Eh, I usually don't like doing lists because I usually forget one or two, and because my list is constantly changing, and to be honest, I enjoy reading web/light novels more than manga/anime. But if I had to pick, and these are in no particular order.
1. Dragon Ball (all series)
3. Yu Yu Hakusho
4. Full Metal Alchemist (specifically Brotherhood)
6. Death Note
7. Code Geass
9. Seven Deadly Sins
10. One Piece
Shokugeki no Soma and, if you are of an older audience, Hellsing Ultimate and Highschool DxD are also highly recommended.
Well that's up to personal preference. They are known as 2 of the Big Three for a reason, because they were once equally popular.
I don't really think one is better than the other, I feel each does something better than the other.
However, it should be noted One Piece isn't over, most shonen are defined by their final arcs, its what decides overall how good they are. Naruto's ending was pretty solid, abeit very rushed, so there is plenty of room for One Piece to offer a much better ending and be a lot better overall.
If Gara was put into A’s Liger Bomb would his sand be enough to protect him like Sasuke’s Susanoo?
Why was Naruto given Neji in the first round of final chunin exam matches I think even he was surprised? Based on his match with Kiba if I had to score it I wouldn’t give it a high one. Wouldn’t Kankuro have made a better fight even though it all worked out?
You are really throwing a lot at me, aren't you? XD
Sorry to say, but we can't know for sure unless they try it. In theory, it should work, because Gaara's sand's defense is proportionate to his chakra, and both A and Gaara have Tailed Beast levels of chakra. So, in theory, he should be able to block it.
That's not how it worked. They drew lots, Naruto got #1 and Neji got #2, as a result they were matched up. It didn't have anything to do with the previous match. All that match was for was to decide who continued on to the third exam and who was eliminated. That was done because it was decided too many people passed the third exam. 7 teams, or 21 people, to be specific, and the purpose of the matches was to lower it to 9 people.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by fumble. However, given the logic of the story, the strongest characters are;
1. Kaguya Otsutsuki
2-3. Hagoromo Otsutsuki
2-3. Madara Uchiha
4. Naruto Uzumaki
5. Sasuke Uchiha
Hagoromo and Madara are tied because Hagoromo uses Creation of All Things which pretty much allows him to create anything from chakra, while Madara possesses the Rinne Sharingan which Hagoromo does not.
I recently watched the episode where Sanji attacks Luffy during the Whole Cake Island Arc. I remember what happened with Usopp after his defection. I must say that what Sanji did is 100 times worst. I would go as far as to say it is unforgivable. It seems as if it is just getting swept under the rug like nothing happened.
From Nami’s reaction was Luffy in any real danger from Sanji’s attacks? Afterwards it seemed like Luffy just brushed it off like it was nothing?
Based on the way Zoro reacted to Usopp wanting to rejoin. How do you think he would feel about Sanji attacking their captain?
Would Luffy have to defeat all of the Yonko to be considered the King of the Pirates?
I can certainly see that. The Usopp vs. Luffy fight seemed more fair because Luffy wasn't on the other end of fighting a very serious enemy, i.e. Cracker, and fought back. But the Sanji fight seems much harder to watch because Luffy is already exhausted and close to passing out before the fight even starts, and Sanji is pretty much just beating him up with no resistance.
However, you shouldn't really get mad for the wrong reasons here. The reason you should be mad at the Sanji fight and the Whole Cake Island plotline in general is because it is basically a re-hash of the Water 7/Enies Lobby arc, which you've even pointed out some similarities. Which happens, Dressrosa is basically a re-hash of Alabasta, but Water 7 is an arc that should not be repeated. In the grand scheme of things, despite knocking out one of his teeth, Luffy actually didn't take any serious damage. Nami was more upset that Sanji attacked him, more than was hurting him. It's like watching friends fight. However, the damage it does to the crew's character development is the more serious damage.
That being said, the Usopp and Sanji situation are not the same, in fact, it'd be more fair to compare Sanji's situation to more of Robin's situation than Usopp's. Usopp's situation was entirely internal, and reflected a much deeper issue in the crew that Robin's merely hinted at, and issue that should have been resolved in the Water 7 arc, but wasn't.
That issue being the fact that the crew actually had less respect for Luffy as a Captain than they might admit. Which makes sense, Luffy's irresponsible, laissez-faire attitude towards leadership doesn't actual inspire a lot of respect on a group level. It's his commitment to his principals that does it, but that does nothing for the faith of the crew against a serious threat.
