In the end, it dissolves into the standard furious screaming exchange of punches that every movie feels the need to feature, but it still does look nice, at least. One small character-based note I appreciated was the inclusion of Tsuru, who did not have a very large role in the special, but who still had, to my knowledge, more dialogue than she ever had in the actual series. The part of the special that seemed to be the most hyped, and holds the most potential interest for fans, are the scenes where we see, for the first time, Luffy actually training with Rayleigh, as he learns the basics of Haki. Notify me of new comments via email. As if to make up for the criminally short training scenes at the beginning, Luffy has to grow on the fly, emphasizing him getting progressively better at using Haki while the fights go on. Email required Address never made public. The episode will show an all-new tale that has never been seen before either in the anime or the manga:

By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts. Even the ridiculously and needlessly long full title of the special blatantly mentions a huge character death. You are commenting using your Facebook account. What’s Happening This Week End: The big baddie this time around is Byrnndi World, a big old grumpy guy who has a Devil Fruit power but mainly just punches things and scowls. This is an unofficial translation. Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Toei seemed to pull all the stops for the special, and the inventiveness and passion of the director, Naoyuki Ito, pays off really well.

In the end, it dissolves into the standard furious screaming exchange of punches that every movie feels the need to feature, but it still does look nice, at least.

Steeped in a fantasy universe with over 17 years of world building behind it, to anyone unfamiliar with One Piecethe special would be virtually inaccessible, a confused jumble of characters and events that only someone intimately familiar with the backstory could possibly put together.

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The animation and overall direction are both helmed by newcomers to the franchise, and, for the most part, their input provides for a fresh, positive new look, that I hope to see replicated in future episodes.

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The part of the special that seemed to be the most hyped, and holds the most potential interest for fans, are the scenes where we see, for the first time, Luffy actually training with Rayleigh, as he learns the basics of Haki. You are commenting using your WordPress. As if to make up for the criminally short training scenes at the beginning, Luffy has to grow on the fly, emphasizing him getting progressively better at using Haki while the fights go on. All the opponents the heroes have to go up against have interesting powers and talents, even if their gimmicks do wind up forgotten by the end.

How will Luffy protect her? Unlike the other specials, which were rushed retellings of previous moments in the story with fancy visuals, bonus side stories meant to be crammed somewhere in between canon arcs, or, in a couple of cases, both, 3D 2Y was going to cover a part of the One Piece story previously left unseen: Slow Jet Coffee Kodai-ji. This is an unofficial translation. Hiking Shodoshima GaijinPot Travel.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Cruel, stoic until something goes wrong, and defined mainly by his hunger for power. While not a masterpiece, a lot of effort was put in, and if nothing else, it does look great.

As such, through fighting, our protagonist is forced to become stronger in more ways than one, and by the end, it feels as though he really has grown. And again, the villain is really good, and there are some scenes that manage to be leave an impact emotionally. You are commenting using your Facebook account. This story was promised to be large, ambitious, something that the fans had never seen before.

The non-canon animated storylines for One Piece are largely regarded as being, bluntly, bad. Notify me of new comments via email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The story begins by doing what Toei loves to do best: Offer Get a free drink! Luffy Nakama tono Chikai. Given how new these guys are to the series, I look forward to seeing what they can do, if and when they get more experience with the material behind them.

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The one exception to this is Hancock, who gets second billing behind Luffy and even gets a fight of her own.

Fighting is always a big part of any One Piece story, and the action in this is completely, decidedly, average. It will follow Luffy as he deals with the loss of his adopted older brother Ace, and enters ve intense study of Haki abilities under Rayleigh, first mate of the Roger Pirates.

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After the timeskip in the manga, readers have only seen the end results of the training, with what happened in-between only being tantalizingly hinted at.

These points have all been demonstrated in the series proper before, but that they were repeated here shows that Toei is at bkrndy paying attention, and went out of their way to include these points in their side-story.

The characters behave about like one would expect them to, with no surprises. And it will also bring back a fresh look at the bonds between the two brothers in the climactic fulll battle.

With episides odd exception here and there, the movies are on average mildly entertaining, the filler episodes are more often than not outright embarrassing, and the television specials are exercises in either obsessive One Piece enthusiasm or extreme boredom, depending on the special and the viewer.