Man, all the people complaining about last week’s episode were nuts. I just rewatched it and loved every second of the episode past the seven minute mark (the long recapping). Great direction and filled with beautiful art and fight animation. That episode was a gem.
This episode, however, left me wanting last week back. Not much good animation to speak of, though I suppose the red hawk at the end was decent in direction and storyboarding. Other that that, I’m happy the episode had a ton of scenes but wish the storyboarding, art, and direction had stepped it up a notch.
And to those of you complaining about the pacing of this episode, count yourselves lucky we got like six scenes and this wasn’t nearly as bad as the “Luffy and Zoro wander the dance floor” three episodes or so. Those were way more brutal.