Originally Posted by emachina
It has too. I was in Japan in 2010, it was absolutely all consuming over there. This was the same time the new Evangelion was released. Everything over there was Evangelion and One Piece. I shit you not. I actually picked up two figurines commemorating DBZ and One Piece's anniversaries. They're of Nami dressed as Goku and Bulma dressed as Luffy.
Decided to get into the series then, but waited for Funimation to start releasing the series in seasons. So, now I'm reading the manga and collecting the anime. All his characters have such intriquing back stories, it's amazing. I'm not shocked it's lasted as long as it has. So far, Zoro is my favorite and I can't wait to see how he and Tashigi's stories come together. I r excited!
I was you about 6 to 8 months ago, ONE PIECE IS THE BEST SHOUNEN MANGA GOING PERIOD. After Alabasta, this manga will shit stomp both Bleach, and Naruto for you, and you'll wonder, and I was hyped over that shit exactly why.....?
As someone told me when I was where you are at..... enjoy the ride, as I think about it it was SirBenoit. I'll add this, take your time and cherish what you dig. Once you arrive to where most of us are, you'll still love the series, but climbing the mountain you're about to... is a HELLUVA RIDE....REAL TALK.
Btw, Veng told me to start reading tha shit eons ago, the Pirate subject matter didn't interest me... what a fucking fool I was, lol.