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Why is One Piece so popular?

I just don't see whats so great about it, I've read and watched it but I just can't think of it as anything other than a mediocre Shounen series.
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Multi-demographic appeal
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the reason i personally like it is because nothing is rushed(btw i'm talking about the manga, the anime is nothing but a marketing scam with horrible pacing). oda explains any and everything and every single inconsistency is usually turned into an important detail for a plot later on. the only real inconsistency with the story line is some dodgy power rankings comparisons, but to be fair one piece was originally a one shot, and plus thats just power rankings so who cares?

also oda's art style is really unique (albeit cartoony but that's not necessarily a bad thing) and all his characters are really wacky and different to your usual anime characters. the only characters you ever really end up hating are the ones oda deliberately makes hate-able, and even then it's a love to hate sort of hate. one piece literally makes its fans cheer when certain characters do certain things.

and finally, although its somewhat relevant to the first point, his world/universe building is amazing. the one piece world is really intricate and amazingly thought out. whenever a new arc begins, you get deeply into the story of the setting and new people that are introduced, and sometimes even look forward to flashbacks XD

although i may be a bit biassed coz im a one piece fanboy, those are the genuine things i think people like about it.
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>that scene where Luffy bursts out the window and blocks the bullets from hitting Zoro and they just bounce off him
That's why.
>Usopp's fight with the merman guy
That's why.
>Zoro's animated swordsmanship
That's why.
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>>102108020
its really fun, characters are good, the battles are awesome, and it has this adventurous feeling thats really good, besides the dreams of great manly man, overall, the whole series makes you feel good
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>>102108694
>The fact that Luffy's Gear Second is completely flawed
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>>102108715
Until you get shit arcs like Skypia, Fishman Island and currently Dressrosa..
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Have you watched all of it?
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>>102108957
Yessir, watched Anime and read the manga
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>>102108956
>Dressrosa
>bad
I'll give you FI, and PH started good but later turned to shit, I have no idea how anyone could dislike Dressrosa.
>Doflamingo
>Law fights
>Fujitora
>Big Mom
>Dellinger
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>>102108956
fucker skypea was a little slow at first but shit was fucking awesome, enel face when luffy kicked his ass was fucking priceless, dressrosa is also shaping up to be top tier, nothing to say about fishman, that was kinda shitty
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Bleachfag here, Bleach is total shit now, gotta move on to Wan piss, I hope I'm not choosing the wrong ride.
>inb4 Bleach was always shit
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>>102109137
Rebecca joining Strawhats
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>>102109170
you will not regret it, bleach doesnt hold a candle against one piece
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It's a series with adventure and a good cast of characters. Not to mention there's a lot of lore and story that's still yet to be revealed. Put that with the fact that it's insanely silly at times and keeps that lightheartedness throughout makes it stand out. If you don't like it, fine and well. Most people don't. If you do hold out long enough, you'll see it's very rewarding. How far are you in?
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>>102108956
>skypeia and dressrosa
>shit
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>>102109270
I'm on the most recent chapter, the only reason I haven't dropped yet is because of Arcs like Alabasta, water 7 and Marineford that keep me going.
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>>102109453
Well, you must like it if you made it this far. Reread the old chapters and form a retrospective opinion on it.

>>102109219
I want this to happen. I don't give a shit. I want her to become Red Sonja with the Mera-Mera and fuck shit up with it.
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>>102109137
It's alright but it's overrated as fuck

Doflamingo stopped being scary when he shit his pants at Kaidou's mention and has done nothing but constantly underestimate the SHs even after saying he wouldn't. Every single fight or major event has been offpaneled and each chapter is just Oda bouncing around like a pinball trying to fit 5 events in while not giving a single one the attention it deserves

