Welcome to one of our new podcast series on Never Shut Up, Straw Hat Quarterly! A podcast that is not actually quarterly, but highlights one of the best Shonen anime to hit western shores, One Piece.
If you’re into anime in the slightest, chances are you’ve at least heard of One Piece, a series that touts the title, most read manga in the world, and for good reason. It’s not a particularly complex show with deep meaning, but it’s a series with plenty of heart, charm, zany action, and laughs.
If you would like to follow along with us as we watch and rewatch this series from the beginning, you can do so by picking up the DVDs from RightStuf.com or your favorite online retailer, or, it is available to stream for free, both subtitled and English dubbed at Hulu.com.
This first podcast covers episodes 1-8, Luffy’s introduction, a fateful meeting with the infamous pirate hunter Roranoa Zoro, storming a Navy Marine base, and the mysterious pirate captain Buggy the Clown.
The next podcast will cover episodes 9-19. We’ll be livestreaming our discussion on the evening of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, with the edited podcast to release soon after.