I’ve just worked two lots of 5-day shift runs, separated by one day of break, so forgive me for this being a bit late. But, considering the last one was also very late, you didn’t have to wait as long. So there’s a positive.

Why am I choosing the first, and most notable, of all the One Piece openings this week? Well, I recently introduced a friend to One Piece, who took to it instantly, and watching it through again, I remembered why I love this series to death.

I’m pretty sure any anime fan who watches this series likes it, on some level. It’s a classic – and the first opening theme of a classic series is always remembered as a great theme.

As an added bonus, I’ll throw in the two other versions of the song used as openings sung by other singers/bands. Both are also very good.

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OP 1: We Are! by Hiroshi Kitadani

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OP 7: We Are! (Straw Hat Version) by Straw Hat Pirates

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OP 10: We Are! (2008 Remix Version) by TVXQ

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