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One Piece Episode 891 BETTER

With Whole Cake Island and the Reverie behind us, it's time for our heroes to figure out what this Wano country business is all about. The Thousand Sunny crew is approaching their destination, but that doesn't mean entering the country is going to be easy. Like Whole Cake before it, Wano is cut off from the world around it. People aren't expected to enter or leave all that often, and our first obstacle is some crazy weather that leaves even Nami concerned about the crew's navigational fortitude. Part of what's interesting about this episode is that, while the anime hasn't formally changed art styles yet, we're still witnessing an aesthetic transformation to emphasize Wano's roots in traditional Japanese imagery. The waves surrounding the island look like an Ukiyo-e painting and giant koi fish become our primary mode of transportation, not to mention the stellar soundtrack throughout the entire episode. To actually get into the country, the crew must follow the koi fish up a raging waterfall, calling back to the famous legend about koi turning into dragons. (Hmm. I wonder if there will be dragons in Wano?) The layers of cultural pastiche are as thick as they come.

One Piece Episode 891

Holding the episode back is how little story the anime has to spread over its runtime. There's a small bit of recap to remind us of Luffy and Momonosuke's partnership, but it's not as substantial as the previous clip shows we've been seeing. This episode is otherwise centered exclusively around sailing into stormy waters and trying to make sense of the landscape, ending with the ship getting sucked into a whirlpool and Luffy drowning. As exciting as the upcoming anime reboot is, the question of pacing might not be something the show can meaningfully address. Wano is still running in the manga and barely feels like it's gotten started, so hopefully the anime staff have a thoughtful strategy for how they're going to tackle filler.

I don't think I'm ever going to be particularly nostalgic for this era of the One Piece anime. Be it the character designs or the style of visual compositing, it always felt like the best case scenario was for talented animators to do good work in spite of the stiff plastic sheen that's haunted many of Toei's properties in recent years. Between this and Dragon Ball Super, it's comforting to see such dramatic shifts being made to help these stories feel more like artistic labors of love over vapid commercial products. I wish I could I could say more about this episode beyond "The times, they are a-changin'!", but that's definitely the prevailing feeling that I'm experiencing this week.

The twentieth season of the One Piece anime series was produced by Toei Animation, directed by Tatsuya Nagamine and Satoshi Ito. The season began broadcasting in Japan on Fuji Television on July 7, 2019. On April 19, 2020, Toei Animation announced that the series would be delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2] They later scheduled the series' return for June 28, 2020, resuming from episode 930.[3] On March 10, 2022, it was announced that the series would be delayed until further notice due to Toei Animation's network being hacked on March 6, 2022.[4] On April 5, 2022, it was announced that the series would return on April 17, 2022, with the airing of episode 1014.[5]

Episode 892 will feature the Wano Country fully, but the Wano arc will officially kick off with the next episode of the series as the preview for Episode 891 sees Luffy and the others making their way into the territory.

Like the other arcs of the series, One Piece can be particularly exciting when Luffy and the others stumble on a new area for the first time. But the preview seems to hint at the big, traditionally Japanese overhaul the anime will get with Wano. The ocean itself seems to take on characteristics of Japanese paintings, and seeing this new environment will be a welcome change for the past few months of flashback episodes.

Though the next episode of the series is the a preamble, the real meat of One Piece's Wano arc will officially begin on July 7th. The series will be getting a noticeable overhaul. Are you excited for One Piece's Wano arc to hit the anime? Let us know in the comments or talk to me @Valdezology on Twitter!

Climbing Up a Waterfall! A Great Journey Through the Wano Country's Sea Zone! (滝登り! ワノ国の海域大航海!) is the 891st episode of the One Piece anime television series. It was released in Japan on June 30, 2019.

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