One Piece returns after a long break, and it delivers!
One piece returns this week with Zoro on the brink of beginning his fight with Kuma the Tyrant. Uptil now, no one has understood what Kuma’s ability really is. The Rolling Pirates offer their hand but Zoro refuses, saying it would be too shameful. Zoro strikes first, but his attack is futile. Kuma gets behind him and attacks, but luckily, Zoro dodges the attack. Zoro attacks again, but his attack is repelled by Kuma.
It is then revealed that Kuma has eaten the Nikyu Nikyu fruit, and shows his ability to repel attacks, move considerable distances almost instantly and repel the air to attack his opponents. Franky underestimates his ability which results in him being attacked by Kuma. Zoro is then attacked by Kuma, with numerous air-compressed paws directed at him. He manages to dodge them, but is repelled by his own attack.
Kuma gets behind Zoro and catches him off-guard. As he is about attack Zoro at point blank range, Sanji comes to his rescue, which allows him to get away. However, Sanji’s attack didn’t have any effect on Kuma. Usopp fires at him, but has no effect. Their attacks are rendered futile by Kuma’s hard body and ability to block projectiles.
He then begins to compress a large amount of air. Gradually, the paw of compressed air becomes smaller and smaller. He compresses the air to an extent that if it were to decompress, it would create a shockwave, big enough to destroy Thriller Bark. Kuma then offers to spare the survivors of Thriller Bark if they turn over Luffy. But, they all unanimously refuse. He then detonates a paw print full of compressed air, devastating the island.
Summarizing the review, One piece returns with this episode with a BANG! It is pretty epic in most terms. The story pacing was great. The fights were well done. Some new moves had been shown such as Zoro’s “Rashomoun” and all of Kuma’s attacks. It was a lot better than the last few episodes and of course, much better than the Oz fight. The intensity created in the fight was far greater than that of previous fights.
Animation quality was above standard level considering this was One Piece. The music fitted well to increase the intensity of this episode. The opening theme remained the same.
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