Sunday, April 13, 2014

Let's Talk About One Piece!

One Piece is really the only and once piece. I always loved to watch this when I was a kid. My brother and I never missed it any day. It used to be telecasted every day except Sunday and Saturday on Cartoon Network. . It has over 600 anime episodes and various branches of merchandise and video games.
   One Piece’s main character, Monkey D. Luffy is a teenage boy out to find the legendary treasure known as One Piece and become the King of Pirates. Luffy is literally made of rubber, and is able to perform feats of physical skill which would otherwise be impossible. With his intrepid and eccentric crew, he goes off seeking the Grand Line, where this treasure is supposedly hidden.
     It's refreshing to watch a pirate show without so much as an "Arr" in the script. While One Piece is definitely a show about pirates (and the children who want to grow up to become buccaneers), it's also a very original and highly charming romp that owes more to Popeye the Sailor Man than the current trends of cutthroats in brogue.
    The animation is very glossy and this show just looks great. Granted, it's a kid's show, so the backgrounds and designs are a bit more simplistic than the norm, but considering the audience, this movie is definitely not going to disappoint any of its intended viewers based on its visuals. The music seemed fine to me, though I've always liked the music of the One Piece.
   It’s not entirely original in concept and theme, but very entertaining in execution. While the "surprises" are really only going to surprise younger children, it's still fun watching these characters go through the motions - like any better hero's journey, this one isn't really about the destination, but how the characters get there. Luffy's pirate crew is extremely lovable.
    If you haven’t watched this, you definitely should. It’s an anime that shouldn’t be missed! It's goofy, it's silly, it's adventurous, and it's fun.

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