Any fans of this on GB?

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#1 Posted by Shadow (5241 posts) -

I happen to absolutely love this series and even moreso than any American show, wait on pins and needles for a new episode every week.  I was just wondering if there were any other fans of this awesome, awesome anime series on the site

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#2 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (689 posts) -

No. There aren't. Sorry.

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#3 Posted by jacksukeru (6551 posts) -

Never watched the Anime, been reading the manga for a couple of years though, currently at Thriller Park arc.

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#4 Posted by Shadow (5241 posts) -


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#5 Posted by Fallen189 (5453 posts) -

I tried, it's just far too long.

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#6 Posted by InfiniteGeass (2150 posts) -

The manga is just way to far along for me to read it. I keep up with Bleach and Naruto sadly though. Probably cause I have some crazy idea that they might end soon and since I'm already so invested might as well keep trucking.

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#7 Posted by Locky (37 posts) -

One Piece is easily my favorite anime/manga. I keep up with Bleach and Naruto out of some sense of obligation but I always eagerly await each new chapter of One Piece. So yes, there is at least one other person on this site who enjoys this series. 

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#8 Posted by Aeterna (1129 posts) -

I love One Piece. I however can't care for the manga, sorry.

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#9 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

When I was a kid maybe, I read the comic book either in Elementary or Middle School.
To kiddy for my tastes today... Then again, the shonen of Shonen Jump literally means adolescent boy.

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#10 Posted by turbomonkey138 (5280 posts) -

Wrong website duder .....But there is a sister site that I'm sure loads of people are a fan of it

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#11 Posted by Locky (37 posts) -

Don't get me wrong, I'm a videogame fan moreso than an anime fan, but that doesn't mean we have to exiled to another site just because we like cartoons.

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#12 Posted by RobotHamster (4250 posts) -

I'm starting to get back into anime.  Used to watch all the toonami ones and a few others then I stopped, now I just finished watching ghost in the shell and am watching full metal alchemist which I like so far.  But to answer your question one piece doesn't look like it'll appeal to me.

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#13 Posted by Locky (37 posts) -
@RobotHamster: One Piece is hard to judge by its cover. I find it extremely deep and emotional, while still having all the badass moments required of modern anime/manga. That could possibly be my fanboyism talking. Generally people say you have to watch at least the first season to get a feel of what One Piece is, which I realize is quite a task to ask someone to do. Also considering how long it's been going on now, it's certainly intimidating for someone who hasn't been keeping up to get into. If you ever get curious enough though, I don't think you'll regret it. It has enough variety that you'll be sure to find some aspect of it you'll like. 
That being said, Full Metal Alchemist is a good series as well. Can't go wrong there.
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#14 Posted by Linkyshinks (11400 posts) -

Never. Have you played the Wii game?

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#15 Posted by PhilESkyline (877 posts) -

I watched a few on american tv but that was about it. Didn't really interest me.

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#16 Edited by Mr_Faraday (250 posts) -

I love the show, i recommend it to anyone who at least likes anime a little bit. The problem i usually see is that people think that its too kiddy but they dont get far enough into the show to see that it changes quite a bit and becomes really fantastic. Sure its long but that just means theres more to enjoy, I personally like long shows and i realise that some people dont but i think that if anyone ever gave it a good enough chance they'll grow to love it.
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#17 Posted by JJOR64 (19683 posts) -

I watched it a few years ago, but that was the 4Kids trash.  One day I would like to get into the series.  I've heard great things about it.

