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One Piece Season 16
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)

Synopsis

The story arc, called “Punk Hazard” (パンクハザード Panku Hazādo), adapts material from the end of the 66th volume to the end of the 70th volume of the manga by Eiichiro Oda. Having left Fishman Island, the Straw Hats recover a distress signal originating from Punk Hazard. There they discover Caesar Clown, an ex-Navy scientist, experimenting on children. Luffy and the prisoners team up to stop Caesar and his henchmen.
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Overview

The sixteenth season of the One Piece anime series was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Hiroaki Miyamoto. The season began broadcasting in Japan on Fuji Television from January 6, 2013, to January 12, 2014. Like the rest of the series, it follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates.

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

The 16th season of One Piece is focused on the “Punk Hazard” arc. This arc is fine with just a few memorable events. This arc shows us Law power, introduces us to one of the more memorable villains, Caesar, and sprinkle the various episodes of characters and events that will be important in the later arcs.

The filler episodes for this season are 590 and 626-628, which is only 4 episodes out of 50, which isn’t bad. Episode 590 is a cross series episode that contains other icon characters from Dragon Ball and Toriko. You can skip it unless you really like all these series.

I recommend this season for One Piece fan, as it is an important stepping stone for later events. One Piece contains strong graphic violence and moderate suggestive themes/dialogs.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 16
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “We Go!” (ウィーゴー! Wī Gō!) by Hiroshi Kitadani (eps 579-590)
– “Hands Up!” by Kōta Shinzato (新里 宏太 Shinzato Kōta) (eps 591+)
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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