I've been watching the show for about 2 weeks. And the show is good and all bit it seems to take forever to get to a certain point. I'm at the part where Ace fights the lame bounty hunter. I love the beginning and the end but the middle of it all is just so long. Are the manga and the anime the same? As of no fillers? I never read the manga just jumped straight into it. Hopefully nothing to death defying comes to ruin my everlasting peace. But that's just me perhaps. What do you think?