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TL;DR
One Piece Season 2
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)

Synopsis

The second season of the One Piece anime series contains a single story arc, called “Gurando Rain Totsunyū” (グランドライン突入, lit. “Enter the Grand Line”), which adapts Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece manga from shortly after the beginning of the 12th through the beginning of the 15th volumes over 15 episodes, following the first adventures of Monkey D. Luffy’s Straw Hat Pirates in a fictional sea, called the Grand Line. Stuck in the bowels of the giant whale Laboon, they encounter the whale’s caretaker, an old man named Crocus, and Nefeltari Vivi. Taking her with them, they make enemies of the Warlord Sir Crocodile’s secret organization, Baroque Works, and befriend the giants Dorry and Broggy on the prehistoric island Little Garden.
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Rating

  • The overall rating of the show.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Animation

  • Animation quality and consistency for that time. 

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Story

  • How well the story flows and keeps you engaged.

Poor < Fair < Good < Great

Pros

Character design
Character development
Combat/Action
Dialogs
Music
Plot
World building

Cons

Dialogs
Fetish

PROs CONS

Overview

The second season of the One Piece anime series was directed by Kōnosuke Uda and produced by Toei Animation. In the English language adaptation of the series by former licensee 4Kids Entertainment, the season’s 15 episodes were cut down to a mere four.

Alternative title

– All’arrembaggio! – One Piece
– One Piece – Tutti all’Arrembaggio
– Tutti All’arrembaggio
– Ван Пис
– ون بيس
– Wan Pīsu
– ONE PIECE (ワンピース)
– 航海王
– 원피스
– Lastik Çocuk
– Ντρέικ και το Κυνήγι του Θησαυρού
– וואן פיס
– วันพีซ
– Budak Getah
– Большой куш
– Великий куш
– وان پیس
– ওয়ান পিস্
– Tek parça
– Едно Цяло
– Одним куском
– Уан Пийс

TL;DR Review

The second season of One Piece is mainly used for planting seeds to be further expanded on in the later seasons.

The animation is consistent with the first season. The catchy themes “Believe” by Folder5 and “Run! Run! Run!” by Maki Otsuki continue to the second season. Two more ending themes were introduced in this season, “Watashi ga Iru Yo” (私がいるよ, lit. “I Am Right Here!”) by Tomato Cube and “Shouchi no Suke” (しょうちのすけ, lit. “That’s a Fact!”) by Shōjo Suitei. Both new songs will burrow into your brain and will remain there for a while, especially “Shouchi no Suke”.

This season start with the story of the whale that was left behind, and will later be revisited in the later season (I won’t spoil it here). This season is also the prequel of the Alabasta arc, where we will be introduced to another new crew member.

We are also given some story on what is going on with Coby and Helmeppo, whom we’ve met in the first season. It does feel a little like filler episodes, but it is important for us to know these characters are following their own dream and not just cast aside.

The Straw Hat crew continue on their journey, where they met the two giants, Dorry and Broggy. This short arc on this island will also be revisited in the later season.

One good thing about this short season is there are no filler episodes.

Though the season was short and not a lot of major actions, I still recommend it to the fan of the series. One Piece contains moderate graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 2
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Believe” by Folder5

Closing Theme

– “Run! Run! Run!” by Maki Otsuki (ep 63)
– “Watashi ga Iru Yo” (私がいるよ, lit. “I Am Right Here!”) by Tomato Cube (ep 63-73)
– “Shouchi no Suke” (しょうちのすけ, lit. “That’s a Fact!”) by Shōjo Suitei (eps 74+)
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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