Out of all the pilot episodes I’ve watched over the course of my WHAT THE F@#$ DID I JUST WATCH?! column… ONE PIECE has stuck out as one of the series I’d like to revisit one of these days. Rubber-limbed young master Monkey D. Luffy is one the more appealing characters I’ve encountered throughout my journey into anime and, as I understand ONE PIECE has more than 400 episodes under its belt, I know there are plenty more of his adventures to witness eventually. The funny thing is… it just got a lot easier for me to catch up on the rest of the show because FUNimation has just expanded the online licensing for the show.
I watched the first episode on Hulu and that’s where all of the officially-sanctioned have been. However, FUNimation has been “retiring” old episodes - - taking them down after a certain point. Now, according to Nebs TV, those old episodes are being put on Viz’s site. But if you don’t like either of those websites (for whatever reason. Maybe you’ve got an axe to grind with them)… you can actually check episodes out on its official site and Crunchy Roll, well. Wow… four websites? They’re covering their bases.
Anyway, whenever I get around to checking out more of ONE PIECE, I won’t be wanting for places to watch it. Do you figure I should just continue on to the second episode? Or jump ahead to some possibly better ones?