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Hiya.

There I was, walking around my house, and scrolling through the recommended videos section of my iPod. I click on one of them, and proceed to watch something stupid. After the previously mentioned “something stupid,” I go through the comments and stop on one that reads:

Yeah. The Diamond is Unbreakable director made sketches for Part 5 (Vento Aureo) since its his favorite part of the series.

I clicked to see more of the comment chain, and found links to the sketches in question. So, I promptly saved them before I did anything else…!:

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I had no idea these were even around or that they existed at all.

WOW. What a find. 

What was I supposed to be talking about…?

Oh, yeah. I read One Piece vol. 43, 44, 45, and 46.

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As much as I enjoyed the Water Seven arc’s story and pacing, I like the Thriller Bark arc’s characters and art style a lot more.

For example, I actually felt myself getting teary eyed at Merry Go‘s funeral scene, and shook my fist in the air when Nico Robin was saved.

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BUT, as soon as Brook‘s introduction rolled around and I looked at how the island of Thriller Bark/the inhabitants of it were drawn; I started loving it more than I probably should have.

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Eiichiro Oda seems to really like Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Edit: Yep. Its one of his Top 3 favorite movies, along with Seven Samurai and Young Guns.

I found that factoid HERE as well as a lot more information about him.

Imma get back to vol.47, so I’ll leave you with this other saved sketch that DiU director dude did:

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Later Daze.

 

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