Post Reply One Piece Episodes 326-459 Need to Somehow Inform the Viewer that the Original Openings are Unavailable
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Personally, I am a fan of the openings in anime, as I feel many others are. For episodes 326-459 of One Piece, the opening “Jungle P” is played instead of three other openings themes that are ment to be there. It isn’t the fact that the openings aren’t there that bothers me, but the fact that you don’t tell us. I understand that legally you are not allowed to play the openings without the consent of the artist/studio or any other reason as to why you can’t use them, and I’m ok with it. The problem lies solely in your lack of informing the audience that these openings are missing from the show.

I’m watching this show for the first time, and currently I’m up to around episode 440, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. But, as I said earlier, I am one who finds extreme interest in the openings of the show as I feel they provide a sense of preparation for what’s to come and all in all, excite me for the coming episode. When I first heard the “Jungle P” OP, I liked it. It was nice and upbeat so I enjoyed listening to it and felt it prepared me for the coming episodes. Little did I know at the time that I would be hearing it 133 more times before the next one came... I’m no expert in how anime is created/streamed/presented to and for audiences so me being the easy going person I am just continued watching without realizing that this was out of place. Around the time the “Thriller Bark” arc ended, I was expecting a new opening and was looking forward to it, and when it didn’t come I thought, “O it will be here when they get to something important”. Spa Island, Flying Fish Raiders, Sabaody Archipeligo, Amazon Lilly, Impel Down... By episode 421 I realized that something was off. Before that point I was just assuming it would come at some point, but by 421 I knew something was wrong, but me being the Premium payer to a highly rated streaming service I am, I assumed maybe it was something on the side of the show One Piece and not the streaming service. It was until now (roughly ep 440) that I decided to look into it and found out that you, the provider, are the reason why I’ve heard the same opening 114ish times now (Ofc I’ve spammed the skip 10 seconds button ever since like the 15th time, but I’ve still had to hear it nonetheless as sometimes the button acts up). I then come to find out that this problem has occurred once before, but atleast that time you made it more interesting. Back in the Enies Lobby arc you replaced OP 8 with the “We Are!” Remix.

Once again I’d like to emphasize, I’m not mad about the openings not being there as that’s most likely out of your control, but why was there no notice to the fact that they are missing? Me, as a loyal and monthly paying premium member trusted you, the provider, over the show as I thought that you were someone I could put my trust in. It’s too late for me to go back and rewatch the 90-120ish episodes now somewhere else just so I can hear the openings as I go along with the show, but this should NOT stay as it is. I feel you, the provider (Crunchyroll), need to take initiative and provide a clear message to the one who is paying for your service that the openings are not currently available, and not just try to fill the missing pieces using the same opening that was only suppose to last for 40ish episodes... Maybe instigating a pop-up to the watcher as the start of the episode where a different opening should start saying, “The original opening for this episode is not available on this platform”, or something to that effect so they know what they are getting themselves into. I’ve missed some incredible openings over the spand of 90+ episodes without even realizing. I ask, with all sincerity that you please do something to the effect of what I mentioned earlier so that others don’t fall victim to the same mistake I made.

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Brandxn wrote:

Personally, I am a fan of the openings in anime, as I feel many others are. For episodes 326-459 of One Piece, the opening “Jungle P” is played instead of three other openings themes that are ment to be there. It isn’t the fact that the openings aren’t there that bothers me, but the fact that you don’t tell us. I understand that legally you are not allowed to play the openings without the consent of the artist/studio or any other reason as to why you can’t use them, and I’m ok with it. The problem lies solely in your lack of informing the audience that these openings are missing from the show.

I’m watching this show for the first time, and currently I’m up to around episode 440, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. But, as I said earlier, I am one who finds extreme interest in the openings of the show as I feel they provide a sense of preparation for what’s to come and all in all, excite me for the coming episode. When I first heard the “Jungle P” OP, I liked it. It was nice and upbeat so I enjoyed listening to it and felt it prepared me for the coming episodes. Little did I know at the time that I would be hearing it 133 more times before the next one came... I’m no expert in how anime is created/streamed/presented to and for audiences so me being the easy going person I am just continued watching without realizing that this was out of place. Around the time the “Thriller Bark” arc ended, I was expecting a new opening and was looking forward to it, and when it didn’t come I thought, “O it will be here when they get to something important”. Spa Island, Flying Fish Raiders, Sabaody Archipeligo, Amazon Lilly, Impel Down... By episode 421 I realized that something was off. Before that point I was just assuming it would come at some point, but by 421 I knew something was wrong, but me being the Premium payer to a highly rated streaming service I am, I assumed maybe it was something on the side of the show One Piece and not the streaming service. It was until now (roughly ep 440) that I decided to look into it and found out that you, the provider, are the reason why I’ve heard the same opening 114ish times now (Ofc I’ve spammed the skip 10 seconds button ever since like the 15th time, but I’ve still had to hear it nonetheless as sometimes the button acts up). I then come to find out that this problem has occurred once before, but atleast that time you made it more interesting. Back in the Enies Lobby arc you replaced OP 8 with the “We Are!” Remix.

Once again I’d like to emphasize, I’m not mad about the openings not being there as that’s most likely out of your control, but why was there no notice to the fact that they are missing? Me, as a loyal and monthly paying premium member trusted you, the provider, over the show as I thought that you were someone I could put my trust in. It’s too late for me to go back and rewatch the 90-120ish episodes now somewhere else just so I can hear the openings as I go along with the show, but this should NOT stay as it is. I feel you, the provider (Crunchyroll), need to take initiative and provide a clear message to the one who is paying for your service that the openings are not currently available, and not just try to fill the missing pieces using the same opening that was only suppose to last for 40ish episodes... Maybe instigating a pop-up to the watcher as the start of the episode where a different opening should start saying, “The original opening for this episode is not available on this platform”, or something to that effect so they know what they are getting themselves into. I’ve missed some incredible openings over the spand of 90+ episodes without even realizing. I ask, with all sincerity that you please do something to the effect of what I mentioned earlier so that others don’t fall victim to the same mistake I made.


Like you said, you wouldn't have known if you didn't look it up.

From what I've heard, most of the missing OPs are performed by groups managed by the Johnnys talent agency, which is notorious for tightly controlling their groups, how they're covered by the media, and often blocks the music from being available outside of Japan.
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