The story of One Piece follows the adventures of a young pirate named Luffy D. Monkey whose body was turned to rubber after he unknowingly ate a cursed fruit known as the Devils Fruit. The series is very colorful and simultaneously holds a Peter Pan and Alice in Wonderland flair.
Because of its colorful characters and intense fights between bizarre characters One Piece has gained a level of popularity near that of Dragonball in Japan. Other mangas that have recently gotten near that popularity point are Inuyasha and Naruto.
A movie schedule to premier in Japanese cinemas in 2004 is titled One Piece: The Movie.