I am a new user on Arlong Park Forums and an avid fan of One Piece since I was twelve (though I have become a much greater fan in later years.) I have tremendous respect for the Creator/Writer/Artist of the series, Eiichiro Oda, and am truly inspired by his work, due to the creative nature of the series, as well as its sheer length. I read the manga and watch the episodes weekly, and buy the volumes when they come out in print, not only because I wish to support Oda (though I think One Piece is plenty supported enough in Japan!), but because I enjoy the quality the print volumes have, as opposed to scanlations.
I have many favourite characters in the series (a list that would take far too long to type!), Bartolomeo being my newest favourite; what a great and interesting character!
My reasons for joining this forum are as follows: to add to expanding threads concerning newest manga updates, anime updates, and to converse/meet other fans of One Piece. As great as the current arc is shaping up to be, I could not help but join this community!
Howdy, welcome to AP. Glad to have you aboard. Enjoy your stay. ^_^
You're awesome. Welcome! The volumes are much sharper, I agree. This is gonna be a lonnng arc.
To Sorikai33: Thank you very much, I hope I will! Rad Thomas icon/signature by the way.
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To Demonicpoodle: Thank you very much!! That's nice of you to say. I totally agree, no blurry-ness/mis-translations in the volumes! I do hope that this arc will be long, it's shaping up to be really great so far! (so many great characters, plot development, mysteries, fighting... ) I almost wish that the Strawhats will never leave Dressrosa! kidding, kidding!