Typically, a story with an ensemble cast doesn't take very long getting that whole cast together. One Piece decided to spend almost 90 episodes assembling its entire pirate crew. Shonen Jump series, as always, like to do things at a leisurely pace.
At the same time, though, it's a consistent pace and very well-timed for the folks watching on home video. This box set pulls off the neat trick of managing to fit an entire story arc exactly within its episode count. The latest plotline kicks off in episode 79 and we get an epilogue in episode 91. A beginning, an ending, and no filler before, after, or in-between. What're the odds?
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