One Piece Enters the New World this October!!

Topic started by Guest_Author on Sept. 6, 2011. Last post by maigret 2 years, 10 months ago.
Post by Guest_Author (0 posts) See mini bio Level 7
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It was almost one year ago that I shared with you the news that Eiichiro Oda's blockbuster manga One Piece was going on hiatus before it's two year time skip. Well, I'm back again with more news for you. Just as the Dawn Island Arc has been slowly winding down to grand finale of the first half of the One Piece tale. It's been officially announced through Shueisha's V Jump magazine that this October 2nd (October 1st in the U.S.), the Straw Hat crew will start to reunite for their journey to the New World (the second half of theGrand Line).

The first episode of One Piece aired on October 20th 1999, and Mayumi Tanaka has been voicing Monkey D. Luffy ever since. Despite aging from 17 to 19, Tanaka will be continuing her role as Luffy. What's most surprising is that it seems the official promotional images for the time skip show no re-branding for the now 500+ episode series, unlike Dragon Ball Z and Naruto Shippuden.

FUNimation has been simulcating the anime ever since Episode 391, and this October 1st at 10PM should be an anime event not to be missed. It's hard to image a better time to hop aboard on this adventure if you've ever been curious. If you're interested in seeing how the Straw Hats were first separated before you watch their reunion. You can see One Piece - Episode 405 via HULU HERE.

In related news, One Piece Volume 61, that began the time skip, was released in February and had printed 3.8 million units for the first run. According to the Oricon sales data, it sold over 2 million copies in three days. A record that was later broken by One PieceVolume 63 by printing 3.9 million. In fact, Volume 63 sold more units in one week than any manga since Oricon began tracking manga sales in 2008.

Do you plan on watching the new era of One Piece begin this October?

Source: One Piece Volume 63 Sales Data (ANN)

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @ animevice / @ FoxxFireArt

Post by Lurkero (400 posts) See mini bio Level 7
The simulcast was definitely a benefit for the series. Even though I don't think One Piece will go mainstream again, the simulcast was a way for dub/sub companies to gain confidence in the market for subtitling shows to direct streaming rather than trying to get them on TV and home video as dubs.
 
Its a shame Funimation still has such a bad video player. I started watching all their shows on Hulu.
 
It's also a shame that the Marines vs Pirate war was rather boring to watch. I skipped through most of it. Hopefully when the New World arc starts I'll be able to enjoy it again.
Post by Halberdierv2 (1,288 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Nami looks hawt.
Post by Nightwolf (112 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@Halberdierv2 said:
Nami looks hawt.
Don't forget Nico Robin.
Post by afrokola (14 posts) See mini bio Level 10

Cannot wait, I hope they keep the filler to a minimum. The show has really been hurt by it over the last couple of years.

Post by chickdigger802 (39 posts) See mini bio Level 8

meh. The show has gotten to shit the past few years when they pretty much stretch 1 chapter to fit 1 entire 23min episode.

The animation budget is also pretty lacking (but that's natural for endless shounen shows).

I'd rather just stick with the manga ;P

Post by FoxxFireArt (2,639 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Lurkero:

Yeah, the FUNi stream isn't very great, but it's good for getting screenshots. HULU always has that annoying "hulu" watermark on the bottom left corner. I also wish FUNimation would hurry and get to the Thriller Bark Arc. I love that part of the story.

Events like these makes me wish I could be staff on AV. This would make a great community night event to stream out live.

@Nightwolf said:

@Halberdierv2 said:
Nami looks hawt.
Don't forget Nico Robin.

Agreed on both counts.

@afrokola:

I can't wait for this either.

What do you mean, One Piece has extremely few filler episodes. Especially when compared to BLEACH and Naruto that have had several filler arcs in between canon stuff. During this recent Dawn Island Arc, there was one filler episode. The Marineford Arc had one filler episode at the start.

Post by afrokola (14 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@FoxxFireArt: Were you watching the same One Piece as I was. They stretched chapters into full episodes, Thriller Bark and Impel Down were unwatchable because of that.

Post by FoxxFireArt (2,639 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@afrokola:

I think your standards are too high if you're expecting a 1:1 ratio of manga to anime adaptation without some stretching and have an episode every week. They are either going to stretch episodes out to fill up a chapter, or you are going to get annoying filler episodes and arcs that do nothing to add to the story.

Also, a lot of the time some of these scenes you see that are stretched out because Oda couldn't get all the information into the manga. He has to trim some things down to meet his weekly schedule. He's said in interviews how some things in filler content he wanted in the story but his editors push him to keep the story moving forward. The character Daddy the Father Oda wanted in the Loguetown arc of the manga, but he only appeared in the anime.

Post by HG_Morrison (1 posts) See mini bio Level 5
Now I don't mind the prospect of fillers for when it picks up again.  Because in all honesty, I don't mind the fillers on One Piece as long as they don't contradict any information that's actually canon.  After all, a lot of One Piece's fillers aren't written badly.  Besides, as my favorite manga I'm open to anything that expands the experience positively as opposed to Bleach and Naruto's fillers.
Post by afrokola (14 posts) See mini bio Level 10

@FoxxFireArt: I'll admit that my standards are probably too high, but that doesn't excuse all the Coby and Buggy filler that enthralled the Impel Down and Whitebeard War arcs. I know all about the Daddy the Father stuff and that Oda had originally planned on mentioning Shiki the Golden Lion in the manga when Shanks and Whitebeard met before Ace was captured. That kind of stuff I'm in love with!

I would much rather have four episodes of filler that tell the cover stories, which are increasingly becoming more important to the plot, than six episodes of Buggy and Mr. 3 escaping Impel Down in a "laugh-a-minute" fashion.

Post by Rudeboy217 (17 posts) See mini bio Level 8

I am so behind on both the anime and manga. I seriously need to catch up.

Post by The_Desert_Tiger (1,243 posts) See mini bio Level 13
 Can't wait to see the New World in anime form. I'm really hoping for a new version of We Are! to be the opening.
Post by secretzfan (238 posts) See mini bio Level 18
I am in shock they didn't add a sub heading to One piece like One Piece: New World
Post by Jinbeifan1 (3,225 posts) See mini bio Level 14

that last bit shouldnt even be a question, hell yea i will watch!!! lol
Post by FoxxFireArt (2,639 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@The_Desert_Tiger:

I'm not so sure about a new edition of "We Are" for the opening. They have already remade that song three times for the anime openings.

@secretzfan:

I was also shocked at that. It would've been a good opportunity to restart the numbering. They are really going for a long run for this anime.

Post by The_Desert_Tiger (1,243 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@FoxxFireArt:  I realize there's been a lot of remixes for We Are! But having it for the opening kick off for the new world stuff would still be so awesome!
Post by Taterrr (2 posts) See mini bio Level 8

The new opening won't be a new version of We Are, but it will be performed and written by the same people: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2011-09-13/1st-one-piece-opening-kitadani-to-sing-new-theme

It's supposed to be kind of a "continuation" of We Are; they're calling it We Go. I like the idea! :)

Post by secretzfan (238 posts) See mini bio Level 18

@FoxxFireArt said:

@secretzfan:

I was also shocked at that. It would've been a good opportunity to restart the numbering. They are really going for a long run for this anime.

We will be like at 10000 epsiodes in no time now.

Post by maigret (220 posts) See mini bio Level 7

too many years................

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