hi there folks. if this was already discussed then sorry --> close topic if so.
but, here's the thing that's been bothering me since.. Arlong arc.
1. Value of money in one piece.
is luffy's 300mill belli a lot? everyone, who heard this number in the manga was quite amazed. even earlier, his 30min back at east blue was considered a LOT.
but is it really?
in logue town, when zoro wanted to buy a katana, the guy said that 1 shitty katana is 50 000 belli. (and when you look at it, a shitty katana is just a sharpened piece of iron.. so its kinda worthless.)
luffy's bounty at that time, was 30mil and he was considered to be the most dangerous person in the whole EB. it was satted to be the record amount, for east blue.
so, if some1 catched luffy, and sold him ti marines, he'd got 30mill belli. and with that 30mill, he could buy... 600 worthless katanas. or one good katana (it was said, that zoro's wadou was about 22 mil)
so, if you kill the most dangerous guy in the whole ocean, you could buy yourself a nice katana... is it just me, or does this seem kinda stupid?
even when luffys bounty is 300mill, you could buy .. 13 nice katanas... thats nearly enought, for a squad. for the head, of a guy, who beat 2 shichibukais, waged war on the WG, destroyed CP9 you could get just .. 13 nice swords?! there's got to be something wrong with that.
also, the thing with Arlong. Nami had to gather 100mill belli, to buy kokoyashi vill. but, each month, just from kokoyashi got about 25mill belli.
why would he sell a village, when he could get this amout in just 4 short months? it doesnt make any sense.
it might've been just an excuse, to make nami draw the maps. but, he could say, that he'd sell the vill for.. dunno, 1 billion belli.
2. now, for a different topic. why isnt there a love motive in one piece?
in nearly every anime series (shonen/seinen, not to mention shojo) there is love somewhere.
naruto has a crush on sakura (and probably sasuke )
inoue has a crush on ichigo
Relena had a crush on heero
athrun was in love with cagalli, and kira in lacus
misa was totaly into Light
.. i could go on and on, but you get the point.
also, i dont consider sanji's.. love explosions as part of it. they're just a gague, meant to be funny, without any further consequences.
im not saying, that in every anime i want to see pple falling in love with each other but.. one piece is getting kinda.. too straight-forward.
since ep 1 its all about "ill protect my nakama" and "become something".
i think that it lacks a fresh, new development.
it may still be introduced later on, but...
anyway, what do you guys think?