One Piece fans are outraged after an alleged coordinated effort by a rival fanbase to ruin the upcoming debut of Luffy’s Gear 5 form, one of the most anticipated transformations in recent anime history.
The controversy began when an X user (formerly known as Twitter) claiming to be a fan of Attack on Titan posted that they had created over 300 email accounts for the sole purpose of review bombing One Piece episode 1071 on sites like IMDb – the episode that will showcase Luffy awakening his full potential against antagonist Kaido.
The user openly declared their intention to give One Piece’s latest episode a lot of 1-star ratings on review platforms with the intention of bringing down the overall score of the episode.
Although not certain, many believe it to be a desperate move by a rival fan who is upset about One Piece becoming extremely popular and wants to spoil the excitement around a significant event in the series, Luffy’s new form.
للتو انتهيت من عمل اكثر من 300 ايميل عشان استعد لحلقة ون بيس وأقيمها 1— محمد آكرمان (@AACK01) July 29, 2023
عطونا الحلقة من الحين🔥 pic.twitter.com/cqVtQlFLbu
Understandably, One Piece fans did not take kindly to what they saw as a direct attack against one of the most hyped moments in the long-running anime’s history. Many accused the rival fandom of being driven by jealousy and pettiness.
“This is just sad. Creating hundreds of accounts to bring down another series just makes you look pathetic,” one fan commented. Others called for the alleged review bomber’s Twitter account to be reported and banned.
The user’s persistent determination to sabotage the Gear 5 episode’s rating brings attention to a troubling aspect of extreme fandom rivalries. While the specific plans for the review bombing remain unverified, the mere existence of such intentions highlights a darker side of fan behavior.
Last year a few reports suggested that a particular group of One Piece fans had allegedly launched a campaign to mass downvote both Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 and Demon Slayer’s Season 2 on various review platforms in 2022. From that aspect, the recent incident can be seen as an act of revenge.
The situation has reached new heights of animosity, with fans from different anime communities joining the fray.
It seems that these individuals are willing to employ unethical and dirty tactics to advance their own preferred anime, even if it means tarnishing the reputation of another show. This behavior reflects a misguided and harmful approach that disregards fair competition and genuine appreciation for various anime creations.
In a recent post, the AOT Fan said “One Piece fanaticism stems from an emotional attachment to the anime that blinds fans and prevents them from criticizing One Piece. This leads to unjustified hype and illogical defense of the series over many years.”
The user also drew similarities with politics comparing One Piece fans to a politician who follows the popular opinion or is afraid to confront it and how the anime (One Piece) continues with huge popularity even if 70% of it is bad content.
One Piece fanaticism stems from an emotional attachment to the anime that blinds fans and prevents them from criticizing One Piece. This leads to unjustified hype and illogical defense of the series over many years.
It is similar to the mentality of a politician who follows the popular opinion or is afraid to confront it, so they surrender and say “One Piece is the best.” This is what I have deduced from studying One Piece fans.
The end result is clear – the anime continues with huge popularity even if 70% of it is bad content. The fans’ blind devotion allows it to succeed regardless of quality.محمد آكرمان
Despite all, most One Piece fans seem unfazed, expressing confidence that Luffy’s epic new form will capture the anime world’s attention regardless of any potential sabotage efforts, and seeing Luffy finally tap into his maximum power far outweighs a few petty 1-star reviews from jealous rivals.
One Piece 1071 Review in IMDB
- The One Piece Gear 5 episode has an overall rating of 9.3/10 on IMDB, based on around 24,000 total votes.
- However, there were around 1,300 1-star ratings for the episode.
- The majority of the 1-star ratings came from India (106 votes) and Saudi Arabia (340 votes).
- So while the episode scored very highly overall, there was a small but noticeable contingent of low 1-star ratings, mainly from India and Saudi Arabia.
- The high 9.3/10 rating suggests most viewers really enjoyed the episode, despite the small minority of low ratings.
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