I have just finished the Thriller Bark arc in the Animé, and thought I would just raise a few points for discussion.
-The start of the arc annoyed me, as seeing the Straw hats being beaten up really makes me irksome. And Sanji wasn't even thanked for saving Nami from a fate worse than death!
The battle in Shadows Asgard was dissapointing. It was built up so beautifully, and it's a plain epic move. Godzilla on steroids was going to fight Luffy, who combined both of his gears! And then what did he do? He bodyslammed Moria until a tower fell on him. I just feel that Luffy could have used some classier moves. And, it made Moria look very weak. He is probably my favourite Shichibukai, but possibly the weakest.
At the end, Lola gives Nami a Bibliocard of her mother, "A famous new world pirate who will help you out!"
Am I the only one who immediately thought of mysterious yonkou Big Momma? Seems like the kind of epithet someone like Lola would use. Perhaps she will help reunite Nami with the Straw Hats?
To conclude, Aw Laboon was so kyooooooot. I didn't think Brooks past would be too tragic but that little whale…. sniff... How could they abandon him?
Anyway, those are my thoughts. Discuss! Or don't.