written by AnimeLuver15
Honestly I am tired of people bashing this show or giving half-baked reviews, you either like the show because you stuck with it or you dislike it because you lack the patience or capacity to retain any information as the series progresses, there's no in between if you don't have a real answer. Personally I love shows with a range of episodes whether it is 12, 26, or even a couple hundred, as long as the story is entertaining the length doesn't matter. For most people this show may seem long or dragged out, but that's only because they truly don't understand how much development and work is put into this series. Seventeen long years, and it is still going strong, it describes all of Luffy's crew members, how they all grow and change as the series goes on, and even the artwork changes with the times. Sure, it has like over 700 episodes, but each arc in this series has a meaning, the show it isn't a half-baked story that the writer tried to stuff into 20 something episodes, he worked hard on this series, and it still isn't done, but once you get started you won't want to stop. The characters, and the story will lure you in, and you will have favorites, the show will make you cry, and laugh, not to mention the awesome openings for the series. Another great thing about this anime is that these episodes aren't full of fillers like Naruto which basically gave up on ending the war, but each episode follows the next, and if you have a problem with the way they portray this pirate crew, then doesn't matter you will love them anyway and there will be others that are true pirates in the show if that's what you want. But give this show a chance, it is about family, friendship, trust, respect, society, and discrimination, real societal problems placed into a comedic, action packed show with a hilarious main character. Yes, he's made of rubber, but if you watch the show, you will see how he turns that seemingly useless idea of a rubberman into a force to be reckoned with. Give it a shot, you won't regret it.