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.
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.
Please understand that this is my personal view. Opinions are my own.
If you’ve watched the Dressrosa Arc in One Piece, you’ll be familiar with Chinjao, an older character who had a grudge on Garp over an incident that happened many, many years ago. Because Luffy is Garp’s grandson, Chinjao hated Luffy too. Luffy yelled back and said that he had nothing to do with the incident and I thought that was so powerful. This scene reminded me of Japan’s and China’s strained relationship.
Chinjao and Garp when they were in their prime.
Luffy and Chinjao
If you do not have knowledge on the Nanjing Massacre or Unit 731, it would be helpful to read up on those incidents to understand the context of this post. If you are a child, read about those events when you are older!!! Basically, the Japanese military committed atrocious acts during the Second Sino-Japanese War against Chinese and Korean people. Today, the Japanese government has not taken steps to properly acknowledge those acts. It’s one of the big reasons why Japan and China do not have a good relationship today.
Back to One Piece – Luffy yelled that he had nothing to do with Chinjao’s grudge and after their fight, Chinjao and Luffy were on good terms because Luffy made the situation better. I thought this was a very positive message, that we should not hate people who were not directly involved in the incident. We should never forget about the Nanjing Massacre, but I have hope that the current and future generations will work together so that Japan and China can have a good relationship.
A couple of people have asked me if I own the first volume. I don’t, because someone bought it before I did. I bought these 13 volumes for $1 each at a book sale! They are brand new and they have shiny covers!
This post reminds me of an older blog post of mine.