Let the Romance Dawn begin!
- I am only going to be discussing the manga in this overview. I know there are a ton of video games, films, OVA's (Original Video Animations), light novels, and of course the anime, but I want to only talk about the manga that inspired it all. I will make REFERENCES to these outside materials if it becomes relevant, like if I was watching the anime at the time I was reading the manga. The crux of this series will be talking about the manga exclusively, so there.
- This retrospective will only talk about each arc in the manga. I know that One Piece likes to call certain arcs "Sagas", but truth be told, trying to categorize each arc into a saga is a messy process. For example, If I'm going to talk about the "East Blue Saga" for my first post, that means I'll have to cram 4 arcs into one entry, and that is one hell of a messy process. Instead, I figure that talking about each arc will give me more time to analyze the pros and cons of each arc as well as the characters and new information learned about our main cast.
- Finally, the format of each entry will be giving my own personal experiences reading the arc, an overall arc summation with commentary about certain plot points, backstory, or character introductions, before going into an overall evaluation of what worked, what didn't, and what this arc did for the series as a whole.
Of course as the series continues I'll talk about the newer arcs as they're detailed, but I'm going to go into details on these arcs in particular, hitting all of the major bullet points. So for now, let's start with th every first chapter of One Piece, Romance Dawn.