sara_tanaquil: (ace_back)
Under the wire - One Piece volume 58!

Despite one quick proofreading, this is probably full of typos and god-only-knows-what, but I wanted to get it up before [livejournal.com profile] mangaroo had to return her copy to the library. [livejournal.com profile] mangaroo, I hope you can at least scribble down some notes in the way of a response before you have to take it back.

Also, T____T forever, but that kind of goes without saying

One Piece 58 )
sara_tanaquil: (dracule_mihawk)
Lapsed, but not dead!

Japan is just over ONE WEEK AWAY (eek!), but I wanted to get at least a couple of these done before going. Then maybe I can use the post-Japan One Piece high to keep moving forward.

Volume 57: The War at the Summit )
sara_tanaquil: (Kemurin)
This is probably still kind of rough, but I have a million things going on this weekend and wanted to get it up sooner rather than later. I'll be back to fix the rough edges.

Life since the week before Thanksgiving, so crazy!

Volume 56: Thank You )
sara_tanaquil: (aibou)
Not sure if this is rushing things, but at one point [livejournal.com profile] mangaroo was hoping to walk 54 and 55 back to the library tomorrow, so I figured I'd better post it. Will see if I can get through 56 this weekend.

Volume 55: A Buddha in Hell )
sara_tanaquil: (shanks_buggy)
You would think Impel Down would be one of my least favorite arcs, what with all the immature toilet humor. And I thought maybe I would like it less the second time through. Nope - it's still one of my favorites. So hilariously epic. And the comedy is kind of a welcome relief against the deadly serious backdrop.

Vol. 55 is waiting in the wings.

Volume 54: No One Can Stop This Now )
sara_tanaquil: (ace_back)
So, [livejournal.com profile] mangaroo, you're not super attached to any of the Strawhats besides Luffy, right? I mean, you won't mind if we don't see them for... a while? /facepalm

On with Volume 53! From Shabondy to Amazon Lily.

Volume 53: Quality of a King )
sara_tanaquil: (stealth mode)
... on account of all the screaming when certain things happen in One Piece.

Chapter 731 becomes Episode 663. BEWARE SPOILER ZONE. )

ETA, mostly for my own future reference: the reddit thread on the original release of manga chapter 731. Currently the second-highest-rated thread on the entire One Piece reddit, and it's freaking hilarious.
sara_tanaquil: (spoilers)
I had forgotten how dense this volume was. (Maybe I should say "confusing." Once again, it was a lot clearer on re-reading in retrospect.)

Also, this could be considered rather a nasty cliffhanger. I will try to get on to 53 quickly.

Volume 52: Roger and Rayleigh )
sara_tanaquil: (law_bepo)
Shabondy, yay! This is one of those arcs (kind of like Jaya, vols 24-25) that can be overwhelming at first and is probably better on a re-read, but even on a first read, it is still made of multiple layers of awesome.

Volume 51: Eleven Supernovas )
sara_tanaquil: (yubashiri)
I have so many things I feel I ought to be catching up on! Maybe another life post soon. In the meantime, I want to get the One Piece train re-started before I lose momentum completely.

I have a lot of favorite scenes in this volume. At last, Thriller Bark wraps up, and we're getting ready to move on to the Shabondy arc.

One Piece 50 )
sara_tanaquil: (mischief_managed)
A day later than I had hoped, but on with Volume 49! A lot of shounen fighting to get through here. I'm looking forward to getting into Volume 50 and the transition to one of my favorite arcs coming up next.

A comment that applies to pretty much the whole volume: I don't highlight this much in the summaries, partly because the details of fighting are too tedious to summarize, but I really love when all the Strawhats team up and play off of each other's abilities. Teamwork fights are the best!

One Piece 49 - Nightmare Luffy )
sara_tanaquil: (pirate_pile)
This is a bit premature, because I would usually wait until discussion on 46 was exhausted to start 47, but I'm leaving for Latin camp tomorrow, so I might as well post the finished summary for 47 now.

I'll be taking 48-51 with me (48 is half read with no summarizing done yet), in case I have time to work on it in the evenings, but no promises until I get back on the 23rd.

One Piece 47 (Cloudy, with A Chance of Bones) )
sara_tanaquil: (pirate_pile)
Whoa, where did May go?

Besides end of semester craziness and beach travel, I've been having a little motivation trouble because Thriller Bark has never been a favorite arc of mine. It has some great moments, to be sure, but zombies are just not my thing.

I had hoped to make more progress at the beach, but we had such a run of good weather that I couldn't do much of anything on the computer at all. Not that I'm complaining.

But the arc isn't too long, so, on with it!

One Piece 46: Ghost Island Adventure )
sara_tanaquil: (shipofdreams)
This is no doubt full of typos and I don't even know what all, but I am so far behind, I just need to get it out and keep moving. ^_^;;

Enies Lobby draws to a close, post-Enies Lobby awaits.

Volume 44: Let's Go Home )
sara_tanaquil: (kaku)
I have been waiting SO long to be able to use this icon.

Volume 43: Hero Legend )
sara_tanaquil: (stealth mode)
This one might be a bit rough in terms of proofreading, but I'll hope for the best! I haven't started 43 yet.

As I thought, a lot of shounen fighting in this one. A few good moments too though. :-)

Volume 42: Pirates Vs. CP9 )
sara_tanaquil: (pirate_pile)
I found volume 41 really hard to summarize for two reasons - because the flashback breaks my heart (so I had to keep stopping every few chapters), and because I find just about everything that happens so compelling, it was more like I was translating than summarizing half the time. Which is overkill and unnecessary, really. But anyway, I'm hoping that the next couple of volumes might be easier to summarize. Fight scenes usually are.

Volume 41: Delcaration of War )
sara_tanaquil: (mischief_managed)
I am officially declaring Volume 41 to be the hardest to summarize after 35. I love so many things about it, but, DAMN.

In the meantime --

Volume 40: Gear )
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