Easily this is one of the best looking episodes of the time-skip. Nobody depicts sunlight more illustriously than the Japanese animation industry, and the absence of music was also a wise decision.
The shot of The elephant enveloped in the dusky sunlight is one of the best wide shot images since we saw the Merry against the backdrop of Laboon's eyeball.Read more >
Yesderday Sabo made his appearance in the Zou Arc, Does anyone else think he would make a better protagonist than Luffy.
Oda really blew a big chance to make Luffy a better character after the timeskip, and the more that he becomes surrounded by Adult Comrades, the more immature he looks, whenever Oda turns the switch from Comedy to Drama. Oda, has started to rely soley on the comedy side of the switch to make Luffy's progress palitable. Why is he only mature when he's deep in battle?Read more >
It's three weeks away and still no trailer?
Nebulandia had multiple trailers a month in advance right?
Did any ot the other specials get previews or trailers?Read more >
Sengoku telling Ace who his father was.
Hearing/reading that for the first time was a real, WTF moment, simply because of the unconvincing way it was fed to us. It was so on the nose and over-expository, he was practically speaking to the viewer. And then on the second viewing, it occured to me, he's doing a publicity stunt. Since the execution is being broadcast, he is playing to the cameras. It might've helped however if he had refered to Ace in the third person rather than the first.
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Was anyone else aware of this,
The show was obviously stretched out to sync up with the timing of GOLD, and with four weeks for a filler arc. That means that Zou would run from August to the end of the year, 20 chapters = 22-24 episodes, the timing makes sense.Read more >