Breaking down Inosuke's drip was a ton of fun. Let's do that again, shall we? One of Oda's greatest strengths as a mangaka is his fantastic character design. Often times, you can figure out what a character is all about just by looking at them! Not to mention that they often service their unique movements… Continue reading The Perfect Character Design of Monkey D. Luffy
This might sound odd, but I've always found the very first page of One Piece to be incredibly memorable. Or, for anime viewers, the initial lore dump that opened every episode in the early days of the series. It's incredibly simple: here's the pirate king, here's how he died, here's what he said, and here's… Continue reading Gol D. Roger: Building a Legend
Live-action adaptations of animated work have been a plague on the animation industry for a long time now. From beloved cartoons like The Lion King to classic anime like Ghost in the Shell, studios keep on attempting to translate these stories from drawing to reality. Unfortunately, none of them understand why they were animated in… Continue reading Why Would You Even Attempt Live-Action One Piece?
I thought that meant American Sign Language for so long and I was unbelievably confused before I finally read this arc. I wonder how many kids stole their parents' booze to do this ritual with their friends. If the answer is zero, I'm gonna be pissed. After the events of Marineford, we're treated to a… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 21): A.S.L. and 3D2Y
After this, I'll cover the A.S.L. arc, then I'll get back to fixing Dragon Ball Super. I've been putting that off for too long. But when we've finally reached the biggest climax in all of One Piece so far, it's kind of hard to focus on anything else. Whitebeard is so badass that he could… Continue reading The Great One Piece Journey (Part 20): Marineford