That’s SUM Anime

issue four – one piece

Posted on: December 1, 2010

i’m typing this all up on a whim. dun expect anything to be coherent. this is not supposed to add meaningfulness to your life XDD

and canadian shall add whatever she likes to this after i’ve had my way with the various one piece characters.

if you haven’t actually watched one piece, you should get peel yourself off that seat and start downloading. believe me when i say it is worth the 100+ hours of screentime.

many people are hesitant because of the art. i promise the art really becomes the last thing on your mind when it comes to one piece. you sort of have to wade through 40 or so episodes before the awesome really starts to claw at you though.

although, i guess a healthier alternative is to read the manga >__>, you could probably save 3 weeks of your life on better things. but there’s nothing better than seeing one piece animated in all its 400+ episode glory.

there are, however, a couple of rules you need to keep in mind if you *do* decide to watch the anime. these are important if you *really* want soak up every last drop of awesome XDD

1. DO NOT READ SPOILERS. on many occasions have i been tempted to wrap my fingers around thecanadian’s neck and wring it dry. i myself, have broken this rule.. and i admit it really *does* detract from the overall one piece experience. i repeat. do not touch the wiki.

2. well.. heh. i said a couple, so i guess the next rule would be uhh.. no icon-searching, and no premature fanfiction reading?

XDDD any sort of one piece googling should be forbidden. spoilers are lurking everywhere. *nod grin*

aaand that sums it up.

now to the characters! (where i will say stuff and keep it very short so as to not give away any obvious spoilers).

1. Luffy is awesome to the point where no words can accurately place a rank on him. he goes from awesome to awesomer to awesomest to awesomester to awesomesterest. it doesn’t stop.

2. Zoro is hot. he has this bandana tied around his REALLY nice left arm which he puts on his head when he’s in serious mode >=(

i tend to think that he has more than a little thing for sanji ;D

also, i have like.. ONE screenshot of zoro and it’s of him riding a horse XDDD (figured i’d have more.. but it was all sanji)

okay i lied. i had two pics of him >__>. couldn’t resist a bandana shot.

3. Sanji is my favourite OP character. i just really really like the way the crease in his right eye is drawn omgh *__* plus he’s a chef. i think that’s what won me over. or maybe i just have an eyebrow or goatee fetish. idk.

Yesh, i feel all giddy inside when Sanji insults men (particularly zoro), and fawns pathetically over pretty women.

and when he brings out food.

also, i present to you, a very rare screenshot of topless!wet!sanji XD from what i remember (excluding opening theme songs), sanji only appears topless twice in 400+ episodes. Once in arabasta where the fucking steam kept blocking the goddamned view, and once in water 7. unless he appears topless in fillers. i didn’t watch those so i wouldn’t know. 
4. Usopp. eh, i can’t say much about the way he looks. he’s not the prettiest thing in the world. BUT, he completely won me over in the enies lobby arc.

5. Nami i didn’t like very much when she first appeared. i suppose guys appreciate her for her fanservice especially when she goes topless -__-, but she does grow on me. quite a bit too, after the Arlong arc.

6. Chopper is the cutest thing in the worldddddd. i want to squish him in my arms, not so differently from this:

his voice actor is seriously awesome. i think she does pikachu.. but that’s beside the point XD

7. i will stop here with the strawhat crew. no spoilers, yeah?

8. Ace is flipping awesome. He’s probably my second favourite character after Sanji. i’m pretty sure i have a thing for topless guys who shoot fire from their fists. The tattoos on his back and arm are just akjsfnkdfg. he has nice arms. and nice legs. and a nice chest and back.

appearances aside though, Ace is a great character. I think it took me an overnight’s sleep to forgive Oda(author) for what he did in the Marinford arc.

9. Bon Clay is my favouritest okama ever. apparently the green stuff around his eyes is mascara. sure fooled me XD

10. Franky is SUUUPERRRR !! he’s got the same voice actor as bon clay which i think is great. So i also have a thing for brash and uncouth middle-aged men in speedos with ginormous forearms, hairy legs, and blue hair. sue me >__>;;

11. Paulie is really cute XD he looks pretty tough but he’s a huge sap on the inside. i think he’s adorable.

12. Iceburg (i’m pretty sure his name is spelt with a U instead of an E). And the onslaught of characters from Water 7 continues heh, it’s a great arc, so great characters are a given? i like his mouse. and i like his voice. nmaa~

13. Shanks is awesome. end of story. i have yet to see how awesome he really is, but i’ll leave that for when i actually see it.

