I figured from the preview that we'd get a good sequence or two to ring in the return of the Luffy/Law/Kid fighting trio and the start of Wano's next phase, but yeah, I was certainly not expecting this episode or even just That One Sequence to be so incredibly stacked. Not stacked with just the usual Toei superstars like Masami Mori, Tomita, etc., but with outside help from folks who've only shown up since the arc began like Takeshi Maenami and Shu Shugita and this time we even got Black Clover's ace Isuta Meister popping up to handle Law's part of that bit. And it's not just that that sequence was well-animated it was extremely ambitious to boot with the camera constantly moving and stuff in the background flying everywhere, etc. Sugita's part of Luffy whipping and falling all around the ship before punching out that Gifter genuinely made my jaw drop.
Outside of the animation highlights Kureta's storyboard worked overtime to elevate exposition that in lesser hands would've been a big snoozefest. The exposition/action/exposition starts and stops were a bit awkward by the middle of the episode but the animators did their best to pour some industrial-grade sealant over the cracks.
I can't wait for them to get out of this rainstorm and away from this garbage sound mixing. I could barely hear the instrumental "Over the Top" during the big action piece 'cause of that damnable rain.