Straw Hat Pirates

15 11 2010


The protagonists of the One Piece series are part of the Straw Hat Pirates, a crew of pirates founded and captained by Monkey D. Luffy. Starting out with Luffy alone the crew’s number grows throughout the series as Luffy keeps recruiting new members. The name of their first ship is “Going Merry” (ゴーイング・メリー号, Gōingu Merī-gō?, renamed “Merry Go” in the English manga and 4Kids dub), however due to severe damage, the Straw Hat Pirates got a new ship called “Thousand Sunny” (サウザンドサニー号, Sauzando Sanī-gō?). Though the Straw Hats are few in number, the level of skill each member possess in his or her role on the ship can easily surpass that of a veteran sailor. The prowess in combat each member possess can easily allow them to become the captain of an average to somewhat skilled group should they choose to do so. The crew went from a little known gang of children, elevating their status as they journey through some of the roughest waters. Read the rest of this entry »