Anime, Character Analysis, One Piece

The Perfect Character Design of Monkey D. Luffy

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

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

Gol D. Roger: Building a Legend

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

One Piece, Television

Why Would You Even Attempt Live-Action One Piece?

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?

Manga, One Piece, Review

The Great One Piece Journey (Part 21): A.S.L. and 3D2Y

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