I've been marathoning the series lately. At about episode 250 of the English dub. I love the top image. Everyone showing their sign of friendship is one of the most awesome moments I've seen so far in One Piece.
I've already looked up a bunch of spoilers on my own. XD Doesn't affect my enjoyment of the series, and it hasn't stopped me from crying at certain parts. Made it though all the currently available English dub and then kept going with the sub. I'm around episode 450 now. ^_^
GOD FUCK YES. i wish they played it on TV again where i am but atleast its online so i cant complain but omg a One Piece Marathon would be awsome. i would probably never leave my room to watch it lmao XD IM FOREVER A ONE PIECE FAN!!!!!
I think my favorite part about the story is that it's actually very well balanced between dramatic, comical and most importantly [and ironically] it progresses. I truly think that is why it has been such a success for such a very long time.