Okarin tutturu~! The Japanese Anime & Manga Thread II [POST YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS]

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That guys cosplays always make me laugh and this might be one of his best lmao

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:55 pm

I'm finally in the 990s of One Piece :cry: What the hell am I going to do when I catch up?!

My only gripe about this arc is that the whole "Gosh! Aren't we Japanese proxies ever so noble?!" thing was laid on a little too thickly.

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by Qikz » Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:16 pm

I'm up to the bit just before Whole Cake Island now. The gangs split up and I'm really really enjoying it.

Only trouble is Volume 83 I'm up to is scanned out of order it feels like and I'm not sure how to read it :lol:

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:34 pm

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:54 pm

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I bought the first omnibus with birthday money, and then subbed to SJOnline a while after that. So it's roughly taken me 1 year to catch up.

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by Grumpy David » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:13 pm

Another person to suffer alongside me. :D

The One Piece subreddit links to the latest chapter usually on a Thursday morning despite the official release being on Sunday afternoon. Worth reading as sometimes the official translations favour a more literal translation that doesn't quite fit as nicely as a more appropriate fit might do. And the reverse can be the case too so I just read both.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:27 am

:x :cry:

Does anyone ever read a few pages of One Piece and feel the need for a breather because there's so much going on?

Will definitely check the subreddit out. Ta.

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by Jam-Master Jay » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:07 am

Looks like Blue Period is getting an anime this year and I'm incredibly excited this wonderful series will be seen by more people.

Saint of Killers wrote::x :cry:

Does anyone ever read a few pages of One Piece and feel the need for a breather because there's so much going on?

Will definitely check the subreddit out. Ta.


I think the recent few arcs have had the issue of the battles being too large in scale with too much going on simultaneously, it does look like things will be more focused now at least. Very few manga get the balance right and I can think of more examples of a large battle or war sucking the life out of a series than actually being entertaining.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:15 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:Looks like Blue Period is getting an anime this year and I'm incredibly excited this wonderful series will be seen by more people.

Saint of Killers wrote::x :cry:

Does anyone ever read a few pages of One Piece and feel the need for a breather because there's so much going on?

Will definitely check the subreddit out. Ta.


I think the recent few arcs have had the issue of the battles being too large in scale with too much going on simultaneously, it does look like things will be more focused now at least. Very few manga get the balance right and I can think of more examples of a large battle or war sucking the life out of a series than actually being entertaining.


I missed certain characters when they were missing in said recent arcs. However, after seeing what happens when everyone - and then some - is involved, I am far more understanding of that creative choice.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:22 pm

PSA: Studio Ghibli has an official Twitter account: @JP_GHIBLI (Twitter machine translation seems to have come on leaps and bounds.)

twitter.com/JP_GHIBLI/status/1344659598129598467


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by Saint of Killers » Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:17 pm

Demon Slayer (c66): says a lot about how good the writing is when you feel for a character being killed off even though they were just introduced, that or it points to how much of a huge sap I am :cry:

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by Jam-Master Jay » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:11 am

Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku is getting an anime. :mrgreen: With this, Chainsaw Man and Blue Period I now have multiple anime series to actually look forward to for a change.

Saint of Killers wrote:Demon Slayer (c66): says a lot about how good the writing is when you feel for a character being killed off even though they were just introduced, that or it points to how much of a huge sap I am :cry:


The author can even make you give a damn about some of the demons who get killed despite doing terrible things after being turned. The next arc for you is easily my favourite in the series. :wub:

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:21 am

Jam-Master Jay wrote:Hell's Paradise: Jigokuraku is getting an anime. :mrgreen: With this, Chainsaw Man and Blue Period I now have multiple anime series to actually look forward to for a change.

Saint of Killers wrote:Demon Slayer (c66): says a lot about how good the writing is when you feel for a character being killed off even though they were just introduced, that or it points to how much of a huge sap I am :cry:


The author can even make you give a damn about some of the demons who get killed despite doing terrible things after being turned. The next arc for you is easily my favourite in the series. :wub:


Very true about feeling sympathy for demons due to author shedding light on who they once were and what they went through.

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by Fruits Punch Samurai » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:40 am

Caught up to One Piece during Water Seven back in the day, and sometimes it was pure torture getting through the longer arcs such as Dressrosa on a weekly schedule. Re-reading the arcs through the volume releases really helped change my perspective on some of those arcs, that's just the way One Piece is, I guess. The Wano act structure has been great for keeping things from getting too out of hand though.

What's your favourite arc, Saint Of Killers, now that you're up to date? I still think Water Seven is the peak, but that was when I caught up, so maybe that was always going to be the case.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:20 am

I enjoyed them all so much that there's barely any room for cigarette paper between all the sagas and arcs. I guess that if I had to pick a single solitary arc above all others, I'd have to flip a coin between Arabasta and Marineford. But I'd have to read... the whole lot again... to be sure... :o :toot: But maybe I'll catch up with a few other series first!

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by Qikz » Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:37 am

Fruits Punch Samurai wrote:Caught up to One Piece during Water Seven back in the day, and sometimes it was pure torture getting through the longer arcs such as Dressrosa on a weekly schedule. Re-reading the arcs through the volume releases really helped change my perspective on some of those arcs, that's just the way One Piece is, I guess. The Wano act structure has been great for keeping things from getting too out of hand though.

What's your favourite arc, Saint Of Killers, now that you're up to date? I still think Water Seven is the peak, but that was when I caught up, so maybe that was always going to be the case.


I'm joining in here despite not being up to date (up to just before Whole Cake, Volume 83)

My favourite arcs by far have been Water7/Enies Lobby and Impel Down/Marineford. Both of those were absolutely incredible at every single step of the way but I really, really loved Dresrossa as well. Infact there's not a single act so far I haven't thoughroughly enjoyed.

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by Grumpy David » Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:56 pm

Dressrosa is an excellent arc. Fishman Island is the weakest post time skip and for pre time skip it would be Sky Island.

I'll need to re-read the latest arc once it's completed as it's been going on for years now.

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by Saint of Killers » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:27 pm

Qikz wrote:Infact there's not a single act so far I haven't thoughroughly enjoyed.


Same. I have gripes about a lot of them :slol: but overall I've loved everything I've read. I mean if I hadn't, then I wouldn't have asked for this for my birthday...

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Got this Luffy for Christmas, watches over me as I work. I'm surprised how much I've fallen back into One Piece thanks to lockdown last year. I have a few issues post time skip, such as caricature Straw Hats, fanservice, and never really being all that into haki, but I still enjoy the story a great deal.

When I moved flats recently I also found a bunch of One Piece figures from various years. The Luffy and Zoro ones are pretty crusty, a friend found them in a market whilst on holiday back in 2007.

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