I've been watching part VI subbed on highdive. Supposedly the dub is on there, but I haven't found it?
So far I like part V better, but it has its moments.
I forget what number it is at the moment, but I'm thinking of the episode where Usopp "defeats" Sugar with that slingshot jack-in-the-box contraption and awakens to Observation Haki. I remember it being painfully slow, painfully ugly, and poorly directed all at one of the worst possible times. The only thing that takes the sting off is that Oda hasn't really done much of anything with Usopp's supposed Observation Haki ability since.
OK, I barely remember that episode now.
I don't think they have really done anything noteworthy with Usopp in Wano so far and it's been sad for me.
I'm a bit late but wow, I thought they did a great job with this episode. As someone else said, the only problem is that you know it's only temporary and it just makes you think about what it would be like if they whole series was done with this amount of polish.
Hot take: Dressrosa's problem was more an issue of audience fatigue and being hot-and-cold rather than straight-up bad. It had a lot of good episodes and moments, but when it was cold it could be absolutely frigid including one of, if not the, worst episodes in the entire 1000+ episode catalog and it melted at the climax so that's what people are going to remember about it more than anything else.
As someone who had taken a long break and come back to binge the anime around that point, I didn't have any major issue with Dressrosa. It really did improve in a lot of aspects after that, though I still find the constant dragging out of scenes to be tedious and I almost wish they'd just make more filler episodes again. But I'm curious, what was the worst episode you're talking about? I don't remember much of it specifically now.
I had a weird dream about the live action One Piece last night and everything was ridiculous, lol
I still just can barely believe this is going forward. I would want nothing more than for this to go amazingly right and be a classic, but I can't help but feel the chances are small.