One Piece is one of the most known Anime’s, and the most sold Manga ever. But it doesn’t stop there…
I’ve been watching One Piece since I was a kid, and I can say, I have learned a lot of things and life values through One Piece. I’ve learned what real determination is, and that you can make your dreams come true if you are determined enough and do really believe in that dream.
I’ve learned that how important it is to be loyal, and that loyalty doesn’t have a price.
I’ve learned how to be selfish and in the same time loving others.
I’ve learned that no matter how big your fears are, you will be strong enough to overcome them.
I’ve learned how to be a real gentleman, loving and caring.
I’ve learned that no matter if you are seen as an outsider/monster, the people who really care about you will always be there, and that they do everything to have your company.
I’ve learned that no matter how long it takes, you should always keep your promise.
This list could go on and on, but I’ll stop there.
And for some who never watched One Piece, our never got into it, will probably look at this and call it “stupid”. But everyone who actually watched One Piece since they were kids, know exactly how I feel.
Aside from the moral values that it gave me, One Piece is filled with joy, excitement, laughter, sadness, crying, chills, happiness, pleasure. Simply put, almost every feeling and emotion will be awakened while watching One Piece.
The complexity of the story, the dynamic development of the characters, the little mysteries that later turn into big things, the new and out of this world concepts, the fact that you can no predict what’s going to happen next, and that there’s much more than it seems there is, are some of the reasons One Piece is one of the best stories (if not THE best). Eiichiro Oda did a really astonishing work, a masterpiece of its own, a thing that even after 18 years (next week, on the 19th of July, One Piece will turn 18) it still didn’t get boring at all, actually it got even more interesting as arcs went by.
One Piece has sure changed over time, it got more mature, it grew in story development, but it still holds the above mentioned reasons why I still like it.
If you are trying to get someone into One Piece, you must bear in mind that One Piece is not a series that will get into someone’s heart just with a few episodes. It took me at least a year of watching random episodes when the TV was on, while I was waiting for new episodes of Naruto every week. After watching a complete arc and after I really saw what it’s all about, I fell in love with it. It’s a given that One Piece at first glance looks a little bit goofy, but you really have to give it a try, for at least one arc, and then you’ll see the real beauty of One Piece.