I haven't even gotten past episode 25 of one piece...
ok im not gonna lie the east blue saga is kinda hard to get through if youre watching for the first time with the older animation and plot not being that great n shit
but when they enter the grand line (episode 62) it really starts to kick off and its GREAT
the animation slowly gets better and the adventure and plot is incredible and you just fall in love with all the main characters and soundtrack im just so in love with it all
the anime is pretty fast paced during the east blue saga but then it’ll be more stretched out and longer arcs and there is SO MUCH background lore and secrets and its amazing to just notice and think about them and wonder whats going on and how it might effect the series later
aaaa i cant force you but holy shit i love this series so much and you should give it another try sometime