One Piece – 464
「魔人の子孫! リトルオーズJr.驀進！」 (Majin no Shison! Ritoru Ōzu Junia Bakushin!)
“A Descendant of the Beast! Little Oars Jr. – Full Speed Ahead!”
Oars Jr. is such a badass. Though it started out rather slow, the pacing quickly picked up as some notable characters finally started joining in the fight. That’s what the war should be like, not just constant no name fodder fighting each other. Now that the slow part of the war is pretty much over (if memory serves me right), each episode should become exponentially far more entertaining than the last (don’t hold me to this though).
So like I was saying, Oars Jr. is such a badass. For such a simple reason as a hat, Oars Jr. will go to the far ends of the earth to save a friend. Risking his life by taking the front lines, Oars spends the entire episode trudging to the execution alter, but ends up taking a critical hit from Kuma. With massive size comes massive stamina, Oars tries to take down a Shichibukai with him, but unluckily targets Doflamingo, who’s becoming a real annoyance lately with his cockiness. I can’t wait till Luffy beats this guy’s ass (if they even fight). Anyways, Doflamingo shows off his amazing powers once more and cuts off Oar’s entire right leg. That leg is so massive it could feed all of Africa! To make matters worse, Moria then jumps in and spears his chest with a physical shadow attack. Oars just can’t catch a break can he? With his possibly dying breath, Oars reaches out for Ace, flashbacks passing through his head of wearing the hat throughout the seasons (Anyone get vibes of those “Giant and child” type of films from this episode?).
Hancock also makes an unexpected appearance, with an attack that is incredibly odd looking (I’m referring to the hearts with arrows). I wonder how much agony it would be to get stoned from her kicks. The guys that were kicked had huge chunks of their BODY fall off. That’s really gory if you think about it. They’re pretty much permanently stoned too. Man, OP is really unrelenting once put it in a realistic perspective. Anyway, random tangent.
Next week looks like a new plan will be put into motion, Sengoku’s to be specific, while the Pirates use the new pathway created by Oars Jr. to storm the front. I’m not sure what I was expecting from the animation, but so far they haven’t met it. It’s been decent, but I guess they won’t really try until near the climax of the war.