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Question of the Week: Fairy Tail vs One Piece

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Man, I was just too busy with everything else to get this posted yesterday, so I thought I'd make sure you guys had it early today. This week's Question on the forums is a very simple one: Fairy Tail, or One Piece? The two adventure fantasy series are often compared due to their zany humor and somewhat similar art styles, but which do you guys prefer?

 Fairy Tail Loses
 Fairy Tail Loses
The final tally was:

So One Piece is the more popular-- but that's not surprising, since the anime has been going on so much longer, while Fairy Tail only just started! The reasons for these votes varied somewhat, although the overall theme was: zomg, One Piece is !@#%ing amazing! vs I Haven't Watched Any One Piece But I Like Fairy Tail! Or as Lan puts it:

"Well, I've only seen bits and pieces (haha) of One Piece, so my vote goes for Fairy Tail because I've actually been watching it (biased I know)! Plus I have a mega girl crush on and worship the awesomeness that is Erza!"

If you're curious about the School Rumble vote, that was ThePsychoGamer:

"neither, school rumble is the king of anime comedy"

You can read all of last week's responses here! This week's question is more thematic. I want to know what's on your holiday wish list-- it doesn't have to be anime themed, of course, but knowing you guys I'm betting some of it will be! Go ahead, share your greed.
Sigueon Dec. 8, 2009 at 8:50 a.m.
God's in his heaven (reading One Piece), all's right with the world.
ThePsychoGameron Dec. 8, 2009 at 10:44 a.m.
Psycho logic rule 8, there are always more options then immediately present.
ComradeCrashon Dec. 8, 2009 at 11:15 a.m.
I like both. I have been watching the One Piece anime and reading the Fairy Tail manga. Way early in both so I don't know which one I like more...
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Dec. 8, 2009 at 1:17 p.m.
I never even saw that poll. I almost never go through the forums here. I'm normally too busy submitting things or giving Gia a hard time about movies.
 
I read both Fairy Tail and One Piece. It's series like One Piece is what makes me wish VIZ wasn't such a bastard company that deserved to be put to sleep humanely. Hearing they were putting One Piece into heavy production is the only time I have been even slightly tempted to lift my boycott on all things VIZ. I'm not though.
 
Fairy Tail is a great read, but it just hasn't ever effected me emotionally on the same level as One Piece has. Many of the moments were just so heartbreaking when you learn about the characters' pasts.
 
It has so many deeply emotional moments. Like in One Piece Episode 37, in this one Nami things she's lost everything she's been working for. That everyone she loves will die at the hands of Arlong. Out of rage she starts stabbing the Arlong tattoo she had on her shoulder. Luffy shows up and stops her from causing any more harm to herself. Luffy doesn't know anything of what happened to her in the past. She goes from screaming at him to leave to to crying and asking for him help. Luffy just takes his straw hat and places it on her head. Before Luffy would get angry is anyone else so much as touched it. Here he is letting her wear it. Luffy went off to fight Arlong. Luffy didn't even know what Arlong looked like. The only thing he knew was that Arlong made her cry. That was enough reason for him to go kick that guy's fishy ass.
 
A little later in One Piece Episode 43, Luffy is in a heated battle with Arlong. During the fight they wind up in a room filled with maps all over. It's the room Nami was forced to draw maps for Arlong since she was a small child and he murdered her mother. Luffy realizes what this room is. He finds a pen that has blood stains on it and realizes how hard this had been for Nami. Realizing this Luffy goes wild. He isn't even aiming at Arlong any more. He's destroying the room. The maps, the desk, and everything. Years of her hard work is being destroyed by Luffy. Nami is watching this from outside. Everyone is confused why there is furniture and paper flying out. Nami is the only one who understands what he's doing. She started to cry and silently thanks Luffy. Her dream was to make a map of the world and Arlong as forcing her to make maps for his own goals. He was perverting her child hood dream.
 
This is just Nami's story. Robin has a tragic past as well. She lost everything in her young life and spent twenty years on the run. She was ready to give her life to save the crew, but Luffy and the others barged in to save her. Everyone Robin had ever known had abandoned her at some point. Luffy and the crew declared war on the World Government just to save her.
 
That's just how I feel about the matter.
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Its just that Gerard and Sieglien disses the original
JackSukeruon Dec. 8, 2009 at 2:35 p.m.
I missed this as well. I feel that One Piece is of a different calibre entirely, which is ridiculous I know, and I'm not gonna write an essay about it.
 
I haven't watched a single episode of either of the animes though. 
Oh, and Fairy Tail is pretty good.
OsakaHuggeron Dec. 8, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.
I agree about School Rumble, although Azumanga Daioh came close.
 
Anyway, One Piece vs Fairty Tale, huh. Tbh, I think they resemble each other. One Piece as pirate-type and Fairy Tale as magic-type. They're both good, but I like Fairy Tale more (I'm into Magic and st00f! :3)
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:10 p.m.
Given time Fairy Tail would be able to defeat OP in battle forums, heck somehow Naruto looks weak now
GodLen staff on Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:32 p.m.
IN YOUR FACE!
GodLen staff on Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:34 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: what he said
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:42 p.m.
@GodLen said:
" IN YOUR FACE! "
We all know Natsu is bad news for fire fist ace, but hey man OP is still beyond Naruto xD
Halberdierv2on Dec. 8, 2009 at 4:57 p.m.
fairy tail looks interesting, but Ive never seen it, and one piece has been around for much longer so...ya.
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 5:13 p.m.
@Halberdierv2: try reading RAVE master before reading Fairy Tail
FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Dec. 8, 2009 at 7:54 p.m.
@Nerx: 
RAVE has a great and heart breaking ending, but in a good way. It's well worth it.
Nerxon Dec. 8, 2009 at 7:58 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt said:
" @Nerx: 
RAVE has a great and heart breaking ending, but in a good way. It's well worth it. "
Some of the characters are stocked from there as well, cept for plue
Kuroon Dec. 9, 2009 at 4:42 a.m.

People voted for fairy tale?

What the fuck?

Nerxon Dec. 9, 2009 at 8:36 p.m.
@Nerx said:
" @GodLen said:
" IN YOUR FACE! "
We all know Natsu is bad news for fire fist ace, but hey man OP is still beyond Naruto xD "
And Some even think that OP is above Bleach as well in battle forums  [mmm...] 
 
@Kuro said:
"

People voted for fairy tale?

What the fuck?

"

Actually OP has the majority vote here xD
ThePsychoGameron Dec. 9, 2009 at 9:40 p.m.
@Nerx said:
" @Halberdierv2: try reading RAVE master before reading Fairy Tail "
I actually was fallowing that manga series for a while, but had to stop some where around the ending of the mermaid story arc, now i can't remember what volume of on so i decided just not to contunue (this pause was also why i stopped getting manga all together)
Nerxon Dec. 9, 2009 at 9:43 p.m.
@ThePsychoGamer: I can give you a link on a pm if you want to continue xD
ThePsychoGameron Dec. 9, 2009 at 9:48 p.m.
@Nerx: sure, i guess i'll take you up on that offer

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