I don’t even have to think about this one. Without a doubt, my number 1 favourite anime of all time is ONE PIECE by Oda Eiichiro–sensei (尾田 栄一郎).
My passion for ONE PIECE is not what you would describe as love-at-first-sight. In fact, I kind of took the neutral side when I first watched the anime. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t particularly love it either. I didn’t really understand all the other die-hard fans of the series, who would often mimic Luffy’s Gomu-gomu and Zoro’s Santouryuu techniques. Luffy’s simplistic and happy-go-lucky personality annoyed me. His dream of becoming the Kaizoku Ou (Pirate King) baffled me. But as the story progressed, I became attached to the characters and admired the strong bond between the Mugiwara Pirates. With time, I saw beyond Luffy’s
idiotic simplistic personality and realized that he really cares about his nakama. He would do anything and everything for them. For him, his nakama are his family.