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"One Piece" scene a metaphor for all otakus
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Thank you for linking to the video! I woke up this morning and was definitely looking to watch this lol
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Actually I am sorry but I can't feel the same way that you do.

No matter what Luffy does, It doesn't move me. Luffy is an unstoppable force hero. He is a strong person who can solve's problems for weak people. Everyone wants a hero, but what everyone needs is inspiration.

The only scenes in One Piece that have moved me are the scenes with Usopp. Because Usopp is always dipped in shit over his head, and always has to figure out a way to save himself and sometimes others.

The first scene in One Piece that really moved me was when Usopp saved Robin during Enes Lobby:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNwTrSBL_QU

When he fought against Luffy, when he fought against Varona. Luffy is like panacea, a cure all. He can fix anything by punching it. Usopp has to use his whole strength to just barely win. Courage is not lacking fear, it's overcoming it.

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Is this a differing opinion thread?

btw, <--- doesn't watch One Piece.


Thats sad to hear, lol, check out this unbiased review with no spoilers, b4 u knock it, one of the best animes on Crunchyroll along with Hunter lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRneRS1txws
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Can't wait! I was kinda nervous on restarting again. A lot of episodes have released since the end of Fishman island where I stopped and last I heard the manga was still on the Punk Hazzard arc. Since the anime was just about to start Punk Hazzard at that time, I thought a lot of the episodes would be filler until the manga got far ahead again. Is there a lot of canon material present after Fishman?


theres only a 3-4 episode filler arc in between Punk Hazard and Dressrosa, Dressrosa is INCREDIBLE, u gotta see it, where alrdy in it in the anime on here so i recommend catching up again from Fishman Island

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LightningChocobo wrote:



Can't wait! I was kinda nervous on restarting again. A lot of episodes have released since the end of Fishman island where I stopped and last I heard the manga was still on the Punk Hazzard arc. Since the anime was just about to start Punk Hazzard at that time, I thought a lot of the episodes would be filler until the manga got far ahead again. Is there a lot of canon material present after Fishman?


theres only a 3-4 episode filler arc in between Punk Hazard and Dressrosa, Dressrosa is INCREDIBLE, u gotta see it, where alrdy in it in the anime on here so i recommend catching up again from Fishman Island



HECK YEAH!!! I was seriously scared it was gonna be filler city. Not that One Piece has the worst filler but nothing beats canon. I'm definitely starting back here soon! I am probably gonna rewatch from the timeskip onwards. Considering I haven't watched in seriously probably a year, I want to refresh myself and see all the awesome moments again.
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LightningChocobo wrote:



Can't wait! I was kinda nervous on restarting again. A lot of episodes have released since the end of Fishman island where I stopped and last I heard the manga was still on the Punk Hazzard arc. Since the anime was just about to start Punk Hazzard at that time, I thought a lot of the episodes would be filler until the manga got far ahead again. Is there a lot of canon material present after Fishman?


theres only a 3-4 episode filler arc in between Punk Hazard and Dressrosa, Dressrosa is INCREDIBLE, u gotta see it, where alrdy in it in the anime on here so i recommend catching up again from Fishman Island



HECK YEAH!!! I was seriously scared it was gonna be filler city. Not that One Piece has the worst filler but nothing beats canon. I'm definitely starting back here soon! I am probably gonna rewatch from the timeskip onwards. Considering I haven't watched in seriously probably a year, I want to refresh myself and see all the awesome moments again.


Oh trust me its been getting very good, where approaching the Yonkou's yo, i mean in terms of Oda is finally starting to tackle that part of the story a little bit, im excited whats gonna happen from here, I read the manga so im much further ahead still lol, and yes it gets amazing etc, so yea lool im amazed ur gonna go back to Fishman Island, but it is important, cause A CERTAIN Character introduced in Fishman Island is coming back but I wont say, the persons only showed up in the manga so far, we'll probe get to the episode by the Holiday season

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I'm pumped! Especially considering I can watch it in high quality thanks to crunchy. I was really irritated during the Whitebeard War arc when...

