are:

  • After successfully escaping from Enies Lobby, the Straw Hats are visited by Marines.
  • Ace finally catches up to and battles with Blackbeard on Banaro Island.
  • Franky joins the Straw Hats and becomes their shipwright.

   

One Piece Manga Box Set 2

The second box of the One Piece Manga Series contains Volumes 24 to 46, and comes with a collectors booklet and a double sided poster. We have done our best to photograph the box set from all angles.

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Front View

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Front View

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Back View

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Back View

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Side View (Left)

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Side View (Right)

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Top View (Box Closed)

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Top View (Box Open)

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Top Spine

One Piece Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3 - The Spine (In all their glory!)

One Piece Manga Box Set 1, 2 & 3 - The Spine (In all their glory!)

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Double Sided Poster & Collectors Booklet

One Piece Manga Box Set 2 - Double Sided Poster & Collectors Booklet

What One Piece Manga are available to buy right now?

There are several ways through which you can make One Piece Manga series a part of your collection. First one being to purchase single volumes, we have made a complete list of all One Piece Manga Volumes in chronological order along with links to purchase on Amazon, make sure to check it out.

The second way is to purchase the Omnibus Edition, that is 3-in-1 Volumes.

Last but not the least, it is to purchase the Box Sets. If you are a hardcore One Piece fan, or a manga “collector”, it is our recommendation that you go for the Box Set version. Not only is buying the box sets way more economical as compared to buying single volumes, but it is our experience that once the Box Sets go out of print, the value of these box sets rise tremendously.

Personally, I went for the Box Set versions first, and now would also buy the 3-in-1 Editions, since they are much bigger in size, and would look absolutely menacing on the Book Shelf.

   

Closing Remarks

The One Piece Manga Box sets are a great way to enjoy Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece. The Box set is highly sought after, and has a collectors value. The Skypiea and Water 7 arcs are my absolute favourite of all time. Oda has created a fantasy world like no other. I wish there be a sequel to the Skypiea & Water 7 Arc.

To wrap this review up, I’d like to say that you can never ever go wrong with One Piece. If you are new to manga, and don’t know where to start, then look no further. I guarantee, not only you would enjoy the series, but would also motivate you to start your own manga collection.