Maybe yes, maybe no
But I think they will make a good couple
(Isn't there already a thread talking about this? CMIIW )
I don't see any romances in One Piece. Hancock is special case, her romance is for only comedy purpose.
I'm for having a poll where you can have multiple choices and has every couple that could be in One Piece, even the small ones like Hacchi and Camie
I volunteer if OP doesn't want to
I agree that Hina X Smoker-kun looks very nice. Just going from the last cover page which was very epic imho, I am willing to ship them forever.
It was more like, one second you see someone shows a slight interest in another, next second we skip ahead five years and there is a baby on the scene.
Closest thing to "romance" in DBZ was GohanxVidel, and even that wasn't that great.
Anyway, point is I imagine One Piece is following a similar route. Sure, the characters are predominately adults and a lot of it's readers are growing in average age, but it is still a Shonen at the end of the day. Shonen's are targetted at teenage males, some of which may have found some interest in ecchi, but unlikely to have found interest in romance.
Still, doesn't rule it out. And you are right, there are a lot of "great stories" that do involve some sort of "great romance". But not all great stories have to.
Besides, unlike other Shonen's One Piece isn't stuck in a school. The better Shonen romances I can think of usually have a more centralised location, whereas One Piece has a "moving" central location (the SH ship). Most character relationships between members of the ship and those outside are strong, but ultimately very brief.
More on topic though: I enjoy the Hina x Smoker relationship, though don't think it's necessarily shown any romance. More like two friends possibly looking out for one another. Always felt Smoker and Tashigi had a better chemistry, but that's also debatable since it could just be that we've seen them together more.
Vote for the couples you think it'd be cool seeing
you may vote for Luffy x Hancock AND Luffy x Vivi
tell me if I forgot a couple, it's not too late to start this over
and did someone delete my previous post suggesting this?
oh, and saying why you like certain couples is greatly appreciated, thanks!
Das Bones x Miss Doublefinger you're gonna have to say if you liked it and i'll post how many people liked it here
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why there is no Chopper's choice?
I lol@ Jinbei and Kokoro pairing
but it makes sense
What's with all the yaoi choices, where's mah yuri? (Robin x Nami? =P)
Honestly speaking, there's not much there that even interests me except the obvious Ussop one and Luffy guesses.
1) Ussop x Kaya - possibly the only pairing in that list that looks like it will ever happen. If we had to put odds on that list, this one would easily have the best imo.
2) Luffy x Nami/Vivi - I have a softspot for LuffyxNami seeing I love the chemistry they have together (especially Arlong Park + Drum Island), but someone once long ago gave a very good concept of Luffy with Vivi and I can almost see that also. Probably vote for both, mainly because I like the idea of Luffy having a happy ending and discovering the joy of boobies.
Also, I remember back in the day when LuffyxRobin or ZoroxRobin were popular. Then Robin grabbed Franky's balls and that's all I see nowdays. Apparantly crushing a man's manhood and having him be the first to arrive with keys to your cuffs makes them a pair?
But at the end of the day: I will never understand shipping. I'm sure shippers are still shipping Ranma x Shampoo or Bulma x Yumcha.
I also couldn't think of any yuri couples, I don't remember anything hinting NamixRobin
but KohzaxVivi will probably happen too
and I don't know what a shipper is, but I'm probably one. Hell yeah! Ranma x Shampoo FOREVAR!!!
Ahh stupid! I forgot this one!
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Last edited by Roarchu; May 31, 2010 at 12:38 AM.