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Thank you for linking to the video! I woke up this morning and was definitely looking to watch this lol


No problem, maaiii Friend!
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For anyone who hasn't seen the Arlong Park arc in One Piece, there are some Spoilers here. But not much.

I recently grew a deep connection to One Piece after one of the most memorable scenes of the early seasons. It's the scene in the Arlong Arc where after a decade of suffering under the rule of Arlong, Nami's friends and family all go off to sacrifice their lives to give Nami a chance at a new beginning.

The citizens realize how hopeless their situation is and how emotionally and mentally strained Nami has become after years of enslavement. Knowing full well they have no chance at victory, they finally march on Arlong's park in outrage. Nami collapses, having just lost everything and everyone in the blink of an eye. In her desperation she begins stabbing her arm with a knife, where her Arlong tattoo is. Suddenly Luffy appears and stops her. He doesn't say a word. Nami tells him to leave her and the town alone and that he has no idea what kind suffering the town has endured. He says she's right, he has no idea. Then she screams at him and tells him to just leave her alone. He continues to stand there. Nami then breaks down crying in front of him, and slowly turns around with a look of desperation on her face. "Luffy, help me..." she says. Luffy's eyes are not shown. He simply takes off his hat and places it on her head. Nami looks at him surprised. She knows virtually nothing about Luffy, but she remembers his hat is the only thing he holds most dear to him. He then basically tells her he's going to go defeat Arlong immediately. I say basically because in the dub he verbally agrees and tells her that's what friends are for. But in the original, he merely shouts "Of course I will." Then in one of my favorite film moments of all time, the battle music "Overtaken" plays as Luffy and the crew walk to Arlong Park. To which I quietly cheered and applauded at my tv in my room.

So after declaring that one of my favorite moments in not just anime, but movies in general. I realized that it was so powerful to me for two reasons:

1. Was the obvious at first, which is we've seen a detailed account of this woman's tireless struggle against a man who is bigger and stronger than her and her people. Then the strong stout hero finally agrees to defend them with his life.

2. The one I just realized. In my eyes, Nami represented me in my life, and Luffy represented anime. Specifically shonen action anime. Although not entirely consciously, when I'm at my lowest, and I feel like 'I give up...there's actually nothing I can do...I've done everything I can do, but now there's really no hope.' Then I watch Naruto or Fullmetal Alchemist or Gurrenn Lagan or of course One Piece. For a half an hour, as the episode is playing, they metaphorically put a Straw Hat on the audience and they help us with our problems. Life doesn't suck, but it is hard. And sometimes there just isn't an answer, there isn't a clear right or wrong choice. Sometimes we all just give up because it's hard and that's okay. Giving up doesn't make you a bad person or a weak person. For me personally, I give up all the time, but then I watch a little bit of anime or a movie. And then I get back at it.

I don't know about you but when I'm about to give up on something, I think of Naruto immediately. More Naruto than Luffy, since Luffy is more of an unstoppable force, Naruto is more human and relies solely on his spirit.

But all rambling aside, this scene just made me realize how magical an anime experience can be. And I can honestly say, I have no idea what kind of person I'd be if I hadn't seen some of my favorite animes.


Dude I just gotta say: beautiful post man. Seriously, that is probably one of my most favorite scenes in all of anime. Before that one scene I was almost done watching One Piece. It just didn't hold my attention and then add in the dated animation I was about to call it quits. After that scene though, I feel like the 'true' One Piece - the one that is the king of animes - finally emerged. Ever since then One Piece hasn't let up and I am excited to get back to watching it soon, considering I left off at the end of Fishman Island Arc. Beautiful post man. I relate and support every word of this post. Anime saved me as well.




Wow thank you, man. I feel the same way, however I did love the show up until that point. But after that, I became a lifelong one piece fan for sure. And honestly, the show hasn't disappointed me in anyway since. It's one of those rare animes that actually get better and better as it goes on. Which I don't know why American shows fail to do.

