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.
The Otaku Couple
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.