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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivotas View Post

    Ahem, ahem... not exactly Laugh Tale but pretty close I would say.
    Incredible! I remember lurking and reading this way back when. Never gave it a second thought ever again even after the movie reveal. Right on dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sengokusgoat View Post
    This makes it look like they're gonna release the Wano boxset alongside Volume 100. Which would be kinda weird? It doesn't really feel like we're just 25 chapters or so from the ending.
    It doesn't make mention of a box then, just that #4 is when they will celebrate volume 100. No way Wano ends in 3 volumes (2.5 including the chapters that aren't compiled yet for 98). Just too stacked honestly to do so.


    Edit: Its interesting that that diagram has everything separated into 4 quarters. Like with 97-99, they are releasing 9 boxes (3 for each "Quarter" up to that point) to cover through WCI.

    It almost "feels" like Wano is the first box of 3 in this last quarter. If this is the last "quarter" of the series, then 2 more boxes after almost makes sense.

    However I personally doubt it will be something clean like a 120 volumes splitting everything the last few boxes 10 volumes each, cause if you look at each box they all have wildly different numbers of volumes (except the last 2 because of how DR and WCI end directly in volumes 80 and 90 respecitvely):

    Box 1: 12 Volumes (East Blue)
    Box 2: 11 Volumes (Boroque Works)
    Box 3: 9 Volumes (Jaya, Skypiea, LRLL)
    Box 4: 13 Volumes (Water 7, Enies Lobby)
    Box 5: 8 Volumes (Thriller Bark, Sabaody, Amazon Lily)
    Box 6: 8 Volumes (Impel Down, Marineford)
    Box 7: 9 Volumes (Fishman Island, Punk Hazard)
    Box 8: 10 Volumes (Dressrosa)
    Box 9: 10 Volumes (Zou, Whole Cake Island)


    Box 10 will surely encompass Wano, and based on the above, it seems very clear that it it will be a bigger box, similar to Box 1 or Box 4 at 12 or 13 volumes since Wano is on track to being the longest arc in the series, and it doesn't seem like they intend on splitting arcs up.

    So IF there are 2 more boxes, I can see Box 11 covering whatever else planned before the Final War (6-10 volumes; even if its comprised of a few smaller arcs like TB, Zou, FI or PH because we at least will likely see Elbaf/Laugh Tale before the war, but who knows what else), then Box 12 being as long as it needs to cover the Final War. Or who knows, maybe its even bigger than that and there are 4 boxes. Could also be smaller, but I doubt at this point.


    tldr: Wano's box set does not have to be 10 volumes. It can be 12-15 honestly if needed. Doesn't seem like they will cut off arcs between box sets.
    Last edited by Gia Sado; September 4th, 2020 at 01:52 PM.

  3. #63

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia Sado View Post
    It doesn't make mention of a box then, just that #4 is when they will celebrate volume 100. No way Wano ends in 3 volumes (2.5 including the chapters that aren't compiled yet for 98). Just too stacked honestly to do so.


    Edit: Its interesting that that diagram has everything separated into 4 quarters. Like with 97-99, they are releasing 9 boxes (3 for each "Quarter" up to that point) to cover through WCI.

    It almost "feels" like Wano is the first box of 3 in this last quarter. If this is the last "quarter" of the series, then 2 more boxes after almost makes sense.

    However I personally doubt it will be something clean like a 120 volumes splitting everything the last few boxes 10 volumes each, cause if you look at each box they all have wildly different numbers of volumes (except the last 2 because of how DR and WCI end directly in volumes 80 and 90 respecitvely):

    Box 1: 12 Volumes (East Blue)
    Box 2: 11 Volumes (Boroque Works)
    Box 3: 9 Volumes (Jaya, Skypiea, LRLL)
    Box 4: 13 Volumes (Water 7, Enies Lobby)
    Box 5: 8 Volumes (Thriller Bark, Sabaody, Amazon Lily)
    Box 6: 8 Volumes (Impel Down, Marineford)
    Box 7: 9 Volumes (Fishman Island, Punk Hazard)
    Box 8: 10 Volumes (Dressrosa)
    Box 9: 10 Volumes (Zou, Whole Cake Island)


    Box 10 will surely encompass Wano, and based on the above, it seems very clear that it it will be a bigger box, similar to Box 1 or Box 4 at 12 or 13 volumes since Wano is on track to being the longest arc in the series, and it doesn't seem like they intend on splitting arcs up.

    So IF there are 2 more boxes, I can see Box 11 covering whatever else planned before the Final War (6-10 volumes; even if its comprised of a few smaller arcs like TB, Zou, FI or PH because we at least will likely see Elbaf/Laugh Tale before the war, but who knows what else), then Box 12 being as long as it needs to cover the Final War. Or who knows, maybe its even bigger than that and there are 4 boxes. Could also be smaller, but I doubt at this point.


    tldr: Wano's box set does not have to be 10 volumes. It can be 12-15 honestly if needed. Doesn't seem like they will cut off arcs between box sets.

