Since there's a separate anime forum now, and I'm not so worried about forum clutter, I've decided to make a separate thread for the discussion of the current One Piece arc subbed by ADC and Gerusama rather than keep talking about it in the other thread where people are trying to discuss the KF releases.
Finally got to see EL. Much nicer place than I was picturing. I thought it was gonna be some kinda alcatraz looking place, but it's not.
Looks like Sanji and Usopp did alot of work for nothing. CP9 still has Robin and Franky, and they end up back with the rest of the crew. At least their all together now! Full assault! Woo!
Pretty nice watching all the battling going on. Wonder if Paulie and co. are gonna be able to take those giants on, or if they're just gonna end up getting their butts kicked till the Strawhats arrive.
Only real complaint is the recap seems to be getting longer and longer. Episode ended up just feeling way too short.
That episode rocked all kinds of ass. I don't think I've ever seen Luffy kick so much ass at once. Poor Spandam doesn't have a clue whats happening either.
And then there's Fuk, who apparently reads power levels...that's pretty cool. At least, it's nice they ranked the CP9 members for us. And they've got new fruits too!(Oh man, would it be sweet if the SHs got their hands on those fruits before CP9 could eat them!).
My only complaint...they stuck one of the new scenes(one with Nami and Sogeking) in the MIDDLE of the recap! Wtf, I only saw it by sheer luck! So now I have to watch the ENTIRE recaps to make sure I don't miss anything? God that sucks.
What? Oh, you mean cause of the power levels? Yeah, its pretty obvious. But at least they specifically state that the power levels are only pure physical power, and doesn't take into account special abilities. Still, I'd like to know what the strawhats have.
I really like how EL has all these badass commanders and elite units, and Luffy is skipping all of them because he's blasting through so fast that by the time they are ready to fight him, he's already past them.
Man, that was good. Especially where it ended. Blueno has been doing pretty much ALL the fighting for CP9 since Iceburg's house. Time to see if Luffy has gotten any stronger since...um...oh wait, I guess that was yesterday for him.
Also...Nami...those dials sure upped the power of her staff.
And Paulie was particularly badass this week. All of Galley-la was.
Spandam is a real ****. I get the distinct feeling that if the Government ever fired him, that CP9 would kill him instantly. And that his position is the only thing that keeps him alive.
Clip at the end was a waste of time. Time that coulda been used showing one of those mini-stories in the opening pages of the manga.
Yeah I was like... GTFO Sogeking. But Luffy kicked ass. I don't think it's that he got stronger, he never go the chance to use his full strength. If you recall, the rifle move he used is the same one he used in Skypeia to finish off Enel, so it's a pretty strong technique.
Finally they're showing Robin's past, which is great. I wasn't expecting Robin to already have eaten the fruit when she was just a little kid though.
And the Giant! And one in Luffy's family to boot! I wonder what relation he is...
One thing I found wierd though was Robin's voice. It sounds like they actually used a child to do her voice, which is different from all the other little kids on the show. So she sounds wierdly out of place.
I thought Robin's history was more well done in the anime than the manga, which was nice. It was crushing to see her suffering, but Luffy pounding his fists and saying "Let's go" says it all. Time to kick the world government's ass! Kind of makes me wonder if Dragon will be making an appearance over the next few arcs, him being anti-world goverment and supposedly super-strong and all.
The crew stands in line on top of the roof, and CP9 on the roof across them with Robin. Robin just told the crew "I WANNA LIVE!!!" So, right before the CP9 battles. So yeah, they are quite far away from Zoro slashing the sea train.
EDIT: Oh, sorry, I misread your question. I don't know what episode that happened in. It's been a while.
Chopper just whomped some complete ass. Who would had thought he could be the most powerful of the crew? Uncontrollable obviously though, I wonder where his rampage will land next. He's climbing the tower King Kong style!
I love that Sanji's new super attack is a reference to Red Leg Zeff.
He was just totally badass this episode.
I'm sad though, because I really though Usopp was gonna be more powerful in this arc, but it looks like all that stuff with the new identity and the new weapon is gonna be for naught. I'm sure he'll do something important, but he's not gonna be defeating anyone tough because everyones already beaten or taken by someone they are clearly not going to beat.
I mean, ****, even Nami beat somebody powerful. But Usopp still sucked....