Let's play a game, shall we? You've probably seen them around. Manga, light novels, and anime that put a summarizing sentence in place of their title. There are dozens of examples and counting. You could probably string these titles together and write a short novel out of them! It wouldn't make any sense, sure. But… Continue reading Manga and Light Novel Titles are Too Long. Can We Shorten Them?
Here it is. The make-or-break arc. If you don't like One Piece after this, you won't like it at all. Not to mention that you're a heartless monster. After recruiting Sanji, Luffy pursues Nami, who had just stolen the Merry Go, and the rest of the crew. This chase takes the Straw Hats to Cocoyasi… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 5): Arlong Park
This is the part where One Piece goes from 'decent' to 'great'. Unfortunately, we're not quite at 'incredible' yet. That's not until Arlong Park. After acquiring the Merry Go, Luffy and the crew continue their adventures. Their journey takes them to the Baratie, a floating restaurant. Here, they meet Sanji, a playboy cook with some… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 4): The Baratie
This is an odd arc. Of the East Blue arcs, this one is easily the worst. Not to say it's bad, it just doesn't compare as well to the others. But it does introduce a fan favorite character and has massive repercussions later on in the story. It somehow doesn't hold up and holds up… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 3): Syrup Village
Ladies and gentlemen: I've done it. I've completed the task that's been daunting me ever since I first became a weeb. At long last, I'm all caught up on One Piece. Which means I've got a promise to keep. A few months back, I ranked all of the Straw Hats from my least favorite to… Continue reading Ranking the Straw Hats (Time Skip-Chapter 1000)