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Another week has gone by and we’ve managed to watch even more One Piece. This week we watched episodes 688 – 746. We made it to the end of the Dressrosa arc. These last 58 episodes were really awesome and full of both new and exciting things like Luffy going into “Fourth Gear”, defeating Doflamingo, Sabo’s past and the formation of the Straw Hat Fleet.

First up has to be Fourth Gear. Luffy got 2nd and 3rd gear pretty much back to back during the Water 7 arc, so we haven’t seen Luffy get a brand new form in about 400 episodes. The hype for this form was real! Luffy bulked up his body and covered himself in haki. He got these cool marks on his body that were modeled after his devil fruit. Needless to say, Luffy looked super cool.

He also showed off all of his new abilities that came with this new form that he called bounce man. On top of the increase of speed, strength, and pure destructive power, Luffy can fly in this form. He beats up Doflamingo like a rag doll. Until he runs out of Haki.

Luffy gets some rest for 10 minutes, thanks to friends, and once he gets his Haki back, he takes down Doflamingo in one mighty blow just as he told the citizens he would.

After, Doflamingo’s defeat the Navy took him in. Luffy fell asleep and got some much-needed rest. While Luffy was asleep his brother Sabo came to the house where the Straw Hats were staying and he told them what happened to him. We find out that Sabo had a really bad case of memory loss and didn’t remember anything from before Dragon saved his life. When Ace died his memory came back, it was a touching story. We got to see him grow up with the revolutionary army which was pretty cool.

Lastly, after the Straw Hats departed Dressrosa all of their new allies made the decision to become subordinates under Luffy, even though that’s not really what Luffy wanted. Regardless the new Straw Hat Fleet was formed and it has 5,600 members. Luffy is well on his way to becoming king of the pirates. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

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EP 660 – 687

It’s been another week and we’ve managed to watch episodes 660 – 687. We got to see the Strawhats continue their struggle to save the country of Dressrosa. We had a surprise reunion, the introduction of God Usopp, and a surprising voice for one of the executives of the Doflamingo family.

First, I have to cover this very special family reunion. Luffy finds out Law has been captured by Doflamingo and he has to leave the Colosseum to rescue him. Before he leaves some very special appears to him to take his spot as Lucy to win the Flare-Flare fruit. It was… Sabo!!! Luffy and Ace’s other brother. The one that they thought had died when they were still young. He is now the number 2 in command of the revolutionary arm. Needless to say he’s really strong and knows how to use Haki. It was really good seeing Sabo again. It was kind of poetic that Sabo inherited Ace’s devil fruit. The power went from one brother to another. It was a really exciting moment.

Meanwhile, Usopp, Robin, and the Tontattas go to the underground port to take out Sugar. Sugar is the devil fruit eater that has been turning people into toys for the last 10 years. It took a while to get around to it but eventually, Usopp knocked her out with a scary face and thousands of people who had become toy slaves were saved. These people started calling Usopp “God Usopp” since he saved them. It was a pretty ridiculous service of events that led up to this but Usopp definitely became the hero to them all.

Lastly, we got to hear Pica’s voice. Pics is one of the top executives of the Doflamingo family he is a really large guy he has the ability to merge his body with Stone and considering how the entire royal place is stone along with most of the town’s he is a pretty strong opponent. However, his voice is super high pitched. It is hilarious. Luffy and Zoro can’t help but laugh at him. I can’t help but crack a smile every time they make fun of him.

One Piece was really entertaining this week I can’t wait to see how the Dressrosa arc ends. There are so many things going on in this arc I just really want to see how it all ends.

EP 645-659

This week we watched episodes 645-659. There were a few cool things that we saw from the Colosseum, like another form of fusion and Luffy’s battle with Don Chinjao for the winner of block C. Outside the Colosseum, we learned more about the History of Dressrosa.

First, let’s go over the quick updates on what’s happening in the Colosseum Lucy (horrible fake name for Luffy) is still fighting in the battle royal for block C. In block C there is a pair of brothers fighting. One of them is short and ruthless and the other is big and strong but he refuses to hurt anyone. The smaller brother got angry after being called a shrimp and getting beat up by one of the other contestants. He then reveals that he has devil fruit powers. He has the ability to turn himself into a skin jacket. He orders his brother to put him on and then he completely takes over his brother’s big strong body. Then he becomes a truly powerful and tenacious fighter. He couldn’t hold a candle to Luffy but it was cool to see another form of fusion in One Piece.

