Hello guys! I'm not usually very active on this forum, but I lurk around here a lot. But anyway, I follow the OP anime almost weekly and since Enies Lobby it has become quite worse and much of that drop in quality can be explained by the need to pad the story so it doesn't overtake the manga, althogh the stylistic changes haven't also been to my liking. Everyone agrees, though, that a remaking of this wonderful series into a brand new anime that folows the manga pretty faithfully, with nice pacing and with great visual quality, like the new HxH or Shingeki no Kyojin animes would be really welcome.
Since the series can be divided clearly into two giant halves, and it's been quite a while since the first one ended (2011 in the manga, 2012 in the anime I believe), how wise would it be of Toei to stop making new material for a while to start airing that kind of remastering of the first half of One Piece and then just keep going until the series ends? By the time they're done with it, the manga won't be that far from ending. How would you like if they did something like that? Wouldn't it be better to attract new anime viewers, who are too young to have had the chance to watch the original anime from the beginning?