Mixed about this one
-dont you just love those overextended DBZ-esque staredowns?hey at least those led to action… seriously 5 minutes into the actual episde and NOTHING happens.
- a better title would be "An Ex Admiral vs Shichibukai - the calm before the storm" seriously what versus? the staredown? ohhhhh so much fear in that 90 hour staredown
-oh christ the filler is here. and with an introduction like that i am NOT looking foreward to the filler- well lets hope it can be good
-honestly since they are hitting filler anyway i have no clue why they didn't just go al out with it. the staredown coul be as long as it should and the canon could be completed with larger quantities of (interesting) filler following it. I mean the ice storm filler was pretty good, hell they could have even cut to tasigi with the Kids or something anything other than a half-episode staredown that doesnt even lead to a fight
-that toned down Robin fan service.... DAMN YOU STEAM
(just an observation) but is anybody else reminded of Lambo (that annoying as fuck cow baby from Katekyo hitman reborn- the one who doesnt know when to shut up and is the cause of 99% of that series' problems?) a bit with Momonosuke?
Decent animation for he most part
that iceball scene was really cool… i do wish it could have been extended a bit more to cover the episode a bit. hell half of this episode COULD have been new world hazards and the crew taking them all on.
even if it was toned down the robin fanservice was nice (ok im a SUPERRRR perv.... worry not it only applies to Robin-chwan)
-it gave a warm feeling watching that ball of cute momonosuke take the tour with a fun face of awe (the same i would have if i could tour it- and take a bath with Robin- ok sorry last time i mention it)
-Its nice to see the filler didnt just pop up out of nowhere and it does have a good timing unlike a certain series i know who would place fillers in the middle of an important arc.
well out of all that i would have to place this at a 4.5/10
it was ok but definitely not worth waiting a week for. luckily where it managed to fuck up in the beginning it pulled through towards the end heres to hoping for a good filler. and damn it toei, Stop with the misnomer titles.