Now, it is fair to say there is some degree of mix between Robin/Sanji's situation and Usopp's that causes this issue to surface. And that is a degree of trust and respect for the crew's strength in general. The reason Robin and Sanji left the crew was not over a disagreement with the Captain like Usopp's, but a more larger desire to protect the crew from a perceived greater threat they didn't think the crew could handle. So rather than being an insult to the Captain's integrity, it's more of an insult to their crew's competitency and strength.
Luffy treats the former very seriously, but the latter not so seriously. Mostly because the latter shows a desire to protect and love for the crew that wouldn't exist unless the person cared. The former is different, and that is what made the situation so much more serious both for Luffy and the crew.
The reason Zoro was upset because he wanted the fact Usopp chose to leave the crew under no pressure to not be something easily brushed off. Because then what integrity does Luffy have that people can just come and go as they please? Usopp needed to apologize properly for the offense he caused.
Now, what I mentioning about Luffy not being respected in Whole Cake falls in the latter condition, where its not an issue of Sanji and Luffy disagreeing with his behavior as a Captain, but what the crew should be put through facing a serious threat. Sanji was pretty much blackmailed to leave his crew and marry Pudding, with everyone he cared about as the hostage.
Sanji desire to seperate Luffy and the Straw-Hats from himself is for this reason, for if they are perceived as not having value to him, they can't be used against him.
This is what makes the situation like Robin's. The problem is, this should never have been repeated. Robin's situation should have made it clear to everyone, including Sanji, that Luffy would never abandon a crewmate regardless of the enemy. If you are where you are in the arc and haven't been any further, I won't spoil it for you, but Luffy gets what I consider his payback, so you are fine.
That is the implication. Although he can just snake Big Mom's poneglyph, she's not going to just leave him alone. Sooner or later he is going to need to beat her.
He's going to need to beat Kaidou to get his too. That leaves Shanks and Blackbeard, and Blackbeard would never leave Luffy alone if he was close to becoming Pirate King, because that's Blackbeard's ambition too.
Shanks and Luffy's confrontation has been hyped up since the series began. Because one of Luffy's biggest desires was to test his crew against Shanks to prove his would be better.
So, needless to say, Luffy will be fighting all four at some point, the only question is in what form. Does it need to be 1-on-1? Some would argue no, but I would argue yes.
The Pirate King is basically seen as the best pirate, it's not just about having the One Piece. If you are going to be seen as being superior to the Yonko, who are the closest thing to the best besides the Pirate King, then you need to be at least as strong as one. If Luffy does become Pirate King he needs to at least be stronger than a Yonko or at least on par with one.
And that's not just for the sake of sensibility, but for the sake of the plot. Whitebeard implied that the Pirate King is going to start a massive war after the One Piece is discovered, most likely because the One Piece helps reveal the nature of the Blank History alongside the Rio Poneglyph. So, the nature of the truth may lead to a call for revolution depending how dirty these secrets are, and based on what we have been shown, they are pretty dirty.
So, if we are expecting Luffy as Pirate King to really lead a revolution against the World Government and attack New Marineford and Mariejois, he will need to be strong enough to see that happen. Which means he needs to be at least at Whitebeard level, because Whitebeard tried to do that and still failed, so something weaker than Whitebeard is not doing it. It's not even a question of numbers either, because despite having so many men Whitebeard couldn't avoid defeat. The Navy has numbers, force, and organization; and if Jinbe is to be believed, its never worse than it was before the Whitebeard War.
Chances are Luffy will work his way through the Yonko after he gets to that level, basically, the first one is going to be the hardest. Once he beats one, he can probably build the influstructure needed to beat the other three. Then no one can challenge him as Pirate King and ownership of the One Piece. And if he succeeds in beating the World Government, that would leave him becoming essentially "The King of the World" as well.
I imagine Gold D. Roger was the greatest combatant to ever have exist in the One Piece universe. Wouldn’t he have to be to become King of the Pirates? Do you believe the theory that Luffy’s devil fruit was Roger’s before him? Also if Silvers Rayleigh as 1st mate is as powerful as he is I can only imagine how powerful Roger was.
Yes. But, the thing is he apparently snuck in to read Big Mom's poneglyph, he does sound like he actually fought her head on.
Roger's strength was only part of it, he had also fully explored the Grand Line and possessed the One Piece. That's why simply being the strongest man isn't enough to be Pirate King.
I don't believe it, because you'd think someone, at some point, would have mentioned that fact, with how dangerous it is that a man with the "D" middle initial and Conqueror's Haki, on top of being Garp's grandson and Dragon's son, happens to have Roger's fruit. I feel that would have mentioned on top of all of these red flags and Rayleigh would have probably mentioned it at least to Luffy while he was training, maybe passing on some of Roger's moves. But he didn't. Instead he seemed to just help Luffy with Haki and give his impressions of Luffy's Devil Fruit moves.
