DAMN I love those guys if they cry. They look so cute like sweet little angels, and squeezed them like sponge bob. hehehe heheheh, Robin is the cutest when she cries. Coz a very serious beauty turns to be the cutest in crying. What I also like OP is when they get mad, they got big mouth, big eye, and they got sharp razor tooth like little devils. Adventure and Friendship.
-_- that's grand. Oda, what were you THINKING?! Ugh..
But I think that Funimation is making a bit of a mistake by starting the series where Jaya left off. They skipped the Laboon min-arc, so when Brook talks about making his promise, he's going to end up sounding abnormal and not as powerful.
That's why I was hoping they'd start the series over at some point on the weekday line-up, running it next to Naruto or something, or maybe on godforsaken Miguzi. It'd make more sense if they put it on Miguzi though, y'know, One Piece being a sea themed thing and all, and still continued to show the Jaya arc and beyond for people who kept up with the series on Toonami. I know they can do it. I mean they basically attempt to show us the same Dragon Ball Z episodes to us, but say it's uncut so we'll watch it.
It's funny when you think about it. It's an anime with alot of weaknesses - However when you're watching it, it's magical.
The incredibly lame jokes - Make you laugh. Alot.
The art, although simple, is incredibly reflective of the characters in an odd way - Look at Robin's sharp nose, indicating her intelligence - Or Luffy's huge eyes, and bright colours, reflecting his simplicity. List goes on...
Fantastic characters - All brilliant - Cept the children.
Everyone hates children in anime.
It's a MASTERPIECE, that's all there is to it.
Just read/watch it, you will never regret it. End of the story.
Alright...here are some cold hard data:
One Piece is currently Japan's most popular manga series.
One Piece anime's rating is one of the highest and constantly above Naruto and Bleach in Japan
One Piece Volume Japanese sale is around 2.2m per volume, while Naruto's volume sale is 1.5m.
One Piece is extremely popular around the world, except North America.
One Piece was ruined by 4kids. 4kids One Piece got nothing to do with One Piece.
If you don't read One Piece, I will kill you.
I read Naruto, Bleach, DB, Shaman King and some other series before One Piece. After I read One Piece manga, I became an instant One Piece fan. Naruto and Bleach are trash compare to One Piece. Trust me, One Piece is one level above all other series if you are willing to read or watch it thoroughly.
One Piece is THE BEST. End of discussion.
If you don't read/watch One Piece, that's fine with me. It's not like I am going to earn a buck or something. It's your fault for missing one of the greatest entertainment in a person's life span.
Hey, it's your loss.