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    Sticky: Welcome to the Blank Century

    Welcome to the Blank Century!


    Want to read an old theory or research old information to create a new one? Look no further than the Blank Century, where a record of all older Tree of Knowledge...
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    Poll: [Movie] Re: One Piece Movie 10

    I'm afraid that you'll need to change your opinion on that.
    On the other hand, there is the evidence of Miss Goldenweek's ability, but that's not quite the same thing. Bear in mind that he said that...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    Because Luffy can in fact be hurt by blunt force if there's enough of it? I mean, rubber isn't impervious to EVERYTHING. Not that it's impervious to cannonballs either, but it could be that there are...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    The Supernovae are important, that's obvious. You don't introduce 9 rival characters only to ignore them after two volumes. Especially not if you're Oda. But people keep mentioning them being in...
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    [Predictions] Re: What is One Piece?!?!

    Rough Tale is a valid Romanization of Rafuteru. It's just that NOBODY except for Mangascreeners in that one panel has ever used that, and Raftel is the Romanization commonly accepted within the...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    You presume that there MUST be something that can get through all Logia powers. That's not necessary, Oda could just stick to using natural weaknesses for fights with Logia users. It's worked until...
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    [Publisher] Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    Because that volume had been released on June 4th. You did see that it had sold over 1,700,000 copies, right? The fact that it made it back onto the list is itself rather shocking. As it was, it was...
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    [Discussion] Re: Is Kuma as Strong as We Think?

    But isn't the Human Human Fruit already taken? Which other one could it be, assuming that that's true?

    Also, a cyborg by definition is part human and part robot (it comes from cybernetic...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    Theoretically, he could train himself to kick the ground that quickly in his normal state, but I doubt he'll bother, it's not really worth the effort. I think that if Luffy wants speed, he'll just...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    If Rayleigh can jam Devil Fruit powers, why did Kizaru's Beam still fire while Rayleigh was touching leg? And Luffy CAN be damaged if you hit him hard enough. The Rokuogan and Impact Dial worked on...
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    [Theory] Re: Oda's Character Inspirations and Origins

    The modern stock character of the action/adventure shonen protagonist does owe a lot to Goku. However, Luffy is very much his own character. Although, there is a page of Dragon Ball that has a...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    We can't prove you wrong, but you can't prove yourself right. There is evidence, but no clear proof, and the evidence is open to interpretation. Hence, it's conjecture.
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    [Publisher] Re: Weekly Oricon Comic Rankings

    No. It... ended. See, people always think that when a series ends, it's because executives canceled it. But that's not true. Sometimes a story just winds to a close, and the story that Inagaki had...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    That is a conjecture. There is not a shred of conclusive proof for that theory in the entire manga as of this time.
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    But I don't think that that slash could have cut through diamond even if...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    Haki being able to nullify Devil Fruit abilities was never proven. It's still only a theory. Besides, people have already explained to you how cutting through anything works. Mihawk can, but he...
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    [Theory] Re: Oda's Character Inspirations and Origins

    I did read The Three Musketeers, and I figured that it took place in the 1800s, when it was written. Which was stupid, now that I think about it, since there wasn't a French monarchy by the 1800s,...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    I'm not sure how to explain how the "u" should be pronounced, so I'll have to show it. Go to this video, and skip to 2:25. Listen to how Luffy pronounces his own name. That's the right way to...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    It doesn't matter how strong it was. Steel cannot cut through diamond. It's a fact of chemistry. Not that Mihawk can't cut through diamond, but remember, cutting through anything means synchronizing...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shounen Jump [2009] - Discussion & TOC Talk v.3

    But... D. Gray-man IS popular. It can outsell almost anything from any magazine other than Weekly Shonen Jump. Even by Jump standards, it was on the upper end of the second tier.
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    [Theory] Re: Oda's Character Inspirations and Origins

    The one in The Jungle Book was spelled "Bagheera". I don't know if it was a romanization error or not, by Amazon Lily, but I never thought of that.

    Also, Mihawk's design is heavily based off of...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    He probably didn't think that Luffy would ever find his way back from Amazon Lily. I mean, assuming that Hancock wouldn't fall in love with him, which is what Kuma probably expected, he'd have had to...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    How, exactly?


    Are you referring to the reports he was getting during the Impel Down arc? Well, obviously there are reconnaissance officers to keep track of things in the New World, especially...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    That's true, but it didn't stop Toei from creating the Heat Heat Fruit. Of which the mere existence is the best point against the "Marco is a temperature man" theory. Oda once said that Toei consults...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Latest Episodes Discussion

    Oda made the Davy Back Fight arc canon early in 2004, when he drew it. Although the arc seemed like filler, it actually WAS in the manga as a segue arc to introduce Aokiji, and a fun diversion to...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    I just reread the chapter. None of the higher-ups expressed any surprise over the powers of Whitebeard's crew, just some regular Marines. And they've probably only ever heard stories about the...
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    Poll: [Fantasy] Re: "Pirate Hunter" Zoro vs. "Diamond" Jozu

    Of course sheer force can't pierce diamond, it's the hardest material on earth. But swordsmen in One Piece don't depend on sheer force. Cutting through anything is a matter of bringing a blade in...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 553 Discussion/ 554 Predictions Thread

