Given how lax Oda is on certain aspects of the manga, paying a lot of attention to the timeline won't do you much good aside from making you poke holes in the plot, and given the nature of this manga there are bound to be quite a few. Not that arguing over the timeline isn't entertaining, it just might be a good idea to keep in mind that this is a shounen manga which is updated weakly, probably not giving Oda much time to double check to make sure all the details are in perfect order, also the story would become a lot dryer if Oda spent many panels addressing those details.
The best I could do was Whiskey Peak, but then the way it is grouped with the other stories doesn't make sense. And there were other times during cover stories where the time of day in the Straw Hat's area didn't correspond with where the cover story was.
@ Louis Cypher, you are right, I honestly don't know if Oda intends to have so little time pass between arcs and what not, it does make some sense given they haven't aged until the time skip or even Aokiji acknowledging that the speed in gaining power for such a small pirate crew scared the crap out of him.
But I do know he paid attention to it several times. The whole phases of the moon ending at a full moon for Drum(I think) was proven true in an SBS. At that point Greg had only mad theory and eventually Oda confirmed it. So I don't think it's within the realm of impossibility that he intended everything so far to happen with in the same day.
Last edited by RomanceDawn; April 15th, 2012 at 11:00 AM.
We didn't see the moon at water 7 or thriller bark, however It was misty at TB, and i could have been new moon at W7
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Total: around twentyone days (three weeks), 6-7 of them at arabasta.
In Alabasta there were multiple instances of sleeping through the night, traveling through the day and sleeping again. Not to mention Luffy being sick in bed for 3 days. Saboady and Fishman Island contain events that line up one right after another. I've countered enough examples to support my claims, but you are the type who won't accept it because "it just doesn't seem right."
I'm glad the timeline is being discussed. If Oda is planning on making the tea party an event (which I think he will), keeping solid track of the timeline would be important so the crew can arrive appropriately.
Now I wanted to point make an argument for the time passing during Fishman Island, but it turns out I misread chapter 653. I thought the Left Minister said it took half of a day for Fishman Island to set, which would be 12 hours and a normal day on earth only has 12 hours of sunlight so if half a day past, there's no way Fishman Island would be sunny.
BUT, what the Minister actually said was that each island in the New World would only take half a day to set. Even taking travel time, sleep, etc. into account, I've realized the crew could get into plenty of adventures before facing Big Mom. It's good to know, but it didn't say how long it took Fishman Island to set.
Originally Posted by Gregory House
LeftMinister: Oh, it's settled all right. All Logs from here on out will settle within half a day.
According to cnet.
I took it to mean that Fishman Island on would take half a day. But maybe i'm comprehending it wrong, or you have a better translation somewhere.
Still if Fishman Island did take half a day I suppose they could be setting sail late afternoon or early night while the sun is still out. You sure can't tell when they resurface.
I've got good proof that Fishman Island happened in one day. The biggest question mark is the party, it somewhat seems like it goes through the night. I argued that is not the case, as the events after are very close to the actual events of the party. Here is something better.
Directly after the battle, before the party, King Neptune claims that he will let the soldiers of Hodi's army live on the main island. Though they would now be working in the Neptune Army.
LONG after the party King Neptune tells Jinbe they recruited today! From C-Net!
Neptune: Why, only today this land has come into possession... / ...of a 70,000-man strong force of powerful, if rowdy, fighters from the Fishman District.
Ok that is the best I can do. If anyone argues that then all you want to do is argue and not take the facts directly from the story. Fishman Island is one day! Punk Hazard is certainly the end of that same day, with 4 day's still remaining for the tea party.
Last edited by RomanceDawn; April 15th, 2012 at 06:25 PM.
@Romance Dawn. I used cnet too. I just assumed Left Minister just meant Islands after Fishman Island, though you could be right and it's meant as inclusive too.
And I also assumed the half day meant literally 12 hours. If that's correct, then it would be highly unlikely it's just 1 day since chapter 598, but he could also mean 6 hours, where day is meant when the sun's out (12 hours a day 12 hours a night) which would make the timeline much more reasonable if it was just one day so far.
As for Fishman Island. I would argue that if there was ever time passing, it would be between 652 and 653. But Oda is pretty good about revealing when time passes offscreen, so I highly doubt this argument but it's possible.
Originally Posted by Gregory House
Gizmo thanks to you I finally figured it out. This is without a doubt the undisputed truth until Oda out right says otherwise.
Many of you will be happy to know that the crew is on it's 2nd day since reuniting.
Point 1 -From the reunion until the end of the battle when Jinbe has a talk with Neptune, it happens all in one day, party included. All before night fall. Proof up above.
Point 2 - Sharley asks Keime to take the day off when she meets with the Straw Hats. By Chapter 653 she is working again, so a new day.
Point 3 - The real mega proof! Nami and Robin have the same outfits until they set sail! They are the only 2 straw hats that regularly change their clothes as pointed out in the SBS! Nami has a Criminal bra as they pinky promise, but before that it was something generic.
Robin takes off that sexy dark top with the light bottom that almost looks like a dress and changes it to something all dark.
New Criminal bra and new clothes for Robin.
SBS Volume 51
3 days until the Tea Party!
Last edited by RomanceDawn; April 15th, 2012 at 09:34 PM.
LOL, so it has been more than a day. But thanks for the proof, I'm impressed you noticed the Keimi thing.
It's the little things that turn out to be important when we're talking about... insignificant details, LOL.
Nice Romance Dawn that's impressive researching. Glad I could "help".
Last edited by Gizmo; April 16th, 2012 at 01:50 AM.
Originally Posted by Gregory House
Because you questioned a specific portion of the comic(chapter 652-653) I decided that was questionable to me as well.
Though it really means nothing because Oda can draw out a single battle that can take months, it's nice to know that the Tea Party is slightly closer than I assumed.
And to add a bit more relevance to the at least one day theory. Remember the newspaper that Monet had. It had updated pictures of the Strawhats at Shaboady, so it had to be at least a day so the paper could be printed.
So according to greg, oda says the final arc will make marineford look like nothing. Holy shit.
obviously, it's the end, the day every OP reader commits suicide because nothing beautiful will be left in life.
Veni, Vedi, Vici.
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