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Episodes: ?
Airing Date: Oct 20, 1999 to ?
Producers: Fuji TV, TAP
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy,Drama, Fantasy, Shounen, Super Power

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Gol D. Roger was known as the Pirate King, the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece (which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame), and quite possibly the most coveted of titles for the person who found it, the title of the Pirate King.

Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy that defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate who ransacks villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder; the thought of an exciting adventure and meeting new and intriguing people, along with finding One Piece, are his reasons of becoming a pirate. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach One Piece.
 
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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

I saw the episode live ... at least partially through KeyHole TV. And what saw was... F*CKING EPIC!!! I don't use these words often but - aside from minor things like added scenes and some minor drawing flaws - Whitebeard action was simply epic...

BTW, afair it's only Episode 473 not 493... :p
 
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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Indeed an impressive episode. The animation was top notch really. Not many animation mistakes and art errors. Really enjoyed the episode.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 493 Discussion Thread

Its been a long time since any episode produced so many epic scenes.
This is one of those rare episodes where it outscores the epicness of manga chapter.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 493 Discussion Thread

The episode is numbered 473, by the way.

Just as others have said, this episode was impressive. The animation was great and the episode really got to the point. To prevent the Whitebeard Pirates from enclosing on to Ace, the Marines have set up protective steel walls (thereby slowing down their momentum).

Whitebeard completely dominated John Giant in the battle with two attacks (one to throw the giant off balance and the second to finish him off). He does not need to move as much in a battle because Whitebeard's style is completely overwhelming his opponent. Regardless of the size of the enemy, regardless of the injury caused by Squard and even his old age, Whitebeard still caused a lot of damage.

Not only this, but Whitebeard was able to level large buildings deep within Marineford and even part the sea multiple ways. Whitebeard's Gura Gura no Mi definitely deserves the title as "strongest Paramecia fruit." I can only imagine the extent of Whitebeard's destruction had he fought in his prime.

My only complaint of the episode: The pacing was a bit too slow for my tastes (there was some filler inserted in this episode, of course). We've spent a great deal of recap with Squard and at least two minutes of him crying pitifully over his errors in judgment.
 
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Re: One Piece ep 493 Discussion Thread

i thought i missed out on 20 episodes!

already downloading, based from the comments it looks like a great chapter.. w00t!
 

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Re: One Piece ep 493 Discussion Thread

A great episode. Loved seeing how they did the sea tilting and the whole John giant scene...

That and the way the anime portrayed the shockwave and the admirals blocking it was top notch IMO..
My only (Small) gripe... it took damn long for the meteors to fall..

But overall a good episode.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Very epic scenes, I liked how they did the john earthquake but it kind of took the whole meaning of the fight away as it was too make john loose his balance then attack. Wheras he just ended up attacking him when he was back on his feet. I think this episode has made me come to a conclusion about the anime lately.

I think they are underspending on most episodes and using the time and budget to just animate key moments from the manga. I know the content has really affected this war, but things like open battle fields have taking the atmosphere away and I would rather they balanced their budget out and just made the entire episodes average all the way out like they used to without all the flashyness.

Another problem I have got with this arc is actually Oda beleive it or not. Why are all the New World pirates so gay? There supposed to be the most notorious and badass, why are they all running around all cheeful and chanting in high pitch voices and proclaiming their love for everyone. I know its one piece but this arc should have been a bit more hardcore.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

It was totally great. Really last episodes are way better than the majority of others during the war.:)
WB was damn great! The sea trembling and raping John Giant... it was marvelous.
Also it was great to see Admirals blocking shockwave when protecting the scaffold.:)

Another problem I have got with this arc is actually Oda beleive it or not. Why are all the New World pirates so gay? There supposed to be the most notorious and badass, why are they all running around all cheeful and chanting in high pitch voices and proclaiming their love for everyone. I know its one piece but this arc should have been a bit more hardcore.
I think it was mainly because all the WB pirates and all the crews that were associated with them were pictured to be like a family, so of course they are caring towards each other. It's rather logical in a family.:)
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Gyaaaah. With all this hype from all you usually-quite-picky anime viewers, this episode is bound to be great. I'm totally gonna watch it now.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Gyaaaah. With all this hype from all you usually-quite-picky anime viewers, this episode is bound to be great. I'm totally gonna watch it now.
Yeah, you're right, there's way too much positive going on here, let's be honest, shall we?^^

You could say it was good for One Piece standards, but that's not really
worth a statement, because their standards went below the ground a long time ago. The battlefield still looks like it's Whitebeard + a few gay pirates against 20 filler Marines, the pace is still very, very slow, half of the episode is standing characters or shocked faces, it's like watching the early episodes of Naruto Shippuuden with a lot worse animation.

