So I bought the first volume of One Piece and I have to say everything isn't as what as I expected. Do pirates always seem this happy?
It's set in a fictional universe.
Not always, no.
She say "NO"
Keep getting it, it's awesome. Honestly the beginning is the worst part, once you hit volumes 9-11 it gets way better and stays that good forever.
It gets awesome around the Arlong Arc.
Arlong arc is the first example of how good One Piece is when Oda wants it to be.