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the endinig was great , the rest was mediocre. they had so much time to fill and what did they use it for? not the roger pirates sailing, not even much more about Roger and Rayleigh, but they actually showed Rayleigh talking *head->desk*
I mean it's alright but Ray-san had like the most screen time instead of showing what he was talking about ... (with a bit imagination that's even possible without doing something wrong with what Oda hasn't shown before... )
What's bugging me is why Roger executed by stab? Maybe Toei didn't willing to show him being beheaded . A very weird execution method. Usually people get executed by beheaded, hanged, shot, or poisoned. At least they should stab his heart in process, but one looked look like it, and other is another way .
Last edited by toxun; May 11, 2009 at 06:47 AM.
I don't think it would have been any longer. We just wouldn't have seen Ray from all diffrent angles possible (surprised we didn't get a panty shot *eg* ).
On the matter of Roger being stabbed, I thought that was just like it was shown in the openings until recently and thus intended by Oda.
did u guys see the preview for the next ep? it showed law and kid again?!?!?! they haven't appeared again yet in the manga... are they gonna meet kizaru too? is the anime giving us spoilers for the manga? lol can't wait for the next ep
This episode was incredible, the story of Roger and Rayleigh was really well made, everything, the execution, his lasts words with Ray, and to the audience at his death place, was really great, and Luffy was very funny when he heard that Shanks is waiting for him in the NW, the part that he said those things to Usopp was really good too. Awesome episode, and for the ending Kizaru landing, man next week will be wonderfull.
LOL just seeing duval winking made me cry laughing. sorry random i know.
Awesome episode, now one of my favo along 48 and 151. There were 3 scenes which was perfectly animated:
- Roger saying: "I ain't dying, Partner". The beginning of this scene with Roger's elbow on Ray shoulder to Roger walking away and followed with his close-up, was just thrilling.
- Robin asking about the "Will of D" and Ray's response to that with the WG symbol in his background..perfect!
- Kizarus landing! I was waiting for this specific scene since it was released in the manga. They did a great job on that, also the Seiyu of Kiz nailed his character pretty well. After the landing, covered in shadow, he looked like a typical Grand Theft Auto character, which was kinda nostalgic. .lol Though as said above it was a bit too fast..
All in all they did a great job on this episode. I also have to disagree with those who wished for flashback scenes of Ray and Roger. The reason why they probably didn't animated any scenes of Roger's past, was most likely the 20min limit (actually 17min or sth). They probably wanted to fit everything in only one whole episode. Since by stretching the chapter in two episodes they would have risked to lose the momentum. Which I personally would have disliked. There will be hopefully other opportunities to animate those scenes, but this episode is fine as it is now.
Last edited by BlackHair; May 11, 2009 at 10:57 AM.