Big Mom (one of the most fascinating characters in the series to me) is back and Sanji is having a one-on-one against a dinosaur. This is a good era for One Piece.
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RE: 924: "The Capital in Crisis! An Assassin Targets Sanji"
RE: 916: ''A Living Hell - Luffy's Humiliation In the Great Mine''
This was a really nice episode. 'Slavery mines' are always a good setting (Dragon Quest 5, last year's Yu-No anime), and it's great how hardened and dangerous Luffy has become. So long as he's in this situation, he's lost every bit of his good nature. 20 years and almost 1000 episodes later and One Piece is still managing to make its main character feel fresh.
RE: 892: ''The Land of Wano! To the Land of Samurai Where Cherry Blossoms Dance''
That opening! FUCK! This is probably the first time I actually enjoy a One Piece opening since… I don't know, when did the openings started being 3 minutes long?
Crazy Rainbow Star. Been a long time; I was still a teenager whenever the double-length opening themes started and the ending themes were removed. At this point the presence of ending themes entailed a small enough portion of the anime's portion that it feels a bit like early installment weirdness, to quote TVTropes.
RE: 882: "The Paramount War - The Pirate King's Inherited Will"
I feel like mostly of the filler now is done. Next week we'll get some flashback stuff from Shiraoshi (but also my favourite scene of the Reverie arc!) and then i think they will go 'full Reverie'.
Thanks, this is good to know. I've never heard anything but universally good things about Reverie, but the way the anime's been handled ever since Whole Cake Island concluded has been atrocious.
RE: 856: ''The Forbidden Secret! Katakuri's Merienda''
but it's also no "Search for the Wind"
I actually loved Search for the Wind This opening… well... it's probably my least favorite in the series thus far.
Good episode on the whole, though. I think Toei did a really nice job of changing things up to keep them fresh by implementing the manga-styled panels.
RE: 591: ''Chopper Gets Angry - The Master's Tyrannical Experiments''
I haven't watched the episode or listened to the new opening song yet, but I give it a 10/10 simply for not being 'We Go.'
RE: 589: ''The World's Worst - The Terrifying Scientist Caesar''
Sigh I guess I'm passing next week's episode. I really don't care much about these crossovers.
I skipped last year's crossover because the original One Piece/Toriko crossover from April 2011 was pretty terrible, but the presence of Dragon Ball Z this time around has caught my interest.
RE: 587: ''Clash! Law vs. Vice-Admiral Smoker''
I'm gonna start charging a toll fee around here.
Every time someone brings up the obvious fact we didn't get an opening, while regarding the fact nothing ANNOUNCED there'd be a new opening, I get five dollars and the rights to use your body for one night indiscriminately and mercilessly.
Sounds kind of hot
Man, I sure am pissed off there there's no new opening
RE: 586: ''Big Trouble! Luffy Sinks into the Frozen Lake''
Obligatory "I wish 'We Go' would get the hell out of town already" post of the week. Why do the worst openings last the longest? (Believe, We Go)
RE: 582: ''A Shock! The Secret of the Island is Revealed''
We Go, pls go (I never even liked the song that much in the first place)
With that said, the daycare looks nice and I hope it's a regular locale these next few episodes. Very colorful and appealing.