    Wow, and I thought that Oda was restraining himself from filling chapters with double page spreads in Impel Down. The gloves are really off now, because the war has finally actually begun. The thing...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    I don't think the look had anything to do with it. Oda gets the look of the admirals from old Japanese actors, that seems pretty much established. People have already identified who he modeled Aokiji...
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    Poll: [Favorites] Re: The most surprising moments in One Piece

    The problem with this poll is that it can't have EVERY plot twist, and it doesn't have even all of the major ones, such as Nami actually being a double agent intending to betray Luffy the entire...
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    Re: One Piece 552 Discussion/ 553 Predictions Thread

    Huh, I'd always thought that Oda got it from the clothing designer, probably due to how the translators spelled it. But this could very well be the real source.
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo Thread

    Dragon's not a pirate, that would entail stealing from the World Government. A pirate is, after all, a form of a thief, usually referring to one who steals over water or air using ships. Dragon...
  32. [Anime] Re: Straw Hats' Side Stories Through Anime Fillers - Is it true?

    Actually, I'd pin the origin of this rumor on a guy from Arlong Park, who can usually be trusted to give good information, saying that the Straw Hats individual adventures would be animated as...
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    Re: Bakuman 43 Discussion / 44 Prediction Thread

    Well, we've just got development on what it's like to be a real manga-ka for now, the next major challenge (probably tankobon sales) has yet to come. Rankings seem to have worked out for Detective...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 548 Discussion/549 Predictions Thread

    It's not that they're good guys. Remember, they just got out of the most torturous prison in the world. You don't get in there by being good. But they were terrified by Impel Down, so they're...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 548 Discussion/549 Predictions Thread

    Well, Oda spent most of this chapter outlining Bon Kurei's sacrifice. I suppose it does fit Oda's general arc formula, but its been a while since we had an arc that really fit the profile. Sabaody...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo (Spoilers!)

    Monster is a strong term for it. He wasn't supposed to look scary, or disfigured or anything. Just more like a chibi-reindeer, a humanoid animal, instead of the furry child he's become. I think a...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Latest Episodes Discussion

    Yes, at least two that can be trusted. Kubu Subs and Yibis. There are others, but I know that those two have reliable translations and won't be full of Engrish-y garbage. I always used Yibis, but...
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    [Shounen] Re: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Araki Hirohiko

    Yes, Araki's endings are certainly something. Although I find Part 5's, and to a lesser extent Part 6's, ending to be a bit lackluster. It's just that they never really fought Diavolo. The hunt for...
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    [Shounen] Re: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure by Araki Hirohiko

    Actually, in light of certain Stand powers in Steel Ball Run, I've been wondering if Araki will take the chance to restore the series to the original universe. But I don't really know how that...
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    Re: One Piece Mega Convo (Spoilers!)

    Not quite. Remember, Oda DID draw Chopper as a monster originally. But that was partly because he's sometimes awkward at drawing new characters (Usopp looked horrible during the Kuro arc. Simply...
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    Re: Bakuman 42 Discussion / 43 Prediction Thread

    I don't think they want to be #1 as a recurring thing. At least, I hope not, because unseating One Piece would seem kind of difficult. I think they're going for #1 in the rankings one week (also...
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    [Anime] Re: The One Piece Dub is Finally OVER.

    I'm not sure what you're asking. They didn't skip any songs. For the dub, they dubbed the songs. For the sub, they subtitled the songs. Both versions are accessible on the DVD, it depends on if...
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shounen Jump [2009] - Discussion & TOC Talk v.2

    A series that sells over 200,000 copies of a volume WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE VOLUMES has nothing to worry about. Bakuman's sales are strong, and THAT is what matters. It's not in any danger whatsoever...
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    [Anime] Re: The One Piece Dub is Finally OVER.

    They didn't. They just stopped airing it on T.V. However, FUNimation, with its new and improved (no, really. Their dub is amazingly good) dub, has been releasing the series on DVD since May 2008....
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    [Mag Talk] Re: Weekly Shounen Jump [2009] - Discussion & TOC Talk v.2

    I maintain that One Piece is good enough to qualify as a work of fine literature. Plenty of others started as pulp stories for children, and now they're over-analyzed by stuffy university professors....
  46. [Anime] Re: New One Piece Episodes to be Streamed One Hour After Airing

    They need to cover their bases, idiot. They can't just keep putting episodes up when they KNOW that they're not secure and they KNOW that that insecurity will be taken advantage of. And why shouldn't...
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    [Chapter] Re: One Piece 547 Discussion/548 Predictions Thread

    That's a running gag, going back at LEAST to when Crocodile called Sanji and Crocodile's Den Den Mushi spoke with its left eye closed. Possibly even earlier, depending on when Oda first showed a...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: Latest Episodes Discussion

    Go with Yibis. Their translators are usually reliable, and Franky House has been known to use questionable translations. Then again, Franky House used Carlos Net that week, and Carlos Net is usually...
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    [Hangout] Re: Liar Game

    Oh, Nao is the main character, that seems certain. Remember, Kaitani introduced the story with her, and Akiyama was originally recruited to help her. He is also a main character, but he's not the...
  50. Thread: Devil Fruits

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    [Discussion] Re: Devil Fruits

    That is true. Hm, I'd forgotten that. So I guess you're right, you'd just be a wandering soul if you ate the Hell Hell Fruit first.

    Although perhaps you could put your soul in an un-animated body...
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