Damnit damnit damnit damnit!
And they were doing SO WELL last week!
sigh. This episode was … ok I guess. Only saved by the last few minutes. But most of it was just running and yet MORE fights starting, and Whitebeard making marines fly around the place.
Is Luffy running in slow motion? How do people keep getting ahead of him? Also, one weird scene, it shows the commanders starting to fight the vice admirals for Luffy.... and then it shows them running beside him... and then later on it goes right back to the exact placement in the previous scene when they were fighting? The Fishman commander and others also appeared in the skirmish in front of Luffy (before Inazuma showed up). How are they getting ahead of him? Even Whitebeard and Kizaru, who WEREN'T running at all, seemed to catch up to Luffy at the ramp. Either Oda has no concept of spatial placement or Luffy is trying out for Baywatch. Just reach the platform already!
... and he did reach the platform :). Which is what saved this episode from being a total headache. I've never seen anyone move so little distance with such a long stride.
But, hallelujah... it appears the running episodes of One Piece are over now... Luffy has reached the platform.... if he somehow gets knocked back to start again though, I'm going to throw something.
AND DON'T give the excuse that Luffy is tired. Look at him, he's running at a normal sprinting pace, he's just not moving anywhere, and people keep teleporting in front of him somehow.