Hey Greg this isn’t directly relevant to one piece but rather shonen jump, is there a catalog of dates for releases of shonen jump that is publicly available say if someone wanted to see if jump published on idk a certain week in 1991, to see what weeks SJ was releasing
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RE: Chapter 1,047: The Sky Over the Capital
I'd friggin loved to have an Last Ditch Straw Hat Crew effort to stall Kaidou for time, any time, until Luffy could recover, because they trust him to recover that much. It could double as a showcase for their determination and skills and build up the tension - Usopp does a cool thing to inconvenience Kaidou, Kaidou breaks free and whacks Usopp aside, rinse and repeat - the crew gets to go all out, Kaidou gets to look fearsome. Like theres been a long conga line of people who've dealt blows to Kaidou at this point, some of thos might as well have come from the straw hats, and if Momo can bite Kaidou and make him yelp we could have gotten Monster Chopper holding onto Kaidous tail for 5 seconds or something like that. As seen with Enel, Moriah/Oars, Kuma or even Arlong its not like the crew won't fight a big bad if Luffy is indisposed.
Yeah I do like to partake in power discussions from time to time (even thought it’s all arbitrary enough so that the story fits to what Oda wants) and it wouldn’t seem too crazy that the strawhats could delay Kaido for a chapter or 2. Heck you could even have a cool ass moment where Luffy redirects a fatal blow Ala Luffy vs Doflamingo
RE: 1015: ''Straw Hat Luffy - The Man Who Will Become the Pirate King''
I also think it’s easy to just look on the bright side of pacing, and ignore the chance that if the anime went season we’d have things missing from the manga like how MHA or Promised never land did
RE: American Politics: A Brand New Day
As one of the younger veterans on this board, I can say that the 27 and under leftist crowd are really disillusioned with Biden and his “nothing will fundamentally change” video clip is one a lot of people latch onto. The “we will address major concerns, later, just vote” atttitide many older democrats have tried to use seems to be
wearing thing. A lot of people are side-eyeing the lack of major change done at any time during Obama’s large surplus which appears to have been either because the changes were too radical (free health care etc) or because of a one sided desire for negotiation which republicans have been even less willing to do now (though it seems democrats are still willing to compromise against themselves to win the much rarer white socially conservative swing voter aged 50). The falling out of the infrastructure bills, the quote frank “technically correct” stimulus checks (1400+600), the minimum wage lifting failing (because of inflation worries, guess that didn’t matter eh?) and almost everything promised or mentioned would be a sticking point by Allies who would “push Biden left” have gone up in smoke and are being tabled back for later, for once we win more seats in the senate/house Especially In contrast to how quickly things mobilize when republican agendas are on the table or if not republican agendas themselves than imperialist type motions like warfare and supporting apartheid regimes .
I think there’s a lot of young people who see voting as increasing a less meaningful institution and are looking for other ways to help communities vs donating a ton of money to congresspeople, even those like AOC, Ilhan and others. The lack of refusal to condemn Israel was a huge sticking point for AOC’ status as becoming the next Nancy pelosi. I don’t necessarily agree there myself but Nancy pelosi was a lot more of someone who offered up more radical economic policies back in her day.
Regardless I think a lot of young Americans need something big to promise change, a policy of any medium import to regain some faith in the democrats to serve even loosely in their better interests.
RE: Chapter 1,046: Raizo
I would agree but the shoes dont fit at all
My crackpot theory is, the BM pirates will be overwhelmed, Pudding frees the Vinsmoke siblings and they finish of the intruders, this can only happen if Katakuri is still out of order and can't participate in any fights. But my gut feeling is pointing towards it being the Vinsmoke siblings for the rescue of their other two brothers.
RE: How Would You Write One Piece Differently/How Would you have wanted it.
I would maybe split Dresserossa into two slightly more distinct halves so things could be focused a little better, but otherwise I wouldn't change much. The excesses and million "pointless" characters are what give the series scope and life. Yeah they're slowing things week to week a bit, but year to year they're barely denting the pace, they're just making the overall world bigger and more vibrant. They are what Oda brings to the table.
The one big actual change I'd make is let a few earlier characters stay dead is the main thing. Its okay to cheat and have happy endings sometimes… it's fine that Pell cheated death, he's a hero and earned it. But it's not fine that then Pagaya and Franky family and sabondy slave and Bellamy and Hach iand Mr. 2 and... you can't cheat it EVERY time to the point you never believe any of them. I would LOVE to believe that Monet and Vergo and Pedro are actually dead and have felt emotion in their moments, instead I'm just checking a calender and wondering if they'll pass the record set by Mr. 9 and Bellamy.
Barring that just don't do the fake outs so much. Them collapsing in a bloody defeated heap after giving their all is enough, they don't have to be fake dead for the drama.
The one other change I'd make isn't to the manga at all, it'd be to make the anime seasonal so that it doesn't have so much filler. Just expand on the fights and such.
You are a bad person and you should feel bad.
He's my favorite by a wide margin.
keeping some of these options dead is even worse than the fakeout in some cases.
Like for instance the franky family cliffhanger just didn't need to happen, bellamy is way more interesting in dressrosa etc
RE: Next Straw Hat Crewmates (Vol. 9 - Yamato vs. The World)
If Carrot's attention in WCI was mostly forced by popularity and an editor's influence, I can assume the same thing is true of Yamato in Wano.
A lot of their attention feels forced, as if Oda's just pushing them to appease the popularity poll. The entire chase for the bombs and Kazenbo especially feels like it was something Oda just forced on Yamato last minute to keep giving them panel time. It just ended with Yamato going in a complete circle and ending up back with Momo. Seems to me like Brook and Robin were originally gonna coincidentally end up down there and deal with the problem until BM comes crashing down.
But sure, I guess Yamato could pop a squat and the fans would still say "Oda would never do that with a side character. Obvious strawhat."
Oda did have it mentioned Yamato froze the bombs which prevented a premature explosion just before big mom was defeated
RE: Chapter 1,045: Next Level
I was rereading volumes 31 and 32 last night, and I found it curious that in Viz's translation, Enel tells Luffy; You're just a Paramythia freak.
Which sounds like a combination between 'Paramecia and Mythological', which is exactly what Luffy is nowadays.
Its obviously a mistranslation, and I hope Oda never sees it cause he'll run straight into retconing it for his benefit
Besides it seeming more natural because we saw paramecium first, paramythia makes more sense translationally because it's meant to invoke that comparison than it is to an amoeba or the thing its closest too, Stephen the current translator even mentioned it on the last podcast