History YMMV / OnePiece

10th Dec '17 11:48:57 PM KOman
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** Whole Cake Island fell into this after the wedding fell apart. The Straw Hats had already accomplished all their goals of obtaining Big Mom's Poneglyph, retrieving Sanji, and [[spoiler:saving Sanji's family from an assassination attempt]], and the story had already established that Luffy wasn't ready to take on Big Mom yet. The following escape from Totland is viewed as needlessly dragged out as the protagonists struggle to face obstacle after obstacle in their way while baking a cake for Big Mom, who became little more than an AdvancingBossOfDoom with dialogue degenerating into constantly demanding cake.

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** Whole Cake Island fell into this after the wedding fell apart. The Straw Hats had already accomplished all their goals of obtaining Big Mom's Poneglyph, retrieving Sanji, and [[spoiler:saving Sanji's family from an assassination attempt]], and the story had already established that Luffy wasn't ready to take on Big Mom yet. The following escape from Totland is viewed as needlessly dragged out as the protagonists struggle to face obstacle after obstacle in their way while baking a cake for Big Mom, who became little more than an AdvancingBossOfDoom with dialogue degenerating into constantly demanding cake. Readers were eager to just see the crew reunite in Wano... which Oda then announced wouldn't come for a year or two...
10th Dec '17 11:46:52 PM KOman
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** Whole Cake Island fell into this after the wedding fell apart. The Straw Hats had already accomplished all their goals of obtaining Big Mom's Poneglyph, retrieving Sanji, and [[spoiler:saving Sanji's family from an assassination attempt]], and the story had already established that Luffy wasn't ready to take on Big Mom yet. The following escape from Totland is viewed as needlessly dragged out as the protagonists struggle to face obstacle after obstacle in their way while baking a cake for Big Mom, who became little more than an AdvancingBossOfDoom with dialogue degenerating into constantly demanding cake.
9th Dec '17 11:36:13 PM VulgarBee
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9th Dec '17 11:36:12 PM VulgarBee
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* ArchivePanic: As of December 2017, the manga is at chapter 889 and counting, with no end in sight.

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* ArchivePanic: As of December 2017, the manga is at chapter 889 888 and counting, with no end in sight.
9th Dec '17 11:35:45 PM VulgarBee
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* ArchivePanic: As of April 2017, the manga is at chapter 862 and counting, with no end in sight.

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* ArchivePanic: As of April December 2017, the manga is at chapter 862 889 and counting, with no end in sight.
9th Dec '17 8:34:49 PM smasll_lordvoice
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* EvilIsCool: ''Too many to list''. It's easier to name the villains who ''aren't'' awesome, and many of them that aren't that impressive to begin with [[TookALevelInBadass get better]] as the series continues.
2nd Dec '17 12:40:02 PM mrbits
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** Veeery early on, at the end of the Arlong Park arc ([[LongRunner remember that?]]), as the doctor is patching up Zoro after the battle, he wonders if they don't have a doctor in the crew. Luffy retorts that they could use one, but a musician is more important since "pirates need to sing". They ended up getting Chopper (doctor) long before they even met Brook (musician).

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** Veeery Very early on, at the end of the Arlong Park arc ([[LongRunner remember that?]]), arc, as the doctor is patching up Zoro after the battle, he wonders if they don't have a doctor in the crew. Luffy retorts that they could use one, but a musician is more important since "pirates need to sing". They ended up getting Chopper (doctor) long before they even met Brook (musician).



