One Piece and Pulp Detective Narrative

Wohoo, few days after Fitri, I’m back and I have few new stuff to talk about! Last time I post my rather grim rant about my current relationship with Islam, so lets talk about something fun for a change this time! 😀

Anyway, few weeks ago, I tuned in to one of my favorite youtube channel, Extra Credits. The video of the week was how they argue The Witcher 3 success in narrative was in how they borrow their storytelling from the pulp detective novel (or hard-boiled detective novel, whichever do you prefer it). You can see video here.

So few days after, as a fun exercise, I decided to look back on all of anime/manga that I’ve watched/read to see if there’s ever any other anime/manga that has the similar storytelling as pulp detective novel.

And funnily enough, One Piece is probably the closest I could find.

But, lets start by defining what’s pulp detective is exactly, just in case you haven’t watch the video I link above. (also to makes this post a bit longer)

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Would You Like To Know More About God Eater?

God Eater 1.1 For me, watching adaptation can be a rather tricky, especially when I’m familiar with the source material. Even more especially if said source material is a video game. I said this because, at times, it almost impossible for me to judge an adaptation solely on how its well adapted and how it was presented to the newcomer of the franchise, should they decided to stay faithful to the source material. Any good points I thought the adaptation have is either reflective of the source or just my prior emotional investment/engagement to the video game, most of the time. However nonetheless, its always an interesting to see newcomers reaction to it.

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Drangleic Exploration Journal

My name is Slaine, a falconer knight from Volgen.

I said this first because the things I’ve experienced and I’m about to experience in this cursed land may render me unable to remember my own name. Much of my childhood memory are already obscure in my head. Worst case, I may well not going to remember my very being and self. So I want to pronounce it as much as possible.

Perhaps this also applies to why I started writing a bloody mini journal now about what my experience here. I usually avoid them since I always thought they were some form of narcissism.

I suppose I should started from the beginning for why am I here.

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