Luffy ends up fighting Don Chinjao who has a grudge against his Grandpa that his so deep he’s vowed to take it out on his children’s children which means Luffy. Apparently, Grandpa Garp flattened Don Chinjao’s pointy head which was the key to his special treasure. It’s pretty outlandish but it’s just the way it is sometimes. Don Chinjao’s Haki is really strong though which made for an entertaining fight. Of course, Luffy won in the end. On his final punch of the fight, Luffy restored the point on Don Chinjao’s head.

Meanwhile, outside the Colosseum, we learn a little bit about the history between the country of Dressrosa and the Don Quixote family. Like 900 years ago the Don Quixote family ruled over Dressrosa. When the 20 kings of different countries came together to form World Government (800 years ago) they moved all of their families to “The Holy Land of Mariejois”. Those families eventually became known as the Celestial Dragons. Don Quixote Doflamingo is a decedent of the same family that once ruled over Dressrosa. He came back and took over the country 9 years ago. He deceived the people and made them hate their current king.

The whole story is well thought out and it uses little pieces of information that we’ve been getting over the past 650 episodes. I love how One Piece keeps paying off all of these little details they’ve been dropping over the course of the show. This is one of the strengths of this long-running series. I can’t wait to see where the story goes from here.

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This week we watched episodes 638-644. We had family visiting so we didn’t get to watch many episodes but the episodes we did get to watch were pretty fun.

First, we got to see who won block B at the Corrida Colosseum. Unsurprisingly the winner was the “number one pirate who should just go away” Bartolomeo. His power was pretty cool though. He’s a barrier human who ate the Barrier-Barrier Fruit! Not a single competitor in Block was able to lay a finger on him. Every time they tried they simply hurt themselves.

Meanwhile, Sanji went and beat up the people Violet asked him too. Of course, it all turned out to be a trap and Violet really is an assassin of the Don Quixote family. She handcuffs Sanji and beats him up. Then she reveals that she ate the Glare-Glare Fruit and became quite an insightful woman. She has the ability to see inside others minds. When she looked in Sanji’s mind she saw umm… Let’s just call it Sanji’s love for women. Violet started to believe what Sanji was saying about how he feels about a woman’s tears after looking into his mind. Apparently Violet didn’t really want to work for Doflamingo. She turned on her comrades and used her impressive “Eye Whale” ability to incapacitate them.

Later, Violet uses her devil fruit power to let Sanji see inside her mind to show him that Doflamingo had fooled them. He never actually quit the Seven Warlords and the newspapers were all false.

Meanwhile, Law, Usopp, and Robin escorted Caesar to the exchange point on Green Bit. For what feels like convenient plot purposes Law sends Usopp and Robin to explore the island. They end up being captured by some strong little people and get taken to their village underground. However, they do end up talking their way out of trouble.

By the time Law get’s a call from Sanji to tell him what’s going on it’s too late. Joker has arrived and so has the new Navy admiral Fujitora. This leads to an epic three-way battle. At least that’s what it looks like it was going to lead to. Instead we just see Fujitora show off his incredible power. He swings his sword towards the sky and a giant meteorite comes down from the Sky. All three of the fighters manage to protect themselves. The Navy soldiers and Caesar just run to avoid the blast. It looks like Law is just trying to buy some time. Instead of fighting he runs away into the Green Bit Forest.

Meanwhile, both Sanji and Franky find out the location of the factory, apparently, it is disguised as a toy house. While they are heading over to the factor the Battle Royal for Block C beings at the Coliseum. Block is Luffy’s Block. It takes him a little while to get used to fighting without showing his Gum-Gum powers, but he gets the hang of it.

Luffy ends up taming a the Brutal Bull and taking down a giant. He quickly becomes a crowd favorite to win. Thanks to his strength speed and haki Luffy is sure to win even if he doesn’t display his Gum-Gum powers. There are so many stories being told this arc I can’t wait to see how everything comes together in the end.

Episodes 629-637

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This week was pretty busy for us we didn’t get to watch much One Piece at all. We only managed to get in 9 episodes but those episodes were the beginning of the next Arc of One Piece,”Dressrosa” before the arc started though we did get some interesting news. Buggy the Clown has become one of the Seven Warlords. It’s not really relevant to the plot right now but it was so unbelievable when I saw that I felt I just had to mention it.

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Now, on to the things that are actually important to the plot. The Straw Hats along with Trafalgar Law are using their newly formed alliance to try and take down one of the four emperors. The next step in their plan is to hand Caesar back over to Doflamingo. Meanwhile, another group will go destroy the factory where they are making these man-made Zoan type devil fruits. A third team will stay behind and guard the ship.

