Anime Reviews: One Piece Episode 521 – The Battle Is On! Show Them What You Got From Training!

Sometimes an episode can be hard to summarize. Not because it isn’t good, but because for some reason I can’t seem to write extensively about it. Is that a bad thing? Well, I know that I feel more accomplished when I write longer reviews, but maybe you like shorter reviews?

Plot Summary
The crew makes ready to head to the rendezvous point. Chopper has an idea for how to get Luffy, and heads out for him.

Pandemonium breaks out in Brook’s concert hall, while Sanji and Zoro continue to argue.

At the pirate gathering the marines surround the fake strawhat crew. Fake Luffy tries to get Caribou to use the captured marine soldier as a hostage. But Caribou decides to just shoot the guy for lying to them. Pandemonium breaks out and an all out brawl starts between the pirates and the marines.

When the pacifista enter the fight, everything turns for the worse for the fake strawhats. Sentomaru outs the fake Luffy as a fake, and brains him with his axe. Luffy realizes that everyone thought the fake was him. He tries to make a quiet exit, but is revealed in front of all the pirate and marine witnesses.

Luffy dodges the pacifista attacks, and completely destroys one of the two. Zoro and Sanji show up, and destroy the second pacifista. As they are fleeing, Luffy notices Rayleigh, and stops to thank him for all his help. Luffy declares, for the first time in years, that he will do it. He will become the pirate king.

My Opinion
Despite my short summary this episode had a lot going for it. While the animation was so so at the beginning of the episode, it got substantially better towards the end. Though why they spent so much money animating Luffy’s mouth I cannot understand. Though it was worth it, because after two plus years Luffy’s “I’m going to be the pirate king” moment was great.

There were a lot of funny moments, the interaction between Sanji and Zoro was some of the best and cleverest to date. There was a particular moment where Lip Service Doughty gets shot, all his underlings yell “Captain!” and then get shot off hand by the Pacifista.

I can’t get very analytical about One Piece episodes, though I’ll try my best, but really all that can be said is that One Piece is awesome, if incredibly slow, you should be watching it. Heck, why are you reading this? Go watch it, now.

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