Hold up a sec.
Maybe it's because I'm not the most active follower of your posts, but this might be the first time in recent memory that I've actually seen you angry at the anime.
Well, at least a member of the production.
I was always angry with Hosoda's episodes, and that's why I said that he should leave OP ASAP in another thread.
In this arc, Hosoda directed these episodes: #631, #642, #650, #662, #671, #679, #687 and #697. But only #650 and #671 had a decent or good pacing. His biggest problem is that his storyboard and music choice ability is too weak, at least in One Piece.
To be honest, I used to enjoy his works very much (Digimon Xros Wars #69 was my favourite Hosoda episode), but his behavior in OP just made me angry.
I used to said these words below in another thread:
Indeed the pacing of One Piece is keeping improving since PH arc, and I'd say the pacing of Dressrosa arc is overall decent.
Of course, some episodes in this arc DID have a bad pacing (#631, #636, #642, #645, #654, #655, #657, #662, #679, #682, #686 and #687), and they are mainly because of the poor storyboard. As what I said in this thread earlier, storyboard is very important, and it's a good idea for those who are interested in anime production to pay more attention to storyboard itself.
And guess what? Nearly half of these bad pacing episodes were directed by Hosoda!
I had even posted a tweet to Mr. Fukazawa to express my diappointment after I watched #679, and you know it's not polite to do this in Japanese culture. But may man, he just made angry and I couldn't even calm down.
Dressrosa Arc: Decent.
Dressrosa Arc without Hosoda's episodes: Oh my!