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One Piece Season 8
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)
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Synopsis

The eighth season of the One Piece anime series contains The “Water Seven” Chapter. The season centers around the intrigue of Water Seven as Nico Robin leaves the crew to seemingly join up with Cipher Pol No. 9, a hidden organization under the world government as the Straw Hat Pirates are accused of an attempted assassination on Iceberg, the leader of Water Seven and the Galley-La Company. Meanwhile, most of their money is stolen from Usopp by Franky’s henchmen before they could use it for repairs. Later, after finding out the Going Merry was unrepairable, Usopp leaves when Luffy reluctantly admits that the ship is done for.
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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

One Piece eight season is directed by Kōnosuke Uda and Munehisa Sakai and produced by Toei Animation. The episodes are based on Eiichirō Oda’s One Piece manga series and adapt the 34th through 39th volumes of its source material over thirty-five episodes.

In English speaking territories, the theme song “Mirai Koukai” was replaced with “Eternal Pose” (the following ending theme) due to music licensing issues.

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 eighth season of One Piece is the “Water Seven” arc, which introduced us to Franky and the Cipher Pol No. 9 (CP9).

The animation is consistent with the previous season. The only new themes are three ending song. “Eternal Pose” (エターナルポーズ) by Asia Engineer, “Dear friends” by TRIPLANE, and “Asu wa kuru kara” (明日は来るから) by TVXQ. I like both “Eternal Pose” and “Asu wa kuru kara”. “Asu wa kuru kara” is especially boy-bandish in style.

This is one of the better arcs, though still longer than what I preferred. This season give us some background on Franky and also expand on Usopp a bit as a character.

There are no filler episodes in this season, which is another reason I like it.

I recommend this season to even the series’ casual fan. One Piece contains moderate graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 8
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Kokoro no Chizu” (ココロのちず, lit. Map of the Heart) by Boystyle

Closing Theme

– “Mirai Koukai” (未来航海, lit. Future Voyage) by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 229-230)
* “Mirai Koukai” was replaced with “Eternal Pose” due to music licensing issues in English speaking territories.
– “Eternal Pose” (エターナルポーズ) by Asia Engineer (eps 231-245)
– “Dear friends” by TRIPLANE (eps 246-255)
– “Asu wa kuru kara” (明日は来るから) by TVXQ (eps 256+)
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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