One Piece (Season Thirteen)

With the help of Boa Hancock, Luffy breaks into Impel Down, the Marine’s ultimate prison to rescue his brother Ace before his execution.

What did you watch and why? I’m still not quite sure how the seasons work in One Piece. The last one was fourteen episodes and this one was thirty-seven. I guess it doesn’t really matter now that I’m heading towards episode five-hundred! Once more this season focused entirely on Luffy as his crew were still scattered around the world.

What’s it about?┬áLast season, Luffy learned that his brother, Ace had been captured by Blackbeard and handed over to the World Government. As a renowned member of the Whitebeard Pirates, they planned to execute him knowing that it would flush out Whitebeard. Luffy decided that his best chance to rescue Ace was to break into the most notorious prison in the world and then break out. Only one person has every broken out before now!

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Saturday Sketches: Week 9

“No matter what I do I will always be forgiven. Why, you ask? It is because I am beautiful!!!”

What did you draw this week? She slipped into my mind without me noticing and now she won’t leave. Also, given how many episodes of One Piece I’ve now seen, it only seemed right that I should draw someone from the series.

Ironically, she’s only recently appeared in the series after more than four hundred episodes and already I think she’s one of my favourites. I did want to draw her looking down on others as that’s kind of a classic pose, however, it probably wouldn’t look as good as the pose I chose.

Instead, I went with the pose of Boa Hancock sitting on her snake throne. So, here it is. Enjoy!

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One Piece (Season Twelve)

Separated from his crew, Luffy wakes on a strange island inhabited only by women. How will they react when they realize what and who he is?

What did you watch and why? This was just a relatively short season by One Piece standards at only fourteen episodes. It was also unusual in that it only really featured Luffy. There were a couple of episodes at the end of the season that showed where the others were, but otherwise it was all Luffy.

What’s it about? At the end of last season, Kuma made the Straw-hat pirates disappear, one by one, despite Luffy’s attempts to save them. Watching Luffy breakdown before Kuma was heartbreaking, but luckily there had been enough clues to know that not all was lost (that and another four-hundred episodes.)

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Sunday Sevens: One Piece Fights

There have been a lot of amazing fights in One Piece so far. I’ve just finished season twelve, four-hundred and twenty-one episodes, and these are my favourite fights.

What is this about? Like I said, I’ve watched a lot of episodes of One Piece and now seems like a good time to look back at some of my favourite fights. This isn’t to be confused with my favourite moments, I’ll do that in another post.

As with most shounen anime, there is a lot of fighting and having watched over four-hundred episodes that really means a lot. I’ve taken a quick glance through my reviews and put together my seven favourite fights.

There’s no order here, they’re all great fights. All right, let’s get it on!

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One Piece (Season Eleven)

The Straw-hat pirates have fought their way to the halfway point of the Grand Line, but crossing the Red Line could be their toughest challenge yet!

What did you watch and why? I’ve now watched four-hundred and seven episodes of One Piece and I can’t believe that it just keeps getting better and better. Sure, there have been some slower points, but lately, it’s been insane. I need to work out how it can still be so engaging after so long.

What’s it about? Having survived Thriller Bark, the Straw-hat pirates continue on their voyage along the Grand Line. Fish-man island is their next stop, but they don’t have any idea how they’re going to get there as it’s at the bottom of the sea!

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