Hey there. I'm Atuin. Long and short term fan of One Piece.
Long Term in that I started watching One Piece around 10? years ago. But what I saw initially was the 4KIDS nightmare and Sanji's snotting all over my tv. I gave up not long after when I discovered what butchering had been done to the show. However the art, the characters and the concept I loved.
Short term fan because it took me until a few months ago to erase the nightmare version and dare tackle the enormous number of episodes the show has accrued. To say now I'm a fan is an understatement as I have gotten up to the Thriller Bark arc in such short time.
I LOVE One Piece and wish there was even more episode to get through still.
My favourite character is Usopp. I also really like Zoro and Nami. I think the 4kids dub has put me off Sanji somewhat as he (and Franky) are my least favourite Strawhats. But I still like them all.
I know there is a split of the strawhat crew coming up soon in the anime where I'm up to. I'm dreading that. What I love about the show is not just the awesome "SUPER" cool fights but the nakamaship. Water7/Enies Lobby arc combined them perfectly. Plus it got a lot of Usopp development in there.
So anyway. I am glad to meet you all and finally discuss the show. I'll probably catch-up quick enough to discuss the show up to date as I'll probably be skimming a lot of the later arcs. Coby… shudders Kill it with fire!