Originally Posted by Luphrecio
Sorry, but that's wrong. One Piece and Naruto are not that different. In One Piece the goal is to become pirate king. In Naruto it's about becoming Hokage. Everything else is just happening along the way.
And it's not like the those points you mention are laid out at the beginning of the story. We learned about the relation between raftel and the lost civilation, that roger can read porneglyphs, that robin was chased for it, when the manga was runinnng for quite some time.
Which is normal. Those "side questions/answers" are raised and answered in the course of the story and sometimes it takes some time.
Remember how long it took to find out more about Dragon, since he appeared in the manga? He turned out to be Ruffy's dad, but it still took countless chapters for us to find out.
And don't forget that there are still many unanswered things going on in One Piece. Eventually they'll get answered, just like the things going on in Naruto.
It's not that different. The only difference is that Kishi is featuring AL for some time now and doesn't show him. That'd be normal if it was just going on for a few chapters, but not as long as Kishi is doing it.
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