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A place for general One Piece discussions, like "who's your favourite character?", or "why is Zoro the perfect vice captain?"

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As the title suggests. Confess your (potentially) unpopular One Piece opinion! (e.g. "Zoro is NOT the perfect vice captain")

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I'm glad that Vivi decided not to join the crew and I hope that she doesn't join in the future as well. I just don't see what kind of role she would take in the crew and I'd rather her be just a close friend to the straw hats. (I think this is unpopular? idk) No hate on Vivi though! She's a cool character.
Also, this isn't really an unpopular opinion buttt >>> I hate it when people think of one piece as just a mainstream anime and hate on it(without giving it a try). Especially when I tell people that one piece is one of my favorites, they say I have no taste in anime or that I haven't seen enough good anime. >.> Just because your favorite is some underground anime doesn't make you superior. :blob:


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Extremely unpopular opinion here, but I really don't like Luffy. I find his voice and behaviour in general obnoxious, and for how much he says he wants to be a pirate I have yet to see him rob anyone's ship on the seas. I'm pretty sure if someone suggested that to him he wouldn't want to do it. I think he's the one with the wrong idea about being a pirate, not Blackbeard. If he just said he wanted to be an adventurer or something I think he'd have a case.

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Christina Choi wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:23 am
they say I have no taste in anime or that I haven't seen enough good anime. >.> Just because your favorite is some underground anime doesn't make you superior.
Certainly, the popularity of an anime is no indication of the quality of it either way, better or worse. But I can see where a part of those people are coming from. If someone has only seen around 20 anime and declares one of them "the best anime in the world" it does sound pretty silly, don't you think? There's thousands of anime out there, and most of us will not see all of them in our lifetime. It's fine to call anything your favourite, though. That's entirely subjective and up to preference, and in that there is no right or wrong. Regardless of that, though, we'd all do well to open up to different genres and give them a shot.


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Ok, here we go. Some of these opinions might be generally unpopular, but I think there's one that a few might agree with:

> Of all the Straw Hats, Zoro has had the flattest character arc. His best character moments were during the crew conflict in Water 7, but considering his prominence in the story and the fact he's still relatively young, his character really hasn't been challenged at all since the timeskip, and was only really challenged 3 times before it (Baratie, Water 7, Thriller Bark).

> On the subject of Zoro, I think the Zoro vs. Sanji strength debate will always be inconclusive, and that's exactly how Oda intends it to be. If you don't believe me, re-read Little Garden.

> The Long Ring Long Island arc is fantastic in the manga. The drawn-out anime adaptation has done it no favours

> Speaking of the anime, I think the biggest detriment to its quality is the weekly format. Had One Piece followed a similar schedule to a show like, say, My Hero Academia (which is currently releasing one season every year), I think One Piece would be more accessible to more "casual" fans who don't want to have to watch 930 episodes of anime to catch up, and the adaptation would be significantly better.


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- I'm going to have to agree with @Christina Choi regarding Vivi. I'm totally against her joining the crew. I don't dislike her, but she's not my favorite either. And I don't really want anymore new members, 10 is already enough.

- Among the Straw Hats, Sanji and Nami are my least favorite.

- I know Sanji's love for women is a running gag, but when it's shown too many times it sort of annoys me.

- Punk Hazard and WCI might be my least favorite arcs.

Christina Choi wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:23 am
I hate it when people think of one piece as just a mainstream anime and hate on it(without giving it a try).
Most people who hate One Piece usually didn't try to get past the first few episodes, and are greatly influenced by the animation and the very peculiar concept. I was like that too lol XD but I gave it a try and became a worshipper ever since. I can say for sure that One Piece, while it does have its flaws, is one of the most well written manga and I can count with my fingers just how many mangas are written well. And I'm saying this as a writer myself.

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> Of all the Straw Hats, Zoro has had the flattest character arc. His best character moments were during the crew conflict in Water 7, but considering his prominence in the story and the fact he's still relatively young, his character really hasn't been challenged at all since the timeskip, and was only really challenged 3 times before it (Baratie, Water 7, Thriller Bark).
I sort of agree with this T__T. I mean he's badass and I love him, but having Pica as an opponent wasn't enough XD I'm fervently hoping Zoro will get to shine in Wano. He has to.

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Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:40 pm
> Speaking of the anime, I think the biggest detriment to its quality is the weekly format. Had One Piece followed a similar schedule to a show like, say, My Hero Academia (which is currently releasing one season every year), I think One Piece would be more accessible to more "casual" fans who don't want to have to watch 930 episodes of anime to catch up, and the adaptation would be significantly better.
Looks like we're thinking the same thing. I've always wondered before what it'd be like if One Piece was released season by season. It doesn't have to be only one season per year but with a little gap at least. Just like you said, some people don't watch One Piece because they're taken aback by the amount of episodes. Also, seasonal release actually brings more anticipation, so it helps a bit. However, I also think they didn't do this because One Piece is just too long and it would probably take a century to finish XD


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Haha...I think I have too many to list with all of my Debbie Downer/theory crusher comments.

