One Piece

I ordered a One Piece paper theatre kit. This is the iconic moment when Shanks gave Luffy the straw hat! Pictures of the process are posted on my Instagram. @misswavescosplay

I’ve placed it next to my Shanks figure (not shown).

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My Favourite One Piece Characters

There are over 900 characters in One Piece!

1. ALL the Straw Hats (especially Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Usopp)

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It’s really rare for me to like all of the main characters in an anime. Most of the time, I like the villain more than the main characters LOL.

I know that a lot of people don’t like Usopp, but he’s one of the most realistic characters. So many crazy things happen in the world of One Piece. Who wouldn’t be anxious?

2. Portgas D. Ace

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There’s not a single thing I don’t like about Ace.

3. Trafalgar Law

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Trafalgar Law treats his crew mates so well. (He’s the one wearing a hat… LOL)

4. Buggy the Clown

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Buggy was a villain. I only started liking him during the Impel Down Arc. Impel Down is one of my favourite One Piece arcs, even though Luffy was the only Straw Hat in the arc. It was the arc when I began liking a lot of the former villains.

When I watched Impel Down and Marineford, I looked forward to Buggy’s scenes the most because they were hilarious.

5. Caesar Clown

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To be honest, there’s nothing good about this guy.

I think that the Punk Hazard Arc was one of the most terrifying arcs. Caesar Clown makes a great villain. I didn’t start to like him until after he was captured by the Straw Hats and Law though, hahaha. After that arc, he had some cute and funny moments.

I LOVE HIS LAUGH SO MUCH.

6. Crocodile

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Crocodile was a villain that I started liking in Impel Down. I was really impressed when he helped Luffy during the Marineford Arc.

7. Mr. 2 Bon Clay

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Bon Clay used to work under Crocodile. I didn’t like him until Impel Down. Bon Clay sacrificed so much so that Luffy could save his brother. I felt so much loyalty from Bon Clay. He’s truly one of the best characters in One Piece.

8. Boa Hancock

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I didn’t really care for Boa Hancock until she started helping Luffy. I guess I like the characters who help Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats.

Regardless, she’s one of the strongest female characters in One Piece and I think that’s worth mentioning.

9. Sugar

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Sugar is a villain that worked under Donquixote Doflamingo. I don’t like what she did to the people in Dressrosa but for some reason, I still like her.

I like Usopp’s fights because they are really funny so I think that Sugar’s battles with Usopp probably left an impression on me.


About half of the characters on this list are villains, or former villains. I didn’t like most of these villains until after their arc ended, hahaha. My favourite characters are either really powerful or comic relief characters.

If you’ve watched or read One Piece, who are your favourite characters?

What I’ve Been Watching During Quarantine

I got into Thai dramas for the first time and now I’m obsessed. I haven’t watched anything from the new season of anime yet…

I don’t normally watch romance shows (Click here for more context) and now everything I’m watching is romance (except for One Piece).

Animation

One Piece

Right now is the perfect time to watch One Piece. I’m on the Zou arc, if anyone wants to start right now and catch up. It’s only 750 episodes, hahaha. You can watch One Piece with English subtitles on Crunchyroll.

Mo Dao Zu Shi

This is actually a donghua (Chinese animation), not anime. It is much more than just a BL (Boys Love) story because there’s so much action and adventure. You can watch MDZS with English subtitles on YouTube from the official channel!

Chinese Dramas

The Eternal Love of Dream

This Chinese drama broke 1 billion views in one week. If you’ve watched Eternal Love, this drama focuses on the side couple from Eternal Love: Feng Jiu and Dong Hua Dijun. It’s a more accurate retelling of their story from the beginning (it’s based on a novel). You can watch this drama with English subtitles on YouTube from the official channel!

The Untamed

This is the live-action version of Mo Dao Zu Shi. You can watch this drama with English subtitles on YouTube from the official channel or on Netflix!

Love O2O

I think this is one of the best Chinese dramas. I love the actor, Yang Yang. You can watch this drama with English subtitles on YouTube from the official channel or on Netflix!

Thai Dramas

Sotus

I felt a little uncomfortable watching some of the scenes because the SOTUS system seemed problematic (to me). After I finished the drama, I learned that the SOTUS system in Thailand is real. I thought it was just fiction. It also feels wrong to criticize the system since I’m an outsider.

Besides that, the drama was really good. You can watch this drama with English subtitles on YouTube from the official channel or on Netflix.

Why R U?

I heard that this series got postponed because of COVID-19… I hope that they won’t rush the ending. Saifah is so cute.

My Engineer

I’m just waiting for the next episode right now. I saw that unofficial channels have posted the newer episodes, but I refuse to watch those. The show is already free on YouTube… Watching it from the official channel is the least we can do.

My Blog’s Search Terms: Explained

I decided to look at the search terms that have led people to my blog.

1. Joker Xue – Actor/Yan Yuan 演員

This one was popular. I did, in fact, write about my interpretation of the song. Click here for the post.

2. Joker Xue – Animal World

I’ve also interpreted Joker’s Animal World song. Click here for the post.

3. Joker Xue – Puppet & 4. Joker Xue – What Do You Want Me To Do

I’ve never interpreted these songs… Maybe I’ll write something so that OP won’t be disappointed!

