As the last remaining title of the Big Three (One Piece, Naruto, and Bleach), there are a lot of expectations weighing on its shoulders with every new episode leading to the eventual end of the series. With a name as big as One Piece, divisiveness is expected within the fan base. Whether it's the length of the series, the power-scaling, or the filler arcs, One Piece presents many aspects that longtime viewers and new fans either love or hate.
The following contains spoilers for the ongoing One Piece manga and anime series.
Eiichiro Oda, the original manga artist and creator of One Piece, is known for drawing characters with great detail and unique designs. Beyond the strange designs and explosive fight scenes, One Piece features very real, relatable characters and struggles. Oda insists that there's no shame in crying or failing.
Nothing divides a fandom further than an anime's ability to evoke emotion. Due to One Piece's dark implications, deep, emotional scenes are inevitable. Whether it's a tragic backstory, an intense conflict, or the death of main character, these shocking narrative decisions will frustrate some fans and move others.