14. Marco has the coolest devil-fruit ability ever. homg. dun look him up *glares* i want his fruit, though.

15. Trafalgar Law only makes this list because he’s hot. *grin*

16. and Doflamingo only makes this list because he is flaming gay with his blatant flirting with Crocodile. it’s hilarious though.

and i’m going to stop listing because if i keep going on, the entire cast of one piece is going to be on this thing -__-,

aaand a youtube link to epic One Piece soundtrack music. just one though. my favourite one. X)

here goes my contribution..

ok, i guess the only thing  really need to get out of my head is how awesome one piece characters are.

and the best way for me to do that is by listing them out.. similar to the one ^ up there.

my list is shorter though. and better.

tied for first place are…

luffy and zoro.

luffy because he’s crazy carnivorous idiot who’d die for his dreams and fight to death for his friends.

zoro coz he’s a retard who doesn’t realise it and also because even though he’d do anything in the world to accomplish his goal of becoming the world’s best swordsman, he’d do even more to protect his nakama. proof? ep 377

wait. trafalgar also makes number one on my list, but because he’s a relatively new character.. his place isn’t as deeply embedded in awesome as the other two.

so why trafalgar? hmm, because he wears a nice hoodie, he has a talking bear for a crewmate,… he smirks heaps and… he’s emits major ‘im a badass’ waves whenever he’s on screen. ALSO, he saved luffy.

then there’s second place characters like… ace, chopper, smoker, kid, *rambles on*

i also have a hate list for all the objects/girls that have had any contact w/ my no.1’s… nami and robin and boa aren’t included coz they’re kewl and somewhat useful.

example.. perona and the mermaid grandma’s grandkid… i fink she crashed into luffy’s chest once >: (

.. now some uber lazy inserting of pics.

first.. trafalgar law. tell me you can’t feel ‘omg he’s a badass’ pulsing through you as you stare, mesmerised, at him

then .. zoro.

and finally, the only screenshot of luffy i ever made. srsly, his appearance does his personality no justice, not that it detracts from his overall appeal… ugh what am i saying..

*lols to self at how cute he is w/ eyelashes*

ok, and i guess i should give like.. 3/4 sentences of review-like content in this post since it’s an actual ‘issue’…rather than leave it as it is… which is a pointless post where we just gushgushgush about characters.

hmm, i start by sayin’ that im a person w/ super short attention span. and being faced with the epic anime that is OP, consisting of 400+ episodes… i was extremely ‘meeeeeeeeehhhhh’d but the task of watching it all. and truth to be told, i’m also not a fan of massive backstories etc, so i ended up skimming a lot of the earlier eps of OP.

not that i haven’t been skimming now

OP is very much like a typical long anime series, the characters set sail for the ultimate treasure, one piece. along the way, they make stops at various ‘exotic’ islands where a mini plot is introduced and explored in an ‘arc’. In the arc, there is a main villan and his evil lil’ minions and the mugiwaras usually kick their asses.

eventually these arcs will become more and more interesting as they develop into stepping stones for the Greater Plot.

that’s what i found anyway, the anime got more interesting once the arcs were no longer just about winning freedom/peace for a single island, but about the crew making their way into the big leagues, where danger became DANGER, powerful became POWERFUL and serious just got a whole new meaning.

it also helps that oda (anime author) makes you fall in love with the crew, this happens early on, trust me. Before you know it, you’ll be subconciously wishing luffy’d stick his arm out of ur laptop screen, drag you onto his ship and make you one of his precious nakama.

After watching this series, the word ‘nakama’ got itself a special little place in my heart.

I might also mention that this anime made me shed tears over an inanimate object. spoiler: …so what if it had a voice!? it’s still an inanimate object

oh right. that scene made me die a little on the inside. i definitely got teary. Seriously. the only anime that will make you cry over inanimate objects is One Piece -__-,


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