Saving budget for key animations? This is what Bleach is doing, I never understood why One Piece went for the 1 Chapter / 1 Episode solution instead of fillers, so they can make decent episodes when it matters. Bleach is actually a good example, even at this point they use up to 3 chapters for one episode and it's much more fun to watch than this slideshow.

If you're a dedicated One Piece fan, you might hold onto the illusion that this is "good animation", but this is far away from the truth ;)

I guess this was picky enough^^
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Yeah, you're right, there's way too much positive going on here, let's be honest, shall we?^^

You could say it was good for One Piece standards, but that's not really
worth a statement, because their standards went below the ground a long time ago. The battlefield still looks like it's Whitebeard + a few gay pirates against 20 filler Marines, the pace is still very, very slow, half of the episode is standing characters or shocked faces, it's like watching the early episodes of Naruto Shippuuden with a lot worse animation.

Saving budget for key animations? This is what Bleach is doing, I never understood why One Piece went for the 1 Chapter / 1 Episode solution instead of fillers, so they can make decent episodes when it matters. Bleach is actually a good example, even at this point they use up to 3 chapters for one episode and it's much more fun to watch than this slideshow.

If you're a dedicated One Piece fan, you might hold onto the illusion that this is "good animation", but this is far away from the truth ;)

I guess this was picky enough^^
You actually say this isn't good animation i mean seriously the scene where whitebeard turns everything upside down it was movie quality.The latest bleach episodes are some of the worst i have seen bleach had good animation before some time but now the quality is really low i use to watch bleach and have fun but now they are doing them to damn simple and lazy i think you want to see quantity over quality.And i am relly picky with animation usually but i can't say nothing about this episode exept some minor stuff that doesn't really matter i put this episode 9/10.
 
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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

pretty good episode, but i was expecting more after reading the comments.

still WB tilting the sea was awesome, 3 admirals with their hands forward was cool, they kinda look like wanting to dance macarena though. overall i would give this episode 8/10..

and about the change in format, i think this is better, 1 thread for 1 episode.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

In plot progression it felt slow ..

but the awesome and well animated scenes made up for it , as for one Whitebeard tilting the sea and everyone expressions was priceless and him effortless defeating John Giant just shows us how epically powerful. While the other powerful scenes (the scaffold attack by wb and even just the siege wall coming up ) Akainu Meteor rain was also another strong scene the images were so vivid :o

Another thing to point out is how Luffy always has a shock expression all the time , it virutally helps even more to send home the fact Luffy is truly just an Ant in the Storm this arc (i think the anime did a good job capitalizing on what Oda was conveying in the manga)
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

OMFG Luffy's face is just AWFUL...
The allways screw Luffy's face, he looks like an ugly teenager with a large and bent neck.

Besides that, great chapter! Preview seems exciting.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

WB is really awesome the reason he is not getting involved in the war beacuse i think he might actually kill all his nakama instead of saving them but now WB has finally entered the battle i cant wait for the next episode and as for animation i dont like the criticize them they did the best they can to entertain us so i just always accept it
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

The animation in this episode was really nice and it's a great setup episode for what's coming up. It did feel slow, but pretty much anything with WB is awesome. I just LOVE how he's animated when he is using his gura gura no mi powers. The sound the power makes is also pretty badass.
 

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Re: One Piece ep 473 Discussion Thread

Man I love sick One Piece devil fruit sound effects. You can almost feel that power.

The only thing that annoyed me was Squad's retarded monologue.
"If Whitebeard sold us out, how come he's fighting with us now, hurrrrr?"

As if he didn't look stupid enough already, getting trolled by Akainu.

Akainu:
 

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