Luffy shows up in a barrel (nobody knows why). He wants to form a pirate crew, Koby an assistant of pirate Alvida, was captured and forced to work. Luffy pressures him to stand up for his dreams which was to join the Navy. Luffy is a very unusuall pirate, one who cares for others and helps when ever he can. This episode made this show my current favorite at the time. Once they got further into the series, it kind of died down, because their pirates, but not always on the sea. There was also great acting, Luffy was so powerful against lower pirates. Later in the adventure the crew faces high pirates, with deadly adventures. Their bounties also raise due to the Navy, even though they haven't done anything wrong. I also have a theory that Koby will return later and join Luffy's crew.