>Every single thing you mentioned fell pray to this exact shit

Not to mention Rebecca and the dwarf/toys plotlines are completely uninteresting and already tedious to read. The tourney shit was already a big enough side event
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I like the adventuring but I hate the characters and character designs. Give me OP's story with Fairy Tail's art and I'd be all over it.
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>>102110017
what if Murata Yuusuke did the designs
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>>102109809
>not wanting Sabo to win Mear Mera
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Does the Thriller Bark arc pick up or should I just skip it? It doesn't seem terrible so far but I don't care for the setting or the villains at all.
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>>102110320
It's alright. One of the other warlords arrives at the very end, which kinda makes up for it.
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>>102110320
skip it. its shit
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Pirates, everybody love pirates
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>>102108554
>XD
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>>102110269
Sabo with the Mera-Mera doesn't make sense to me, looking at the clues and hints I'm seeing from Rebecca. I get why he wants it, but all the signs show Becky getting it.
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>>102110601
What do you think about Rebecca joining the crew?
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>>102110649
I'm for it, as stated in>>102109809. There's a lot of evidence pointing to her joining.
>Tragic flashback
>Usopp foretold her in Thriller Bark
>A reason to fight, Doflamingo isn't going down this arc
>She fed Luffy
>Everyone hates her for her bloodline
>Has a connection to a character that's likely to die. See the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
>Oda called Nami the first daughter of the crew. Other than Vivi, She could be the second.
>Her armor is literally the same as Red Sonja's. All she needs is some red hair. The Mera-Mera can do just that.

I have hope in Oda. Rebecca's going to do something notable.
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>>102111618
>Usopp foretold her in Thriller Bark
Refresh my memory on that one, chap.
>She fed Luffy
Everyone feeds Luffy
>Has a connection to a character that's likely to die. See the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
If Soldier-san dies I'd be floored, next to noone dies in this thing.
>Her armor is literally the same as Red Sonja's. All she needs is some red hair. The Mera-Mera can do just that.
This doesn't point to her joining.
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>>102108554
>XD
>coz im a
>no correct capitalization
You fucked up.
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I'm currently reading the manga, just finished the Crocodile fight

Up til this arc, it was solid, entertaining and such, but not too amazing, but I gotta say this arc was really great stuff
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>>102112404
Beautiful Swordsman with Meat!

But here's the thing: Luffy never forgets who feeds him. Considering his whole shtick with food, it'll play a part.

I know Oda. That fairy tale won't get retconned in his story. He's going to melt. Somehow, someway.

That wasn't really a point in her joining, but that design and armor is damning enough. And again, Doflamingo isn't going down this arc. Take some damage, yes. Done entirely? Not even.
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>>102108956
>Skypia
You need to marathon it if you hate slow things, but it was god tier.
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>>102112587
Read up best arcs are coming:
Skypeia
Water 7
Ennies Lobies.


Water 7 was sooo good.
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>>102112810
>Water 7
>Ennies Lobies.
I count then as one arc though
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>>102112691
>Beautiful Swordsman
Sounds more like Cabbage to me, what chapter or so was that?

It may play a part, but Hancock and Shirahoshi fed him too.

The ballerina died at the end of that story, too.

I wouldn't say Doflamingo is going down, per se. But I don't see him staying in Dressrosa, especially if the toys are returned to thier former glory.

I don't see her leaving Dressrosa. That's her home, and the people need someone to unite around. I don't think anyone is going to be joining the strawhat crew, just the fanclub.
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>>102111618

There is no way in hell Rebecca is joining the crew, she's the princess of a country and her family is about to come back into power... You might as well forget about it. Once Dofla is defeated her family will be back in power and she'll forget about the mera mera. She's going to be indebted to Luffy and will back him in the future against the WG.
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>>102108694
Just fucking kill yourself. Your post reads like one of those "what did zoro teach me" rage comics at the end of the chapter.

Goddamn one piece fans on /a/ are really fucking cancerous.
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>>102112691
>I know Oda. That fairy tale won't get retconned in his story. He's going to melt. Somehow, someway
Obviously you don't know Oda if you think that, he hates killing characters.
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Rebecca isn't joining.

If anyone joins this arc, the most likely right now would be Violet.

