In the second installment of this six-part series, we speak with the official One Piece columnist Greg Werner about the Arlong Park arc, how it progresses the many character relationships in One Piece, and how it sets the standard for backstories. Hit the jump to read more!
In the author's comments for this week's chapter of One Piece, Eiichiro Oda laid out his goals for manga by the end of the year – even with COVID-19 still a looming presence over the world. Oda states that he wants to "reach chapter 1,000 by the end of the year." An impressive feat! Can he make it? Find out after the jump!
How do you beat a man that knows every attack you're gonna make before you make it? That's the question One Piece asks with its Luffy vs Katakuri fight, a battle that forces Luffy to take things to the next level. Hit the jump for why this particular power-up is so important!
Good world-building isn't just the addition of details to a fictional world, but the way you add them. If they don't fit in naturally, they fall flat. Luckily, One Piece is really good about this, with the Seven Warlords of the Sea being a great example. Hit the jump to find out why!
By the time Luffy and Doflamingo actually start fighting, the build-up has lasted for over a decade. So how did One Piece manage to keep this match-up feeling so intense? Hit the jump to learn about the power of long-term storytelling!
One Piece manga creator Eiichiro Oda claimed in an interview back in September 2019 that there were only 5 years left of the One Piece manga. Now, nearly a year later, Oda has said in an interview with megaband Arashi, for their show Arashi Tsu Bo, that the series only has 4 to 5 years left in it. Read on for more details!
On the high seas, you'll need a trusty watch to keep you in check of the time, and what better a watch than one imbued with the friendship of Luffy and his some of the most badass ladies in anime. Available to preorder in Japan for a very limited time only, the emblems of all the ladies (+ Luffy) adorn the One Piece Encounter Route Officially Licensed Watch. Watch out past the jump!
One Piece began back in Weekly Shonen Jump on July 22, 1997. And while many other franchises have evolved and changed to survive, One Piece has thrived by ... just being One Piece. Hit the jump to read about why this is so important.
The Straw Hat Pirates are known on the Grand Line for their power and for their teamwork. And they're known to a slightly lesser extent for their fashon sense, which is TOP NOTCH. Hit the jump for ten of the best Straw Hat outfits in the sea.
Today, on FIGHT SCENE FRIDAY, I'm gonna take a look at Luffy vs Enel, the fight that rocked Skypiea. What makes this fight so special and why does it indicate a change in the way that One Piece uses its battles to tell a story? Hit the jump to find out!