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One Piece Season 13
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)

Synopsis

The thirteenth season of the One Piece anime series titled “Impel Down” (インペルダウン Inperu Daun), was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto based on Eiichiro Oda’s manga by the same name. It deals with the imprisonment of Luffy’s brother Portgas D. Ace and Luffy’s attempt to infiltrate the great prison Impel Down to save him. Luffy meets several old enemies from his past in this arc, including Buggy the Clown, Mr. 2 (Bon Clay), and Mr. 3. There is also a 4 episode arc set outside the current continuity titled “A Gold Lion’s Ambition” (金獅子の野望 Kinjishi no Yabō), which serves as a prologue to the concurrently released One Piece Film: Strong World. This arc features Luffy and his crew’s run-in with a group of pirates hired by Shiki, the film’s main antagonist. Following this arc, the Impel Down storyline continues where it had left off.
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Story

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Overview

The season began broadcasting on Fuji Television on October 18, 2009, and ended on July 11, 2010, totaling 37 episodes.

Alternative title

– All’arrembaggio! – One Piece (Italian)
– One Piece – Tutti all’Arrembaggio (Italian)
– Tutti All’arrembaggio (Italian)
– Ван Пис (Russian)
– ون بيس (Arabic)
– ONE PIECE (ワンピース)(Wan Pīsu) (Japanese)
– 航海王 (Chinese (Taiwan))
– 원피스 (Korean)

TL;DR Review

This is the Impel Down arc where Luffy break into a maximum prison in trying to free his brother Ace. This arc, similar to the CP9 arc demonstrates Luffy commitment to do anything to save his friend and family. This season introduced us to Jimbei, another major character for the Straw Hat crew.

The filler episodes are 426-429, 457-458. This in itself is already a sin, but episode 426-429 was added to promote a movie that was coming out. This completely taken you out of the series to introduce some arbitrary character so that they can sell the movie seat for. Toei Animation to anime is like the EA to the video game.

One Piece contains strong graphic violence and moderate suggestive themes/dialogs.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 13
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Share the World” by TVXQ (eps 422-425)
– “Kaze o Sagashite” (風をさがして, lit. “Search for the Wind”) by Yaguchi Mari with Straw Hat (eps 426+)
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"Destiny… fate… dreams… These unstoppable ideals are held deep in the heart of man. As long as there are people who seek freedom in this life, these things will not vanish from the earth."
Sanji
"Men who can't wipe away the tears from women's eyes aren't real men."
Monkey D. Luffy
"I don't care what you want, whether you want to live or to die!!! But whatever you decide, say it while you're with us!!!"
Usopp
"There comes a time when a man has to stand and fight. That time is when his friends or dreams are laughed at.”
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"Inherited Will, The Destiny of the Age, and The Dreams of the People. As long as people continue to pursue the meaning of Freedom, these things will never cease to be!"
Jinbei
"You can't bring back what you've lost, think about what you have now!"
Dr. Hiluluk
"When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom!? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.”
Nico Robin
"Fools who don't respect the past are doomed to repeat it.”
Red Haired Shanks
"By experiencing both victory and defeat, running away and shedding tears, a man will become a man. It's okay to cry, but you have to move on.”
Usopp
"There comes a time when a man has to stand and fight. That time is when his friends or dreams are laughed at.”
Pirate King Gol D.Roger
"That which cannot be stopped: Inherited will, a man's dream, and the flow of time. As long as man continues to seek out the answer to freedom, these things shall never be stopped.”
Tony Chopper
"I'll become a doctor who can cure any disease! Because… because there's no disease in this world that can't be cured!”
"The Black Leg" Zeff
"No matter how many hundreds of weapons or armor one is equipped with, they are no match for that "one special spear" that comes from your guts.”
Nami
"What good is treasure if I'm alone? After sharing so much of our dreams instead of sacrificing them and leaving with you. I would rather have nothing at all!”
Monkey D.Luffy
"Hero? No! We're pirates! I love heroes but I don't wanna be one! Do you know what heroes are? Say there is a chunk of meat. Pirates will have a banquet and eat it but heroes will share it with other people. I want all the meat!”
Donquixote Doflamingo
Pirates are evil? The Marines are righteous? These terms have always changed throughout the course of history! Kids who have never seen peace and kids who have never seen war have different values! Those who stand at the top determine what's wrong and what's right! This very place is neutral ground! Justice will prevail, you say? But of course, it will! Whoever wins this war becomes justice!"
Eiichiro Oda
"Whether we wound or are wounded, the blood that flows is red.”
Zoro
"If I were to take even one step back right now, I get the feeling that I'd never be able to return back to where I'm standing right now.”

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