Man, they really outdid themselves with the God Usopp scene. Must have also been a bitch to translate and localize. Surprised on how well they pulled that off.
Fire Fist sequence though had some absolutely incredible animation for this series.
A real grab-bag of One Piece goodness all-around.
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First half had terrible directing. Flashbacks were jarring as hell and the action scenes lacked good transitions between them. It was more like watching a sakuga video, and not an actual episode. The constant back and forth with godly and medicore art/animation wasn't helping too. It's going to be an amazing amv material, but as an episode it didn't work for me.
Usopp scenes, on the other hand, were perfect.
BY THE WAY
Someone needs to make a gif of shocked citizens faces done by shida. This shit cracks me up
In absolute agreement there, though that first half was still rather entertaining. Those shocked faces are priceless!