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One Piece Season 18
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)
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Synopsis

“Silver Mine” deals with Luffy and Bartolomeo getting kidnapped by the Silver Pirate Alliance. The story arc, called “Zou”, adapts material beginning from the middle of the 80th volume to the middle of the 82nd volume of the manga by Eiichiro Oda. The Straw Hats arrived at Zou to reunite with Sanji and the others, only to discover Sanji has been swept up in a personal conflict and that Zou has been under siege by the Beasts Pirates. “Marine Rookie” deals with Luffy robbing a marine base for food after running out of it on the ship.
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Animation

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Story

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Pros

Character design
Combat/Action
Music
World building

Cons

Fetish
Filler

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Overview

The eighteenth season of the One Piece anime series was produced by Toei Animation and directed by Toshinori Fukuzawa, Satoshi Ito, and Tatsuya Nagamine. The season began broadcasting in Japan on Fuji Television from June 26, 2016, to April 2, 2017. 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 18th season of One Piece starts off with the filler episodes and ends with more filler episodes. The filler episodes are 747-751, 775, and 780-782.

The only none filler arc this season is the “Zou” arc, which covers the Straw Hats adventure on Zou, a giant walking elephant island. Here we learn more about the Ponegliffs and their importance to One Piece. Again we get introduces to many new allies that will help the Straw Hats on their path. Of course, we are also seeing new villains that will hinder their path as well. This arc is important in that this is the start of the Straw Hats path in challenging the Yonko. The Yonko are the four most notorious and powerful pirate captains in the world. They are not allies nor are they strictly enemies of one another.

I highly recommend this season to One Piece fan. One Piece contains strong graphic violence and moderate suggestive themes/dialogs.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 18
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “We Can” (ウィーキャン! Wī Kyan!) by Kishidan and Hiroshi Kitadani
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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