** The second English dub for the series is this. In the early to mid-2000s, {{Creator/FUNimation}} was regarding with almost as much contempt as 4Kids because of their dub of ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. Come 2007 when they got the rights for ''One Piece'', there were cheers across the internet and [=FUNimation=] was held as heroes for saving the series in the West. (To be fair, though, they'd had already proved themselves capable of faithfully dubbing anime ''after'' DBZ, with their dubs of ''Yu Yu Hakusho'' and ''Fullmetal Alchemist'' being regarded as some of their best)



** A blonde, young man well dressed in black, has trouble keeping his bad habits in check and also smokes. Am I talking about Sanji or [[LightNovel/{{Durarara}} Shizuo]]?
1st Dec '17 7:37:45 AM sablguy
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** There have been islands in the sky (a habitat for giant birds with key-shaped beaks, along with bizarre fish such as "Skysharks"), a hypnotist that moonwalks everywhere he goes, a man who tried to turn the main characters into a giant wax sculpture, and snails as long distance communication. Our heroes include a rubber man, a skeleton with an afro, a Speedo-wearing cyborg, and a reindeer doctor. Many of these individuals gained their powers by eating a mystical fruit, which has also been shown to be able to be "eaten" by things like guns and ''swords.''

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** There have been islands in the sky (a habitat for giant birds with key-shaped beaks, along with bizarre fish such as "Skysharks"), a hypnotist that moonwalks everywhere he goes, a man who tried to turn the main characters into a giant wax sculpture, and snails as long distance communication. Our heroes include a rubber man, a skeleton with an afro, a Speedo-wearing cyborg, and a reindeer doctor. Many of these individuals gained their powers by eating a mystical fruit, which has also been shown to be able to be "eaten" by things like guns and ''swords.''''
* WinBackTheCrowd: Or at least quell the riot. Several veteran animators returned partway into Totland, bringing back a bit of the quality seen in the first half of the series. While the quality's still nowhere near what is was and the pacing is still a nightmare, it's starting to cool down the fans complaining about the state of the anime.
19th Nov '17 12:40:17 PM KanekiKun
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* AmericansHateTingle:
** In Japanese polls, the princess characters are popular in their home countries, but they are less popular in the West.
** ''One Piece'' as a whole has not gained as much mainstream popularity in North America compared to its contemporaries ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Its western-styled animation and pirate theme turn off its target Shounen audience in the west, who are more interested in anime shows with Japanese concepts like ninjas and samurais. The infamous 4Kids dub didn't help matters either. Unfortunately, even marketing the show to adults, who would be interested in western-styled anime like ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and giving it a much better dub by Creator/{{Funimation}} didn't help it with mainstream audiences as it lacked the ratings to stay on Creator/{{Toonami}}. The manga, however, has a huge following among hardcore western manga fans.

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AmericansHateTingle: In Japanese polls, the princess characters are popular in their home countries, but they are less popular in the West.
** ''One Piece'' as a whole has not gained as much mainstream popularity in North America compared to its contemporaries ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Its western-styled animation and pirate theme turn off its target Shounen audience in the west, who are more interested in anime shows with Japanese concepts like ninjas and samurais. The infamous 4Kids dub didn't help matters either. Unfortunately, even marketing the show to adults, who would be interested in western-styled anime like ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', and giving it a much better dub by Creator/{{Funimation}} didn't help it with mainstream audiences as it lacked the ratings to stay on Creator/{{Toonami}}. The manga, however, has a huge following among hardcore western manga fans.
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17th Nov '17 1:37:50 PM Gosicrystal
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** Shiki's dance number in the 10th movie.

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** %%** Shiki's dance number in the 10th movie.



** [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Toei Animation's]] handling of the anime as a whole (especially from Fishman Island onward). Many manga readers consider it a terrible adaptation thanks to lackluster animation (especially of [[FetishRetardant the female characters]]), [[{{Padding}} bad pacing,]] and poorly handled fights. Some even say that it [[AudienceColoringAdaptation gives the manga a bad name.]] Other fans, while acknowledging its flaws, think that it's still enjoyable thanks to great music, voice acting, and how well it handles certain key moments.

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** [[Creator/ToeiAnimation Toei Animation's]] Creator/ToeiAnimation's handling of the anime as a whole (especially from Fishman Island onward). Many manga readers consider it a terrible adaptation thanks to lackluster animation (especially of [[FetishRetardant the female characters]]), [[{{Padding}} bad pacing,]] and poorly handled fights. Some even say that it [[AudienceColoringAdaptation gives the manga a bad name.]] Other fans, while acknowledging its flaws, think that it's still enjoyable thanks to great music, voice acting, and how well it handles certain key moments.



