One Piece Season: Fall 1999 Genres & Themes: Action, Adventure, Shonen, Drama, Comedy Producers: Toei Animation
Plot: Monkey D. Luffy embarks on his quest to find the legendary treasure "One Piece" and become the Pirate King, along with his crew: the swordsman Zoro, a former pirate-hunter who specializes in three sword techniques; Nami, a manipulative female thief and navigator; Usopp, an excellent sniper and a habitual liar; and Sanji, the suave, womanizing chef with the deadly kicks. Combines comedy with moments of very character-driven drama.
I caught up to the latest episode. Didn't expect Doflamingo to come to Luffy in the well. Every arc, Luffy and his gang take a long time to find and beat the bad guy after settling in a new place and finding the issues with that new place. Sabo's scene was touching when he swore to save Luffy after losing Ace. I might have missed this, but I do wish to see why Sabo couldn't get to Marineford to save/attempted Ace back then.
Loved the Franky scene where the girls freak out Franky's crotch.
Kanjuro's face is finally revealed. I was wrong about the clown part. He resembles a Kubuki. His powers remind me of Sai from Naruto. He has that classic One Piece quirkiness. He can't draw.
For an episode titled after him, he only has a few scenes compared to Luffy's allied forces against Doflamingo's executives. Oh, I did not expect giant toy soldiers at the 3rd level. Dellinger had the most spotlight in this episode and beating the stuffing out of Luffy's forces.
I hope in the future: I want to see Dellinger and Sanji face off. That will be awesome.
I thought the princess didn't exist, but she does! Kanjuro and Kine'mon join up with Luffy's gang. The biggest highlights were pretty much Franky who stole a young woman's kiss, and it was oozing with lots of 'man" themes and hard boiled, too. I can't imagine what kids would think of what an ideal man is based on One Piece.
Sugar wakes up and declare a war against Usopp and any guys with long noses. Also, Robin and Bart joins the fray against Gladius. It's too bad Rebecca didn't fall down since she had the key and her two partners, Robin and Bart, drop down and reunited with Luffy and Tra-guy.
A tearful reunion between Rebecca and Kyros! With Law out of cuffs, he and Luffy will deal a world of pain. Before we get to the final boss, Sugar is going to be their next obstacle. What's Usopp doing? A giant slingshot?
Man, I haven't had a messed up and really sad episode since punk hazard arc. Law saw his sisterly nun, his sister, and his parents die. What's worse is that he didn't get to see the body of his sister since the house burnt down. I knew the nun and the children will be gun. I didn't want it to come true.
There was a One Piece Jeanist contest where you vote for your favorite characters.
Well lots of things happened in the episode. Doffy's flashback on how they were treated horribly due to being former Celestial Dragons. Don't get why Doffy is mad at his father instead of the people tormenting him and his family. It's not his fault.
On the montage, Dellinger joined.
The biggest thing that happened was Corazon speaking. I thought for sure he was mute. So Law had middle initial of D. Let's find out what that could mean.
Left with a cliffhanger. We all know what happened to Corazon. He died. How he died is what we don't know. Leave it to Oda for fleshing out a character well enough in a short time for us to warm up to the character fast.
Continuing the tragic backstory of Corazon, it's not over yet. I like how things were looking good until Vergo and Doflamingo show up. Now, things are taking a turn of the worse yet again. I enjoy this despite how bad things look. Corazon is just smiling and freaking out poor Law.
I can never expect things right from One Piece. (We know he's going to die. How he reacts to his fate is really different) They are unpredictable which make things so entertaining.
The conclusion of Corazon's backstory. It was done pretty well, connecting Law's fate with Corazon's fate. It was very touching episode from Corazon's last moments to Law getting away from Doflamingo's group during the Navy's bombings. No one heard Law's cries as Corazon's powers and cannon balls muffle it
Haven't seen the Sabo special yet. Going to save that Sunday afternoon.
Dream: Will post a little later what the next voted anime will be that I will watch and review.
Jan 18, 2020 19:48:38 GMT
Dream: Next anime up to cover will be Dance in the Vampire Bund. Suppose a short anime will do for now following Chobits.
Jan 18, 2020 21:32:36 GMT
Dream: Concluding things at episode 2 with Vampire Bund for the night. Hoping to get back to Basquatch tomorrow, as long as I'm not swamped with anything.
Jan 19, 2020 3:00:33 GMT
Dream: Geez, it's really quiet. No activity in the forums since I posted my review from yesterday.
Jan 19, 2020 15:57:41 GMT
Taka: I'll email the receipts. The best anime and manga of 2019 will be extended to Wed. I don't get time off for Mon because of community service. Please vote if you haven't yet. Thank you!
Jan 19, 2020 20:44:07 GMT
Dream: Hmmmm... looks like the version of Vampire Bund I'm seeing on Funi's YouTube channel's an edited version. A couple minutes of episode 2 were clearly removed with Mina in nothing but underwear battling human assassins. Then again, recall there was a good...
Jan 19, 2020 22:49:15 GMT
Dream: ...deal of controversy with the series a decade earlier thanks to the seemingly underaged nudity of Mina while in her younger form.
Jan 19, 2020 22:50:13 GMT
Dream: Not sure if I should be donning the nostalgia goggles or not giving a damn. Looks like the original Digimon Adventure series is getting a reboot airing starting in the Spring season.
Jan 21, 2020 3:21:13 GMT
Taka: I'll watch it if there's nothing catching my eye in Spring. winter 2020 was a weak anime season for me.
Jan 22, 2020 18:29:46 GMT
Dream: Wouldn't say it's all bad for me. Have a few titles holding my interest. Just it typically doesn't have as many major titles of note that would hold me over.
Jan 22, 2020 23:54:44 GMT
Dream: Done with Vampire Bund. Will be working on a review of it before I hop into the next Funi series. Hoping to get it up either tonight or tomorrow, depending on how lengthy my thoughts get.
Jan 24, 2020 1:44:49 GMT