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#18 Posted by Locky (37 posts) -
@Linkyshinks:  Played all three of them. I think it's probably one of the better anime-to-game ports. The combat is repetitive but they offer a combo and level-up system that helps to alleviate it a bit. All in all, it captures the source material pretty well. I did however get stuck on a few spots that require to you find certain objects in order to pass a barrier. Worst ones are trying to catch bugs. So depending on your tolerance level, I wouldn't suggest it.  
  If you watched the 4Kids version on Fox or whatever, then you got worst possible version of it. Horrible voice acting, unnecessary and stupid censorships, and a general failure to understand what its target demographic. Funimation has since acquired as of last year(?) and has done a much better job. If that's the one you've seen, well, at least you tried.
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#19 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

Well, for someone like me who grew up with Shonen Jump starting from elementary school, One Piece has a very formulaic style similar to many other cartoons that originated from that publishing house.
Shonen Jump knows how to tug the hearts of boys ranging from elementary through high school really well. But it's painfully obvious to me.
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#20 Posted by REDRUN (1475 posts) -
I am a fan of the zaniness of the series. I think the series has just as many episodes of The Simpson as of this moment. Sadly, I quit watching many ongoing series like Bleach and Naruto. I am a fan of many half season or full season contained series with a well told story that has an ending. I have a better list of recommended anime that equates to the same amount of time you may of dumped just on that one show.
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#21 Posted by WilliamRLBaker (4941 posts) -

It would have to be the original uncut translated and not the cartoon network crap.
I might even say the sub'd japanese original.

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#22 Edited by Mr_Faraday (250 posts) -
How far into it did you get? The mood and style to the show change alot later on through it.
Also im 22 just so that im not mistaken for a high school kid.
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#23 Posted by Shadow (5241 posts) -

Let me clear something up: never, ever watch the American version of the show.  The 4kids one is just about the worse thing anyone has ever done, and the Funimation version, while much better, is still pretty crappy.  The Japanese version is the only way to go on this.  I understand that you're reluctant to sink that much time into one thing.  Hell the only anime series with more episodes that I'm aware of is Detective Conan and I lost interest in that one about 30 episodes in.  I get that it's a large time investment, but oh god, it's so damn good.  In the first hundred episodes or so, they don't really tell you all that much about the world.  446 episodes in thpugh, and I can say with confidence that it's the most well thought out and interesting world I've ever seen in any sort of fiction.  I do love anime, but nearly all other series are crap compared to this one.

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#24 Posted by G0DF4TH3R (167 posts) -

 Well im a big fan and hopefully I can start something here without going to anime vice to talk abt it  @Shadow:  I have to agree first I did not want to start watching One Piece because it was way to long but I am glad I did, it is miles ahead of bleach and naruto in many ways

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#25 Posted by TheLeamenator (169 posts) -

You've got a hardcore fan right here.

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#26 Posted by noobcubed (28 posts) -
Why on earth was this thread bumped? It's 1.3 years old!   
But on the subject of One Piece, I used to love it but as others said 1.3 years ago, it's just too long for me to get back into. 
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#27 Posted by jewunit (1091 posts) -

It got bumped at a good time.  One Piece has a couple of games coming soon.  Namco-Bandai and Tecmo-Koei just announced a One Piece Musou game, which will supposed like play like the Dynasty Warriors games.  
Also, a sequel to One Piece Gigant Battle, a multi-player fighting game in the style of Jump Super Stars, is coming in November.  You can see a couple of screens of it here.
Anyway, I have been and continue to be quite fond of the One Piece manga.  It shows no signs of slowing down and I will happily stick it out for however much longer Oda wants to go with it. 

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#28 Edited by Afroman269 (7440 posts) -

I don't like watching anime that has a shit load of episodes in it. FMA: Brotherhood was my limit.

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#29 Posted by Gerhabio (1996 posts) -


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#30 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -

You know what anime is for?

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#31 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7812 posts) -
You know what anime is for?

It's for people who enjoy anime.
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#32 Posted by McGhee (6128 posts) -

Manga is for kind-of jerks.

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#33 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5195 posts) -

I tried but its too long and too boring.

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#34 Posted by Jnorman (78 posts) -

I know I am like a year late to the party, but I loves me some one piece.

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#35 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13807 posts) -
@Jnorman said:

I know I am like a year late to the party, but I loves me some one piece.

If you are watching the anime they just had the time leap. They all look awesome. 

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