~Come aboard and bring along all your hopes and dreams~
I think we had a thread for One Piece a long while back, but I can't seem to locate it, thus I'm making a new one specifically for the anime, but manga talk can happen here as well.
In all honesty, while One Piece is one of the most popular shonen series (almost too popular, one might say), I don't know if we have many (if any at all) followers of the show or manga. I will maintain the hope that I'm not alone, but I might be. (;A;)
What is One Piece?
It's a shonen anime series (started as a manga, which is still ongoing) about pirates and following your dreams~
That's all you really need to know, but here's the Wikipedia article just in case you want to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Piece
W-w-what? There are 580 episodes out already? I can't watch this, it's too long!
Oh come on, it's only 8,700 hours/362.5 days/51.8 weeks/pretty much a year out of your life. Just skip all the moe stuff you watch already and watch this instead! *is shot*
Though, really, it is difficult to recommend a series that's so long already and especially hard to gain new fans of the series because of it. So while I made this thread mainly for those of you already watching/reading One Piece, I will welcome you with open arms if you want to give the series a shot for the first time.
While the anime adaptation for One Piece is excellent, reading the manga goes a lot faster if you're pressed for time.
Where can I watch One Piece?
Funimation happens to have One Piece and is slowly dubbing it. But, they are super people and are streaming the episodes over at their Official One Piece site: http://onepieceofficial.com/videos.aspx It has all the episodes up the to most recently released one.
This thread is reserved for all discussion about One Piece, anime or manga, or other One Piece related things.
Note: If you are past chapter 655 in the manga, please put all your comments about the story in spoilers, please.