One Piece Volume 2 Cover.
Image courtesy of VIZ Media.


  • Story: Eiichiro Oda.
  • Art: Eiichiro Oda.
  • Released: December 16, 2003.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 200.

Luffy’s quest to be the King of Pirates has led him to the village of Orange Town. Well technically a bird snatched him from his boat and dropped him there, now Luffy and Zolo have been separated. Little does Luffy know that falling into Orange Town will be a defining moment in his journey to become the King of Pirates. By chance Luffy runs into Nami, and learns of the nefarious pirate captain Buggy the Clown. Can Luffy overcome Buggy the clown?

The series is off to a great start with the second volume. More characters, more locations, and more plot points. There is so much going on in this volume and it is amazing. We have Luffy dealing with what Nami got him into, Zolo searching for Luffy and Nami trying to steal Buggy’s treasure. With all of this going on it makes for an excellent volume full of excitement.

The art is as amazing as ever, the characters all look unique and have their own distinct look and style. Buggy the Clown and his crew are just fun to look at. The village looks nice and inviting. Zolo and Buggy’s second mate, Cabaji have an amazing sword fight. Eiichiro is a very talented artist to be able to draw seemingly anything. The detail in most every panel is top notch to say the least. I am at times overwhelmed by the amount of detail that can be found in the setting of most panels.

A drastic improvement over the previous volume. I thought volume 1 was near perfect but this volume drives that stake even further. I have zero complaints with this volume at all. This series is quickly becoming my favorite. If One Piece volume 2 is a taste of what’s to come, then I truly cannot wait for more. One Piece volume 2 was a great read that I recommend picking up.