Quite honestly, I believe Roger, like Shanks, didn't have a Devil Fruit, instead he his fighting style was all Haki-based. Since the abundant of hints and evidence that Roger's Haki was a level above almost everyones, with even Chinjao mentioning you need Conqueror's Haki stronger than any other Conqueror's Haki, with strength that surpassed the three Admirals to be considered Roger's equal.
Instead, I feel Luffy shares Haki affinities, he seemingly hears "The Voice of All Things", which may be an offshoot of his Observation Haki being prone to feelings and emotions.
Right, Rayleigh is the only person we know about the Navy just "left alone" rather than try to actually arrest him. In fact, he seemingly wasn't even gone after for being involved in the Auction House Incident when Luffy punched St. Charlos.
How do you think the Yonko would match up against the Admirals? It seems to be implied that the Yonko are stronger because of the occasions where the Admirals chose not to fight (Marineford). Kizaru chose not to fight Benn Beckman. Sengoku chose not to engage with Shanks.
Correct. The Yonko are stronger, how strong is up for debate. Some would say you need at least two, others would say all three.
Either way, their inferiority is not only implied, its proven in the story. Because logically, if one Admiral was worth one Yonko, then it would make no sense why the Marines have defeated the Yonko long ago by attacking each individually. After all, like I said, the Yonko are not a united front.
I don't know where you are in the story, so I want to avoid spoiling you. But let's just say that if a Yonko would rampage in their territory, literally none of their subordinates/crew could do anything. As a result, if an Admiral could actually beat a Yonko, then it would make no sense how three of them can't just eliminate one Yonko and their crew together.
Admirals are basically when you match top-tier combat prowess, Haki mastery, and usually OP Devil Fruits. Yonko on the other hand are freaks of nature, mosters of the highest order. Comparing an Admiral to a Yonko is like comparing a master hunter with a rifle with a T-Rex.
Now, Vice Admiral Monkey D. Garp, who is Admiral-Class was able to fight equally against Pirate King Gold Roger, who is Yonko-Class or above. That is the reason Garp is so famous as "Garp the Fist". After all, if it was a common thing for Admirals to fight equally with Pirate Kings and Yonko, then it wouldn't be as special.
Personally, I feel it goes like this Yonko Commander </= Admiral < Yonko. A Yonko Commander or Officer like Benn Beckmann probably isn't strong as Kizaru, but Kizaru probably would want to be careful fighting Benn Beckmann, because he could get seriously hurt if he wasn't serious. So an Admiral is between a Yonko and its commanders in strength, that's why Marco and Jizu could fight, but not really get an edge on an Admiral. However, that isn't to say that one couldn't win under the right circumstances, like I said, its all about the caution an Admiral faces, there are some Yonko Commanders, like the strongest of Big Mom's commanders, which I feel probably could kill an Admiral.
Now Shanks is probably the strongest Yonko, as it is pointed out that he fought Kaido at sea to prevent Kaido from attaching Whitebeard, and yet then arrived at Marineford without a scratch. What's more, none of the marines, even the zealous Akainu, looked all too eager to fight him, not just Sengoku. This may have been because they had just been through a fight with Whitebeard, but you have to imagine, if they were really in dire straights, then Shanks probably could have just wiped them out. So, I'd wager Sengoku just viewed the situation as disadvantageous rather than hopeless and agreed to Shanks demands, and the fact that he was not punished means that the World Goverment considered it the right call too.
Now, you should realize the implications of what I've just said. The implications are that logically one Yonko couldn't defeat the Marines, but two or more could, if they actually chose to work together. That is why a true Pirate King is so dangerous, because logically, the Pirate King will emerge when the other Yonko fall from power. At which point "all" the subordinates will fall under the Pirate King, and the Marines will basically face the equivalent of four Yonko crews. Its the End War Whitebeard was talking about, and that was what Sengoku was really scared off. If the One Piece is found, the world will be covered in war, that is what Whitebeard said. Meaning that the new Pirate King will turn their forces on the Marines, and Sengoku knows that such a situation would be near hopeless from them.
My issue was I never really discounted it, I was just highly critical of it.
Mostly because it seems really stupid for Big Mom to leave the safety of her territory, which is one of the most tightly secure places I think in that world, and journey to Wano Country, which is Kaido's turf. So really, its not that it "couldn't" happen, it would just be a stupid move on Big Mom's part if it did.
And it was. The thing is, I can see Big Mom being arrogant and naive enough to think she can just stroll in there like nothing has happened, and to be honest, that's what she seemed to be doing. The last arc shows us that she does have this sort of spoiled childish attitude about her, which makes her thing she can do anything and no one can stop her.
