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There's no way I can say this without seeming like a morbid sociopath so here goes: I can't wait for Ace to die in the anime. I thought the portrayal of Ace's death in the manga was one of the most beautifully done sequences ever drawn. Whitebeard's too. I mean, don't get me wrong, yeah I thought they were sad, but they were so beautifully done. That was also the scene that forever solidified my hatred of Akainu. I honestly can't wait to see their deaths done in animation and full color. Call me a morbid freak all you want, I'm still standing by this. If their death scenes are altered in the anime so that it is noticeably different from the manga, I will be pissed. Their deaths are the only things to bring a tear to my eye from any manga, and that is no easy feat. A lot of times, my opinion of the anime can go up or down based on how well they portray emotional scenes like that (just about every scene involving Usopp in Water 7 and Enies Lobby, Nico Robin's "I want to live!!!", etc.). I like that kind of stuff. Call me a romantic, but those scenes evoke something in me. So to end on a non-sappy note, Ace, HURRY UP AND DIE! And please, for the love of God, don't mess it up!