This week I managed to watch episodes 179-212. That’s only 33 episodes, which is far less than previous weeks, but I was at Kameha-Con this weekend so I wasn’t able to watch much anime. Kameha-Con was definitely worth it though and I can’t wait until the next one. A lot of the voice actors from Dragon Ball also play parts in One Piece. It was cool hearing the voices of our favorite characters coming from real people. I’ll try and get in more One Piece episodes next week but, the few I saw this week weren’t bad.
The entire arc with the crew trapped in the marine base was actually really entertaining (196-206). I’m not sure if these episodes were just filler or not, but if they were, it was good filler. Seeing Commander Jonathan come up with plan after plan to catch the straw hats with his methodical mindset, like he was playing a game of chess, was fun. In the end, despite how well planned the commander’s attacks were, the Straw Hats unpredictability led them to victory in the end.
I also started watching the episodes where the crew is on “Long Ring Long Island”. They end up entering a Davy Back with the Foxy Pirates. During this Davy Back, each crew takes part in these series of contests — kind of like the Olympics for Pirates — but the winner of each round gets to take a member of the others teams crew or something else if they want it. It’s a pretty crazy idea. I’ve finished watching the first of three rounds and the Straw Hats have already lost Chopper. I’m guessing the Straw Hats will have to win the next two rounds but, I’m curious what Luffy will ask for from the Foxy pirates when they win. Knowing Luffy, he might not actually ask for anything.
Overall I’m pretty sure the journey will be more important than the destination. At the end of the last episode, I watched Zoro and Sanji actually agree to work together for 10 seconds, and I can’t wait to see what they can do if they actually do work together. It’ll probably make things way too easy.
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