Feel free to quote this 40 chapters from now.
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>>102115326
Viola is Rebecca's aunt, when luffy wins none of the royal family will have any reason to leave. Noone else has been prominently featured this arc to the extent that a possible crewmate has normally been featured. Bart is not going to ditch his crew for luffy, neither is cavendish. And none of the known toys have a reason either.
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>>102108020
You don't understand the romance of adventure or exploration.
Being free in a world with your friends doing the shit that you want everyday.
That's why the demographic likes it so much.
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>>102113312
Thriller Bark. Read it.
We don't know what's going down. I do know that the dwarves' plan isn't going to work as they want it to. And fuck that Barto fanclub and him. Hate that fucker with a passion.

>>102114044
Viola is the next heir. Not Rebecca. Rebecca's family wasn't even royalty. They were likely just regular people. Her father was likely a soldier who married Viola's sister. That alone doesn't mean you become royalty.

>>102114465
Monet and Vergo are dead. I'm sorry. I don't see them coming back. That factory exploded and Monet's heart was stabbed. There are things that people just can't survive. People DO die in One Piece.

>>102115326
Viola's an older women. We got that already with Robin. And her power may come in handy with future encounters but Usopp and Nami can do that just as good. Viola's not likely to join.
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One Piece and Hunter x Hunter are my favorite shonens mainly because of their detailed world-building (though they each have their own pros). Really would love to find a shonen that makes me feel the same way these two do.
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>>102115977
>There are things that people just can't survive.
You mean like a million volt lightning strike or a bomb exploding in your hands that was big enough to destroy an entire city? Oda won't hesitate for a second to bring back a "dead" character, he doesn't even care enough to make up a reason.
>People DO die in One Piece.
Yeah, a whole confirmed 2 deaths in the story right now not counting flashbacks.
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>>102115977

Huh? Rebeccas father is a commander of the Riku Royal Army (Toy Soldier) and is the son in law of the King. Her mother was the daughter of the King. She's direct Royalty.
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>>102116734
Try JoJo.
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>>102117025
But even then, they weren't in the castle. Rebecca's mother ran a flower shop and lived in a rinky-dink house. What happened before her dad became a toy is the real mystery.

>>102116739
But Pubebeard came back. We didn't see Monet or Vergo at all. And that was NOT a flashback. At this point, we don't know what will happen. Sabo appearing was a genuine shock for me.
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>>102117764
Why are you even talking about Monet and Vergo? We were talking about whether or not the toy soldier is going to burn. Not only are Monet and Vergo not relevant, but we still have no clue whether they lived or not.
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>>102117879
Because they were in a position where death was a factor? And you said no one dies in One Piece.
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>>102115977
Shit, you got defensive pretty quick...
I have read thriller bark, and I don't recall Usopp claiming there was a pretty swordsman in the crew (which is why I asked for a rough chapter). Also, even if he did, just because he made a remark about a beautiful swords(wo)man, that doesn't indicate she'll become part of the SH nakama. In all the instances of his lies baring fruit, the only one to produce a crewmate has been his lie about a dragon which came true on punk hazard, bring Momo, who is also a dragon. Oda does enjoy foreshadowing things though, his pretty swordsman comment could have easily been just that.

Viola isn't going to join, no shit. I highly doubt she'll be taking the thrown, King Riku will probably be taking it back and Toy Soldier once restored will probably be taking back control of the army. Even if the toy soldier does die, it would make no sense for Rebecca to leave the land her father died trying to restore to its rightful glory. Especially, when she needs to reconnect with her Grandfather and aunt.

Monet is dead as doornails yes, I'd be surprised should Oda bring her back. Vergo on the other hand, I hope he's dead. But we don't know, probably, but if his CoA was strong enough he may have survived. When people die in OP it's because they have taken some serious fucking damage. WB lost half his face and was riddled with TB or whatever was wrong with him. Ace was heat fisted through his heart. Monet was stabbed in the heart.
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>>102118453
But we still don't know if they died so its completely irrelevant. That wasn't that long ago, it was longer before we found out Pell was alive.
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>>102115977
Also, no shit the dwarves are going to fail. It'd be too boring.

To kill Vergo it took a Warlord slicing, dicing, and leaving his ass to roast.
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>>102118503
Not that anon, but Usopp said that when they went back to the ship to wake up the monster trio. He yelled that there was a lady swordsman with meat.
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>>102118605
I remember that now, thanks. That's all I needed to remember.
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