    Four quarters with three acts each. I think it works well as a structural framework for the series. Wano as the first act of the last quarter makes sense with the way everything has been set up and how close Oda seems to think the end is.

    Obviously Oda doesn't write or pace things out to fill box sets so it'll be interesting to see if things do actually play out right for two post-Wano boxes. I think the pre-final war stuff will be expedited pretty hard, and the structure of the boxes so far suggests they don't want less than 8 volumes in a single one. Given his attitude thus far, I'd be surprised if Oda draws Elbaf out beyond five volumes (intentionally, anyway), so they might wait until the series is completely done to figure out the best place to break the final stretch in two.

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    2 more boxes left until the end of the series, I bet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by All Fiction View Post
    2 more boxes left until the end of the series, I bet.
    I think signs are pointing towards it. Clearly whatever the final arc will be will probably cover the last box, but its very likely something falls in between Wano and that. Whether Elbaf is a DR/Wano sized arc or there are are multiple smaller arcs perhaps the size of Zou to Fishman Island/PH, Box 11 seems like it'll bridge that gap between Wano and the end. Geographically, it makes sense since we haven't even gotten Elbaf or any other possible island yet.


    I'm in the boat that Elbaf is going to be a huge Dressrosa-esque arc that combines all of Oda's remaining ideas pre-war.

    Underworld, Revo's, CP-0, Giants, Rocks/God Valley, BB/Shanks, Vegapunk. You name it. I think ita going to be a massive adventure sized arc that does a lot for the series in answering major questions before we hit Lodestar/Laugh Tale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia Sado View Post
    I think signs are pointing towards it. Clearly whatever the final arc will be will probably cover the last box, but its very likely something falls in between Wano and that. Whether Elbaf is a DR/Wano sized arc or there are are multiple smaller arcs perhaps the size of Zou to Fishman Island/PH, Box 11 seems like it'll bridge that gap between Wano and the end. Geographically, it makes sense since we haven't even gotten Elbaf or any other possible island yet.


    I'm in the boat that Elbaf is going to be a huge Dressrosa-esque arc that combines all of Oda's remaining ideas pre-war.

    Underworld, Revo's, CP-0, Giants, Rocks/God Valley, BB/Shanks, Vegapunk. You name it. I think ita going to be a massive adventure sized arc that does a lot for the series in answering major questions before we hit Lodestar/Laugh Tale.
    My bad, I should've been specific. 2 more boxes AFTER the Wano one until the end is what I meant. So yeah, we're on the same page.

    Elbaf is THE Viking island, so it will be pretty important since Oda started to draw One Piece due to a Viking cartoon he enjoyed when he was a kid. Also, I bet what the SSG came up with is the successful artificial recreation of Ancient Giants, which would make the perfect enemies for Elbaf arc.


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    Quote Originally Posted by All Fiction View Post
    My bad, I should've been specific. 2 more boxes AFTER the Wano one until the end is what I meant. So yeah, we're on the same page.

    Elbaf is THE Viking island, so it will be pretty important since Oda started to draw One Piece due to a Viking cartoon he enjoyed when he was a kid. Also, I bet what the SSG came up with is the successful artificial recreation of Ancient Giants, which would make the perfect enemies for Elbaf arc.
    Don't worry, I think I gotcha. Basically:

    - Box 10: Wano

    - Box 11: Elbaf+Other islands possibly (if Elbaf doesn't cover all remaining island ideas)

    - Box 12: Final War (which may encompass Lodestar/Laugh Tale/God Valley, New Marineford, Mariejois, Fishman Island to some extent).



    Thats my guess anyway. I think it truly aligns with his 80% and 5 years lefr comments. While I dont believe we are exactly those timestamps away, it makes sense from a placement perspective on these boxes if there are 3 more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gia Sado View Post
    Don't worry, I think I gotcha. Basically:

    - Box 10: Wano

    - Box 11: Elbaf+Other islands possibly (if Elbaf doesn't cover all remaining island ideas)

    - Box 12: Final War (which may encompass Lodestar/Laugh Tale/God Valley, New Marineford, Mariejois, Fishman Island to some extent).



    Thats my guess anyway. I think it truly aligns with his 80% and 5 years lefr comments. While I dont believe we are exactly those timestamps away, it makes sense from a placement perspective on these boxes if there are 3 more.
    Yep. I would also throw in moon arc in either of the last two boxes.


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    I think the moon will be addressed as part of Elbaf. Their Yggdrasil (seen distantly in Big Mom's flashback) will function as a space elevator and they'll have had relations with the moondwellers long in the past.

