Even if that’s your opinion, which is a logical one, so far as it goes based on the evidence that you’ve given I’m not debating it one way or another, you don’t need to be so brusque and rude about it as to pose the title of your thread that way. That doesn’t come across as being in the spirit of community. You could’ve started a discussion in the thread that you quoted verbatim instead of taking this inflammatory route, methinks. Or maybe I’m wrong. What do you think, @seiryu, it’s your section?
I think we 100% agree on all the major points (just changing the title makes it valid for me and pending discussion/input from the rest of the team). Thanks for the tag. >
Title and content of the post did throw me off a little
Anyways, there is no real point in debating this, either way, don't think its ending before at least 2 more arcs, which is Gaint's (shanks arc) and then final arc. Both of them are going to be huge, so it can't end in a year or two anyway. I also think it might not be over in 4-5 years either. Just my pov.
Yup, the old title takes this is a whole different direction. I do think this is a valid discussion point though. It is 100% false advertising if the translations are correct. I 100% am convinced by Marco's most recent theory, so the real "final war" will still make look like a potential Big Mom/Kaidou alliance look small and insignificant to what goes down at the end of the series. Calling Wano Kuni the climax of the series seems completely out of place when the overthrow of the Government is going to be a bigger and more world changing event.
I'm starting to get convinced with Oda being consistent with this faster pace that the 5 year estimate is becoming a real possibility. I would have 100% agreed with you half a year ago and all the years before that, but things are changing for the better (in terms of getting to the juiciest stuff first).>
I thought One Piece would last for five more arcs. That totals to 1700 chapters.
Haha...and part of me wants the series to last that long too. I'm liking the name change!>
Why not simply have a good time till the end. The End can be determined now rather subjectively than objectively anyway, so no stress... isn't One Piece quite unpredictable in some manner as the life itself? Let's enjoy it to the fullest as long as it runs
I think this is probably the sentiment I agree with the most. However, I do 100% agree with not liking the blatant false advertising. Again, I'm kinda going against my usual self and actually trusting the "official" translation since this sort of thing can happen all the time where the raw conveys a completely different message but Japanese is just that intricate sometimes. Hopefully this is just a bad translation and the promotional stuff running with it.>
I don't know. For me, after the time skip, the manga dropped the quality a little. I was super hyped for the Fisherman Island arc and it didn't deliver that much. Same with Punk Hazard, which was the arc I truly hated. Dressrosa was cool and the Whole Cake Island arc was.....fine, I guess. Wano goes smoothly, but it lacks the usual hype for me. But that is besides the point. I think One Piece IS going to end in 5 years. 5 years is enough time for Oda to clear all the confusion, surrounding the manga. I'll be really sad when it ends, but all good things must come to an end.
Golden posted a great link on what I think is a close to universal reason for people seeing a "shift" in the manga/anime. I think I'm gonna go through with posting it since it's coming up again. I'll tag ya for convenience.
If things go with all the breadcrumbs connected, then ALL the hype is coming up real soon. I cannot be convinced that chapter 1000 is not a series altering landmark.>
Obviously, since we're fighting Yonkou, we're on the tail end of things but I would wager 4 more years at a rather break neck pace would be necessary for Oda to wrap things up without going on new tangents which he loves.
All of the existing tangents are key. Unless Oda is combining arcs (someone mentioned Shanks during Elbaf for example and how the Kaidou and Big Mom wars appear to be combined now), the 5 years seems a bit optimistic. However, the pacing has jumped astronomically, so I 100% agree it seems completely legitimate now. The 5 years was mentioned a while ago (might have been half a year plus already), so I think it is realistic if we count from now though.