For the first time in 22 weeks, I’ve only watched one new episode of One Piece since my last post. It still feels weird to be all caught up. This is going to be my first review of a singular episode of One Piece. This we week I watched episode 853. This episode didn’t really continue the fight between Katakuri and Luffy. It showed more of what the other Straw Hats were doing. Most importantly it showed off what role Jimbei is going to play on the ship.

This episode starts off with Brulee and the others in the mirror world shooting flaming arrows through a mirror on the Straw Hats ship. Luffy couldn’t stop them from doing and fight Katakuri at the same time, so he picks up a broken piece of mirror and contact Nami and tells her to break all the mirrors on the ship. Instead of immediately doing what Luffy tells her to do she tells him that he won’t have a way back to them if he does that. Luffy knows this and reassures her that he will find a way back. However, Nami still doesn’t go ahead and destroy the mirrors. This was kind of frustrating it’d be nice if she had just done what she was told.

Meanwhile, Sanji is baking the cake that will satisfy Big Mom. We get to see Sanji really in his element. He’s an excellent head chef. He showed off his cooking knowledge and how he is able to make due even if he’s missing ingredients. This impressed the other cooks which led them to compliment Pudding and her husband Sanji. (Don’t if I mentioned this before but Pudding rewrote the memories inside the other cooks to make them think that the wedding was successful.) The compliments got Pudding pretty excited. I think we saw the first ever female nose bleed in One Piece. If I’m wrong about that let me know in the comments down below.

Back on the Straw Hats ship Nami and the others (excluding Jimbei) became scared thinking they were going to die when they saw Big Mom coming for them on top of a giant unavoidable wave. Jimbei gave the crew some quick instructions that would allow him to trim all the sails on the ship single-handedly.

Jimbei proceeded to steer this towards the wave which scared everyone but then he told them that they were about to enter the Green Room. To the rest of the crew’s amazement, they didn’t get swallowed by the wave. The Green Room is a brief “wave room” that forms inside a collapsing wave. Apparently, this is where the children of the Fish-Man Tribe used to play.

Jimbei showed off his amazing talent as a helmsman. He controlled the ship like it was apart of his own body and safely avoided the massive wave. Jimbei is going to be an awesome helmsman for the Straw Hat crew. I didn’t know what his role was going to be but now it’s abundantly clear. I look forward to seeing more of Jimbei steering the ship. I can’t wait until he shows off his skills while Franky is on board.

This episode ended with Nami finally breaking the mirror in the ship and informing the others of Luffy’s orders. It was pretty irritating that it took the entire episode for her to follow one simple order. If Zoro had been there he would’ve carried out the order with no hesitation. I can’t wait until Zoro rejoins the story.

Next week it looks like the Luffy vs Katakuri fight will finally continue. I don’t know what’s going to happen next but I’m sure it’ll be good.

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EP 812 – 852

Well, it’s been 22 weeks now. Back on April 9th, 2018 I watched my first episode of One Piece and Now 22 weeks later I’ve finally caught up with current episodes. When I started I thought it was going to take me a year to get through all of these episodes but it One Piece was is so good it took me less than half the time. It’s been a pretty fun binge. I look forward to watching it week to week now, but it will definitely be an adjustment. Oh, I guess I’m jumping the gun a little bit you guys probably want my thoughts on the episodes I watched this week.

To pick where we left all last week Luffy and Nami ended up being captured by the Big Mom Pirates once Luffy finally passes out. They end up getting rescued though by Jimbei. Luffy and Sanji end up meeting at the spot they had previously determined. Sanji agrees to come back to the crew, but he wants to save his family who are about to be eliminated by the Big Mom pirates at the wedding so Big Mom can take control of Germa’s technology. Luffy decides that they are all going to help.

Then, Jimbei suggest that they join forces with Capone “Gang” Bege who is secretly plotting to kill Big Mom. They meet, and the crew gets some cool mobster clothes. Eventually, they decide to work with each other and come up with this Big plan to kill Big Mom.

The assassination attempt fails. None of the poison that Caesar made and put into missiles even made it Big Mom. This put the Straw Hats and Bege in a very bad position. Their escape route also got crushed so, they had no choice but to make a run for it. Through a little luck, they manage to put some distance between themselves and their army of enemies.

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When they finally make it back to their ship the fall into an ambush and get put in a pretty tough spot and sadly Pedro sacrifices his life to help everyone else get away. It was pretty sad. Jimbei had some encouraging words though that helped.

Luffy not letting Pedro’s sacrifice go in vain, used it as an opportunity to trap Katakuri one of Big Moms Sweet three generals in the Mirror World. Luffy is currently fighting Katakuri in the Mirror World but he’s having some trouble fighting this man that over a billion-berry bounty.

Katakuri seems to be able to do all Luffy’s moves better than him with his Mochi abilities. He’s also faster than Luffy and he can see up to 1 minute in the future with the power of his Haki. Luffy is going to have to push past his limits if he’s going to beat Katakuri. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with to take out Katakuri. Maybe a new form of Fourth Gear or maybe even 5th gear. Who knows…

Sadly, I couldn’t fit everything I wanted to in this post I ended up leaving out how Brook got a copy of the Ponegliff, the truth about Big Mom’s past, and Pudding showing her true colors and then going on an emotional roller coaster. Leaving things out that I feel are important shouldn’t be a problem in the future though since now I plan on writing up one episode at a time since we’ll be watching it week to week. Now that we are all caught up I plan on catching up with my arc reviews and watching other anime. If you’ve seen One Piece and have suggestions on what we should watch next, please leave a comment down below.