Japan's national broadcasting organization NHK featured the popularity of manga One Piece in its news program "Today's Close-up". According to the report, 88% of the readers are adults and 13% are older than fifty years old.
Chart: Demographics of One Piece Readers
The program concluded that the relationship of mutual trust among the characters attracts the grown-ups, who have been exhausted with the economic recession.
Tomah said: So, anyone still willing to say that One Piece is a child's stuff?
definitely yes, the nonstop rambling about friendship and comrades proves it, with characters overpowering anyone by spouting "because he/she is my friend"
the fact that more adults like doesn't mean it's not child stuff
we have kids who love more seinen and gore ^^
Utsune said: By chapter 10034 they'll all be adults
some are already on their deathbed and it will grieve them to death because they won't be able to finish the series ^^
actualy i think alot of it is for a different reason alot of the readers now probably started when it was new, and to younger people they watch it when their young and then they grow out of it becuase they only saw it in the middle and never realy cared much for it while its dedicated crowd are people old enough to remember its start.... or something like that :D
dont think so. since this was done on a today show or something i doubt they would of prep'd a month or something to get a marginally diverse selection of results, more like
lol omg all our reporters are stoned find something to air for 2 minutes AKA went to the local manga convention surveyed 200 people aired it LOLd, got stoned
weekly Jamp mangas are originally drawn for teenager boys, but it also attracts adults to.
one piece are ongoing series from when present adults were teenagers. that's one of the reason i suppose.
i dunno about 50+ readers.
I imagine most of its audience grew up/older with it and fewer kids would choose to start up on something so long and seemingly neverending.... well, at least that's my sentiment. I want to watch & read it but the length intimidates me >_>
Of course most of it's readers/viewers are adult. The show itself has many adult themes/arcs/ideas/story etc. I wouldn't let my children read/watch it until they were old enough to appreciate the psychology behind the series. It's too good for children anyways imo.
Duh. People who are in their twenties now probably started reading this series when they were teenagers. Now that there is 500 or I dunno how many chapters of this, not much current teenagers feel like starting reading it, probably.
Eeeehh... If I begin to read a manga when I'm 8 years old, and the manga last for 14 years, that means that in that moment I'll have 22 years old. So maybe it's not just that adults are attracted to the series, it's just that they have grown with it, and just keep following it.
Tomah said: So, anyone still willing to say that One Piece is a child's stuff? Yeah, that's what I thought.
holy shit you are so dumb.
It's a shonen manga directed towards a shonen demographic which are young BOYS. Themes aren't deep or complex and the world of One Piece is moreso black-white GOVERNMENT IS EVIL kind of stuff and most if not all characters are 2 dimensional.