Hey everyone, people generally call me Palo. I have this fantastic friend who's always recommending anime on the lighter side to me to contrast my otherwise polarized choices (Baccano!, D Gray Man, stuff like that). She got me to watch Yakitate! Japan because of my love of bread, and my feelings for that series allowed me to take her Gintama recommendation, which immediately became my second favorite series. Because it shares the same ranking on her scale, I was finally willing to retry her favorite anime/manga of all time: One Piece.
I had read it in the past in Shonen Jump and found it more than passable but nothing really special but then, two years later, I tried the series once more and her pressuring and trudged through the first fifty episodes until I realized that I love One Piece. It's one of the greatest shows I have seen, and I'm only on Skypeia. I've been watching 10 episodes a day as a minimum and it's immensely enjoyable. I came here to talk about it with other fans because I just can't get enough XD
I've also been keeping tabs on how cool the characters are with my friend using "cool points" starting at episode 85. I don't know why, but it's fun. That's what's in my signature.