for the first time since the year or two i've been using the site,
one piece has completely dominated as the most read manga of the week
with the last chapter. there are days where one piece is the most popular on the day they're released, but it usually loses its spot to either naruto or bleach by the end of the weekend. this is the first time ever–that i've seen--where as
one piece was CLEARLY the most read manga of the week.
it's cool/surprising considering how much more popular BLEACH and Naruto are in the west. fluke? or, do you think one piece is starting to finally gain some solid respect and notoriety in the america? the dvd's seem to be doing well regardless of opinions on the dub and the controversial manga translation has recently got that streamlining just like naruto did, so the story's close to catching up with the japanese releases. also, i noticed in the latest shonen jump, despite bleach being on the cover, one piece was the series with the highest chapter count for once--it really seems like viz hates to give the most chapters to one piece in that magazine and usually spams bleach or naruto..