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.

Relatable Anime Characters – Part 2

You can read Part 1 here! Note that these are characters that I find relatable – it doesn’t mean that everyone will relate!

1. Morioka from Recovery of an MMO Junkie

We both stare at a screen all day.

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We both have an appreciation/love towards lint rollers…

2. Usopp from One Piece

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We’re both negative. If anyone has advice on how to be less negative, please write to me.

3. Mikazuki from My Roommate is a Cat

We both like cats, don’t like going outside, have an appreciation towards books, like to write, and don’t take very good care of ourselves.

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How I feel when strangers start conversing with me…

Shorter list this time, but that’s all I have for now!

Chinjao’s Grudge in One Piece

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.

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Chinjao and Garp when they were in their prime.

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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.

another diary post

I recently got my helix pierced (cartilage piercing). It actually didn’t hurt, but my pain tolerance is fairly high. I don’t feel any pain right now so I think the healing process is pretty good.

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I took this picture on Zoro’s birthday, hahaha.

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Outfit of the day.

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I now own volumes 2 to 14 of One Piece!

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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!

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This post reminds me of an older blog post of mine.