Are we sure that the name of the manga will change ? To me, this is not necessary at all since One Piece is still the main goal of the crew's travel.
I'm looking forward to seeing what has changed in the world during the SH's trainings : marine ranks, new world pirates, Shichibukai, Pacifistas etc...
Nothing indicates that the manga's name will change, it's just assumption.
Even the manga version of Dragon Ball didn't change the name despite the several timeskips. DBZ is for anime (and a way to say "part II" for us), just like Naruto Shippuden (created by the animators and some of us use it for the same purpose : "part II").
If the rest of the story was not a part of the " One Piece " manga but of " One Piece: New World ", it wouldn't be the same manga. It would only be a new manga which continues the other, just like with Prince of Tennis.
One Piece staying One Piece is what actually makes sense since the title refers to the Pirate King quest which is far from ended in the 597th chapter of " One Piece. "
Hm, name change or not, I don't think it matters XD
Although, just to note, isn't the only time a manga name changes when it changes magazines, right?
Anyways, going back, am I the only one who thinks that the biggest change isn't going to be about Luffy's crew (granted, they will all have matured and grown) but rather the state of the world itself? I mean, Blackbeard with a 2 year leave, Whitebeard dead, Sengoku and Garp stepping down, Smoker going to the New World. I can't help but feel that the biggest haul over is going to be the One Piece world status quo itself.
In 2 years, many things can happen on Grand Line: Return of Enel and his "army", RA new moves, Moria's reappearance (yeah i like the invisible lion guy theory ) but imo the most intriguing thing is how the WG will handle the ex lvl 6 prisoners.
Fleet Admiral Akainu. Sure Aokiji was recommended, but given the Gorousei's view on things, Akainu's the truly effective marine. The marines will have been transformed into a cold-blooded ruthlessly efficient pirate killing organization under his leadership.
I dont think the Gorusei would hold Akainu "on the line", if you know what i mean. Hes more valuable as a fighter, hunting down everybody who is a thread to the WG and the Nobles.
Well, Sengoku also was a powerfull fighter before. I don't know why transfer such an powerfull individual to "bureaucratic" jobs, however they do so.
Fleet Admiral is who control the marines, and Akainu as the leader would represent the brutality it evolved after the death of Whitebeard. The marines now must do something about the New World islands left by Whitebeard, and the pirates inspired by his last words.
Aokiji, on the other hand, would represent that the marines become more lazy and slow...?
In my personal opinion, Aokiji becoming Fleet Admiral wouldn't so much be "lazy" as remaining status quo. He's not ruthless like Akainu, but shows the same determination to stop pirates as Sengoku does. However, he has a sense of morality and honor, which would be essential to stop the Marines from becoming complete monsters in the eyes of the readers. Also, I think having Aokiji become Fleet Admiral has the most potential for the story in the long run. Having Akainu, who's so set and single-minded kind of forces Oda's hand to write in a certain way.
Well, I could always be wrong, but that's just my take XP