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TL;DR
One Piece Season 9
ONE PIECE (ワンピース) (Wan Pīsu)

Synopsis

Having crossed the yearly occurring storm called Aqua Laguna (アクア·ラグナ Akua Raguna) on the prototype sea train Rocketman (ロケットマン), piloted by sea train conductor Kokoro (ココロ), the Straw Hats, including Usopp, disguised as his alternate ego, the sharpshooting superhero Sogeking, and their allies, the Franky Family (フランキー一家 Furankī Ikka), the Galley-La Company (ガレーラカンパニー Garēra Kanpanī) foremen, and the sumo-wrestling frog Yokozuna (ヨコズナ), assault the government’s stronghold island Enies Lobby to reclaim their comrades Franky and Nico Robin from the secret assassination group Cipher Pol No. 9 (CP9). Afterward, they avoid annihilation by the dreaded military operation Buster Call (バスターコール Basutā Kōru). And once back on the city island Water 7 (ウォーターセブン Wotā Sebun), the Straw Hats add Franky to their crew and acquire a new ship, the Thousand Sunny (サウザンドサニ Sauzando Sanī). Lastly, they encounter a group of bounty hunters, called the Atchino Family.
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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
Filler

PROs CONS

Overview

The ninth season of the One Piece anime series was directed by Kōnosuke Uda and produced by Toei Animation. The season initially ran from May 21, 2006, through December 23, 2007, on Fuji Television.

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 ninth season of One Piece is divided into the “Enies Lobby” (エニエス·ロビー Eniesu Robī) story arc and the special arc Mugiwara Gekijō & Mugiwara Kaizoku Dan (麦わら劇場&麦わら海賊譚, lit. “Straw Theatre & Straw Pirate Tales”).

The animation is good and on par with the previous seasons. This season is also the last season an ending theme was ever played, starting from episode 326. The two last ending themes added were “Adventure World” by Delicatessen and “Family” by the Straw Hats’ voice actors.

The Ernies Lobby arc is another of the better arc in One Piece. It introduced some strong enemies that the Straw Hat crew must overcome. This also cements Nico Robin as one of the crew and show us a bit more of her backstory. This season also introduced us to Usopp alter-ego, Sogeking (personally I like Sogeking more than Usopp). This is an important season as it demonstrates that the Straw Hat crew are willing to declare war on the World government in order to rescue their friends.

The filler episodes you can skip are 279-283, 291-292, 303, 317-319, 326-336. Episode 279-283 are just backstory recap. Despite all the filler, this season progresses the story along nicely.

Highly recommended for all One Piece fan, minus the filler episodes. One Piece contains moderate graphic violence and suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

One Piece Season 9
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Brand New World” by D-51 (eps 264-278)
– “We Are! (7 Straw Hat Pirates variant)” (ウィーアー!〜7人の麦わら海賊団篇〜 Wī Ā! Shichinin no Mugiwara Kaizokudan Hen) by the voice actors of the first seven Straw Hat Pirates (eps 279-283)
– “Crazy Rainbow” by Tackey & Tsubasa (eps 284-325)
– “Jungle P” by 5050 (eps 326+)

Closing Theme

– “Adventure World” by Delicatessen (eps 264-278)
– “Family” by the Straw Hats’ voice actors (eps 279-283)
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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