Pretty good episode, but Toei is making some really weird choces when it comes to budget. The first half until eyecatch had a pretty good animation when Barto revealed his true fanboy self, but other than that it was mostly lacking, especially the clash with Cavendish.
Then the second part comes and the animation is splendid, lots of amazing drawings and fluid movement, Luffy rarely looks as good as in this episode. The thing is, that all that happens in this part is mostly just talking, it's pretty important for the story, but when they have this extra budget for this scenes why not spend it on those that would make a better use of money? I don't want to come out as someone who only complains, but I never ceases to amaze me how bad budget management is. They don't need more money, only put a little more thought on how to spend it.
The only reason I stayed this late to watch this ep were Barto scenes and well, they weren't amazing, but still well done. They didn't censore it as much as I was afraid they would.
Also, I noticed something that picked my curiosity - Barto seems to talk with the same quirk/dialect (?) as Duval (adding darabechcha or something to his lines, sorry I don't know any japanese). Maybe someone who knows this language could share a few words about it?