Since it came up with the anime discussion, I like the format Toei uses. Casual fans only want everything to look good in terms of high quality art work. Most of the build up/contextual breadcrumbs would be left out. So in addition to the budget being astronomically lower (it's the large TV contract that allows for a larger animation budget), the number of episodes would be astronomically lower. There is no way Oda would approve of this because he has so much content that would get left out. Oda gets final say, so that's why it's the way it is.

I'm convinced people cannot see the difference between artwork and animation. Toei goes WAAAAAAAAY over budget on the important scenes to have excellent artwork and animation. This is what people remember positively the most. This is what creates social media/youtube worthy clips.

I'd rather have conversation scenes (which are absolutely necessary for the plot) look crappy if it means the action looks as great as it does. I don't want average quality for everything. Unless people buy lots of blu-ray disks, the business model won't change, and it's probably Japan first driven.


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My favorites are *weird art style* and #Luffy is a horrible captain#.

*I just have to look at characters like Usopp,Chopper,most of Mingo's crew,Buggy,Ivankov,the admirals or the CP9 to say there is something wrong with the art or some kind of wardrobe malfunction (they even put this in a One Piece game).
The only animes that can compete with One Piece for horrible art style are Cody Geass and JoJo's bizarre adventure,it hurts my eyes!*

#I look at Luffy and i see a daredevil who tries to challenge everything and everyone,this could be seen as brave but it's also unwise and foolish.
I think even the legendary pirate Black Beard would not try to attack enemies who can kill him easily without a plan or power to do it putting his crew in danger but since in real world he didn't have plor armor...
Some people from his crew or other allies who have to rely on him when they believe he is their last hope to fight some enemies getting butchered because of his limitations is also unacceptable.
He can do many things but be a leader and carry a lot of people on his back is not for him,i think he doesn't deserve his crew#


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Leandro wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:18 pm
the admirals
I can see a "pattern" with the weird/eccentric characters, but the admirals, Lucci, and Califa all give a refined/snappy dresser feel to me. What's weird about the admirals?
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He can do many things but be a leader and carry a lot of people on his back is not for him,i think he doesn't deserve his crew#
I agree that Luffy is irresponsible to put his crew at risk. But at the same time, they already had lofty dreams or changed to have lofty dreams upon meeting Luffy. They knew what they were getting into from the start (since Luffy tells everyone he's going to be Pirate King). They acknowledge themselves that they have to be worthy of being a member of the Pirate King's crew. So it goes both ways that they aren't deserving of being with Luffy at times.


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seiryu wrote:
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Leandro wrote: ↑Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:18 am
He can do many things but be a leader and carry a lot of people on his back is not for him,i think he doesn't deserve his crew#
I agree that Luffy is irresponsible to put his crew at risk. But at the same time, they already had lofty dreams or changed to have lofty dreams upon meeting Luffy. They knew what they were getting into from the start (since Luffy tells everyone he's going to be Pirate King). They acknowledge themselves that they have to be worthy of being a member of the Pirate King's crew. So it goes both ways that they aren't deserving of being with Luffy at times.
Well, Luffy is indeed reckless, but like Seiryu said, the members knew what they were getting into and what it would be like to be pirates. Constant danger, being chased by Marines, encountering powerful enemies etc etc. They chose to be part of his crew and knew what Luffy was like from the start. And since they willingly joined him, they should know that getting stronger individually is essential, you can't expect to be relaxing with a cup of coffee on a pirate ship everyday XD

If, one day they want to leave because of their own will and not because of being forced, I'm completely sure Luffy will let them, despite being sad.

Leandro wrote:
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I think even the legendary pirate Black Beard would not try to attack enemies who can kill him easily without a plan or power to do it putting his crew in danger but since in real world he didn't have plor armor...
BB might possess the most powerful ability at the moment, but remember how his personality is described. Despite being a D, he's scared of death. So I'm sure that even with the tremendous power he has, he still has that fear and isn't willing to take a risk. And he needs his crew to strengthen his position as the strongest.


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I forgot most of them :sly:

But the number one I've is Zoro and weakling trio are given almost no character display opportunity lately, not to mention Robin. I've no idea why Oda decided to turn her into eye candy character rather than developing over "capable one" she was in Alabasta and Skeypie arcs


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