* EarWorm: Have you even HEARD the 4Kids' version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CozVKH4g5Y8 opening]]!?

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Have you even HEARD the 4Kids' version of the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CozVKH4g5Y8 opening]]!?



* EnsembleDarkhorse: All over the place, due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. See character pages for details.
** The series' tendency toward LaughablyEvil {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s has let a few of the minor villains gain fanbases. Especially [[TheComicallySerious Kaku]], who plays Laughably Evil to great effect in his fight with Zoro and placed high in the polls for his efforts.
* FandomRivalry:
** With ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (especially with the DuelingShows dynamic), ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''Manga/FairyTail''.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: All over the place, due to the LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters. See character pages for details.
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The series' tendency toward LaughablyEvil {{Quirky Miniboss Squad}}s has let a few of the minor villains gain fanbases. Especially [[TheComicallySerious Kaku]], who plays Laughably Evil to great effect in his fight with Zoro and placed high in the polls for his efforts.
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FandomRivalry: With ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' (especially with the DuelingShows dynamic), ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' and ''Manga/FairyTail''.



** Calling One Piece as "too cartoonish for an anime". Let's just say expect to hear "Never judge a book by it's cover" from many a defender and accusation of said detractor being "too elite" for their own good.

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** Calling One Piece as "too cartoonish for an anime". Let's just say expect to hear "Never judge a book by it's its cover" from many a defender and accusation accusations of said detractor being "too elite" for their own good.



** Also one between Trafalgar Law and Doflamingo, although it's mostly one-sided from Doffy's part. Law wants him dead, while Doffy wants him to be one of his subordinates... and he even chained Law to the heart seat of his castle. The fact that he saw Corazon (Law's idol)'s name on Law's shirt and spitefully shoots Law's back for it is often interpreted as jealousy.

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** Also one between Trafalgar Law and Doflamingo, although it's mostly one-sided from Doffy's part. Law wants him dead, while Doffy wants him to be one of his subordinates... and he even chained Law to the heart seat of his castle. The fact that he saw Corazon (Law's idol)'s name on Law's shirt and spitefully shoots Law's back for it is often interpreted as jealousy.



** Also from the Thriller Bark arc, [[spoiler: Sanji's claims that he wanted the Clear Clear Fruit to become a Super Hero/Peep on women in the bath become a lot less funny come the Totland Arc and TheReveal of Sanji's past and Germa 66. [[AbusiveParents It's very likely that the idea of becoming invisible was very appealing for young Sanji for a completely different reason.]]]]

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** Also from From the Thriller Bark arc, [[spoiler: Sanji's [[spoiler:Sanji's claims that he wanted the Clear Clear Fruit to become a Super Hero/Peep on women in the bath become a lot less funny come the Totland Arc and TheReveal of Sanji's past and Germa 66. [[AbusiveParents It's very likely that the idea of becoming invisible was very appealing for young Sanji for a completely different reason.]]]]



** Many fans note that One Piece really started coming into its own during the Arlong Arc (the first arc where Luffy and company ''profoundly'' stuck their noses out for someone who had been badly hurt and oppressed), and [[LongRunner even after a few hundred chapters]], simply ''hasn't stopped'' delivering in entertainment.

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** Many fans note that One Piece ''One Piece'' really started coming into its own during the Arlong Arc (the first arc where Luffy and company ''profoundly'' stuck their noses out for someone who had been badly hurt and oppressed), and [[LongRunner even after a few hundred chapters]], simply ''hasn't stopped'' delivering in entertainment.