I honestly hope she drowned in the ocean, because I'm done with her honestly. I honestly hoped she would have been smarter to go to Fishman Island, which was the most obvious choice, and have Luffy chase her there.
Nah, I'm just done with Big Mom in general. Her stupidity in this last chapter is a little too much for me. I also don't like the fact this is turning into some kind of a three-pronged war instead of two different conflicts, because I feel like its starting to feel rushed.
Of course, I've been seeing reports of Oda trying to start wrapping up the series, which means we could be looking at the ending in two or three more arcs.
Well, you know from the fact that Hashirama was so above every Kage of his time he would never be beaten by one of them 1-on-1.
Of course, that's not to say it's impossible. There are plenty of jutsu that would kill a person like Hashirama regardless of his strength. It's just a question whether Hashirama, who total skill set is unknown, can counter certain deadly jutsu or not.
Of course, jutsu of significant power, like Deidara's C0 would probably be your best bet, but there is always a chance he could whether the explosion or not. That is the problem with Wood Release as it essentially becomes a battle of who has the stronger chakra.
So, one has to accept probably the most dependable jutsu would be something like Deidara's C4, which can kill a person regardless of chakra. Still, there's always a chance since Hashirama has Lightning Release and sensing abilities via Sage Mode than he could disarm them.
So, ultimately, I feel if I was a rival Kage I'd kill Hashirama not with jutsu or in a 1-on-1 fight, but how he probably was actually killed, by swarming him with thousands of shinobi.
Remember, Hashirama is an idealist and a pacifist. So even though he could easily kill an army of shinobi, his ideals to try and end war peacefully will cause him to exhaust himself trying to protect his allies and defeat his enemies without killing them. So, honestly, if it were me, I'd use Hashirama's personality against him, it's the most effective way to bring him down.
Probably not. The whole issue with Lee fighting Gaara, was that Lee didn't have any techniques that could completely destroy Gaara's Sand Armor.
Even his high-speed Strong Fist movements with his weights removed only cracked and chipped the armor, his Primary Lotus Gaara simple substituted out of, and the Hidden Lotus was simply withstood.
So a sword, even one at highspeed, won't have really done any good.
It's why Might Guy was suspicious of why Kakashi had Sasuke copy Lee's taijutsu when Lee's taijutsu isn't enough to get past Gaara's armor. When in reality, it's because Kakashi needed Sasuke to get fast enough to use a weapon that could get past the armor, the Chidori.
Not really, I've been very busy, so I don't have as much time for the site as I had in the past. Fortunately, or rather unfortunately I guess, the site's activity is also slowing down, so I don't need to be do that much to keep it up to date.
People are still asking questions here and there, but its far and away from what we had 1-2 years ago.
Hey, thanks for replying to my Kashin Koji message. I see what you mean, I guess it would be more feasible for him to be a clone rather than Jiraiya's son etc.
A while ago, I think it was you or some other admin that made an analogy of Naruto and Sasuke. The topic was "who is stronger" and someone pointed out that it was either a stalemate battle or that Naruto was stronger. But the main thing that got my attention was the analogy that those two fighting was like a warrior vs an assassin.
I'm almost positive that it was you that said that. I'd like to read the post the again, is there any way you might have a link to it? Or if you have the time, maybe summarize what you remember of that analogy? Thank you
I'm sorry, but that's not enough for me to be able to look up the discussion. If you had who the discussion was with, I might be able to do something.
Of course, I remember the nature of the discussion, because I've had it many times.
It was the fact that while Sasuke cannot be said to surpass Naruto in the raw strength category, as Naruto has him utterly outclasses in terms of chakra and physical strength, Sasuke has prevalent speed skills. Some of which surpass Naruto's. Namely, his own speed can match Six Paths Sage Mode and he can further increase it using Lightning Release. He also can use Space-Time Ninjutsu to get the jump on his enemies even further.
The reason this doesn't give him an edge on Naruto is because of Naruto's reflexes and sensing abilities. Although it wasn't shown well in the anime fight, in the manga it was shown that Naruto not only had the reflexes to sense Sasuke behind him with a Chidori after teleporting behind him with Amenotejikara, but he actually had the speed to turn around, register the threat, and dodge it.
Otherwise, in a normal fight, Sasuke's speed is devastating. So it is more like Naruto is an invincible warrior while Sasuke is an undetectable assassin, a shadow.
So the two fighting becomes a little tricky, because while Sasuke's couldn't overpower Naruto, he could still really give him a run for his money, mainly due to the speed situation.