Update: Top 10 Reasons You Should Start Wathcing One Piece + One Piece Chapetr 543 Spoilers Confirmed!!! One Piece Chapter 542 Discussion and Breakdown! New One Piece Demotivational Poster and One Piece Movie 10 Update! 0-0
(Art work done by Raynart-Tradnor from Deviantart)
It’s summer time, folks, so here’s your chance to get up on that new anime/manga you’ve been putting off. Now is the time to start watching those new series you just didn’t have the time or interest to watch over the year. Come on, you’re not the only ones busy, either, because I got a job and shit to do but I’m picking up 5 new manga to catch up on…because I have no life….Ahem… 😉
I recommend One Piece as one of those manga you NEED to read because I know from personal experience how awesome this series is; but, for all of those still in doubt, I compiled a Top 10 list to hopefully change your mind. Let’s Go! 😀
Top 10 Reasons You Should Start Watching One Piece:
10. As of volume 46, the series has sold over 140,000,000 copies domestically. (Dayuuummmmm! To put that in perspective, Naruto has sold 71 million domestically.)
9. The manga is the first to increase the sales of Weekly Shōnen Jump in eleven years.
8. Volume 27 of One Piece holds a manga sales record in Japan, with 2,630,000 units sold in its first printing alone.
7. One Piece is the fastest manga to reach sales of 100,000,000.
6. One Piece is the third highest selling manga in the history of Weekly Shōnen Jump, (behind Kochikame and Dragon Ball) and is currently their most acclaimed and all-time third-best-selling title in Japan. (Suck it Naruto and Bleach) 😛
5. Did you know that people who don’t watch One Piece don’t go to heaven… 0_0
4. One Piece was the most successful manga series during 2008 in Japan with 5,956,540 volumes sold. Volumes 50, 51, and 49 placed first, second, and fourth, respectively, on Oricon’s list of bestselling manga volumes.
3. Shinobimadness will be doing One Piece Arc Breakdowns so you all can catch up together!
2. One Piece is personally recommended by Supertrek89 so it must be SUUUUUPEEEERRRRRR!
And last but not least,
1. ONE PIECE IS FUCKING AWESOMENESS!!!!
(All of these the above statements are fact…to the best of my knowledge.) 😉
So did I do it?
It’s that time again so let’s get in to it. For some reason this chapter flew by pretty quick for me, a lot of action and a lot of hauling ass, so I’ll keep it shorter than usual.
Here’s this week’s AMV, recommended to me by Mudshovel, who has gone out on a One Piece AMV witch hunt this past week. This video covers the Skypia Arc and the creator, Suno315, deserves a lot more than the measley 785 views he has. Thanks a lot, Mud, for the contribution. 😉
As for the movie update, well, I’ve watched 7 of them so far and I agree with the folks who said it’s a ‘hit and miss’. There’s definitely movies I did like and movies I didn’t so much. Maybe I’ll do a post on all nine movies the day movie 10 comes out…we shall see. One Piece movie 10 now has a title ‘Strong World’ here’s the latest trailer.
This weeks Spoiler video and all I can say from reading this weeks spoilers is be prepared for another kickass chapter. The script for what’s going on is down in the comment section.
Alright on to the breakdown.
We start off with Ace chained up to a chair above deck on a Marine ship as he is being transported to Marinford. He looks kinda apathetic and he looks kinda regretful, as if he’ll never be able to see the big blue ocean and white cloudy sky ever again. It’s good to know he isn’t some kind of emotionless robot who doesn’t care whether he dies or not. I’m sure he’s come to terms, but it’s good to see a little emotion in his eyes, or am I just seeing things? Tell me how Ace feels at this point.
Over in Marine HQ Son-Goku…I mean Sengoku is just getting word that neither Whitebeard or Blackbeard can be found. Maybe their off exchanging information on how to actually grow some beards in the first place…But wait, what’s this? Sengoku is then informed of an unmarked Marine vessel has just landed at Impel Down. Who can it be? IT’S BLACKBEARD AND HIS CREW!!! WTF are they doing there? Holy shit, even though I hate his character the action is about to bump to a whole new level now that another Shichibukai is here, nonetheless Blackbeard. It’s pretty obvious to me why he’s here: because he’s after Luffy, right? I also recall, though, he was after Luffy for his 100 Million Beri bounty, which would increase his reputation and qualify him for the title of Shichibukai. Now that he’s a Shichibukai, does he still want Luffy or is he there for another reason?
So after Blackbeard kicks some Gaol Guard ass, while at the same time saying he’s on their side (Hypocrite), we cut to Vice-Chief Hannyabal who is experiencing a mental breakdown over the predicaments happening all around Impel Down. No need to fear, Hannyabal…oh f**k, Chief Magellan is here. For some reason, I thought he’d be on the ship headed towards Marinford. Anyway, he took care of the rioting on Level 2 and sealed off all the exits with poison…cheating bastard, you can’t stop your enemy from escaping with your poisonous powers…well, that’s Buggy’s logic, at least…
In a last ditch effort to stop Blackbeard’s advance, Magellan gives permission to the guards for the release of M. Bison…Shiryuu. 😉 What does Shiryuu do after he’s finally released and given back his sword? He starts slicing up guards, that’s what! Now, I don’t even know Shiryuu’s intentions. At first I thought when Luffy would get down there he would speak out and Luffy would help him escape and they’d take down Magellan together. It’s the complete opposite. Time for a new poll on Shiryuu.
Meanwhile, all over Level 4, the prisoners are running amok and the Blugori are handing out ass kickings left and right. Well, that is until Mr. Giant Winking Ugly Face steps in and trashes them. Then comes along Luffy, Crocodile, and Jimbei, and the Blugori are basically out of the picture. Then, we finally get to see the Demon Guards in action. If the Demon Guards are stronger than the minotaur Luffy, Buggy, and Galdino had to fight, then prepare for an epic battle, right? Wrong! The Demon Guards are swept aside quicker than a Trekkie at a Star Wars convention. (Sorry, had to with all that’s going on recently 🙂 )
Well that’s it for this week. The two biggest revelations were the arrival of Blackbeard and the fact that Shiryuu is sent to fight him. Here’s this week’s motivational poster. I particularly like this one and I’m sorry for whoever this offends.
(Artwork by soumakyo from deviantart)