* HeartwarmingInHindsight: Fisher Tiger and Koala. Even after the ambush from returning Koala to her village by the Marines, he declared on his deathbed that she, not knowing of the hatred between humans and fishmen, represents the hope for a better future. Skip to fifteen years, and find out that Koala [[spoiler:has joined the Revolutionaries, and when she's not starting uprisings against oppressive governments, she]] teaches Fishman Karate. She's also a good friend of Hack, a fishman who's an acquaintance of Jimbei's.

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* HeartwarmingInHindsight: HeartwarmingInHindsight:
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Fisher Tiger and Koala. Even after the ambush from returning Koala to her village by the Marines, he declared on his deathbed that she, not knowing of the hatred between humans and fishmen, represents the hope for a better future. Skip to fifteen years, and find out that Koala [[spoiler:has joined the Revolutionaries, and when she's not starting uprisings against oppressive governments, she]] teaches Fishman Karate. She's also a good friend of Hack, a fishman who's an acquaintance of Jimbei's.



** The correct spelling for Eneru's name is "Enel". Which is also Italy's biggest manufacturer and distributor of energy, especially electricity. Too bad that the Italian dub went with "Ener"...
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Likely they couldn't use the name due to copyright reasons.]]
** The BigBad of the Long Ring Long Land arc is [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys a pirate named Foxy.]]

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** The correct spelling for Eneru's name is "Enel". Which is also Italy's biggest manufacturer and distributor of energy, especially electricity. Too bad that the The Italian dub went with "Ener"...
*** [[FridgeBrilliance Likely they couldn't use the name due to copyright reasons.]]
"Ener".
** The BigBad of the Long Ring Long Land arc is [[VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys a pirate named Foxy.]]Foxy]].



** In Thriller Bark, Nami pretend to be a man named "Namizou". Some time later, Nami was ''on'' Zou.

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** In Thriller Bark, Nami pretend pretends to be a man named "Namizou". Some time later, Nami was is ''on'' Zou.



** Later on Dressrosa Arc becomes about as big as the Marineford arc for this. ''Loads'' of fighters, thus loads of fight scenes, and no less than 3 DarkAndTroubledPast (prominently Law's, in which [[spoiler:it's revealed that ''he's a D'']]) are shown here.

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** Later on Dressrosa Arc becomes about as big as the Marineford arc for this. ''Loads'' of fighters, thus loads of fight scenes, and no less than 3 DarkAndTroubledPast (prominently Law's, in which [[spoiler:it's revealed that ''he's a D'']]) are shown here.



* HoYay: Has its [[HoYay/OnePiece own page now.]]

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* HoYay: Has its [[HoYay/OnePiece own page now.]]now]].



** And again with the next arc, Whole Cake Island, where Sanji's situation resembles Robin's during the Water 7-Enies Lobby arc. However, this is mostly a surface complaint about a flipped script, as Sanji's conflict has to do with his family whereas Robin's conflict stemmed from lack of any left to go to. Plus, there's an Emperor involved in the mix, keeping things quite interesting.

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** And again with the next arc, The Whole Cake Island, Island arc, where Sanji's situation resembles Robin's during the Water 7-Enies Lobby arc. However, this is mostly a surface complaint about a flipped script, as Sanji's conflict has to do with his family whereas Robin's conflict stemmed from lack of any left to go to. Plus, there's an Emperor involved in the mix, keeping things quite interesting.



* NightmareFuel: Surprisingly, [[NightmareFuel/OnePiece there is quite a bit]].
* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: A few ''One Piece'' games, such as ''Grand Battle'' as well as ''Grand Adventure''. The fighting is addictively fun.
*** And those aren't the only ones. While most One Piece games [[NoExportForYou haven't seen a release overseas]], they're genuinely fun to play regardless, ranging from role-playing games, mini-game mashups, and even a dungeon crawler with Tony Tony Chopper as the main character is on the Wonderswan Color.
*** Additionally, Unlimited Adventure was a pretty good Survival RPG/Beat 'em Up, with it's own unique level up and item creation systems. Sadly, possibly due to how behind the US release is, it's also the only game dubbed with the Funimation cast.
*** And ''[[VideoGame/OnePieceUnlimitedCruise Unlimited Cruise]]'' (1 and 2) isn't just a good licensed game, it's a good game overall, with ratings ranging from 7 to 10.

