Manga, One Piece, Review

The Great One Piece Journey (Part 2): Orange Town

I'd say that this is the first proper 'arc' of One Piece. Everything before this was mostly setup with throw-away villains. Here? We get actually character growth, a fun and memorable villain that would play a larger part in the story going forward, and it does a great job of introducing one of the series'… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 2): Orange Town

Anime, One Piece, Watch This Anime!

The Great One Piece Journey (Part 1): The Beginnings of the Great Odyssey

It feels weird to say that I'm nearly caught up on a series when I still have well over one hundred chapters of content left to read. With most other manga, one hundred chapters is the one-third mark. That, or the series would already be nearing its ending. But considering how massive this story is,… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 1): The Beginnings of the Great Odyssey

Anime, Character Analysis, One Piece, The Mind of a Character

Trafalgar D. Water Law: The Surgeon of Death

One Piece is a series with a lot of characters. Shocking, I know. The 1000+ chapter long story has a huge cast. But among that cast, very few characters are properly fleshed out. Only the most important characters, mostly the Straw Hats themselves, are even given a backstory. Then there's the best non-Straw Hat character… Continue reading Trafalgar D. Water Law: The Surgeon of Death