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One Piece episode A 1 is the first volume of One Piece episode A, including chapters 1 and 2, as well as the extra one-shot Roronoa Zoro Falls Into the Sea.

The back of the volume also includes the Spade Pirates concept art originally included in One Piece Magazine Vol.2.

Author's Notes[]

Author's Notes
One Piece episode A 1 Boichi Intro Image Boichi:
"I'd love to see Zoro drawn by Boichi."
According to the rumors, this remark from Eiichiro Oda was the origin of the "One Piece Cover Comic Project", which consisted of recreating certain chapters of One Piece by different authors.
After having submitted my storyboards, I spent my time full of anxiety at the thought that I ruined the original series.
Against all odds, Mr. Oda made the following remark:
"I'd love to see Ace in full combat drawn by Boichi."
Then:
"I'd also love to see a sexy Nami drawn by Boichi."
The fact that Mr. Oda gave such an opportunity to a young artist such as myself, shows how much interest he shows to the new generation and the future of the Jump magazine.
Definitely, his generosity is unfathomable. I don't have the words to express my gratitude.
One Piece episode A 1 Ryo Ishiyama Intro Image Ryo Ishiyama:
I had the honor of realizing the adaptation of this crazy project.
I don't have the words to thank Eiichiro Oda for trusting me with such a role.
I was both overwhelmed and confused at such an immense challenge. I sincerely hope that you will find my work up to par in episode A.
Dear readers, fasten your seat belts, because Boichi's magnificent art is simply mind-blowing. Like me, you risk being turned upside down by his interpretation of the One Piece universe.

Chapters[]

Chapter 1[]

Chapter 1 is titled The Formation of the Spade Pirates (スペード海賊団結成, Supēdo Kaizoku-dan Kessei?). It contains 54 pages and was originally released in One Piece Magazine Vol.10 on September 16, 2020.

Portgas D. Ace and Masked Deuce are stranded on the East Blue island of Sixis together. Masked Deuce thinks that Ace steals all the food, he later regrets his actions and the two become friends. A monstrous bird lives on the island and tries to devour Deuce, but Ace defeats it. During the fight, the bird spits a chest which is later revealed to contain the Mera Mera no Mi. Ace eats the fruit, and he work together with Deuce to build a raft to escape, forming the beginning of the Spade Pirates. On the Moby Dick, Whitebeard is reading a newspaper report about Ace rejecting his offer to join the Seven Warlords of the Sea.

Chapter 2[]

Chapter 2 is titled The Devil's Child (鬼の子, Oni no Ko?, VIZ: "Son of a Demon"). It contains 67 pages and was originally released in One Piece Magazine Vol.11 on February 4, 2021.

The Spade Pirates meet Silvers Rayleigh at Sabaody Archipelago. They then move with the Piece of Spadille to Fish-Man Island where they have a fight with Hammond and other fish-men. Upon reaching the New World, Ace's first order is to find Shanks and meet with him. Deuce tries to talk him out of it, fearing Shanks' power, but Ace insists and they find the Red Hair Pirates in a cave on a Winter Island. Ace introduces himself, and Shanks and his crew quickly become friendly when he reveals his association with Monkey D. Luffy. Shanks appears to realize Ace's heritage. Some time later Ace decides to go after Whitebeard in one of the islands in his territory, unaware that Jinbe is following them. Ace and Jinbe fight for five days until both of them collapse from exhaustion, with the Spade Pirates being unable to intervene due to the battle being too high-level. Whitebeard then arrives at the island and attacks the Spade Pirates, Deuce tries to get Ace to escape with them but Ace refuses and creates a flame wall between himself and his crew, due to not wanting them to be harmed by the Emperor. Ace then fights Whitebeard and loses, the Spade Pirates are taken aboard the Moby Dick.

Roronoa Zoro Falls Into the Sea[]

Characters in Order of Appearance[]

Chapter 1[]

Chapter 2[]

Novel and Manga Differences[]

Chapter 1[]

  • In the manga, Deuce and Ace find the wreckage of a large ship and use it as material.
  • Deuce does not discover the fact that Ace is Roger's son.
  • The manga adds an encounter with a monstrous bird that lives on the island. The bird tried to devour Deuce, but Ace defeated it. During the fight, the bird spat a chest which is later revealed to contain the Mera Mera no Mi. In the novel, Ace simply found the fruit somewhere on the island.
  • In the novel, Ace comes up with Deuce's pen name after Deuce threatens to use the name 'Ace'. In the manga, Deuce chooses the name himself after agreeing to join Ace.
  • The manga ends with the prologue to the second volume of the novel.

Chapter 2[]

  • In the manga, the Spade Pirates meet Rayleigh at Sabaody Archipelago and Hammond at Fish-Man Island, in the books they meet vice admiral Draw at Sabaody and Aladine at Fish-Man Island.
  • Isuka does not make an appearance in the manga too.
  • In the manga, Marshall D. Teach stops the escape of the Spade Pirates after the clash between Ace and Whitebeard.
  • In the novel, Masked Deuce realizes that Ace must be Roger's son back at Sixis Island. In the manga he discovers that after they are captured by Whitebeard pirates.
  • In the manga, at the end of the chapter, Ace sees the shape of Roger's face in a cloud, looking down on him.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 One Piece episode A Volume 1: Shueisha - VIZ Media

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