5. What is the point of wearing a vest?

When I was 16, I took pictures of myself wearing a vest. The post has now been deleted.*** I think I wrote something like, “Some people think that vests are pointless. I don’t care about that. I wear jean vests because I like the way they look.”

*7 years later* Some vests do provide warmth. Sometimes your arms are not cold but your stomach is. I was watching Love O2O the other day. Wei Wei’s vest provides practically no warmth but I think her jean vest looks nice.

6. What episode was Den Den Mushi afraid of Buggy?

Episode 482 (One Piece). Technically, the Den Den Mushi was afraid of the other pirates but felt touched by Buggy.


There’s a lot more search terms so maybe I’ll do another post like this in the future.

My Favourites in One Piece

I am not caught up on One Piece (I know, I have to…) but I’ll try to answer these as best as I can. The first few arcs of the anime were the best for me.

Favourite Episode

There are over 900 episodes. I think my favourite episode is when Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and Usopp were about to enter the Grand Line. I remember replaying this scene several times because it was such a special moment for me. Everyone has a different reason for becoming a pirate but they all work together. Q_Q

Favourite Arc

There are over 30 arcs but my favourite arc is the Enies Lobby arc. The Pantless Anime Blogger and I worked on a collab back in February 2018 on this arc! Wow, it’s been nearly a year.

There are two parts to the collab- it’s long! You can find them on TPAB’s blog. 🙂

Favourite Opening Song

There are over 20 opening songs but my favourite opening is Hikari E by The Babystars. It’s one of the earlier openings from when I had just gotten into One Piece. Back then, One Piece was my world.

Favourite Character

There are over 1000 characters but this one is easy to answer. My favourite character is Roronoa Zoro. Luffy is my second favourite character.

I like Zoro because he is fiercely loyal to his captain Luffy, has so much trust in his friends, is strong, and has cute sides to him as well.

Favourite Straw Hat

Roronoa Zoro.

Favourite Movie

There are over 15 movies but I have only seen a couple. My favourite movie from what I have watched is One Piece Film: Gold.

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I really need to catch up on One Piece. ^^

A Love Letter to One Piece

Dear One Piece,

I admit that I did not like you when I was in elementary school. I was turned away by the art style but in my second year of university, I gave you another chance. It was completely a spontaneous decision, but it’s one of the best spontaneous decisions I’ve made.

I also believe that I did not have the maturity to understand some of the themes at a younger age. I would not have appreciated the series to the fullest extent. Some people think that anime is only for children. That is an unfortunate misconception.

While the 900+ episode count may be intimidating, I do not have to worry about “missing” the series. One Piece is always there for you when you are feeling down or bored. I’ve spent many hours watching One Piece. I had a lot of free time. Not so much now because I’m always working, but all those hours watching One Piece were well spent. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve learned so much from watching One Piece. I would love to travel, like the pirates in One Piece. I’ll work hard so that I will be able to do that. ^^

I dislike rewatching things. One Piece, however, is an exception due to how long it is. Eiichiro Oda is phenomenal at telling stories. It taught me what friendships can look like. I’ve cried numerous times and laughed so hard that my stomach hurt. Some days I feel nothing. I’ve felt everything at once when I watched One Piece.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you One Piece. Thank you Eiirchiro Oda and staff for creating such an exceptional series.

Sincerely,

Rose

Related post:

My Love for One Piece

Get to Know Me: Favourite Anime

Genres are kind of an iffy thing, but I got most of these genres from MAL. These are the genres I watch more frequently.

Favourite Action

When it comes to action shows, I like shows with more graphic content.

  • Inuyashiki
  • Parasyte
  • One Piece
  • Attack on Titan Season 3 Part 2
  • Mob Psycho 100 II
  • Tokyo Ghoul

Favourite Psychological

This is probably my favourite genre, but there aren’t too many good psychological anime.

  1. Kaiji
  2. One Outs

Favourite Mystery

  1. Death Note
  2. Erased
  3. Zankyou no Terror
  4. Hell Girl: Two Mirrors
  5. Heaven’s Memo Pad

Favourite Boys Love

  1. Sekaiichi Hatsukoi
  2. Given

Favourite Slice of Life

I’m not a big Slice of Life fan, but I love these ones.

  1. My Roommate is a Cat
  2. Violet Evergarden
  3. Natsume’s Book of Friends

Favourite Romance

I don’t watch a lot of romance anime. I’m more into action, psychological, and mystery shows.

  1. Recovery of an MMO Junkie
  2. After the Rain

Favourite Comedy

I don’t watch a lot of comedy but these shows made me laugh. They match my sense of humour perfectly.

  1. Middle Manager Tonegawa
  2. Saint Onii-san

Favourite Others

I think these shows are really unique.

  1. Made in Abyss
  2. Durarara!!
  3. Carole & Tuesday

Inktober 2019 – Days 6-8

Days 1-3 post HERE.

Days 4-5 post HERE.

I’m so behind, but I’m no longer prioritizing art. I’m happy that I got back into drawing but I have other hobbies as well. Blogging, for example, is something I want to do more of, specifically reviewing anime. Expect a cosplay post really soon.

Day 6: Husky

Day 7: Enchanted

I drew Princess Mansherry from One Piece. She has healing abilities.

Day 8: Frail

I drew sick Rin from the video game, Catherine: Full Body.