This episode was absolutely phenomenal, I don't care what anybody says.
Tu Yong-ce is an unbelievable force of nature. Umakoshi, Onishi, Kanada, this guy masters every single trait he just doesn't stop. I know everyone's gonna rave about Shida's section, but imo Tu Yong-ce deserves all of the praise in this episode. This guy animated the largest chunk of this episode by a huge landslide and it didn't waver in quality at all.
Takeshi Maenami's super smeary Kanada-esque section was just superb, in spite of the pretty short length of the scene.
Junwen Tan was the episode's main surrounding's effects animator on this episode, i really liked his effects animation a lot, they were sprinkled all throughout this episode.
And of course, to deliver the finishing blow, Mr. Wacky Wavy Inflatable Tube Man Naotoshi Shida comes in to seal the deal.
This is definitely the second best animated episode of the entire series, no doubt about it. Episode 870's still king imo.
Btw all the ones who're pissed about the liberties taken in this episode, lol stay mad. The outcome was the same.