When Luffy was a kid, he was inspired to become a pirate because of "Red Haired" Shanks. But his life suddenly changes when he eats the Gum-Gum Fruit and gains the power of being able to stretch like rubber. But he will never be able to learn to swim.But 10 years later, Luffy still wants to become a pirate and sets off in a row boat to find a crew.I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy this manga or not, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was actually quite good and I really enjoyed it. Luffy's rubber power makes for a very unique pirate story. He seems to get in trouble quite a bit, but he makes it out okay.It's a pretty funny manga, too. Even if he gets in trouble, Luffy somehow seems to be able to make friends even with people who dislike pirates. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this series.