One Piece Episode 738
In the present, the sleeping Luffy cracks open a smile, causing his crewmates to be happy. Sabo states that he is leaving now, and gives the Straw Hats a Vivre Card of Luffy, though keeps a piece for himself. Sabo knows that Luffy's crewmates should keep an eye on him, and they warmly remember that Ace said the same thing on Arabasta two years ago. As he walks outside, Sabo gets a call on Den Den Mushi, and he tells Hack on the other end that he is headed back before hanging up abruptly, causing Hack to punch at the operator. Meanwhile, Fujitora rolls a one on his die, which by the Marines' agreement was the only number in Luffy and Law's favor, meaning they would not go after them tonight. Maynard attempts to argue, but Fujitora says that his arguments are shameful. At the Dressrosa Royal Palace, the citizens and Colosseum gladiators sleep in a room, and Rebecca runs outside to where Riku Doldo III is. She asks her grandfather where Luffy and his group are, and Doldo replies that they are with Kyros. Doldo then tells Rebecca that if he becomes king again, she will become a princess, shocking her. Meanwhile, Sabo flies through the air on a flock of birds, excited to get back to Baltigo and talk to Dragon about Luffy and happy that he got to meet Luffy.
One Piece Episode 738
Onward we roll into part two of Sabo's epic bedtime story. None of the main cast has moved around much since the last episode so we get to dive right back into the past, several years back, with Sabo and Koala sailing the ocean on their way back to the Revolutionary Army's headquarters. Right off the bat there's a freshness to this episode as the show presents us with a moment of peace; a chance to just look out at the horizon and feel the breeze. Sabo in particular is feeling the itch of some lost childhood memories threatening to creep up and pull him out of his amnesia.
This time, there's an honest feeling that every scene is being tackled with respect and creativity. Characters' internal feelings are being given much more consideration in the filmic language of the episode than I'm frankly used to seeing in One Piece. It's not just the big emotions that are given their dues, but the quiet ones as well. I keep revisiting this episode to double check that I'm not going crazy, and each time I see that close-up of Sabo's distressed face in the opening scene and I just know that's not how any other director would have approached the same material.
There are moments throughout this episode that feel like such a different take from how Toei has traditionally handled the TV show (this is definitely a movie staff kind of episode) that it sticks out like a sore thumb compared the episodes around it. It's one of those episodes that makes me sad we don't see more like it. In this case I wouldn't even call it an especially polished episode, but boy is it jam packed with ideas. I didn't even get to cover the Luffy and Sabo reunion addendum (it's good).
Again, I've had to watch this episode several times just to make sure I wasn't imagining things. I guess the idea of going so internal with characters in a show like One Piece is still taking its time trying to gel with my brain. I really felt like I had been forced into some sort of mind meld with Sabo during his breakdown. I keep wondering how universal the experience with this episode is going to be among fans, though I guess this is as good a time as ever to recognize when I've just had my own personalized experience with very unique episode and just appreciate that as it is.
One Piece episode chapter 737 entitled "The Birth of the Legend - The Adventures of the Revolutionary Warrior Sabo!" has been aired on Fuji TV this Saturday. The latest chapter of One Piece anime series focuses on Sabo's adventure before and after he was admitted to the Revolutionary army.
Premium members of Crunchy Roll, Funimation can watch Episode 737, while non-registered members will gain an access into the episode a week later. Cut-scenes of the episode can be watched on Anime-mania.
One Piece is an anime series based on the manga series of the same name written by Eiichiro Oda. Produced by Toei Animation, and directed by Konosuke Uda, Munehisa Sakai, and Hiroaki Miyamoto, it began broadcasting on Fuji Television on October 20, 1999. One Piece follows the adventures of Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy, whose body has gained the properties of rubber from accidentally eating a supernatural fruit, and his crew of diverse pirates, named the Straw Hat Pirates. Luffy's greatest ambition is to obtain the world's ultimate treasure, One Piece, and thereby become the next King of the Pirates. The series uses 42 different pieces of theme music: 24 opening themes and 18 closing themes. Several CDs that contain the theme music and other tracks have been released by Toei Animation. The first DVD compilation was released on February 21, 2001, with individual volumes releasing monthly. The Singaporean company Odex released part of the series locally in English and Japanese in the form of dual audio Video CDs. 041b061a72