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.
Taka: I remember watching Devils' Line. I can't remember any issues I had. I have to look at my comments.
Oct 13, 2021 2:07:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: One of those familiar vampire stories in a modern setting where the male lead hates himself because of his vampiric nature and is in love with a human woman. The execution of the whole story is pretty clumsy and from what I gather, the anime is...
Oct 13, 2021 9:20:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...rushing through 40 chapters of manga material to fit into 12 anime episodes. Definitely shows with how quickly it's creaming through events, with the main couple being bland between angsty male vampire and the human female devoted to him.
Oct 13, 2021 9:21:50 GMT
Old Man Dream: Besides that plot, said male lead's involved with a secret government agency tasked with controlling vampires that give into their bloodlust.
Oct 13, 2021 9:22:42 GMT
Old Man Dream: And adding more insult to injury, the new Injustice animated movie is a big mess.
Oct 14, 2021 1:39:37 GMT
Taka: I read through my comments. Bloodlust and rapes along with innuendos. The romance I never mentioned of - with the details you mentioned - I remembered now it was pretty bad.
Oct 14, 2021 4:39:16 GMT
Old Man Dream: I'm thankfully pretty far in the series. Just have 3 more episodes, which I should get taken care of by tomorrow evening. Kind of regret thinking this would be a good title to dabble into for Halloween.
Oct 14, 2021 9:17:57 GMT
Taka: Didn't catch the Injustice movie. Waiting for it to be digitally available. That's a shame.
Oct 15, 2021 1:57:55 GMT
Old Man Dream: The movie got leaked online a week early before its release date. The negative reception to it, especially with how regarded the comic book and video game versions of Injustice are, got me curious to see how bad it was. I won't spoil things unlike most...
Oct 15, 2021 9:18:08 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...folks are unfortunately doing. But I'll just say that it both tries cramming too much into an 80-minute film and alters things rather heavily compared to the game and comics.
Oct 15, 2021 9:19:07 GMT
Taka: That is a shame considering they split Long Halloween into two parts. I guess with Injustice, you are appealing to 3 groups: the video game folks, the comic book folks, and then the new fans.
Oct 16, 2021 5:59:49 GMT
Old Man Dream: It sounds like you're assuming the games and comics run separate stories. The video game series serves as the main story of the franchise, while the comics serve as prequel or interquel to expand on and fill in the details on events that weren't...
Oct 16, 2021 12:33:54 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...elaborated on within the video games.
Oct 16, 2021 12:36:18 GMT
Taka: Thanks for the correction. For some reason I thought the video game was loosely based on the comic books and treated the two as separate stories. With fighting games, I assumed they had more flexibility due to different endings.
Oct 17, 2021 2:49:30 GMT