>>137226734 It doesn't suck, the people who say it do are what we in the business like to call "marinefordbabbies", people who caught up during the Marineford Arc and read OP weekly for the first time during an arc that consisted of the largest scale battles in the series to date. When the plot returned to normal after that, they thought it had started to suck because they had to wait so long between chapters that weren't pure, unadulterated action and hype. One Piece is just as good after the time-skip, and probably better.
>>137227739 hody jones and his crew, Shirahoshi, cry babies, brownbeard, rebecca, dwarves, birdcage, all the running, awakening shit, haki garbage, gear 4, fights are shit, pacing is shit, lot of stuff is shit post timeskip. Fishman Island, Punk Hazard and Dressrosa are garbage arcs can't compare to preskip arcs.
>>137227826 I disagree with you. And since your only argument seems to be "because I said so", I guess I'll leave it at that too. Face it. Your only reason for disliking these arcs is that you had to read them weekly.
>>137227848 I read one piece weekly since Water Seven. I'm 27, what the hell are you talking about. I'm just not in denial about One Piece turning to shit since timeskip although Zou is a good arc arc so far and if Oda keep it short without dicking around the manga's quality could go up again after all thhis garbage.
>>137227989 You didn't give me any reasons, you listed a bunch of words without explaining anything about them. >hody jones and his crew, Shirahoshi, cry babies, brownbeard, rebecca, dwarves, birdcage, all the running, awakening shit, haki garbage, gear 4, None of this offers any explanation. It's a list of a bunch of things. >fights are shit, pacing is shit, lot of stuff is shit How are they shit? Why do you think they are shit?
>>137223683 The problem is that after the Tower of Conviction arc, the story almost turns into a D&D campaign. There's ptenty of great moments, but it definitelly goes downhill after Mozgus is defeated and Guts recovers Caska
>>137228024 >>137228024 You really think I have time to waste with a faggot like you calling out everyone critizing One Piece as "marinefordbabbies"? You little neet shit should use your time for better things. I'm off to work.
All I can say is that at the end of pre-timeskip, the story had a lot of continuous progression which was then abruptly slowed down the moment the timeskip came in. When the timeskip kicked in, the pacing went back to the normal "comfy" pacing. Normally that would be fine, but the problem lies in the fact that it's very obviously taking its time with very little payoff compared to the previous arcs which proved very influential in the world of the story. Basically when you've got a good thing going, just keep going with it, otherwise it just kills the buildup and tension that was built upon in previous events. Even then, when it tried to actually deliver on certain foreshadowed plot threads it was essentially a rehash of a lot of past stories with very little dramatic tension i.e. the entirety of the Dressrosa arc.
Also another key problem lies in the fact that a lot of the plot in the post-timeskip arcs barely even use the Straw Hats as developmental characters anymore while we're constantly introduced to a bigger world with more important key figures which end up overshadowing the main cast in the story. This often ends up making the rest of the Straw Hat members' involvement and role in said stories feel really hollow while other characters get put in the spotlight. All in all, it just makes for a very unfocused narrative, and the contrast is felt really strongly due to the events that led up to the timeskip being so relentless in its pacing and impact to the rest of the story.
>>137226734 It's not uniformly bad, and the world building is still good, if not improving, but the fighting feels far, far worse than it had been. Luffy isn't quite the underdog he was before, which was inevitable, but it doesn't play into Oda's strengths. Haki isn't awful, but Oda pays it far too much attention for its own good. Similarly, the powers seem to be taking up the limelight in the fights more and more, removing the feeling of real struggle and resiliency. I'm hoping the world building keeps up for now and we can just stay out of the slog of combat that smothered Dressrosa.
>>137226734 Dressrosa shaped up to be pretty decent, but before that there were shit tier villains and the plot and main 'conflict' just wasn't engrossing enough compared to past arcs.
Also, the other strawhats started being sidelined which to me was what made One Piece the show it is, every crew member felt important in the grand scheme of things. Their importance just dwindled after the timeskip.
