One Piece Episode 934: A Big Turnover! The Three-Sword Style Overcomes Danger!

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One Piece Episode 934
A Big Turnover! The Three-Sword Style Overcomes Danger!

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That fight scene was SO well animated!! I’m sorry to see the allies getting rounded up. The fight with Shinobu and Law was really unfortunate to watch as well... but what do you expect? I mean, Law is going to defend his nakama to the end and Shinobu is the last of her people because she didn’t join Orochi, choosing to side with the Kozuki clan instead as she told Nami when they were talking in the bathhouse or wherever. So tensions are high. Yasu walked in at just the right moment—and with one of their flyers. He won over Nami in a manner that made Usopp suspicious instantly so, is it more than a coincidence that he joined up with Zoro? Hmmm...

That paper hawker is really good at his job. Seems the Kamazo guy Zoro faced is a real serial killer indeed. And of course Gyukimaru attacked while he was distracted then stole a weapon and ran off. I wonder if Zoro is going to get those weapons from him now that he’s down. It’s just him and the females in the open. Good thing he’s used to dealing with wounds like all the time. I’m actually surprised he fell over. Though using your severed muscles to constrict and hold a weapon by the blade that’s being pulled is badass on another level. He really needs some suturing lol.

Luffy really needs to communicate. Such a Baka. Hyo is obviously trying to talk to him. Why is he being so dismissive? The kuma was adorable I like the red glow around Luffy’s fist, it’s interesting. They’re sticking with red for his Haki colors. I wonder how it’s going to play out.


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Loved it! All the way through.

Looks like Luffy is starting to get the hang of it through practice just as he wanted. Can’t wait to see the finished product. Well, I guess we saw it when Kaidou fought Luffy. If you go back and watch, Kaidou charged his whole body with the purple aura/haki, then moved it all to his club for the attack. Beautifully animated. During that same sequence, Luffy has his red aura, but it wasn’t controlled.

The fight with Kamazo and Zoro was also a thing of beauty. I’m with you @WeebyWitch hard to say which character was definitively stronger though... (I’m a Zoro fan FYI) Zoro didn’t have his 3rd sword and Kamazo lost his second weapon as well when Zoro gained his.

Once Kamazo did lose his second weapon, his flaying slashes changed color and became explosive! I know some of us were under the impression that highly skilled swordsmen knew about advanced techniques similar to what Luffy is trying to figure out now. Zoro’s finishing move was explosive as well and his aura is definitely more pronounced now.


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WeebyWitch wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:22 pm
He won over Nami in a manner that made Usopp suspicious instantly so, is it more than a coincidence that he joined up with Zoro? Hmmm...
I'm kinda surprised they took out the other smooth talking (I know for sure he complimented Usopp and one other person and then they all welcomed him in.
WeebyWitch wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Good thing he’s used to dealing with wounds like all the time. I’m actually surprised he fell over.
@Ckimbrew For the longest time, Zoro had to get slashed up for him to fight seriously. Zoro has never been shown to eat massive amounts (he'll drink massive amounts, so maybe he is having caloric deficiencies), but the main clarification is that Zoro is "weakened" by his hunger.

I don't think that much time passed since he stuffed his face on sushi with Yasu, plus, he's been eating poisoned fish without any problems. But it's necessary for the plot to proceed, so the additional scene of Zoro feeling hungry and suddenly collapsing connects all the dots.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Though using your severed muscles to constrict and hold a weapon by the blade that’s being pulled is badass on another level. He really needs some suturing lol.
Oh man...for sure! It all goes back to Zoro over the first half of the series where he doesn't fight seriously until he's highly damaged. So in one sense I kinda like the nostalgia aspect. Plus, the legit weakening explains why he is only able to match Kamazou's strength despite being in a completely different class once he actually tries.

No, even for Mihawk's strike, that went through most of his organs, Zoro only had Usopp's crappy stitching. It's the manga exaggerated healing (Luffy regrowing a tooth from milk), so he he'll be fine one he heals up with a whole bunch of sake (the equivalent with Luffy eating a bunch of meat, ah cuz same thing with Luffy's internal organ damage against Croc. He just needed a bunch of meat to fully recover). This ties into the weakening too, so it all fits perfectly.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:22 pm
Luffy really needs to communicate. Such a Baka. Hyo is obviously trying to talk to him. Why is he being so dismissive? The kuma was adorable I like the red glow around Luffy’s fist, it’s interesting. They’re sticking with red for his Haki colors. I wonder how it’s going to play out.
Haha...well Hyou is only questioning. Plus Luffy thinks Hyou is weak and only needs protecting (he's always been completely dismissive of weak people, even if he likes them: Shirahoshi and Vivi in some instances comes to mind).

I will probably have to go back, but the animation that threw me off last night was the ground breaking into clean blocks. I was watching Zoro/Kamazou moving, so that was definitely something new/weird. I guess the projectiles being blocked could explain it, but it only happened twice and there were a bunch of projectiles used. Either way, the animation was close to movie level, which is SUPER rare for anime episodes.

They did show Zoro's haki externally too, but it was super subtle compared to Luffy/Kaidou/bat-guy. I really did like the shading/black and white emphasis for that short scene though.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm
Looks like Luffy is starting to get the hang of it through practice just as he wanted.
Yes, he is making progress, but he got zero blast impact. Every correct usage is a full/proper counter => using the opponents momentum/force against them to create a bigger attack in return. Judo is completely based on this, and every martial art has some application of the concept since it is so foundational.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm
During that same sequence, Luffy has his red aura, but it wasn’t controlled.
Yup, and in the partially successful attack against the Kuma-Gifter, it is concentrated correctly. The visualization of the haki is also different (can't say more since it's spoilers FYI).
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm
hard to say which character was definitively stronger though... (I’m a Zoro fan FYI)
And this is exactly why I have a problem with the last episode. Gonna tag you above so I'm not typing the same thing over again. Once Zoro chooses to fight seriously, he completely demolishes Kamazou. He's so strong that Komurasaki is shocked (and she's contextually had to have seen what the strongest samurai in Wano Kuni/the capitol can do => the strongest and richest are her customers).

