Discussion Who is the real targeted audience in One Piece?

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  1. Onemanarmy95

    Onemanarmy95

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    The Story of Naruto for instance changed towards the mid-end of shippuuden and i got the impression that the main audience were teenagers or adults at any age. It started with the Pain arc and continued with the great shinobi war. The Story became complex and the Manga became (in my opinion) more brutal than before. I guess one reason for that was that the creator knew, that his audience is aging alongside his Manga. But with Oda i have the impression that One Piece was, is and will always be targetted towards kids. I get that impression because of character designs, arc designs(whole cake island) extreme plot armour, some weird powers of devil fruits etc. Especially since time skip i think that characters like chopper and Brook act too childish considering their ages. I really dont have a problem with luffy, since his character is just that way. But in generall i have the impression, that unlike kishimoto, oda didnt really consider that his main audience is about 20-30 maybe even older.
    I really just want to know what you guys think about it or am i simply exeggerating this topic?
     
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  2. Rivaille

    Rivaille

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    Oda said that One Piece was, is and always will be for teenage boys.
     
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    Xlaw Roger Big Mom

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    Well...Oda himself mentioned that in his various interviews..that he is targetting teens ! Which is not good idea in my opinion because unlike other mangas OP is the long run series with readers who grew up with it..so some long running readers r complaing about Luffy is not growing (mentally) with them..
    Compared to him Naruto (from child to 16-18 year old to above 21) grew much...and we have witnessed his growth (both physically and mentally)
     
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    Chris Mic Roger Big Mom Cracker Katakuri Smoothie

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    Shounen = young boy. One Piece runs in Weekly Shounen Jump, so the target audience is clear. Of course that's not to say others can't enjoy a shounen series even if they're much older but that's the target audience. Sometimes there are exceptions, like with Death Note. Death Note ran in WSJ. Is it targeted towards young boys? Eh......... nah.
     
  5. Onemanarmy95

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    I didnt know the translation of shounen. Thanks for that.
     
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    Teens.
     
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    It’s supposed to be for teenage boys, but Oda adds in a lot of other nature shit that’s not for teenage boys.

    So it’s supposed to be for them, but i think Oda is confused as to who the fuck is actually reading his Manga
     
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    Gurezo Roger

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    Oda has always drawn for kids, he'll keep doing that. For this very reason, he's not even up for romantic pairings of the SH crew. This kinda sucks.
     
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    Lol it’s true, that boi confused asf
     
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    Chris Mic Roger Big Mom Cracker Katakuri Smoothie

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    Don't be so aggressive, man.

    I don't know about that. I think he actually said he just doesn't know how to properly portray such relationships which is why he avoids it.
     
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    My B if it comes across like that, but it’s not meant to be aggressive. I jus curse a lot lol
     
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    He must have said that sometime else too. But I'm sure I read that somewhere about two years ago. It was when Sanji was captured by FT Pirates. I was so into Sanji Nami pairing that I was scavenging internet.:smuggrin::smuggrin:
    There I read about Oda's statement about no romantic pairings. What a pity.
     
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    Seeing as One Piece is a shonen manga, it's definitely targeted towards teenage boys.
     
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    It's always gonna be teenagers...i mean luffy watched his brother die and didn't mature at all outside of realising how weak he was on a world scale. The story is told the same as before. If a death of a brother isn't effort to move the story to a older demographic nothing will.
     
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    Teenagers but Oda should really do some research on who really reading the series..
    Such as do a survey like
    10-15 teenagers
    16-21 young adults
    22+ adults
     
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    His main targeted audience is teen boys which I find true and more realistic till EL or to some extent TS.

    Since then one piece has shown shades of going beyond teen age group but this lead to some sort of inconsistencies.

    To me, the biggest problem arises is difficulty in interpretation of the context and what's happening because with time you grow and since you have spend a lot of time discussing and reading OP the characters sort of become part of your life thus you also expect them to grow which hasn't happened.

    Also sometimes how things progressed according to plot doesn't make sense as it used to in the past.
     
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    well i u begin to read it , u cannot just but continue to read :D so basically all ages
     
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    Lmao honestly if you think you outgrew the manga then it's time to drop it lad. That's not odas issue.


    OT: Young ass boys
     
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    For real? I mean, really? That's just... sad.
     
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    Audiance were children but now they've become adult
    An old image but fitting one
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