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General Discussion » In truth, I shall be checking out One Piece.... but....

@sickVisionz said:

@Newten said:

@Dreamer said:

i just feel that Fairy Tail is just a huge copy of One Piece

That's the same as saying Bleach is a copy of Dragon Ball Z, same basic concepts, different characters and settings.

Except Bleach doesn't copy character design, world design, team setup, character plots, and even costumes from DBZ. Fairy Tail is a straight up rip of One Piece. Have you actually seen both shows?

I've seen bits of it of One Piece here and there. I find it hard to believe they're that similar.

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Off-Topic » Share your Fan Art uploads! (Image thread)

@takashichea: Try to post all your images in the grid view to keep the thread tidy, thanks taka. It's nice to see someone thinks of the ladies in this thread, ha.

Here's all the Christmas fan art I've uploaded since the last images I shared here, mostly K-On!:

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General Discussion » In truth, I shall be checking out One Piece.... but....

@justanormalguy: Honestly I'd recommend reading the first five or so chapters of both Fairy Tail and One Piece and then sticking with whichever one grabs you the most, or both. It's the only way to find out for sure.

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General Discussion » In truth, I shall be checking out One Piece.... but....

@Dreamer said:

i just feel that Fairy Tail is just a huge copy of One Piece

That's the same as saying Bleach is a copy of Dragon Ball Z, same basic concepts, different characters and settings.

I'm not really keen on any of the main characters in One Piece and get put off by lots of the character designs in general, it feels way more goofy to me. Fairy Tail has characters I like, and the setting is like a massive RPG game in anime form, which is pretty cool. They even pick up quests and go on them with a party of fighters.

Anyway, my point is it's really silly to say one anime/manga is "copying" another. Don't hate on it for being similar to something else. Just pick the one that appeals to you.

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Editing & Tools » Wrong default image for an One Piece episode.

@Dekken: Fixed it. That Izuna screen cap wasn't even in the episode gallery so I don't know how it ended up as the image for the episode, probably just a weird glitch.

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Editing & Tools » Request a name/alias change here

@ScarletKittie: Done.

@Obsidian609: Done.

@Bigheart711: Done.

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Off-Topic » Share your Cosplay uploads! (Image thread)

@ReplicaRex: No idea, looks like pretty decent cosplay though.

Here's all the recent cosplay I've uploaded, enjoy.

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Off-Topic » Do you believe in GOD

@ReplicaRex: I won't consider locking this thread necessary unless users start being nasty directly to each other. If you simply don't like what's being said in here then I'd advise ignoring the thread.

EVERYONE: keep it friendly in here. No God-bashing or rudeness, okay? Good.

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Off-Topic » if you could be eney anime character who would you turn into!?

I'd probably be Goku. Strongest dude in the universe, carefree, hot wife, lives in the countryside... can justifiably beat up his kids from time to time... he's got it pretty good.

Although Master Roshi is immortal and owns his own little island. But I imagine his life must be pretty boring most of the time.

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General Discussion » Which should I give a chance and sit through?(and why)

I gave my vote to Bleach. Of the three, it's the one that's held my attention the most. It has great characters, fantastic production values and the characters have cool, unique abilities. Unfortunately it falls into lots of the same traps that Dragon Ball Z does, with the main problem being that the characters (ESPECIALLY Ichigo) are constantly "levelling up" and at times it seems a little ridiculous. My only other major problem with it is that it has a bad tendency to introduce large groups of characters, have them involved for a season and then forget they ever existed and move on to the next lot. It would do better to go back to older characters and focus on them more. It gets surprisingly interesting when it dives into the past too. We're all still waiting to learn more about Ichigo's dad, he has a very mysterious past.

Oh, and completely avoid the Bount arc (first filler arc). Bleach actually has some great filler material, but also in this case some of the worst. Avoid the Bount arc like the damn plague. It's thankfully completely skipable as you won't miss anything important.

Naruto is great, but I haven't been drawn to it like I have to Bleach. I read the manga for a while but haven't gone back to it, I'm actually planning on starting the anime from the beginning soon instead of resuming the manga.

It's a shame Fairy Tail isn't on this list, I'd probably pick that. I think it avoids the problems Bleach has and is also more light-hearted and funny. Unfortunately though it isn't as strong visually, though it's much better now than it was in the beginning. I think Fairy Tail has a more interesting, fantastical world than Bleach or Naruto as well.

I've never been interested in One Piece.

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Dragon Ball » Are the Z fighters super heroes?

They're definitely super heroes, they've saved the world multiple times. They just aren't super heroes in the traditional (western) sense; they don't often fly around putting out fired and saving kittens.

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Off-Topic » Merry Christmas Anime Vice! ~2011 edition!~

Hope you guys all had a great Christmas.

Mio Akiyama, Santa costume (animated gif)
Mio Akiyama, Santa costume (animated gif)
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Off-Topic » Merry Christmas Anime Vice! ~2011 edition!~

@ReplicaRex: Damn it, now I want KFC.

@PenguinDust: Huh... for some reason that gif reminds me of Katy Perry...

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General Discussion » Eff you guys! I made a Worst Anime of 2011 list!

Hah, love the name of this thread.

Man, there's a bunch of stuff on this list I want to check out at some point. I sure hope I enjoy them more than you did! Hang on, aren't the characters in Boku wa supposed to be kind of retarded? Aren't they part of some oh-god-we're-socially-awkward-so-we're-in-this-club-to-make-friends club? Isn't it kind of, like, the whole point?

Anyway, great thread, Merry Christmas!

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Off-Topic » Merry Christmas Anime Vice! ~2011 edition!~

@Bigheart711: Nice images, they'd be very welcome in the image threads. And don't forget, you can add Christmas images to the Christmas and Santa costume pages in the wiki.

Oh, and Merry Christmas Bigheart!

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Just Anime » Know of any good english dubbing?

The dub for Dragon Ball Z Kai is the best dub I've ever heard, I can't stress that enough. Most of the cast have been voice acting for the franchise since FUNimation started dubbing Z, the experience shows.

I thought the dub for The Familiar of Zero was good, but they didn't dub beyond season 1, which is a real shame.

Oh, and I agree that the original dub cast for Pokémon was good. From what I've heard, the sound-a-likes they use now don't quite measure up.

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Off-Topic » Merry Christmas Anime Vice! ~2011 edition!~

@The_Desert_Tiger: Merry Christmas!

Don't forget about the takashichea's Christmas profile theme contest, here.

Also, if you're a Dragon Ball Z fan, you might just find this hilarious (there isn't mention of Christmas until somewhere in the middle, but hey, sue me):

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