Strangest episode to date. Some sort of unease about the whole thing. So many things to point out.
There were lots of well animated shots, but unfortunately the editing didn't allow it to shinel. The way each shot is cut is specifically frantic. All the build up or emphasis is incorrect, enough to give you anxiety. It's like they produced way too many shots and struggled to squeeze them all in.
7:35 There's a shot where the camera pans to the right, then back to the left, just to almost of focus on Apoo then it just cuts. It would make sense if it was trying to replicate a character POV, but no character standing that close to Apoo. Seems really amateurish:
11:17 There's this one guy dancing or cheering, but no music.
14:52 Camera tilts top to bottom, bouncing slightly back up. There was absolutely no need for it to bounce.
I can understand why there's a lack of fitting music. Even though One Piece has a huge library of music by now there's nothing really to fit the scene. That new drumbeat track suited when it played the first time, but then the second time there wasn't much excitement, and then third time…. they could have easily picked up the tempo, a lot of missed opportunities. Honestly the composer can get away with not putting much effort into the track itself, its only purpose is for this episode.
Every shot of Luffy, Zoro and Apoo were pretty good, although Apoo is aesthetically frightening by nature at times. The shots of Queen and the background characters were all kinds of outsourced weird on top of being inconsistent.
Aren't gifters typically hybirds? This is a straight up bear:
Many of Kid's faces were inconsistent. What makes it worse is the flashback with his face done by DBZ style guy. This one inparticular face is a character from Superjail:
….and those post production static filters were terrible, looking identical in each shot, detracting from any decent animation. Big headache. They need stop using these special effects unless they have value.
This was a super odd angle (every other angle was from the left, why include this?). I had trouble understanding what I was looking at… Kid's character and Apoo's stage are completely missing.
Is this the first time Zoro cut a neck?
I think that covers most of it.