It is entirely possible you might be missing nuggets in One Piece, but I can only guess because I can't distinctly recall you in the One Piece discussions (are you caught up or not caught up to current One Piece content? I might be getting you mixed up with someone else that isn't up to date with One Piece).
I don't read manga One Piece and I'm not up to date with the anime plot too, just at the start of Wano cuni arc, so I don't discuss it very much (spoilers would be said no matter how the one who discuss it is trying not to mention them), so yea, it might be me. I don't plan to read manga any time soon tho, maybe some day, but not right now.
Me not knowing One Piece perfectly is entirely possible, but it's very likely that most of us are like this too tho, bcs if we won't repeat most moments and detatils, characters, it's very hard to remember them all or at all. Such an old series and long one at that is like completely different universe to be explored... But I won't discuss it very much (not before, rarily now, not much in the near future), bcs I remember too little to throw any wild theories and reasoning, just count me as a watcher who knows it, who likes the series, yet doesn't need to look for breadcrumbs, bcs I follow many other series and going deep in the One Piece world would be too time consuming, at least right now, with my studies. But I do understand the passion, totally, I sometimes read some discussions, which shows how the story is really nicely done - there will always be someone, who doesn't agree with some plot twist or developements and on the other hand there will always be someone, who likes them, the high number of ppl of each side may be a side proof of how interesting the story is, not many series actually manage to arise any discussion at all :)
Ah, if you're interested, Undead Unluck is showing astronomical potential. It is only 33 or so chapters, but I have never had a series start and hit what seems like climax level content (I think we just hit the 4th time I thought we were going to get into the climax of the entire series). I gotta find the synopsis page I wrote...here or just straight text:
I checked it out and I have to ask, how often are shown eicchi characteristics? Per chapter for example? I managed to watch some series with this genre and some are manageable and interesting, if I overlook this pattern, but sometimes its frequency rather annoys me and I loose interest in the plot on the way.
We had the slogan: "we are all nakama" and I value every person's analysis. Clarification always helps, so I fully support you trying to bridge the communication gap. I am going to support that I am getting at least the gist of your message.
Thank you for that. Same here.
But I don't think literary perfection is the deciding factor of liking or even loving sth (at least that applies to me). If I would go for example to the psychological genres, which may sometimes get quite abstract and contain dream stages, play with the imagination a lot, use metaphores or ask philosophical questions, which are often hard to answer or aren't meant to be answered... what I'm trying to say here is that the connecting everything may not even be possible in these cases, yet they are still quite complex and very interesting to watch.
I'm going to disagree out of experience. Literary perfection prevents you from going off and thinking the plot should take any of these infinite alternative plots. If you question the direction of the plot...it does not have literary perfection. Chances are most of these series do not have it specifically because of the complexity of the topic. Yes, I 100% agree on how much harder it becomes relative to "simple shounen series" (One Piece's plot is astronomically simplistic compared to what you brought up here with psychological series). I wasn't a fan of the mind-F*** theme when it became mainstream, but that's probably because I got exposure to a lot of bad series probably. So I have some exposure, and I guess certain romance series do have psychological focuses/themes for the series too.
Psychological genres are much more complicated to define (doesn't need to be always mind-f***) and they vary more often than shounen genres, patterns aren't given, detailed prediction of the developement is nearly impossible in some cases too. Doesn't have to be romantic series at all, but you do have a point, it is part of them too :) Which actually brought me a new perspective about the iterary perfection - it has many kinds of itself. That is why each of us define the term differently, bcs we find literary perfection in various stories, but sometimes for a different reason. The stories can be complex, but it doesn't have to be the rule as long as it's explained (even easily) in the end or even not specifically, giving us a choice of the final explanation (plot hole? not really...), in the end we get the final picture of completeness and that fulfilled feeling after the watch, that is the literary perfection most of us seek. Now I went into a bit more philosophical part of thoughts, but I agree that it is quite rare and finding it is a challenge.
To be more exact - As long as there is no major plot hole, just some question marks here and there that can be answered by each of us and is not absolutly stated by the series in any way, it doesn't matter, as long as the fan loves it as it is.
The mangaka always has a beginning and an end planned out when they start a series. The ability to connect all the breadcrumbs in-between determines where in the spectrum of literary perfection they fall. If you are willing to have some of your ratings fall, you can re-read and reanalyze selected series. There are almost always major plot holes in most series. "Why didn't this happen instead?!" is probably the go to question for me.
I am more of a "new things" seeker, so I don't re-read or re-watch most of the series*. I would never manage to get to watch most of animes I have in my want-to-watch list this way. If there aren't things worth reminding, I won't return to the series. If I have doubts to rate higher or lower, my deciding point is, would I ever watch it again (like ever)? My final rating of many is decided mostly by the ending, character's reasoning, whole series developement and how much I actually enjoyed it (how many episodes from the series were enjoyable, if only very few, it was a dissapointment, even if the ending was cool, etc....). I don't tend to analyze in a detail, would be too time consuming. But I do have animes I re-watch (mangas to re-read) and that might be actually the proof for me I found sth literary perfect, sth that suits my tastes the best and I wouldn't mind to be reminded of it over and over again
*(tho, it may be slightly changing now bcs of my watch-pal, who's practically advanced newbie, thanks to our watching-sessions I get reminded of more series than if I'd continue to watch alone only :))
Maybe you should be a bit more tolerant of what other people actually think, a bit more accepting. Not all of us will nod to everything you say as if it was some sort of a fact from textbooks, it is subjective no matter how you "prove" your thinking.
The truth is always the truth and petty stuff can be ignored.
So you think your statements are the facts (the truth), but other ppl's opinions are petty stuff, huh? Wow, you should listen to yourself sometimes. This is what happens, when you nitpick the posts, you brake the context and make misunderstandings. That is what I did right now, to show you, what may happen. You are rude, not even knowing it. If you would read my posts as the whole, it wouldn't end this way in many cases.