Official Manga Discussion Thread (Major Spoilers)

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    CosmicDebris

    [121]Apr 15, 2006
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    Yep, that's true. It's one of those things that just get passed around falsely. Like how people used to insist that eating a second DF replaces the first, until the story itself disproved it.
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    C1991

    [122]Apr 21, 2006
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    CosmicDebris wrote:
    Maybe we should have two seperate threads for manga, one for the people reading only the US versions and one for those of us who are reading the current chapters, so that we don't spoil the other people. But people on this site are rarely that considerate.


    Hoooooooooooowever, in parenthesis there is always something like (Major spoiler)
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    championking

    [123]Apr 22, 2006
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    Was anyone else surprised to find out Kalifa's fruit was the soap fruit. I think its a pretty cool devil fruit. I would of never thought that was her fruit. This arc keeps getting better, I hope Chopper becoming a giant will happen in future arcs also. 
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    CosmicDebris

    [124]Apr 22, 2006
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    I wasn't surprised...I thought it was either going to be soap or glass.
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    neomaster121

    [125]Apr 23, 2006
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    One thing i hope is that chopper can control himself  in that state and use it at will that would be helpful. I was kind of surprised when i found out she had a soap ability as most of the cp9 with devil fruits were zoan types. Really wonder whats happened to Sanji though where did he go and luffy finally catches up with lucchi next chapters going to be great.
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    NabeKid

    [126]Apr 26, 2006
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    I know one thing. All of our predictons on kaku and califa's DF abilities were completly off.
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    neomaster121

    [127]Apr 26, 2006
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    So very true
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    Senshi274

    [128]Apr 27, 2006
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    At first I thought Calipha's Devil's fruit power was glass. But wow, soap bubbles; Oda's full of surprises. I doubt anyone was expecting that. Someone on Arlong Park came up with a nickname for the beserk Chopper: Choppzilla.
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    NabeKid

    [129]May 4, 2006
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    Just so that Im clear. Is everyone getting manga info from here:

    http://groups.msn.com/onepiecemangav-2
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    neomaster121

    [130]May 4, 2006
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    i do read from that site among other sites
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    CosmicDebris

    [131]May 4, 2006
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    I don't like to read from the msn groups, I prefer to download them for bigger scans.
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    saikoh

    [132]May 4, 2006
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    I prefer hard copy. *just got One Piece vol. 41*

    Volumes 42 won't be out for a while, though.

    Btw, I found this poll from Oricon (Japanese pop-culture site) - http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/ranking/16945/

    Eichiro Oda is the 15th most popular manga author and One Piece is the fifth most popular manga (below Nana, Slam Dunk, Kochikame, and Dragonball), according to this poll.  

    Also, One Piece was the fourth most popular among the guys polled, and sixth among females.

    Oda was tenth most popular mangaka among males (tied with Yoshihiro Togashi), and not in the top 15 in the female list.

     

    Edit: Here's the rest of the top-ranked manga/mangaka.

    Mangaka:

    1. Ai Yazawa (Nana); 2. Osamu Tezuka (Black Jack)

    3. Mitsuru Adachi (Touch), and Akira Toriyama (DB); 5. Takehiko Inoue (Slam Dunk)

    6. Naoki Urasawa (Yawara!); 7. Momoko Sakura (Chibi Maruko-chan);

    8. Osamu Akimoto (Kochikame); 9. CLAMP (CCS)

    10 - 13. Fujiko Fujio (Doraemon); Takeshi Obata (Death Note); Moyoko Anno (Sugar Sugar Rune);

    14.Yoshihiro Togashi (HxH); 15. Eiichiro Oda (OP)


    Manga:

    1. NANA; 2. Slam Dunk; 3. Kochikame & Dragonball; 5. One Piece

    6-10. Touch; Doraemon; Death Note; Black Jack; Chibi Maruko-chan

    11-15. Detective Conan; Honey and Clover; Hunter x Hunter; 20th Century Boys; Fist of North Star

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    CosmicDebris

    [133]May 4, 2006
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    One Piece kicks butt in Japan. It's also #4 anime too according to another poll by TV Asahi, based on a nation-wide survey they conducted with multiple age-groups.

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    saikoh

    [134]May 4, 2006
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    Yeah, One Piece is ridiculously successful in Japan.

    Not doing so well in the US, though. It's not badass and cool enough, I guess.
    Edited on 05/04/2006 8:06pm
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    CosmicDebris

    [135]May 5, 2006
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    No, just the 4kids dub sucks ass. XD

    It's doing ok on CN. It's somewhere in the middle in the top shows on the station and #2 on Toonami.

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    Senshi274

    [136]May 5, 2006
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    I read 409 earlier this week, and I have one thing to say: Spandam is such an idiot! He accidently pressed the Golden Denden Mushi, and now the Buster Call is heading towards Enies Lobby. I wonder if the Strawhats will be able to beat the rest of the CP9 in 30 minutes?
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    neomaster121

    [137]May 5, 2006
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    what about chopper hes heading straight for zoro ussop kaku and the wolf guy(can't remember his name) will Zoro have to fight all three
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    Senshi274

    [138]May 5, 2006
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    I think Zoro, Kaku, or Jyabura will knock Chopper out, and he'll revert to his normal self. If he doesn't get postal on his fellow Nakama, maybe Chopper will actually help Zoro and Usopp beat them.
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    neomaster121

    [139]May 5, 2006
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    maybe chopper figths with Jyabura allowing zoro to beat kaku
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    CosmicDebris

    [140]May 5, 2006
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    Senshi274 wrote:
    I read 409 earlier this week, and I have one thing to say: Spandam is such an idiot! He accidently pressed the Golden Denden Mushi, and now the Buster Call is heading towards Enies Lobby.

    Yeah, Spandam rocks, one of the best villains ever. XD

    :
     I wonder if the Strawhats will be able to beat the rest of the CP9 in 30 minutes?

    Of course, this is Shounen time. In Shounen time, the hero can beat the villain, escape to a safe location and even grab a snack in the meantime within 2 minutes, even though these two minutes will last 30 chapters.

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