One Piece Manga Box Set 1 – Review (East Blue and Baroque Works, Volumes 1-23)

The first box set of the One Piece manga series contains the first two sagas. Eiichiro Oda has outdone himself and created a masterpiece, “One Piece” is indeed one of the most beloved and bestselling manga series of all time!

In this review we are going to cover the following topics:-

  1. The First Two Saga – Story Arcs
  2. The One Piece Manga Box Set – 1
  3. What One Piece Manga are available to buy right now
  4. Closing Remarks

Review of the other two “One Piece” Manga Box Sets to come soon. The links to the review of the other box sets would be updated on the bottom of the page once uploaded. Make sure to check it out.

One Piece Manga Box Set 1 – The Story Arcs

The first box set of One Piece contains the first two sagas, namely the East Blue Saga & Baroque Works Saga. We are going to briefly discuss each saga and their respective story arcs below:

East Blue Saga

The East Blue Saga sets the base for the One Piece series, and consists of several story arcs namely Romance Dawn, Orange Town, Syrup Village, Baratie, Arlong Park, & Logue Town.

One Piece, known to be the ultimate treasure left behind by the infamous Gol D. Rogers, countless pirates raised their flags and set sail to seek it.

The main emphasis of the East Blue Saga is on Monkey D. Luffy who sets sail for the Grand Line, and forming his crew on the way.

East Blue Saga – Romance Dawn (Vol 1 of One Piece Manga)

Romance Dawn Arc also known as Captain Morgan Arc is the first story arc of East Blue Saga in the One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this arc as follows:

  • How Luffy gained his Devil Fruit powers.
  • Helping a small boy Koby escaping the clutches of Alvida.
  • Luffy tries to get the Pirate Hunter, Roronoa Zoro, to join his crew while contending the Marine Captain Axe-Hand Morgan.

East Blue Saga – Orange Town (Vol 1 to 3)

The Orange Town Arc, also known as the Buggy the Clown Arc, is the second story arc in the East Blue Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this arc is as folllows:

  • Monkey D. Luffy along with Roronoa Zoro crossing paths with the pirate clown Buggy and his crew.
  • Meeting Nami, who fulfill’s a crucial role in their crew as a navigator.

East Blue Saga – Syrup Village (Vol 3 to 5)

Syrup Village Arc, also known as the Captain Kuro Arc, is the third story arc in the East Blue Saga of the One Piece Manga Series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • In search for a ship, the Luffy crew arrive at Syrup Village.
  • They meet Usopp, the local village liar.
  • Defeat Captain Kuro who was plotting against Usopps friend Kaya.

East Blue Saga – Baratie (Vol 5 to 8)

The Baratie Arc is the fourth story arc in the East Blue saga of the One Piece Manga Series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • The Luffy crew reaches Baratie, a restraunt ship, a sort of “floating oasis” in the middle of the ocean.
  • They Meet Sanji, who becomes future chef of the crew.
  • Defeat Don Krieg who had set sights on Baratie as a replacement for his devastated fleet.

East Blue Saga – Arlong Park (Vol 8 to 11)

The Arlong Park Arc, also known as the Arlong Arc, is the fifth story arc in the East Blue Saga of the One Piece Manga Series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • Nami Steals the Going Merry (Luffy’s Ship) and sets sail to her home town, Cocoyasi village.
  • Nami’s Past and true motives come to light.
  • Defeat Fish-Man Arlong, who had been ruling Nami’s village.

East Blue Saga – Logue Town (Vol 11 to 12)

The Loguetown Arc is the sixth and final story arc in the East Blue Saga of the One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • The Straw Hat crew reaches the city of Loguetown to gather some supplies before heading to the Grand Line.
  • Loguetown is the town where the infamous pirate Gol D. Roger was born and executed.
  • They cross paths with old enemies and a Powerful Marine Captain.

