This episode was….okay. Art and animation was either poor or just meh most of the time. Also, padding in this one was more noticeable with plenty of still shots, long pauses, and sliding or looping animation.
UFO was okay, but a bit of a letdown. The bit with Nami getting pissed at Sanji and punching him had the most energy put into it, that and some of the sequences of the incoming gas.
Next episode also doesn't seem all that special in the A&A department either, but we'll see.
Loved how overboard they went with the "take it seriously!" scene, it felt like Zoro was going crazy. Haha.
Yeah, that scene and a few others were padded out with a more dramatic approach. That scene in particular was funny in that Zoro looks like we was losing his shit over the possibility of getting defeated in the New World instead of the more restrained concern in the manga. It's made worse with the terrible scene of Zoro walking into the group of hostile marines with his guard down while everyone stops attacking each other (except Brook), defeating them with a cheesy attack, yelling at Luffy while holding a strained grit teeth look while Luffy slowly tries to comprehend what's bugging Zoro.