It’s true. Image: Twitch / MAPPA / Kotaku
Spoiler image ahead in the embedded tweet below.
It shouldn’t be surprising at this point that Kotaku is a pro-One Piece website because the manga has been a crazy good read for nearly 25 years and due to the fact that it’s the only series to have Nico Robin inside. While some people haven’t weighed anchor yet and ventured through all 1051 manga chapters (I’m looking at you, reader), one Twitch streamer has proven that the massive undertaking of reading the entire manga can be performed in one go. flow.
Last weekend, a French Twitch streamer, ideospread reading all of One Piece (including the final chapter of its latest arc, Wa country) during the weekend. After 106 hours and six minutes of reading interrupted by just 10 hours of sleep and four respectable showers, Ideo has finished reading mangaka Eiichiro Oda’s entire masterpiece.
Speaking to Kotaku, Ideo explained that the idea of streaming the entire One Piece came to him on a whim one night while brushing his teeth.
Although this isn’t the first time, or actually even the second time, that Ideo has re-read One Piece, this time he managed to do it during a non-stop stream. Although his feat is impressive, Ideo told Kotaku he does not recommend curious manga-readers to speed-run One Piece if they are discovering it for the first time.
“There is way too much information to keep in mind,” Ideo said. “It’s better to take the time and read [and] learn about it as a full school curriculum.
“[Fishman Island and Dressrosa] may seem like very long arcs from the outside (and also because of the anime) but […] you come in with the manga all of a sudden [and] the story is so well-written and flowing that it doesn’t feel like it’s that long,” he said.
The arcs that took longer to complete for Ideo were the Halloween-centric arc Bark Thriller and the last and longest of One Piece – at least in number of chapters – Wano Country.
“Thriller Bark had a pretty slow start,” he said. “I also read it around 6-8 in the morning, so that didn’t help.”
After my own journey become a new One Piece fan, I’ve developed a keen interest in interviewing other aficionados to find out which story arcs are their favorites. (For those who didn’t ask, mine are Kingdom of AlabastaDressrossa and push downin this order.)
After putting my One Piece vibe test to Ideo, I’d say it not only passed, but tastes good, considering his favorite arcs are Wano Country, Dressrosa, and whole cake island. Good boy.
“I really enjoyed the later arcs, because I feel like Oda does longer arcs. He has more room to express his talent and great writing,” Ideo said. “In terms of content pure and good characters, they are simply the best.”
Despite being a “super big One Piece fan” who has read the manga and watched the anime countless times before, Ideo said there were still some story details he completely missed. before streaming the series again. But who could blame him, when Oda’s meticulous pacing often leads to seemingly innocuous information manifesting in the form of major plot details 500 chapters later?
“Of course, I found the story much better even though it was a re-re-re-re-reading,” Ideo said. “It’s better every time.”
Article source https://kotaku.com/one-piece-manga-twitch-live-stream-speedrun-wano-1849028696