Originally Posted by emachina
I just started watching myself, just got to meet Tony Tony Chopper. And we're in Alabaster in the desert. Lashes has become the girls' pet. I'm enjoying the hell out of this series. Can't wait to get further along.
I personally think its the best shonen series made. Been following it for several years and I still can't get enough of it. Keep reading it, Arabasta is probably the turning point for the series and where it started gaining mass popularity. And as some pointed out, Skypea is probably the best saga in the series with Enies Lobby/Water 7 coming in to a close tie. It's an amazing and well written series where the author actually cares about maintain the integrity of the story.
“Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!”
― Donquixote Doflamingo