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* NightmareFuel: Surprisingly, [[NightmareFuel/OnePiece there There is quite a bit]].
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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: A few ''One Piece'' games, such as ''Grand Battle'' as well as ''Grand Adventure''. The fighting is addictively fun.
*** And those aren't the only ones.
While most One Piece games [[NoExportForYou haven't seen a release overseas]], they're genuinely fun to play regardless, ranging from role-playing games, mini-game mashups, and even a dungeon crawler with Tony Tony Chopper as the main character is on the Wonderswan Color.
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Color. Additionally, Unlimited Adventure ''Unlimited Adventure'' was a pretty good Survival RPG/Beat 'em Up, with it's its own unique level up and item creation systems. Sadly, possibly due to how behind the US release is, it's also the only game dubbed with the Funimation cast.
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And ''[[VideoGame/OnePieceUnlimitedCruise Unlimited Cruise]]'' (1 and 2) isn't just a good licensed game, it's a good game overall, with ratings ranging from 7 to 10.



** Ace tearfully dying in Luffy's arms at Marineford

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** Ace tearfully dying in Luffy's arms at MarinefordMarineford.



* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: There are instances of characters being introduced with hints of backstories, intriging designs, and character quirks only to be completely dropped soon after. The most egregious example are the General Zombies of Thriller Bark, who literally had a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped]] on them. Well, bits of a bridge, anyway. The same goes for the many pirates introduced in the Marineford Arc. But [[CastOfSnowflakes there's plenty more where that came from]].

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: There are instances of characters being introduced with hints of backstories, intriging intriguing designs, and character quirks only to be completely dropped soon after. The most egregious example are the General Zombies of Thriller Bark, who literally had a [[DroppedABridgeOnHim bridge dropped]] on them. Well, bits of a bridge, anyway. The same goes for the many pirates introduced in the Marineford Arc. But [[CastOfSnowflakes there's plenty more where that came from]].



** Child discipline is another area. It's not uncommon in One Piece to see a loving parental figure hit their child at least once or even actually beat them frequently, such as Garp, Zeff, or Bellmere. Disciplining through violence in Japan, however, is largely seen as perfectly acceptable as long as it's warranted and done to make the kid a better person. Out West, however, this depiction of parenting is far more likely to be scrutinized as child abuse regardless of the preceding circumstances.

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** Child discipline is another area. It's not uncommon in One Piece to see a loving parental figure hit their child at least once or even actually beat them frequently, such as Garp, Zeff, or Bellmere. Disciplining through violence in Japan, however, is largely seen as perfectly acceptable as long as it's warranted and done to make the kid a better person. Out West, however, this depiction of parenting is far more likely to be scrutinized as child abuse regardless of the preceding circumstances.



** Outside that particularly... ''vivid'' arc, there have been islands in the sky (a habitat for giant birds with key-shaped beaks, along with bizarre fish such as "Skysharks"), a hypnotist that moonwalks everywhere he goes, a man who tried to turn the main characters into a giant wax sculpture, and snails as long distance communication. Our heroes include a rubber man, a skeleton with an afro, a Speedo-wearing cyborg, and a reindeer doctor. Many of these individuals gained their powers by eating a mystical fruit, which has also been shown to be able to be "eaten" by things like guns and ''swords.''

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** Outside that particularly... ''vivid'' arc, there There have been islands in the sky (a habitat for giant birds with key-shaped beaks, along with bizarre fish such as "Skysharks"), a hypnotist that moonwalks everywhere he goes, a man who tried to turn the main characters into a giant wax sculpture, and snails as long distance communication. Our heroes include a rubber man, a skeleton with an afro, a Speedo-wearing cyborg, and a reindeer doctor. Many of these individuals gained their powers by eating a mystical fruit, which has also been shown to be able to be "eaten" by things like guns and ''swords.''
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