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Lucy and Natsu, with Happy on the right.The easy way to review Fairy Tail is to say “This is One Piece, but with wizards instead of pirates.” It’s mostly true, too. There’s a little more going on than that, though, so it’s worth taking a deeper look at the show to see past the similarities and judge it on its own merits.

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Boa Hancock. She's awesome. Magellan's pretty funny too, but...

I’m looking forward to the upcoming movie tie-in episodes of One Piece since they’re more than mere filler. At the same time, I’m sad that we won’t be watching more of the Impel Down arc for a while, because this episode reminds me of everything I like about One Piece.

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Here comes the weekend, and that means it’s time for a quick overview of what’s coming and what you should catch up on!

Tomorrow night, One Piece episode 425 airs, and it’ll get the latest story arc into full swing by introducing the villain of the arc, Magellan. The last few arcs of One Piece have been non-stop greatness, so I continue to recommend this show to anyone and everyone who will listen. You just… have to make sure to skip the anime filler, because it will make you angry.

Speaking of angry, Lisseromen, our resident Inuyasha: The Final Act reviewer at SideReel, hasn’t been very happy with the pace of the new Inuyasha. It’s been going too fast with the “ooh, I have a new special move” treadmill lately at the cost of its characters and story, so unless its shapes up fast, it’s probably not worth your time.

And on the “You should watch this” front, I am a recent convert to The Time of Eve. It’s 90 minutes of true science fiction, as a couple of young men are forced to come to terms with the age of androids and their own feelings about where they fit in society. The writing and direction are brilliant, and best of all, it’s available for free and perfectly legally via Crunchyroll. It’s only 90 minutes, and you’ll be a better person for watching it. I promise!

One Piece the Movie: Strong WorldThe Japanese version of Shonen Jump has revealed more details about the upcoming release of Eiichirou Oda’s One Piece Volume Zero, which will be attached to the already-hyped release of One Piece Strong World, the tenth movie in the series.

Strong World has been receiving more attention than usual for a movie based on the popular pirate series, as creator Eiichirou Oda himself wrote the story for the film. Other films were not written by him, though he did supply character designs and had the right to approve or veto stories.

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One Piece Silliness!

The whole series is like this, but without puppets.

Now is the perfect time to start following One Piece, and I’ll tell you why.

One Piece is one of the most popular manga in history, with over 170 million copies sold over the past 12 years of its existence. It embodies the Shonen Jump spirit and takes it to the next level, combining epic action with silly comedy and a sweeping storyline that draws you in with its many well-developed characters. The main problem is that One Piece is so freaking long,  it’s hard to jump into the series without being overwhelmed by the sheer volume of it.

This year, though, VIZ Media and FUNimation are making it easy to be a One Piece fan, whether you’re a grizzled veteran or an interested newcomer.

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