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One Piece – 467

「死んでも助ける ルフィVS海軍戦闘開始」 (Shindemo Tasukeru – Rufi VS Kaigun Batoru Sutāto)
“Even If It Means Death! Luffy vs. the Navy; The Battle Starts!”

After telling Whitebeard of the new execution schedule, Luffy promptly rushes into the battlefield to save Ace. He smashes a bunch of fodder along the way, then meets some old enemies such as Fullbody and Jango. Of course, they’re still as stupid as ever, so Hina steps up for some challenge. Luffy pulls out his Gear Second and easily escapes, leaving Hina, “Hina owned”. Moria then raises his zombie army and stalls for more time until Jinbei arrives, easily destroying his zombies. Man, if Jinbei were there back in Thriller Bark, the arc would’ve ended in 5 episodes. Anyway, Ace soon begs Luffy to stop and go back, because we all know that’s really going to work. The drinking sake scene is a bit intriguing, but more so for manga readers, as only they would know what I’m talking about (don’t spoil though, obviously -_-).

Two things were revealed to the world this time, one being Luffy’s relationship towards Ace, and the other being Luffy’s relationship to Dragon. However, we as an audience already knew these, so it wasn’t as big of a “reveal” to us as it was to everyone else in the OP world. This caused quite a stir within people, and oddly enough, even elevated Boa’s infatuation. I feel like this scene was a lot less epic than I remember, but it’s probably just me. They ended the episode with quite a bang, going with a sketchy style of Gigant Rifle. Sketchy style apparently makes things seem “so insane that the lines of this dimension that hold this character together are starting to become weak under his/her epicness”. It was done a lot in TTGL. ‘Nuff said. Has the animation ramp up begun?

Next episode seems battle ridden, and with a title of “an army of devil fruit users vs an army of devil fruit users,” you know some serious shit is going down.



September 26, 2010 at 7:34 pm
  • September 26, 2010 at 7:48 pmCode Breaker

    The animation is pretty impressive in this episode O_O

    • September 27, 2010 at 10:28 amSOSAnimeBoy

      The animation in ep 468 (sub has been out since yesterday) is even more amazing.

  • September 26, 2010 at 8:03 pmOni

    ah at last the 4 week drought is over!

  • September 26, 2010 at 8:11 pmSilivious

    Nice…now for me to catch up. XP

  • September 26, 2010 at 8:55 pmGundam 00

  • September 26, 2010 at 9:19 pmaka-chan

    Is there any reason why they changed the color of Luffy’s cloth again?

    • September 26, 2010 at 9:26 pmKiiragi

      It’s been yellow since Impel Down. I forgot how, but he had to change clothes at some point during that arc, near the end.

    • September 28, 2010 at 2:01 pmEamon

      Blue shirt was given by the girl from that island of women.

      Yellow shirt was given by Ivankov’s men after he was cured from the poison.

  • September 26, 2010 at 11:43 pmEamon

    lol, I thought Luffy doesn’t drink. Kiiragi, you forgot to mention a “sudden appearance” by someone (they don’t show his identity but I’m willing to guess it’s Blackbeard.)

    Can’t wait for next ep.

  • March 12, 2011 at 12:29 amcoach hand bags

    boo recaps! i’d better see sawako and kazehaya lock lips by episode 24, or an announcement for a 2nd season! (and hopefully kimitodo S2 won’t take as long to air as kuroshitsuji S2 T_T)