One Piece Episode #516 Anime Review

With One Piece this week, we’re at a curious stage of the series in that we’ve learned that the next episode will do the time leap and move us forward in order to really get the next storyline going. This keeps us from having an extended period of side stories of sorts, following the adventures of the Straw Hats as they get their rears in gear to build up their skills so they can join Luffy in his new big adventure that he announced. Knowing that everything is jumping forward, it does undercut the story here because it’s going to have to do what it wants within the space of the one and it’s all focused on Luffy. That’s not a bad thing and the show can do some fun stuff, but it’s the kind of work that feels like its undercut itself from before it started because of the news. READ MORE...

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