Hey everyone, my name is Remi, and I'm pretty new to One Piece ^^. Funny story how I got here, you see, I was once one of those who denounced a wonderful anime series based on claims of a horrible dub, "ugly" art style, and a "childish" premise. Yes, I ragged on OP. Now, how did someone who once lumped One Piece with the likes of Bleach and Naruto become such a big fan?
Well you see, it all happened long long ago…
Well, not so long ago, actually. More like three weeks.
Anywho, as much as I hate to admit it, I can be a real hipster prick at times. As we all know, the pinnacle of being a hipster prick is sitting through things that you don't like, for the sake of "irony", so remembering the horrid 4kids dub, I set sail for One Piece. However, through my searching, I didn't find Zolo(He's a samurai), but the glorious Funimation dub, and I've been watching it ever since. 3 weeks in, and I'm halfway through Arlong Park. The art style may be a little bit funky, yes, but it's so charming that it just grows on you. And yeah, it may be "childish", but being someone who GENUINELY enjoys Power Rangers(all seasons barring Turbo, Mystic Force, and Operation Oversuck), is that such an issue?
What I found was THE feel-good anime, with kick-ass fight scenes, and amazing humor, and I'm addicted.
I wish I would have gotten into it sooner though... 400 episodes man, 400 episodes.
Oh well, now it's time to get other former-haters hooked.
PS: This video didn't exactly hurt my fandom, either