Cover image for One piece. Volume 4, East Blue, Part 4, The Black Cat Pirates / story and art by Eiichiro Oda ; [translation, Naoko Amemiya ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman].
One piece. Volume 4, East Blue, Part 4, The Black Cat Pirates / story and art by Eiichiro Oda ; [translation, Naoko Amemiya ; English adaptation, Lance Caselman].
Title Variants:
Black Cat Pirates

East blue.

The Black Cat Pirates
Shonen Jump manga ed.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Viz Media, [2004]

Physical Description:
189 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 19 cm
General Note:
Translated from the Japanese.

"This graphic novel contains material that was originally published in English in Shonen Jump #14-17"--Page facing title page.

"This book reads from right to left"--Page 4 of cover.
Captain Kuro, the much-feared captain of the Black Cat Pirates, has been hiding out, posing as a butler until the time is right to launch an attack, and only Monkey D. Luffy and a band of amateur pirates stand in his way.
Audience/Reading Level:
T, teen.


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ODA V.4 Manga Adult Manga

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Captain Kuro, the fearsome leader of the Black Cat Pirates, has resurfaced and the group are poised to attack? unless Monkey D.Luffy and his mismatched crew can stop them! If these four amateur pirates want to stop the entire Black Cat crew, they'll have to come up with a pretty slick plan.

Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

"Straw Hat" Luffy, this book's boy hero, really wants to be a pirate. His fellow villagers jeer at his goal, since he can't swim, due to having eaten a magic fruit that gives him the ability to stretch his body like rubber. However, Luffy isn't going to let a little problem like this stop him. He's further motivated when pirate captain "Red-Haired" Shanks (an eccentric seadog who might give Johnny Depp a run for his money) sacrifices his arm to a sea-monster to save Luffy's life. Ten years later, Luffy is still determined to make his dream come true, and he sets out to assemble to a crew and find a fabled treasure (the "One Piece" of the title). Luffy meets Koby, a cabin boy his age, who has been shanghaied by a lady pirate, and together they attempt to rescue Roronoa Zoro, a feared bounty hunter who is being held captive by the dread Captain Morgan. Everyone in this title has a seemingly impossible goal driving them on, whether it's Luffy's dream of being a pirate, Koby's of joining the navy, or Zoro's of become the world's greatest swordsman. It's this strong-and sometimes touching--motivation which carries the story along through episodes that mix comedy and violence in an inventive, energetic brew. Luffy uses his gum gum power at climactic moments, such as taking out Iron Mace Alvida, a lady pirate whose claim to be the fairest on all the seas is anything but accurate. One Piece is one of the world's most popular manga, having been spun off into a TV show, a video game and merchandising. With Pirates of the Caribbean spearheading a full-on pirate revival, One Piece should have no trouble finding an audience in America. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved