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Hay. One Piece.
Mega Josh at 7:28PM, April 24, 2007
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Yeah. So, I've been reading the manga, and I've gotta say, it is pretty damned good. It is definitely one of the better mangas I've read. The dubbed anime, not so much, but that may be 4kids' fault. Funimation is going to continue the series in 2008, so hopefully, they'll do a better job than 4kids.

So, anybody else seen/read this one?
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isukun at 9:03PM, April 24, 2007
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I found the anime to be pretty close to the manga apart from the filler arcs. 4kids did ruin quite a bit in the series. I really wish that companies like 4kids would choose more appropriate shows for TV rather than butcher shows that obviously weren't made for four-year-olds. If Funimation is picking up the series, maybe I can finally expect an uncut DVD release.I always cringe when 4kids gets their hands on anything since they never release anything uncut in any format.
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Kristen Gudsnuk at 7:26AM, April 25, 2007
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I do like onepiece; the art is fun, and looks almost disney-ish (like, side-characters, and animals… not so much Luffy.)
but I get kind of frustrated with the fact that Luffy is such a cliche; he's exactly like Naruto/Ichigo… like, “I'll never give up and I'll just rely on brute strength to win!”
I want a different kind of protagonist for once, you know?
but I still enjoy onepiece…. and Sanji is really cool ~_~
(sanji/zolo is even cuter… heh heh hehhhhh)
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ccs1989 at 12:16PM, April 25, 2007
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Can't get into it. I get Shonen Jump monthly and One Piece is the one I always skip over.
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Mega Josh at 3:02PM, April 25, 2007
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I do like onepiece; the art is fun, and looks almost disney-ish (like, side-characters, and animals… not so much Luffy.)
but I get kind of frustrated with the fact that Luffy is such a cliche; he's exactly like Naruto/Ichigo… like, “I'll never give up and I'll just rely on brute strength to win!”
I want a different kind of protagonist for once, you know?
but I still enjoy onepiece…. and Sanji is really cool ~_~
(sanji/zolo is even cuter… heh heh hehhhhh)
Usopp is the greatest character ever, because of his antics as Sogeking.

Also, I like Luffy simply because of his stupidity.

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Inkmonkey at 7:52PM, April 25, 2007
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I guess the thing I like about Luffy over other similar characters is that he has no “inner conflict”. He's not wrestling his inner demons, or ever in doubt of his own powers. It's strange, really, because that sort of one-dimensionality is usually a fault in a character, but it's what makes Luffy so endearing.
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magnus911 at 8:09PM, April 25, 2007
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I'm excited that Funimation is picking up this series. Uncut One Piece, yay! However, some edits by 4Kids will still be present, like Sanji sucking on a lolipop instead of smoking a cigarette.

I like One Piece. Usopp's exaggerated facial expressions amuse me.
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Mega Josh at 5:20PM, April 27, 2007
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I like One Piece. Usopp's exaggerated facial expressions amuse me.

Another reason why Usopp is the greatest character ever.
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Inkmonkey at 9:55PM, April 27, 2007
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I'd heard about the lollipop thing. Apparently it's some kind of stupid censorship law that a show automatically gets rated TV 14 if anyone is smoking a cigarette, so to keep it on Toonami they have to not let Sanji smoke (though unlike 4kids, they'll just leave it as a cigarette on the DVD). The weird part, though, is that they can still have just about any other smoking implement in use, so Smoker can just have his two cigars instead of looking like he has lock jaw.
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Mega Josh at 4:30PM, April 29, 2007
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I'd heard about the lollipop thing. Apparently it's some kind of stupid censorship law that a show automatically gets rated TV 14 if anyone is smoking a cigarette, so to keep it on Toonami they have to not let Sanji smoke (though unlike 4kids, they'll just leave it as a cigarette on the DVD). The weird part, though, is that they can still have just about any other smoking implement in use, so Smoker can just have his two cigars instead of looking like he has lock jaw.

I heard about that too and, honestly, I could care less. What really annoyed me about 4kids' dub was that it skipped over a bunch of arcs important to the story.
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SeriousQuiche at 8:03AM, June 27, 2007
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I really enjoy the comic, but the show makes me ill. That opening theme is terrible. Worse than the Poke rap.
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PokeMitch at 1:44PM, July 23, 2007
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I must say that by the comments above I will probably go and buy the manga pretty soon. Probably after I have bought all the Kingdom Hearts mangas. I used to like the show. The first few episodes were pretty cool. But then they go too much like shows like Naruto. They added in a bunch of characters that were not even likeable. I am not talking about Sanji or Ussop or the little moose guy. I like those three. The characters that I am talking about are like the #'s. They ruined it. You guys remember the #'s right. If you watched far enough into it you probably would. They had this really big muscle guy and this tall skinny gay guy with makeup on and it just ruined it. It kind of got bad after they recruited the moose from that old lady that wore revealing clothes. But that is just my opinion. And the cigar/lollipop thing didnt really bother me that much. But yes, I must make a mental note to buy the mangas.

P.S. Sorry if this is considered a bumped topic.
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Strikenmist at 9:37AM, July 25, 2007
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I watch the subbeed version, I wonder how long this series is gonna run, it's already up to the 320's
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Exzachly at 10:25PM, July 25, 2007
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Go to Kaizoku Fansubs, they do an excellent job and lots o people on their torrents
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