Re: One piece 693
I have been viewing the forum for a couple of years as a guest mainly since I was following Naruto, but I am grateful for all of your comments on the forums about One Piece that got me to watch the entire series this year (500+ episodes takes about six months or so if you watch 2-3 during your lunch break). Also started reading the manga chapters since Punk Hazard started. Have to say, One Piece is definitely the best manga in my humble opinion. Thank you all for getting me interested in it.
Wanted to chime in on the question about Momo and Kinemon joining the Strawhat crew. I agree that Punk Hazard is very similar in overall development to the Baroque Works Saga, and feel that the next step will be Wano country which will be similar to Alabasta. I agree with Buck09 that Momo and Kinemon will be similar to Vivi and be short term Strawhat partners. I feel that at the moment there is not enough heartbreak in Momo and Kinemon's past to warrant them being Strawhats. Looking at the last three crew members Brook, Franky, and especially Robin, it is almost a requirement that Strawhat members have a really fantastic but at the same time tragic past. Don't get me wrong, there is still more to learn about the father/son duo, especially why Momo ran away from Wano, but I have a feeling that it is not as earth shattering as the previous Strawhat members. In fact looking at all the Strawhats past, Zoro, Sanji, and Usopp are the only members that don't have a gut wrenching childhood. What do you guys think? Does the character's back story equal the number one reason for Oda to add a character to the Strawhat crew?
Side note, I cannot start a new thread since I don't have enough postings as a new member, but was wondering if anyone would like to start a thread on power rankings in the New World since Punk Hazard is starting to wrap up, and new challenges are on the horizon such as Doflamingo.