   

Baroque Works Saga AKA Alabasta Saga

The Alabasta Saga also known as the “Baroque Works Saga” is the second saga in the One Piece manga series. It follows the Straw Hat crew and their endeavors to help Princess Vivi to reach her homeland. However, an evil organization called Baroque Works will stop at nothing to keep the crew from reaching Alabasta. This saga consists of several story arcs, namely Reverse Mountain, Whisky Peak, Diary of Koby-Meppo, Little Garden, Drum Island, and last but not the least Alabasta.

Baroque Works Saga – Reverse Mountain (Vol 12)

The Reverse Mountain Arc also knwon as the Laboon Arc, is the first story arc of the Alabasta Saga in the One Piece manga series. The main highlights of this arc is as follows:

  • In order to make it to the Grand Line, the straw hat crew begins the perilous task to make their way through Reverse Mountain.

Baroque Works Saga – Whisky Peak (Vol 12 to 13)

The Whisky Peak Arc is the second arc in the Alabasta Saga of One Piece manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Whisky Peak is the first island that the Straw Hat Pirates encounter on the Grand Line.
  • It is a town that welcomes pirates with open arms and treats them like celebrities, soon to reveal their true colors.

Baroque Works Saga – Little Garden (Vol 13 to 15)

The Little Garden Arc is the third story arc in the Alabasta Saga of One Piece Manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Little Garden is the second island that the Straw Hat Pirates encounter at the Grand Line.
  • It is a summer island, which is unpopulated except for prehistoric plants and animals and two giants named Dorry and Brogy.
  • The battles with four of the Baroque Works officers.

Baroque Works Saga – Drum Island (Vol 15 to 17)

The Drum Island Arc is the fourth story arc in the Alabasta Saga of One Piece manga series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • Drum Island is the third island that the Straw Hat Pirates encounter at the Grand Line. It is a winter island that snows year-round.
  • In order to find treatment for Nami, the staw hat crew are forced to stop and find medical help.
  • This is where they are introduced to Tony Tony Chopper, who joins them as their crew’s doctor.

Baroque Works Saga – Alabasta (Vol 17 to 23)

The Alabasta Arc is the fifth and final story arc in the Alabasta Saga of the One Piece series. The main highlights are as follows:

  • The kingdom of Alabasta is the fourth island the Straw Hat Pirates encounter at the Grand Line.
  • It is a large desert kingdom ruled by king Nefertari Cobra.
  • Begins their race across the land to reach Alubarna before a massive war breaks out between the kingdom’s royal guards and the rebels.
  • Mr. 0 and the remaining Baroque Works officer agents stand in the way of reaching their goal.

   

One Piece – The Manga Box Set 1

The first Box Set contains Volumes 1 to 23 of the “One Piece” manga series, 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 - The Manga Box Set 1 - Front View

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Front View

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Back View

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Back View

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Side View (Left)

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Side View (Right)

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Top View (Box Closed)

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Top View (Box Opened)

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - The Spine

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Double Sided Poster & Booklet

One Piece - The Manga Box Set 1 - Double Sided Poster & Booklet

What One Piece Manga are available to buy right now?

At the moment there are three ways you can make this master piece of a manga in your collection, namely purchasing single volumes, to buy the omnibus or 3-in-1 edition, and last but not the least to buy the Box Set.

We recommend going with the latter since it is a great way to have all the volumes in a beautiful collectors edition box set, that is not only cheap to purchase as compared to buying individual volumes, but the value of the box sets increase with time.

We have created a complete list of all the single volumes as well as the omnibus edition along with links to buy on amazon. You can follow the posts below:

   

Closing Remarks

“One Piece” is Eiichiro Oda’s masterpiece, and one of the best selling mangas of all time. It is a MUST HAVE in all manga collections. The word “Manga” is essentially incomplete without “One Piece”. Kudos to Oda for giving this world Monkey D. Luffy, and this beautifully written and illustrated series. There is no doubt, that this series is bound to impact the future generations, and give birth to several other Mangas.