Of course, Luffy’s team gets separated fairly quickly. Some “fairy” steals one of Zoro’s swords so he has to go after it. Sanji and Kin’Emon (the samurai) go after him but Sanji gets distracted by a beautiful dancer named Violet and the samurai just gets lost.

Meanwhile, Luffy and Franky find out that there is a tournament being held at the Corrida Colosseum and the prize is the Flare-Flare fruit. That’s the Devil fruit that gave Luffy’s brother Ace his powers. Apparently, when a devil fruit eater dies the power of that devil fruit is then reproduced somewhere else in the world. Doflamingo got his hands on the new flare-flare fruit and put it as a prize for the tournament drawing in all types of strong fighters. Luffy doesn’t want some stranger to possess Ace’s power so of course, he enters the tournament.

The tournament consists of four battle royals the winner of each battle royal will move to the main tournament. There are plenty of interesting looking new characters in this tournament. I can’t wait to see the fights. I am pretty sure Luffy is going to when the whole thing. He entered under the name Lucy but he’s still going to have some trouble keeping his true identity a secret.

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EP 591-608

This week we watched episodes 591-608. These episodes were good. There were a few interesting fights along with some intriguing plot points.2018-07-01_23-06-04

The most interesting character in all of the episodes we watched this week was Trafalgar D. Law. He’s both strong and smart. He always seems to have a plan that he’s come up with ahead of time. You never know what he’s going to do. I was shocked when he left Caesar’s side to ask Luffy if he wanted to form an alliance. He revealed that he had a plan to take down one of the four emperors. They intentionally muted the audio in the show so we don’t know which one of the four emperors it was but whoever it was Luffy didn’t mind taking them down because he agreed to the alliance.

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As the first part of this new alliance, Luffy was asked to capture Caesar. While Law went back into Caesar’s base with Chopper in order to find a cure for the children that Caesar had captured. Apparently, Caesar kidnapped a bunch of kids over the past two years and had been experimenting on them trying to find ways to create giants. He kept the children safe and didn’t appear to be harming however it turns out that he was giving them candy every day with an addictive drug inside. Even though Nami and the others broke the children out Caesar’s base now they want to go back since they’ve begun craving the candy.

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Shortly after Law gets inside he is quickly found out and incapacitated by Vice Admiral Vergo. Vergo literally has Law’s heart in his hands and was quickly able to bring him to his knees with just a little squeeze. Vice Admiral Vergo leads the Navy’s G5 unit alongside Vice Admiral Smoker. It quickly becomes know that Vergo is actually working for “The Joker”. The same man that Caesar works for. Apparently once upon a time, Law used to work for Joker as well. Later we find out that “The Joker” is actually Doflamingo one of the Seven Warlords of the sea.

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Meanwhile, Luffy ends up fighting against Caesar who ate the gas-gas fruit. Even though he’s a logia type Luffy manages to grab him no problem thanks to his new Haki abilities he learned from his training. However Caesar didn’t go down easy, first, he tried poisoning Luffy but it didn’t work because Luffy is now immune to poison. Then he tried blowing Luffy up but Luffy was too fast. Then all of a sudden Luffy started choking and passed out. Franky and Robin tried to go help but they were quickly disabled as well. Caesar then turned his eye’s towards the Navy’s G-5 Captain Tashigi and Vice Admiral Smoker and he captured them as well. Before long Vergo and Caesar had the whole group tied up in sea prison stone change and put in a cage to die from one of Caesar’s deadly experiments Shinokuni.

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We did watch some more but since this post is getting kind of long I’ll spare you most of the details but basically Law gets them out of the cage with his powers because his chains were never actually made of sea prison stone thanks to some of forward thinking he’d already switched out the chains before he was ever captured. He even saves Smoker and Tashigi’s life on the condition that they don’t get in his way.

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The group splits up to complete their separate task inside of Caesar’s base. Vergo ends up killing a bunch of G-5 soldiers and making Tashigi cry. Sanji comes to her rescue one he hears her tears fall. Needless to say, Vergo and Sanji end up in a fight.

 

Luffy has round two with Caesar the clown. Now that he knows that Caesar controls gasses within a certain range from his body Luffy isn’t caught off guard by any of Caesars moves. He finds out how far he has to stay away from Caesar so he doesn’t take away all of his oxygen like he did last they fought.

Just as Luffy is about to defeat Caesar he his saved by his assistant who ate the Snow-Snow fruit. Now Luffy has to fight her instead.

Meanwhile, Law is breaking into a certain room that contains S.A.D. we don’t know what it is yet but whatever it seems to be pretty powerful. I can’t wait to see what Law is going to do with it.

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