During the intermission animation, anyone else. Price Luffy’s base form haki color changed? Instead of black, it now resembles his gear 4th color.
I didn't like this new addition because it made me think the bat-guy had haoshoku (which he should not). They are creating visualizations for haki clashes of all types, which overlaps too much since it was only shown for haoshoku. Maybe this is the glitch and it was mistakenly added for the bat-guy, but we'll just have to wait and see. >
It’s been doing that for a while, since it came back at least. It flashes red then black.
I think we are talking about the red and blue flashes after contact is made. It is smaller than the Kaidou vs. Luffy parts, but the exact same effect is being shown.>
So I enjoyed this one—no surprise there. Getting the Rayleigh stuff I wanted though hopefully there will be more of it. And Hyo looks pretty intrigued by Luffy’s activities and Luffy himself so that’s fun for sure. If I’m not mistaken, he perked up when Rayleigh was mentioned—curioser and curioser. But add to that some good old fashioned Zoro action and I’m sold. Watching him go from being menacing to exasperated to perplexed to heroic to badass scoundrel and exasperated badass was so much fun.
Don’t get me started on the whole interplay with Tama, Chopper and O-Lin. Priceless.
Overall excellent episode with the anime doing a great job of filling in the gaps Oda is now purposefully adding.
My only gripe is other people (the hired assassin, the bat-guy), being able to match the level of training Mihawk gave Zoro/Rayleigh gave Luffy. The literal best training in the world is being matched by some magic power-up. Completely contradicts the whole point of technique/swordsmanship/haki since people of a lower tier are equals to Luffy/Zoro. They should struggle against Kaidou, they shouldn't struggle against fodder (100% the bat-guy).
So I guess this overlaps with the above part that bat-guy's haki being somewhat equal to Luffy's is just incorrect to me. Visually, things were great and it looks like it is going to continue with the next episode too.
Does Komurasaki's face look different to you WeebyWitch? Maybe it was the artwork, but even within the episode, her facial structure/shape seemed to change (and seems different from what I remember in the manga).
But poor Chopper...if Tama and Kiku knew what Big Mom is capable of, they would not be talking to her in the same mannerisms like they are now. This was definitely great expansion by the anime team.