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I agree with Schabrak sometimes the bleach musci sucks imo, but they do make what is epic in the manga epic in the anime (for the most part). And while I might be willing to over look Zoro's one shot of Hordy (trust me it's hard to do, in fact never mind that screw that........Zoro should have one shot the bastard!!! If they wanted filler they should have had Hordy run his mouth about how Zoro is inferior and can't even breathe under water, all humans are scum blah blah blah and then they charge each other and Blam Zoro ONE SHOTs Hordy!!!!! with epic music and good animation!!! )
Also screw that filler with Hordy's friend getting captured that totally spoils the point of the manga!!! *sigh*
*sinks into deeper depression* I don't know I think the anime team isn't doing as good as it use to........I remember I had goose bumps when Luffy sent Croc flying through the walls with his Gomu Gomu storm, the music was epic (it was 1st time I ever heard that music and it was also the last) the animation was great.....the effects were spot on. *sigh* I miss episodes like that.
The episode was not that bad, even though it really ruined Zoro one-shotting Hodi. I really expected Zoro to end it in a quick way, but it seems like they want to prolongue the fighting in order to make the Arc in the anime longer, because anime is really quite close to the manga.
About Zoro's apearence... It's not different from the manga. He actually got more muscular and his neck also got quite thicker) And he also looks more badass like he is now
So it seems like in the next episode we are going to see Zoro finishing Hodi and also Luffy's skirmish against van der Dekken.
I was just annoyed at the animation team blatantly overextending scenes. Like Megalo puking Shirahoshi out. Felt like fucking hours and all we were watching was a fat shark squirming and sweating. FFS...
Also, everyone's heads got rounder. SH I mean. Don't really like Zoro with the round head and lighter hair and skin tone.
As for one shotting Hody and that bogus Hody filler, I believe we can both accent that they are no more than crap, however those are really only two of the very few mistakes the One Piece team makes, the rest far in between. From an overall perspective the One Piece team is making a great anime, and that is enough reason for them to continue. Furthermore, if it changed now, the art music and voices would all be affected, and that would be a big blow to the anime.
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Their heads get rounder? You can't blame that on the animation team, that is the fault of the Mangaka who wanted to show the change in the pirates over the last two years. But regardless of what little changes they make, its hard to make Zoro not kick ass.
Its funny that you complain about overextending the Megalo scene, when others made a point to claim it should be extended even further rather than have the bogus Hody filler. It simply comes down to the fact that the anime is rapidly closing in on the Manga, and I hate to say it, but its because Oda takes breaks every other week.
Last edited by OtakuModeEngage; February 21, 2012 at 06:43 PM.
Two or three weeks more per year is not the reason for the closing in, but that there are only ca.18 pages x 5-7 panels to fill out 18 minutes of anime.
Don't really care about filler episodes/arcs, I just ignore them anyway as they aren't canon. I'm actually forgot the Icehunt arc before TB, can't even remember the Spy Island one. A hurray to filler-free 2 1/2 years of anime. It's rather a miracle how they could fill the episodes with stills and showing every character once without going crazy themself.^^
There's another problem with Zorro showing of a number of techniqes, it's taking away from this one the most.-_- Can't say much about the roundness of heads, seemed quiet normal to me.
edit: You might try the newest One Piece Podcast, up from 37:35 they start talking about episode 535/536 and have something to rant too.
Last edited by Schabrak; February 21, 2012 at 08:40 PM.
Right, I don't think anybody likes fillers, but if you're going to use them -and I understand at times you half to-, you may as well use them right. Manga has considerably less scenes than an anime, and doesn't quite make the anime's 30 minute run. Simply, a chapter is shorter than an episode, and for that reason you often see two or more chapters paired up in the same episode. But if you continue at that rate it won't be long before you catch up with the manga, especially if Oda takes a break every other week. Its at times like this that you throw in fillers. They can be slight adjustments as lengthening a battle by adding moves -which every battle anime does I might add- or they can be as great as fake arcs to fill up the time span. Personally I hate filler arcs because they are not part of One Piece and fail to move the plot. I'd much prefer tweaking of scenes to lengthen them, because as but for a few meager discrepancies, they stay true to the story.
Actually, if you look closely into the panel that show Usopp diving to look for Zoro you can see Hody and Zoro share some clashes. It's also logical to assume they did since they had to free all of the Neptune army etc... So that fight sure was not a simple OHKO for Zoro. Oda just put a stress on an epic Zoro moment with a DON!
It wouldn't fit anyways... Zoro wants to buy time for the hostages not fight a battle for others.
And if it's an old move they add here and there... So be it. Far better as if they either made an attack come much earlier in the tv show as the manga or even invented an own one.
I agree with you on (most of the) filler arcs. Most of them are done pretty badly. What I hate most is, when they change the original story to make the filler work, like the Millennia Dragon/Apis filler or the one where Ace accompanied Luffy in Arabasta (even though I liked Ace from the beginning).
Last edited by hoeru; February 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM.
Lol, someone please be my internet Vocabulary adviser and tell me what IIRC means. Its true that they are engaged in that scene, I wonder why none of us noticed it?
IIRC = If I Recall Correctly, urbandictionary is your friend for every in the internet used word.
It could also be as shown and be one or two clashes before Zoro slashed Hody. Imo the anger stams more from the ending than the rest.
Ep 537 stream
There's your one hit KO, it was a pretty Epic scene too. Sure they clashed, the what matters is that in the end, Zoro still took him out in one decisive strike. Haha, I loved the scenes between Sanji and Chopper, freak'n hilarious! lol
I'm tired of this 1 episode=1 chapter pace... Why can't they make fillers and then make a fast arc?
Why should they do a filler arc? Will they gain more viewers this way? Will they get more viewers for the cannon material? Will it be more viewers then they lose through filler? It is simple why they do 1 chapter=1Episode pacing. Because this way they get the most viewers and the most money.
Last edited by Josl; February 26, 2012 at 07:58 AM.
Great ep. Sanji's manly moment was just EPIC! Luffy "hammering" Decken was great... But they messed the Wadatsumi scene a bit, didn't they? Luffy punched the forehead instead of the tooth...
It's much better to insert minor scenes based on what the original author created to stretch canon material.
that bad - they were in the average clearly. It is indeed a decision by both Toei and Fuji not to produce neither special eps nor the secret episode covers, maybe because they didn't understand that those characters may have a come back.
Last edited by hoeru; February 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM.