This week's episode of One Piece Saturday Night Live guest-starring Dan Aykroyd.
Title: ''The Fierce Battle's Conclusion! Lucy vs. Qinjiao!''
Chapters Covered: 719
New Characters: None
Episode Director: Yoshihiro Ueda ()
Animation Director: Masahiro Kitazaki (*)
Time: 8:30PM EST
Watch It: www.crunchyroll.com/one-piece
Didn't this also cover part of the previous chapter because I thought the rifle was in a different chapter from the end of the fight?
The emotion from the flashback seemed to be missing. I am glad the thor E-gun wasn't over hyped like that "clash of king haki" hurricane, and im glad they realized "thor" wasn't a electricity move, t'was a fair eps. overall, it was liked because as good as these scenes were in the manga, in the manga, they were simple yet real and pure, and not over hyped(meaning they should more simple and not over-hyped). my point that you all can argue over is "thor elephant gun" was handled better than "king haki clash" hurricane.
Though the effects in the anime look even more like lightning/ electricity than they did in the manga.
Seeing all the complaints here I have to wonder… did I just watch a different episode entirely? Because I thought this was pretty solid. Sure, they fillered the heck out of the fight but let's be fair, they pretty much had to. The chapter simply did not have enough content for a full episode and Toei pretty much never puts multiple chapters into one episode anymore. And I thought most of the filler-fighting was pretty decent, actually... even if it does constantly raise the question of how nobody notices Luffy spamming his rubber-powers constantly. I mean, some of it can be justified with the announcer's comments that "They're moving so fast I can't tell what's happening!" but… seriously, Luffy stretching out his arm to stop Chinjao's weird spinning-attack, leaving Chinjao just looking like a giant coil with Luffy's arm for a thread wrapped around him? HOW DID NOBODY FIND THAT WEIRD.
But other than that, I for one liked the episode.
And add to that how every1 and their mother don't know who Luffy is when they're seemingly airing the conversations all zoomed in on the big screen( I assumed with sound because some times it's like their conversations are coming from like mikes similar to the announcer's mike), that was pretty impossible to take in my mind, (and made Burgess seem even slower for only realizing it when Cavendish and Bartolomeo repeatedly talked about it, saying the name/ phrase several times).
I didn't even notice Hawk Rifle lol ;0
Only noticed it because I was looking for it the last 2 episodes.
those pre-timeskip gear second effects in the anime still annoy me
in the manga it has been shown capable of activating it in only one particular part of his body the trigger works very fast as he is capable of activating Gear Second in an instant without the pumping motion,
and does not even have to assume his usual stance to initiate it. but in the anime he still does it
in fact his whole body is still in the effects of pre-time skip
his fight with chinjao in the anime luffy uses pre-timeskip gear second combines with haki while in the manga he barely used gear second in the whole block C fight.
To be semi-fair if you look really closely Luffy often times seems to lose the smoke and extra gleaming pink coloring in some parts of the fight = I think they showing him not using it the whole time/ turning it off and on at some point, especially turning it off around the time when they're only talking it seems, as well as most of Don chinjao's spinning attacks;
And around the 18:00 minute mark I think you can see him re- initiating Gear 2nd simply as he's running, pretty much in an instant, but the same crappy full body version. There have been other times in previous episodes and in this episode but that was 1 I specifically remember the timing of.
I thought the episode was pretty good overall. Chinjao's past was done well,but I think the robbers also used cannons to try and break down the ice,don't appreciate them cutting that out. I was disappointed mainly by the censhorship(mainly blood),as I said in the stream "fuck the kids".It seems that the usage of it changes based on the staff lineup,the last bloodiest episode I remember was perhaps in Block B,but I also do remember a bit of brutality with Hasshoken. The animations were good when they needed to be,but the mechanics of gravity in the anime have always been a major bane(but then again luffy using G3 could suspend him in the air for a bit so I guess that gets a pass). I have to give credit to the anime team for the fight filler,because that is where Oda slumped, I did like that jet-gatling stamp. As for the flashback I did feel for Chinjao and I like how they didn't over-dramatize it, it gave a well placed feeling of hopelessness in a frozen wasteland(OST's helped alot). Perhaps for less padding they could have had a little naval battle until they reached that hill. Overall good episode 8/10,hopefully Oda doesn't make the mistake of leaving combat so vague so the anime can have more to work with.
Mistake or on purpose so the anime can cover things in his vagueness?…