@Zephray said in 1042: ''The Predator's Trap - Black Maria's Temptation'':
Crazy how Franky got a six minute fight, but Robin and Brook are getting like two or three episodes for theirs. That Franky fight happened way too fast. A non-manga viewer probably wondered if that was even the end of it.
It certainly doesn't help that Franky's fight was popping in and out of the background over the course of like two whole volumes while the Black Maria fight was dealt with much more concisely once the camera swung around back to it. Very pre-time skip-like as a matter of fact. Going from "giant-ass, hallway-destroying cannon blast" to "dinky little laser beam" still feels a little weird.
Robin's stuff and the flashback lent itself well to Yamauchi's direction and storyboarding style compared to his first Onigashima episode, just like his RED tie-in episode. As I expected young Robin did get recast but the new actress does sound pretty close to the old one; if I didn't know better I'd think it was the old one putting on a child-like voice as opposed to simply being a child like back in 2006.
Interesting choice to lay ethno wailing over the BGM when Yamato went on the attack. That was probably the most notable part about his segment.