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Wow thank you, man. I feel the same way, however I did love the show up until that point. But after that, I became a lifelong one piece fan for sure. And honestly, the show hasn't disappointed me in anyway since. It's one of those rare animes that actually get better and better as it goes on. Which I don't know why American shows fail to do.



I know right?! American tv just doesn't exist to me anymore. I have cable, sure, but that's just to watch sporting events. I seriously do not watch television shows. I just watch anime or movies. American entertainment (in regard to TV) just isn't interesting to me.

Another thing I like about one piece though: how the show comes off when first hearing about it as such a simple concept. I mean literally the summary is "A boy who wants to be pirate king." I always wondered before starting,"How did a show with such a simple concept last so many episodes and manga chapters?" One Piece is so much deeper than you'd ever think: to the fact of all the character development, World Government/400 year gap mystery etc. That part of One Piece is so great. A lot of anime start as over complicated and just fall to pieces, trying to give techniques complication, confusing names to come off as deep and edgy. But One Piece just is what it is and has such a brilliantly crafted story. It is definitely a show of a lifetime.
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I know right?! American tv just doesn't exist to me anymore. I have cable, sure, but that's just to watch sporting events. I seriously do not watch television shows. I just watch anime or movies. American entertainment (in regard to TV) just isn't interesting to me.

Another thing I like about one piece though: how the show comes off when first hearing about it as such a simple concept. I mean literally the summary is "A boy who wants to be pirate king." I always wondered before starting,"How did a show with such a simple concept last so many episodes and manga chapters?" One Piece is so much deeper than you'd ever think: to the fact of all the character development, World Government/400 year gap mystery etc. That part of One Piece is so great. A lot of anime start as over complicated and just fall to pieces, trying to give techniques complication, confusing names to come off as deep and edgy. But One Piece just is what it is and has such a brilliantly crafted story. It is definitely a show of a lifetime.


Yeah exactly. You'd think that the author is a kid like Luffy just writing something cool and fun. But he's a very intelligent writer, he knows that without supporting characters and emotional depth, a story about Luffy would not be interesting to adults or intellectuals. So he designs the show in a genius way, by placing an unstoppably strong, spirited hero into a complex world. And places him on a crew with all colorful, emotionally complex and diverse character archetypes. Going back to the point I made, that's why that Nami scene is so poignant. Because going into the whole Arc, you know Luffy going to kick the crap out of Arlong. But when you learn the extent of his crimes and the damage he did to Nami, as an audience member you're begging Luffy to kick to crap out of him. And that's why the show, and the character work so well, i think.
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Actually I am sorry but I can't feel the same way that you do.

No matter what Luffy does, It doesn't move me. Luffy is an unstoppable force hero. He is a strong person who can solve's problems for weak people. Everyone wants a hero, but what everyone needs is inspiration.

The only scenes in One Piece that have moved me are the scenes with Usopp. Because Usopp is always dipped in shit over his head, and always has to figure out a way to save himself and sometimes others.

The first scene in One Piece that really moved me was when Usopp saved Robin during Enes Lobby:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNwTrSBL_QU

When he fought against Luffy, when he fought against Varona. Luffy is like panacea, a cure all. He can fix anything by punching it. Usopp has to use his whole strength to just barely win. Courage is not lacking fear, it's overcoming it.




You're right, Luffy is the unstoppable force hero, which is why the scene is so moving. Every scene and every arc, and every moment is designed to ground every Luffy does into something moving and emotionally satisfying. I think what you're saying is Usopp is more relatable, which is why he's more moving to you. I'm not saying Luffy is a relatable character, I'm saying the point of his character is that he can be the strength for the characters in the show who don't have it. Both emotionally and physically. And I think that's very moving and inspiring.
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xxJing wrote:

Actually I am sorry but I can't feel the same way that you do.

No matter what Luffy does, It doesn't move me. Luffy is an unstoppable force hero. He is a strong person who can solve's problems for weak people. Everyone wants a hero, but what everyone needs is inspiration.