>>137228414 I feel I should mention that I find Zoro, Robin and Ussop being fine since they've been developed a fuckton just in the past couple of arcs pre-timeskip. By comparison, most of the Straw Hats that weren't present for the bulk of Dressrosa felt majorly underused throughout the post-timeskip arcs.
Sure we have a Sanji-focused narrative now, but it has been long overdue for a while now to the point that it just feels like Oda is trying to make up for the lost time and focus on his character.
Part 1 was ok and Part 2 was the best. I watched Stardust Crusaders up to the part where they meet the dog and just gave up on it. Shit was just assassin after assassin. I was also pissed that they dropped hamon completely for fucking personas. Part 2 is where it should of ended.
>>137223323 Why he never draws the actual move? Every single zoro technique is him preparing > the aftermath of the move. What happen between? I want to hear and see the sword cutting into the flesh (or whatever he is cutting)
>>137229450 My brother recommended that I just skip part 2 of the anime. I thought that was silly but after a few episodes I decided to just watch the last 2 episodes as he said it was irrelevant to the next parts.
Then someone comes along and says it's the best? Troubling.
>>137231868 it's just something entirely different from Dragon Ball, I can understand if some people don't like the massive, bullshit powerscalings.
>>137231824 Freeza arc was pretty damn nice though. Cell was also very enjoyable. They kinda droped the ball at Buu saga though with all of that SSJ kids bullshit.
>>137227826 But this here is complete bullshit. Sure we had kind of a disappointing arc with the fishman arc there but it was needed to set stuff up and afterwards it went up in quality a lot again. Sure One Piece clearly peaked with Water Seven and most of its great memorable moments happened pre-timeskip but that doesn't mean post timeskip is shit. You could decide to focus on the good stuff but rather than that you decide to pick on the few bad things. Also: >gear 4 >shit pick one.
>>137232331 > I can understand if some people don't like the massive, bullshit powerscalings.
They were already ridiculous in Dragon Ball.
Karin says Goku's strength increased "multiple" times after his training.
Then Goku's strength increases even more in the 3 years between the RRA arc and the 22nd Budokai.
Then OLD Piccolo defeats that Goku with less than 50% of his power. Then Piccolo regains his youth and becomes even more powerful. Goku defeats THAT Piccolo, then gets absolutely destroyed by Mr. Popo, who says Kami is 1000x stronger than himself.
You see how ridiculous all of this is? If it weren't for the power levels in the Saiyan arc stuffing every DB character's PL into the low hundreds, the power scalling in DB would have been hated too.
>>137229450 Hamon was taken to it's limit and became useless and Araki wanted something that wouldn't degenerate into generic power level shonen shit so he came up with incredibly specific powers that you can only have one of with a few universal laws tying them together. Part 3 was about twice as long as it needed to be and is one of the weaker parts, but 4, 5 and 6 improve on Stand applications and variety of fights in general. Part 7 balanced villain of the week and an overarching plot in such a way that it didn't feel like villain of the week, and is also really good. Part 8 is even better so far, but time will tell if it keeps up the pace. A manga that's been running for 30 years is bound to have some weaker parts anon, but Hamon being better than Stands is flat out retarded. SC just doesn't make a good first impression of Stands.
>>137226734 Half of the crew has been getting sidelined every single arc since Sabaody happened and every new arc feels the need to introduce a million important side characters.
One Piece is at its best when its focusing on the Strawhats exploring new places and dealing with a small handful of baddies together, like the Baroque Works arcs, Thriller Bark and Water 7. The timeskip hasn't really had any of that because Fishman Island was a long ass fighting arc with loads of backstory and the whole Pirates Alliance saga was used as an excuse to introduce every single important faction in the New World all at once.
The current stuff with Zou has been promising and I'm more excited for whats going to happen in One Piece than I have been in years but it's really 200 chapters overdue.
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