    Also there's a fourth recap video out:



    These things could be pretty useful if an English version of them were ever made.

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    Why are people jumping to the conclusion that there are only two more boxes? I feel like it's really unlikely Oda could plan out the number of volumes / chapters remaining so far in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vongola_Boss_XI View Post
    Why are people jumping to the conclusion that there are only two more boxes? I feel like it's really unlikely Oda could plan out the number of volumes / chapters remaining so far in advance.
    Honestly i feel like he would. If he's been comfortable giving the 80% marking or the occasional timeline comment, he may already have told Shueisha what he plans on doing left. That could carry onto advertising since we've even heard advertising on OP magazine suggesting rereads before OP starts its final storyline/arc/saga/whatever.


    That's not to say he knows a definite number of chapters/volumes. Read my earlier comment about that, he could very well know how many arcs he wants to do, but length would be impossible to determine. Some of these boxes are 8 volumes. Others are 10. CP-9 is 13.


    Like Wano will easily be 10+ volumes. That would most certainly cover box 10. The assumption is that there is an arc post-Wano or several that will take us to the final arc anyway. Perhaps the next arc, or several, will cover Box 11. This could be short or long depending on Odas intentions. The final arc could be Box 12 and be extremely long considering its the final part of the story. Both boxes could be any number of volumes.


    Thats not to say there can't be more, but its under the assumption that Shueisha is releasing the boxes in 3's, and Wano seems to be starting another "set" of 3. But that's not to say the content after Wano can't be huge. It could be so massive in set up and scope for the final war that we just get another Punk Hazard to WCI on length that we'd need more than 2 boxes lol. All depends on what Oda plans to do.


    I agree that there is a lot more to go, but i think we need to start realizing there are a finite number of volumes left. Whether that's another 15 (imo, impossible) or 40 is entirely up to Oda.
    Last edited by Gia Sado; September 6th, 2020 at 10:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vongola_Boss_XI View Post
    Why are people jumping to the conclusion that there are only two more boxes? I feel like it's really unlikely Oda could plan out the number of volumes / chapters remaining so far in advance.
    Of course it's not even remotely confirmed, but most of Oda's previous guesses plus reasonable interpretations of his "five year" plan set the ending around volume 120, which would be perfect for three more box sets. It won't be exact, the endgame arcs post Wano might not fit neatly into boxes of 8 to 13 volumes, but the ballpark is near enough that we can speculate. It might not happen. They might have discontinued the boxes entirely by the time we get there, but for now it's just fun to think about.

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    ^This.

    While I personally dont think we have exactly 23 volumes left (120 total), i think its a good guess for now in conjunction with the Authors and editors comments, potential advertising and story.

    For the record, I think Oda will be most infamous as he tries to rally up all his tangential plot points and manages to finish the story. Imo, i think the series will probably end closer to 130 volumes, possibly a little more. Theres simply way too much in terms of major characters, villains and plotlines that still need to be resolved. And due to Oda's notorious pacing (which isn't really even that bad in retrospect imo), it will take longer than expected, because it always has in the past.

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    Ah, I see. I still don't think 5 years is remotely feasible or at all likely. Still think it'll be closer to 10. But we'll see.
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    Yeah, I agree on that front. Oda very well probably knows the number of arcs left. Perhaps, hypothetically, he has another year planned for Wano, 1 for Elbaf, 1 for additional islands story, and 2 for the final war, but we very well know that each of those could turn out to be way longer than anticipated.


    Its one of those things we can't really know until it happens, but if Wano lasts more than another year and we don't even head to Elbaf next, I think everyone can start to realize how estimations are usually blown out of proportion

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    those boxes look like a treasure to have in my collection

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    They Announcced for 3 New Boxes will release on Dec 28th 2020 ! Include Water Seven, Thriller Bark and Marine Ford sagas.

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    The 5th boxset doesn't have a name. Since it covers Thriller Bark, Sabaody, and Amazon Lily, I guess they have no idea what to call it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by All Fiction View Post
    The 5th boxset doesn't have a name. Since it covers Thriller Bark, Sabaody, and Amazon Lily, I guess they have no idea what to call it.
    Given that the back of the box is divided into thirds, you wouldn't think that would be a problem. Maybe two "Episode of Thriller Bark" bits and an "Episode of Sabaody" or something like that if they want the back sections to be proportionate to how much space the arcs actually take up.

    But these are probably in-progress designs anyway, just like the reveal of the original set had an Alabasta/Arabasta switcheroo and the super-outdated English blurb that was changed by the final release. Look at the series' logo on the side of the Water Seven box, that weird partial outline on it. That looks at least a little unfinished to me. It's gonna look weird if they don't find something​ to put there, in any case.

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