I was asked to collab in a youtube video about sexism in One Piece and accidentally got upset about it. I did not realise that I would get this worked up about it and I think that’s because when you’re watching the series, there are little moments of sexism that you can ignore. But when you actually research it and think about all the moments that have made you feel uncomfortable, it becomes overwhelmingly clear that One Piece is sexist.
It’s gotten to the point where I’m embarrassed to tell my friends that I watch One Piece, because I know that they’re going to google it to check it out and they’re just going to see boobs. I would never buy a figurine of a female character in One Piece because I wouldn’t even be able to look at it. I’m not saying that large boobs don’t exist in real life but it’s a problem in One Piece because it’s gotten to the point where every young and attractive female character has giant boobs. There is barely any diversity between female characters. And to be honest this isn’t the type of anime I signed up for. The first time I remember feeling uncomfortable when watching the anime was in the Alabasta arc and seeing Miss Doublefinger outfit. I was like wtf, who would dress like that but I could just write it off to her being a crazy villain. But after that moment the boobs grew bigger every One Piece arc, until after the timeskip when in the manga you couldn’t even tell which female character was speaking because they all looked the same.
Five unruly kids (plus a reindeer) traveling the world in a boat and raising hell and making the grown-ups shake their heads until finally they get some adult supervision…but that only just encourages the craziness because these “adults” are the furthest thing from sane or mature.
Another Respost with watermarks, why? look at the other name picture for why.
Also, underboobs, a first for me. I didn’t go crazy with her boobs like the anime or Oda might, mainly because I’m not good at that yet, but also a certain size fits with my art style best right now. I have a nice balance right now. Maybe in the future.
I think one piece quality started to drop before Dressrosa, we didn't see the full potential of some good characters.
I can’t tell you how many times I watched and re-watched one piece, for me the difference started to show when hancock was introduced. We finally got to see the only female shichibukai and I was looking forward to an amazing fight with luffy but all we got was her falling in love with him. To this day vivi is probably my fav female character, this girl fought luffy and stood up to baroque works to save her country. Now that’s some quality one piece, she wasn’t sexualise or turned into an eye candy like Rebecca and other characters who came after. Baby 5 is also another badass character with immense potential, I had high hopes when she was first introduced in punk hazard but she never even finished a fight and got married. Don’t get me started on the changes that happened to robin and nami post timeskip, with all that being said I wasn’t expecting much from whole cake arc with the main protagonist being female. Still doesn’t mean oda sensei is the one who wanted these changes, it’s just not possible for someone to change their style so drastically. Anime and manga these days is boobies and fanservice, one needs to adjust to keep up with everyone. Dressrosa was the trigger for wasted potential, messy storyline…