People are complaining about a filler arc in One Piece? Ugh, are you kidding? You know when the last filler arc was? Do you remember?
The Ice Hunter arc….before Thriller Bark. That was what, 5 years ago?
I'd rather have this than have what Bleach did in the end and Naruto does now with random flashback arcs and random arcs inserted that literally don't fit at all.
Actually it was that four part tie in for Film Z but meh.
Truth be told, I'm with Robby on this one. I rather have some new material then the staff stretching out the episodes of chapters any further. If it's good, when then prego. If it's bad, at least it'll be worth for a laugh. And really guys as close as the anime was to getting closer to the next arc, are you really that surprised we get one of these? If anything this series has less of these as it went on. They're not always gems but most of OP's main arcs aren't all winners either (Fishman Island arc anyone). Just take it and deal, or you know, not watch and just follow the manga if your that hard up for seeing canonical material. Complaining ain't gonna make the filler go away.
May i say this… why doesn't TOEI just take One Piece to a 3 to 5 months break ? because always making a just-one-chapter for each episode is really stupid and annoying! most episodes could easily made from 2 to 2.5 or even 3 chapters if they just think this way one piece would be more populair because if they keep continue like this, they really screwing up the series. the anime would be awesome if they solve atleast these 3 things
1. no filler scenes or episodes just keep straight to point just like the manga maybe some filler jokes or funny scenes but not too much.
2. SUPERIOR animation and drawning style one pice animation should be like film z or strong world with some occasional computer effects like armies for example .using CG effects for hody jones 100.0000 men so that it actually looks like 100.000 men and other battle effects
3.anime accurately mimmicking the violence and gore of the manga
Well 1) It's a franchise and they need sponsors and sponsers ain't gonna wait all day on them. If they did that, they'd get less money, which mean crappier animation and possibly no anime in general. Unless you wanna wait months on end for OVAs just to cover one half of an arc.
Those were movies and worked on budgets. Which are essentially one time deals . Yeah they look pretty but they're made for big screen adapations, so of course they're gonna pour resources into making it look good.
Just because Japan is lax in some standards on TV, doesn't mean they'll just allow anything on it. When it comes down to it, One Piece is still made for kids and what can be shown on manga ain't the same as what they can show on TV. It's the same down here with comics and animated adaptations. Some things are gonna be toned down.