Hey everyone, 15 years member here (mostly lurker) and after so many years reading weekly I decided to re-read One Piece from the beginning and I'm having a totally different experience…
I can categorize my One Piece years in 3 moments based on the way I read it
1. The start (2005): Learning about it and catching up using the old MSN Manga forums crappy scanlations. It was a great ride with almost no outside interference. got in love with it in my own terms and was up to date in september 2005 (around the beggining of Enies Lobby);
2. The weekly adventure (2005 - ????): Reading weekly has been a part of my life for these 15 years, and I was glad doing it until I started reading from the start again last month...
In the first 7 years I used to watch the anime weekly too, and it would give me a second chance to catch little bits I missed in the readings, but since Fishman Island I've been neglecting the anime and the weekly read got to be my final taste of the storytelling
3. Reading again (2020): The reason of this thread
This second read is making me think about how much the fandom can influence how one can enjoy the ride, I remember clearly the backlash even some of today's most beloved arcs had when they were being published (Enies Lobby and Marineford comes to mind)
And it made me think:
Are One Piece fans too nitpicky with the weekly chapters?
Is One Piece better read in bulk?
So, let me know what you guys think....