After I wrote my rather controversial blog post - Anime Vice, Should I Be Pissed Off??. One of the criticism I read was that Anime Vice's forums is just filled with Battle and RPG threads and nothing on the latest episodes. I don't frequent the forums very often, because when I'm not writing articles for the front page. I'm editing the wiki. One of the biggest three of the anime scene is easily One Piece. It certainly isn't as big in the U.S. as I feel it deserves.
Well, to answer that critique I'm writing this thread. Don't say I'm not trying. It's just up to the users to see if they have any interest in following these sorts of postings. It's hard to tell interest level without comments. Now on to business.
One Piece Episode 510 appeared tonight and on FUNimation's streaming. Probably by Wednesday this will also be on HULU. You have to love how FUNimation has these episodes only for free basically an hour after they air in Japan. Naruto Shippuden and BLEACH make you wait almost a week or two till they are distributed to the general public.
It then moves on to Robin. Ohhhh, Robin. I can't stop myself when she's in a scene. I just can't help take so many screenshots. As you will tell if you check out the pictures below. She says goodbye to the innocent Soran and gets a lift from the Revolutionaries on the way to meet up with Luffy. On the way, she also gets handed the paper that reveals something shocking Luffy has done. I know that Soran never appeared in the manga, but part of me wishes she had. She's such an adorable kid, and it gives an element of tenderness to Robin. She was one of the only ones who didn't get to interact with someone.
We eventually come to Sanji's story. He's finally shed the dress and makeup, and he's trying to get off the island. Emporio Ivankov arrives and appears before Sanji in his lady form. That makes for a great reaction, and an even greater reveal when he shows his real from. I love how devastated Sanji becomes having to admit that the picture in his wanted poster is him. What's also pretty hilarious is his wildly varying reactions to the pictures of his own crew.
We don't find out what Luffy did that has everyone shocked until the very end of the episode, and Luffy seems to be sporting a tattoo on his right arm that says "
3D2Y". The meaning behind that will have to wait for another episode. I'm pretty sure this reveal wasn't until later in the manga version of the story.
The series is winding down to the big time skip from the manga. This is an epic time in the story to come hopping on. Be sure to check out the episode profile I made. I have a whole mess of pictures from this episode for you to check out. Here are the screenshots I took.
Also, You can watch this very episode for free on FUNimation's official website right now HERE. Hurry and go kill 23 minutes to check out out.