Jul 25, 2023
Given how there is only one (negative) review, I've decided to share my thoughts as well and give it a different (more positive) perspective.
So, this light novel series is divided into 2 volumes, the first one being 130 pages long and the second one being 230 pages long (around there); and so it is quite a simple and easy read in an afternoon or two.
The first volume shows how ace got his devil fruit and how he founded and built his crew with several members being named and becoming somewhat plot relevant albeit only in the novel. This first volume follows Ace and Deuce,
who is actually the novel's protagonist and narrator, from their first encounter in the East Blue until Sabaody, and their adventures. Most of the info on volume is new, but there's nothing groundbreaking in terms of importance. Nevertheless it managed to keep me interested.
The second volume deals with a lot of things that were already shown in the manga/anime, like the Ace/whitebeard relationship, Blackbeard's conflict, Ace's execution et cetera. i do feel however, that the light novel feels more complete in terms of portraying ace's real feelings and emotions than the manga did, though maybe it is because it is all in a written format with no images and it is easier to portray those things.
Overall, If you like One Piece and if you feel curious about this light novel I'd tell you to give it a try. It's an enjoyable read.
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