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: As for anime business, I'll work on the Spring 2020 anime stuff this weekend. I will finish up the Winter 2020 banners. My apologies. I thought I will out of work due to the virus outbreak. I'm glad I'm still working at the pharmacy
Mar 20, 2020 2:08:00 GMT
Dream: Looks like California and New York are now enforcing all non-essential workers to stay home, except for necessary needs and all public gatherings are banned, at least in New York. New York's are in effect Sunday.
Mar 20, 2020 16:16:17 GMT
Dream: Far as essential workers go, the following are in the category to my knowledge: retail, pharmacies, warehouses, food suppliers, medical offices, transport, emergency personnel, banks, media. May be some differences in what is considered essential...
Mar 20, 2020 17:27:04 GMT
Dream: ...dependent on state or localities. But basically, anything that is a major need for everyday living is considered essential.
Mar 20, 2020 17:28:01 GMT
Dream: Looks like a remake of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni will be airing in July. The original seiyuu from the 2000s series will reprise their roles for the remake and judging from the animation, looks like it will have more polish to it compared...
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:24 GMT
Dream: ...to the 2000s series.
Mar 21, 2020 21:51:30 GMT
Taka: That's interesting to hear. Didn't know it was going to get a remake.
Mar 22, 2020 0:33:35 GMT
Dream: Guess I'm gonna focus on wrapping up Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken whenever it comes out today. Been one of my favorites for the season.
Mar 22, 2020 16:44:54 GMT
Taka: I need to catch up or drop/put on hold whatever series I tried.
Mar 22, 2020 21:25:15 GMT
Taka: 1 confirmed death in my hometown next to 19 confirmed cases. I heard the police are fining folks for not practicing social distancing on Facebook.
Mar 24, 2020 2:31:40 GMT
Dream: At least in New York right now, they're not enforcing it. But non-essential employers who aren't abiding by shutting down at this point will be fined and shut down at this point.
Mar 24, 2020 13:38:28 GMT
Master Menos: Had some serious personal trouble go on, but now I'm through it. On-Topic, where I'm in, everything but the stores (and possibly the restaurants) are closed down.
Mar 27, 2020 17:48:40 GMT
Taka: They closed off beaches and parks along bike paths as well as extending K-12 school closure to mid May while colleges are cancelled for the semester.
Mar 29, 2020 0:47:15 GMT
CosmicNoirTear: Everything closed on my part. I live by a bunch of shopping centers. All of the are ghost towns. Hopefully means most people where I live are taking this seriously. Also got laid off from my job two weeks ago.
Mar 29, 2020 2:46:08 GMT
Dream: My county has 6 confirmed cases. Restaurants and bars have been on take-out or delivery only for about a couple weeks now since New York's the hardest hit state. Hasn't been too different for me any who since I've been out of work and tight on money...
Mar 29, 2020 15:11:51 GMT
Dream: ...to do anything outside of getting essentials and job hunting in recent months. Though with the state pretty much on lockdown, likely gonna have a rough time finding any employer to work with in-person for a while.
Mar 29, 2020 15:13:27 GMT
El_Directo: Stay safe guys
Mar 29, 2020 20:08:55 GMT
Taka: I think the only thing not closed for mass gathering other than essential services would be funerals in my area. The mayor and staff have been pretty busy in clarifying things in press releases. Edit: my mistake. Funerals are closed.
Mar 29, 2020 21:52:25 GMT
Dream: Gonna try whipping up a review for Dorohedoro at some point tomorrow. Find that I have quite a bit to cover with the series.
Mar 30, 2020 3:39:57 GMT