Yes, there needs to be drama, but we don't consider Gifters to be at Luffy's level. It's shown in the preview, but the wound is necessary for the plot to proceed, so there had to be a reason for the injury and for the fight to be close. The manga doesn't clarify the latter, but the anime does. All the breadcrumbs are there, and nothing implies Kamazou is even within two or three tiers of power levels as Zoro.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:45 pm
I know some of us were under the impression that highly skilled swordsmen knew about advanced techniques similar to what Luffy is trying to figure out now. Zoro’s finishing move was explosive as well and his aura is definitely more pronounced now.
Yup, this is the first time the haki energy is shown externally, but much more subtle (even the manga had it seeping out higher/farther away from his blade/body). But like you mentioned, Kamazou wasn't fighting seriously either and had the second scythe taken by Zoro (just numbers wise Kamazou is at 50% while Zoro goes from 66% up to his full 100% in terms of swords only since the injury saps quite a bit of his true 100% without being weakened).

I'm personally kinda curious if we are going to have colors associated with individual characters. I.E. Luffy stays red the entire series, Zoro stays black (or has this gray-scale effect), Kaidou stays blue, etc.


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seiryu wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:57 pm
I will probably have to go back, but the animation that threw me off last night was the ground breaking into clean blocks. I was watching Zoro/Kamazou moving, so that was definitely something new/weird.
My understanding was that it was the air cuts/slice pattern? I just rewatched it and I can’t get the timing right for the screenshots. It’s a paint but the attack by Kamazo as Zoro is going his Purgatory Onigiri has a pattern almost like the uprights on an American football field, they start off as spinning discs, then change once they contact Zoro’s Haki. The same for the pattern of the onigiri itself. So the block cuts make sense, IMO. The same happens with Zoro’s attack, its pattern changes once it hits Kamazo. So all of the extra slicing. Also this animation is a lot more like Mob Psycho 100 fight animation in general with the blocks, so it could just be a stylistic choice.

I wasn’t serious about the suturing being a major thing. Like I don’t think he’s gonna die from it or anything. I know how Zoro works, after all. It is a bit sad that he’s handicapped himself with the food issues, however.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:57 pm
Haha...well Hyou is only questioning. Plus Luffy thinks Hyou is weak and only needs protecting (he's always been completely dismissive of weak people, even if he likes them: Shirahoshi and Vivi in some instances comes to mind).
It’s too bad that Luffy doesn’t know who he is though. I mean, Shinobu knows about him. If only she’d told the others. Then again, it’s not like Luffy would’ve listened to any reports—he falls asleep or spaces out during stories and it’s not like just because he was an awesome Yakuza that means that he can help right now. But his interest interests me lol.


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WeebyWitch wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:39 pm
My understanding was that it was the air cuts/slice pattern? I just rewatched it and I can’t get the timing right for the screenshots. It’s a paint but the attack by Kamazo as Zoro is going his Purgatory Onigiri has a pattern almost like the uprights on an American football field, they start off as spinning discs, then change once they contact Zoro’s Haki. The same for the pattern of the onigiri itself. So the block cuts make sense, IMO. The same happens with Zoro’s attack, its pattern changes once it hits Kamazo. So all of the extra slicing. Also this animation is a lot more like Mob Psycho 100 fight animation in general with the blocks, so it could just be a stylistic choice.
Yup, sounds like we agree. I got the screen shots below. I picked up the visual for the main clashes, but I completely missed the added effect to Kamazou's build up/charge (this is the second screen shot). I like the "flash" of black and white effects when it's played in normal speed. This is something they haven't used in One Piece (don't follow enough anime series so not sure if this overlaps with the Mob Psycho 100 part).

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Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:39 pm
It’s too bad that Luffy doesn’t know who he is though. I mean, Shinobu knows about him. If only she’d told the others. Then again, it’s not like Luffy would’ve listened to any reports—he falls asleep or spaces out during stories and it’s not like just because he was an awesome Yakuza that means that he can help right now. But his interest interests me lol.
Haha, exactly. Luffy would have not have heard it anyway. Kinda funny how the solid writing guarantees it's going to happen the intended way almost no matter what.
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Ah, completely forgot. So yea, based on these visuals, the clash of haki creates excessively perpendicular/parallel to the earth bursts of haki energy (so think is what you are describing with the other defensive usages and the content keeps having an excessive emphasis/progression of sword/blade haki first. It probably comes up later/continues with bat-guy being the first usage of it). There additional "haki flashes" but only some are shown.


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>Filler green bear and Sanji's face were funny.
>The episode's ending though was something else, Zoro ending the fight with Kamazo was so awesome (and superbly animated, well done Toei), although it might have been a bit too excessive for my liking, I don't think it was that intense in the manga. I enjoyed it thoroughly though.
>Really looking forward to the new opening, can't wait for the next episode!


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Deathbloke wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:53 pm
although it might have been a bit too excessive for my liking, I don't think it was that intense in the manga. I enjoyed it thoroughly though.
>Really looking forward to the new opening, can't wait for the next episode!
Since there isn't fighting for a while I think, the main animation teams wouldn't have work. There isn't a strict rotation like the earlier years, but they still split up the work so whatever key action will get the top teams working on those episodes.

Plus, there might be a new team leader. This is definitely new stuff being applied, which probably why it seems over the top.


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