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Translations: Bleach 595 (2)
Davy Back Fight
Last edited by Akainu; February 05, 2012 at 05:33 PM.
Fishman Island Arc - A disappointing arc. I don't want to write more than this.. Just this, this arc forced me to go hiatus and even hate OP for couple of weeks.
Davy back fight Arc. I wish I could erase it from my memory.
Fishman Island Arc.
I would go with it even though I see Davy Back Fight as a waste Arc, but this Arc... it's just a scum Arc, because of Hodi and his New Fishman Pirates who were total scum and their reason for killing humans and their own fellow Fishmen and Mermen was despicable.
This is a tough one. Davy Back Arc was up until recently my least favorite arc, without a doubt. It was irritating and felt like it served the story very little. In short, it felt like a filler arc. But still, it made me laugh a couple of times, I was still somewhat engaged and cared about what happened, and as a filler arc it'd be okay. And since I watched the anime up to the CP9 arc before I started reading the manga, I thought it was filler the first time I watched it. Thus, I thought it was okay. Yeah, it barely moves the story forward at all until the arc is basically over (Aokiji shows up), which is annoying since the arc before that, Skypiea, didn't do that very much either. But at least Skypiea was good, while DB was meh.
Then there's Fishman Island... Dear shit, was I disappointed in this arc. After all that build-up, all those years, the first thing we see post time-skip, it'll be magnificent, it'll be epic, it'll be all that good shit!!!
It introduces some of the most forgettable characters ever, probably the worst villain so far in One Piece, and a really dull plot... This arc had me so uninterested, a couple of weeks could pass before I remembered I hadn't read the manga in a while. That's never happened before. Halfway through, I just didn't care how Oda ended the arc. I just wanted it to be over, move on to the next arc an amaze me again damnit!!!
And he did, even before leaving the island. Because Big Mom and her subordinates were instantly interesting, the way One Piece characters should be. Luffy challenging her was way more exciting than the entire FI arc before that combined.
So in summary:
Fishman Island fails miserably in living up to the hype that it's gotten since the friggin' East Blue Saga as well as following the timeskip, but it does move the story forward. In the dullest, most dragging way possible. Hodi Jones is a terrible villain with no motivation for being evil. The plot of the arc is boring and unengaging. Seriously, I don't give a crap what happens, just let the damn Straw Hats carry on with their journey. The ending with Big Mom and all saves it a little, but I can barely call that part of the arcs plot.. In my head, it's not even part of the same arc.
Davy Back arc fails miserably in following up Skypiea, it doesn't move the story forward, it makes me frustrated and irritated but at least it makes me feel something. You're supposed to be annoyed with Foxy and the fact that Luffy doesn't have an easy time beating him up. It succeeds in that, and it also has a couple of really funny moments. And in the end, I was way more excited in the fight between Luffy and Foxy than in the fight between the Straw Hats and Fishman Pirates.
Hell, now that I've written all this, it's not a tough one at all. I support the nomination for Fishman Island arc, without a doubt.
I already announce that this thread will be my favourite to read in the coming few weeks .
Davy Back Fight was only a small little arc. It was IMO funny & not too long. Sure, the villain was annoying & I can easily understand a nomination for this arc ... but ... I support the nomination for Fishman Island arc,
- Hodi is one of the worst serious villains I have seen. Foxy, Mad Wanze & Wapol were used as comic relief. So, I wasn't bothered that much by them. But Hodi & all NFP pirates were ridiculous. VDD was a little more interesting but he was trash too.
- Way too long. This arc was supposed to be a transition
- The flashback concerning Fisher Tiger ... well, Luffy himself fell asleep . Fisher Tiger deserved an other ending than that.
- Sanji nosebleed which becomes part of the story ? Seriously ?
- Some kind of weird Jewish/Nazi thema.
I nominate the Baratie arc. The only thing good about it is that it leads to the Arlong arc.
Davy back was the worst. But I'll also nominate Skypia
will fishman island succeed in beating Davy Back Fight ! That would be quite an accomplishment.
Well for me the weakest arc is Usopp introduction one. Although I love Usopp, the villain Kuro is not interesting be it in motivation or hability, Usopp has just a one page flashback. It's one of the rare part I don't want to reread or watch again so I nominate Kuro Arc