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I won't go over it again, since I explained my point pretty well in previous post. There are no levels in One Piece. There are only strong individuals.
I won't argue that only an extremely powerful individual could beat Kuma.
And Luffy could beat him with a little more training, even without Haki.
Zoro managed to surprise him. Luffy moves even faster.
It's not all about Haki. Haki is a tool. I don't think that Luffy will constantly rely on it even when he learns to use it. And as far as we know so far, Haki can't increase speed.
The biggest problem with Kuma is that from what we've seen so far, you have to outclass him by miles to have a shot. The paws are a one-hit-battle-ender.
I've seen much worse animation, trust me.
The emotional weight of the episode was just...ouch. I mean, there's just something the anime can pull off that the manga can't when it comes to these sorts of situation (like Merry for example, I was sobbing like an idiot). I didn't cry this time, but it felt like an emotional punch when Luffy broke down. It's just not right to see my favorite optimistic idiot like that T_T
Oh and, by the way, since we still don't have solid proof that haki can stop Logia based attacks, we can't assume much. But, it can at least hurt paramecia types (like when Luffy got hit with haki imbued arrows on Amazon Lily), so maybe if they ever meet up with Kuma again, that will be an option.
I don't know about you but even though this was a heartfelt episode I thought Kuma was so cool when he said "don't interfere" and shot PX-1 out of the way. hurhurhur.
This episode reminds me just how childish Luffy really is. To think that taking his friends away from him would break him down. One of the few episodes of OP I'll probably remember, since the series basically changed when it was over.
But Luffy always recovers fast.
End of the OT.
Well, you responded to my previous post in which I said that Haki isn't that necessary so I assumed you were a part of Haki Team.
Bascially, we mostly agree.
Go with Yibis. Their translators are usually reliable, and Franky House has been known to use questionable translations. Then again, Franky House used Carlos Net that week, and Carlos Net is usually reliable as well. Stephen translated the line as "We will never meet again", and Stephen is almost always right. So you may want to mention it to Yibis, because while I'm sure their translator is competent, Carlos Net and Stephen are also competent, and it seems to be two against one. Although Yibis' translation would certainly clear up a point of confusion...
Edit: Here is your answer.
Last edited by Imitorar; June 17, 2009 at 10:59 AM.
ok.. i understand your point of view... but..
you dont' underestimate haki... there are three kind of Haki..
1- Haki that can be used for attack or defense...
2- can be used to anticipated the attack of the enemies...
3- And the last but not the least :P
.... the Haoushoku Haki (King's Disposition) the highest level of Haki that only a chosen few of one in a million are born with
And for exemple we don't know if Rayleigh has some particullary power.. but he has Haki .... and he is more speeder and powerfull than all Rufy's crew...
than maybe Rufy with a bigger haki become more powerfull...
However i don't think they fight vs Kuma again... for my personal point of view .. Kuma had save them... they were near to be caught or killed .. bye Kizaru , Sentomaru or PX-1 ...
i think somone else send Kuma to them .. (for exemple Rufy's Dad -Dragon- or his Grandfather Garp ... or Shanks.. i don't know :P ..)
This latest episode was definitely an emotional one. (The bubbles bursting was a nice touch.) I was doing well until Kuma made Robin disappear. Luffy's reaction and Robin's expression as she was being sent away were just so powerful that my eyes got misty. (I didn't manage to cry, but I definitely felt the sensation of being about to cry.)
This was definitely a memorable episode. Hopefully the levity of the next two filler episodes will lighten the mood enough for me to be ready for what's to come.
Can't wait for the mushroom.
I really wonder how the Anime will deal with that. Will they even mention it, or just leave it out given that the Anime is supposed to be (I assume) somewhere around PG or M.
But yes, after the sadness; Can't wait for some happiness. Really want to see if they show Sanji's predicament and how they'll animate it.