The only scenes in One Piece that have moved me are the scenes with Usopp. Because Usopp is always dipped in shit over his head, and always has to figure out a way to save himself and sometimes others.

The first scene in One Piece that really moved me was when Usopp saved Robin during Enes Lobby:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNwTrSBL_QU

When he fought against Luffy, when he fought against Varona. Luffy is like panacea, a cure all. He can fix anything by punching it. Usopp has to use his whole strength to just barely win. Courage is not lacking fear, it's overcoming it.



What you say makes no sense since luffy and his crew spent a couple hundred episodes getting knocked around like rag dolls before they realized they weren't strong enough to keep going as they are. Not to mention how many times luffy has almost died...
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For anyone who hasn't seen the Arlong Park arc in One Piece, there are some Spoilers here. But not much.

I recently grew a deep connection to One Piece after one of the most memorable scenes of the early seasons. It's the scene in the Arlong Arc where after a decade of suffering under the rule of Arlong, Nami's friends and family all go off to sacrifice their lives to give Nami a chance at a new beginning.

The citizens realize how hopeless their situation is and how emotionally and mentally strained Nami has become after years of enslavement. Knowing full well they have no chance at victory, they finally march on Arlong's park in outrage. Nami collapses, having just lost everything and everyone in the blink of an eye. In her desperation she begins stabbing her arm with a knife, where her Arlong tattoo is. Suddenly Luffy appears and stops her. He doesn't say a word. Nami tells him to leave her and the town alone and that he has no idea what kind suffering the town has endured. He says she's right, he has no idea. Then she screams at him and tells him to just leave her alone. He continues to stand there. Nami then breaks down crying in front of him, and slowly turns around with a look of desperation on her face. "Luffy, help me..." she says. Luffy's eyes are not shown. He simply takes off his hat and places it on her head. Nami looks at him surprised. She knows virtually nothing about Luffy, but she remembers his hat is the only thing he holds most dear to him. He then basically tells her he's going to go defeat Arlong immediately. I say basically because in the dub he verbally agrees and tells her that's what friends are for. But in the original, he merely shouts "Of course I will." Then in one of my favorite film moments of all time, the battle music "Overtaken" plays as Luffy and the crew walk to Arlong Park. To which I quietly cheered and applauded at my tv in my room.

So after declaring that one of my favorite moments in not just anime, but movies in general. I realized that it was so powerful to me for two reasons:

1. Was the obvious at first, which is we've seen a detailed account of this woman's tireless struggle against a man who is bigger and stronger than her and her people. Then the strong stout hero finally agrees to defend them with his life.

2. The one I just realized. In my eyes, Nami represented me in my life, and Luffy represented anime. Specifically shonen action anime. Although not entirely consciously, when I'm at my lowest, and I feel like 'I give up...there's actually nothing I can do...I've done everything I can do, but now there's really no hope.' Then I watch Naruto or Fullmetal Alchemist or Gurrenn Lagan or of course One Piece. For a half an hour, as the episode is playing, they metaphorically put a Straw Hat on the audience and they help us with our problems. Life doesn't suck, but it is hard. And sometimes there just isn't an answer, there isn't a clear right or wrong choice. Sometimes we all just give up because it's hard and that's okay. Giving up doesn't make you a bad person or a weak person. For me personally, I give up all the time, but then I watch a little bit of anime or a movie. And then I get back at it.

I don't know about you but when I'm about to give up on something, I think of Naruto immediately. More Naruto than Luffy, since Luffy is more of an unstoppable force, Naruto is more human and relies solely on his spirit.

But all rambling aside, this scene just made me realize how magical an anime experience can be. And I can honestly say, I have no idea what kind of person I'd be if I hadn't seen some of my favorite animes.


I feel the same way, although, I wouldn't say you're "giving up". I would say that you are just "defending" or "re-strategizing" for more inspiration to keep on going!

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For me, I would say Manga and Anime definitely helped me in my life. I'd definitely say it gives you something to look forward to.
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