The Grand Odyssey That Is One Piece

Luis A Mendez

Luis A Mendez

When he’s not writing supernatural stories, Luis Mendez is obsessively following public opinion trends and gauging likely election outcomes. He has written about the subject for various publications and runs a monthly updated website trying to predict coming elections.

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  1. Avatar Pinky
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    You didn’t mention the humor! A writer can have an elaborate premise, or natural skill at world-building, but if he can’t get people to actually want to read / watch the adventures, all that skill won’t lead to anything. The show is funny in a way that kids and adults can enjoy – not in the cheap laughs for kids and subtle adult humor way, but just by being funny enough that kids and adults can laugh. And the bulk of the show isn’t world-building or humor, it’s action set pieces.

    I eventually dropped the show around episode 300, although I might start it up again. So I’m basically half-way through the first leg of the journey. There have been plenty of long-running anime that never got finished due to their authors’ health problems, so I do hope that One Piece will get a proper ending. I hope at least the author has a general outline written out somewhere.

    On a tangent, it’s nearly impossible to wrap some things up to the fan base’s satisfaction. Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Avengers: Endgame are among the rare examples, although content for all three has continued. I was disappointed at the end of the Bleach anime, and readers of the manga were even moreso.Report

  2. Avatar atomickristin
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    says:

    That sounds fun! Thanks!Report

  3. Avatar North
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    Fascinating. I took one look at Naruto and the ways that particular long running series stretched itself out with horrific padding, posturing and recapping episode to episode and never even considered watching it. I’m assuming One Piece doesn’t indulge in similar shenanigans?Report

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