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The thing is that in One Piece besides the art, which I became used to, the other thing that sort of bored me were the long-ass fights, with awesome and more awesome panels...
That's probable because, the story is so well written, that I'm more interested in the conclusion of one arc, or journey, not necessarily the fights themselves...
2009 demography Breakdown
Funny because it's actually completely opposite to what you think. Bleach gets less and less readers as it goes up age groups, and One Piece dominates basically the whole chart.
Thanks for the link. It's not surprising. Bleach is all about action & graphics. When you become older, story takes a much important place & it's no wonder that Hxh is reaching top-3.
And I'm not surprised that One piece tops everything in every category. It's just that much better than anything else.
I knew OP had a huge fanbase aged 10-30 so there was no surprise to see them top that list, but they even rank quite well with the female demographics.
@ Shinichiro : I like the fact that you highlight Oda's creativity not just in the world he has created but the plot and story. The way he has developed the entire universe of One Piece, like you said, is rare among other "top" manga's out right now (shounen at least).
I'm taking a creative writing course now at my University, and I can attest to what you have to say on that front, personally. Creative writing is hard stuff (done properly), and not just any o'l Joe Smo with a pen, or laptop can do it, as I have come to find out since the beginning of the semester.
I personally also really appreciate that comment you made about the hierarchy with in OP. It has not been bent or broken for anyone since day one. I, especially, wanted to see how Oda would allow things to transpire during the past arc (Save Ace), and I watched carefully to see if he was going to allow Luffy to "magically" gain some new power/skill, and he didn't. I was surprised and also well pleased, because Luffy was way out of his league,at Marine HQ, and he got his ass whooped! (haha) as he should have. The way Oda handled this whole arc, in my opinion, confirms it; that Oda really knows what he is doing , and out of the big three Naruto, Bleach, OP, I think it is clear that OP is doing the best.
P.s. I tried to add something new to the conversation, don't know how well I did, seeing how I feel as though you already took every word out my mouth ( haha) but I just wanted to say something.
Last edited by triggerman; May 07, 2010 at 09:14 AM.
I don't think it's even possible *NOT* to like One Piece. If you haven't read it yet, you're only hurting yourself.
The art rate should be 10 if you read to the latest chapter...