One Piece : Trueno Bastardo! Kyros’ Furious Strike!

Episode 717

“Turueno Basutādo! Kyurosu Ikari no Ichigeki!” (雷の破壊剣(トゥルエノバスタード)!キュロス怒りの一撃!)

So I said a while back that I was obviously never going to catch up any time soon with the anime so I might as well just watch the anime from where it is and carry on with it like that. So that is what I’m doing! Starting with this weeks episode.

Well… If you follow my manga reviews you’ll know that I’m not really a fan of Kyros and Rebecca and their story. Not really because of the characters themselves who were both fine but because nothing ever really happened that was worthy of their characters.

The funny thing is this. If you hadn’t read the manga or seen the anime up to this point what you’d see would be kind of sweet. A guy looking after his daughter who hadn’t killed anyone but hadn’t remembered him for all these years because he was turned into a toy and memories of him were wiped away.

Then you realise his daughter isn’t a adult she’s a teenager being drawn to look like a adult who literally only has two straps covering the evil nipples of doom but other then that was pretty much naked. A kid. Well teenager. It didn’t really bother me till I saw the anime for some reason. Also when you have read the manga or seen much more of the anime or just listen to what he said in his opening speech he was protecting a GLADIATOR from killing someone. If that was his son would he still be so hell bent on keeping his hands clean?

I’m kind of happy that I start at their end because I got annoyed week in and week out that Rebecca didn’t stand up for herself or do something and did end up relaying on her father instead of doing something and I think weeks of getting angry at her would be pointless.

Diamante was also a little less then I thought he’d be. I don’t know he came over more of a baffoon with the way he talked and walked I was kind of hoping for something a little more interesting when it came to him.

We ended starting off the fight between Zoro and Pica, with Pica leaving Zoro and going after Kyros and Rebecca instead.

It really was the perfect place for me to start as a Zoro fan and not liking Kyros or Rebecca much!

Other then that I did love King Riku and Fujitora and can’t wait to see them two really getting into action. I don’t know why but I always thought that Fujitora would be a bit darker then they’ve coloured him. He was one of my favourite parts in the manga so I can’t wait to see everything with him start up.

I got a little teary eyed watching Riku decide to walk down to the city and all his townsfolk following saying they’ll tell everyone else that they have hope. It was just really moving in my opinion and worked really well.

I think its because I haven’t seen her in a while but I think I was so shocked at just how sexualised Rebecca actually was that I couldn’t really concentrate on anything else. The stupid thing is that I was kind of “meh” about all that when reading the manga, more annoyed by the fact that even someone like Robin was playing up the “she shouldn’t be fighting” angle instead of pushing her to be MORE then she was, but the second she appeared on screen my blood boiled and I just felt angry.

Again storywise I see where they were trying to go and why they were trying to do it. The over protective father who was never given a chance to protect his daughter as she grew up and did it the best he can whilst she didn’t even know he was her father was sweet for Kyros but in my opinion it wasn’t Kyros’ story it was Rebecca’s and they failed to deliver a half decent development for a character who started off with so much potential. Leaving aside the fact that she’s hardly got any clothes on the fact that she’s a gladiator and her father didn’t give her the respect of being able to fight for her family that she deserved was a little annoying.

I’m sure I’ll be happier next week.

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