One Piece: Season 3, Second Voyage
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The Straw Hats traveled to Skypiea in search of adventure, but they may have gotten more than they bargained for. It took less than a day for Luffy to earn the title of public enemy number one, and now his crew is subject to the harsh judgment of an angry god and the four lethal priests of Upper Yard! Zoro, Nico, Chopper, and Robin are trapped aboard the Going Merry when it’s commandeered by a crustacean and marooned on a sacrificial alter. Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp are quick to mount a rescue mission, but they’ve got a problem of their own: a dancing dango of madman with an endless supply of agonizing ways to die! It’ll take more than a miracle for this crew to be reunited – especially all in one piece!
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- MPAA rating : s_medNotRated NR (Not Rated)
- Product Dimensions : 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches; 4.8 Ounces
- Director : Zach Bolton
- Media Format : Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color, Subtitled, Full Screen
- Run time : 5 hours and 25 minutes
- Release date : August 31, 2010
- Actors : Brina Palencia, Chrisopher R. Sabat, Colleen Clinkenbeard
- Dubbed: : English
- Subtitles: : English
- Studio : Funimation Prod
- ASIN : B003NE8B60
- Number of discs : 2
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Balls, String, Iron or Swamp. Which one do you think Monkey picked? I'll give you a hint. It was the one he thought sounded like the most fun.
The "One Piece: Season Three, Second Voyage" contains episodes 157-169 of the long-running and popular series. Anyone looking for a quick end to the Skypiea storyline is going to be disappointed, as the crew doesn't return to Earth until episode 195 but there is still a lot of action to be had amongst the clouds.
Continuing from Season Three, First Voyage (actually Season Six by the Japanese reckoning) things heat up as the Straw Hat gang learns that there is a darker side to this supposed paradise. The Upper Yard itself is different from the rest of the cloud islands, and the secrets it holds might just be the key to the mysteries of Noland the Liar (or did he lie?) and his fabled mounds of gold. And who are the Shandians and what grudge do they hold against the inhabitants of Skypiea? Is the Sky Knight Gan-Fall really a God? The episodes ask far more questions than they answer, but bit by bit the truth is revealed setting everything for the big confrontation you know is coming.
I am always amazed at how "One Piece" never seems to lose its momentum. To many long-running anime series become redundant and uninteresting after awhile, but "One Piece" just keeps turning out gold. I am loving the adventures in Skypiea, the mysterious dials, and all the crazy action going on. The Priests of Enel turn out to be a genuine challenge for Monkey and crew, and it was a nice change to see them have to work for it. The Upper Yard setting is incredibly inventive, and the birds and beasts that inhabit it are as much fun as the story itself.
Because of the length of time the crew spends in Skypiea, this box set doesn't really have complete story arcs and finishes on a bit of a cliffhanger, but that just leaves me drooling for the next release from Funimation.
Meanwhile, Luffy and his two companions are presented with a choice between 4 Ordeals, each presided over by one of God Enel's warrior Priests, who are probably the weirdest looking group we've seen in One Piece so far. Well, what do you expect in a place where practically everyone wears artificial wings on their shoulders? The Ordeal of Balls is presided over by Satori of the Forest, a grinning, roly-poly man closely resembling Elton John in the 1970's. The Ordeal of String is presided over by Skyrider Shura, who closely resembles the Hanna Barbera character Dick Dastardly (whom I hear is very popular in Japan) and rides a fire breathing bird. The Ordeal of Swamp is presided over by Gedatsu, an absent minded man in a leisure suit whose hair looks like a big spider. The Ordeal of Iron is presided over by Skybreeder Ohm, a world weary swordsman who looks like part of a biker gang, but instead of a motorcycle, he rides on a giant cocker spaniel named Holy.
Luffy chooses the Ordeal of Balls because (naturally) it sounds like the most fun, and Satori doesn't look too threatening either until he launches hundreds of exploding balls at them and, even worse, seems to be able to predict all of Luffy and Co.'s fighting moves. In addition, Satori is able to deal a blow equivalent to that of a speeding truck simply by touching his opponent. While Luffy, Sanji, and Usopp are struggling against this surprisingly dangerous foe, the Going Merry stops at a giant altar. Zoro, Nami, and Robin decide to go exploring (and discover an important secret about Upper Yard) while Chopper stays with the ship. Chopper figures he's safe until Shura gets bored and decides to burn up the ship. Chopper defends the ship bravely but calls Gan Fall for help. Gan Fall does better against the Priest but still loses the fight, and Shura leaves Gan Fall and Chopper to die until some large birds come to rescue them.
Meanwhile, we learn the identity of the masked tribesman who attacked the Going Merry as it approached Skypeia. It is Wiper, the strongest and bravest of the Shandian warriors. The Shandians somewhat resemble Native Americans, even to the point of living in teepees and having a totem pole in their village, but there the resemblance ends, as nearly all of them carry modern firearms (Wiper wields a bazooka!), get around on hover skates, and of course wear those fake wings on their backs. Wiper feels that the time has come for the Shandians to come out of hiding and take back Upper Yard (their rightful homeland) from God Enel and his minions. He assembles a strike force of about two dozen warriors and the invasion is on.
But Wiper isn't the only one with plans. The Straw Hat Pirates are finally reunited after the defeat of Satori and, hearing that there is abundant gold in Upper Yard, decide to claim it for themselves. Toward the end of this volume, we finally get to see God Enel himself! While Gan Fall considered his "God" title to be merely that of mortal ruler, Enel actually believes he literally IS GOD!! Nor is Enel's claim all smoke and mirrors, because he has the Logia Devil Fruit ability of lightning that makes him pretty much invincible, as well as a highly developed Mantra ability that allows him to detect anyone within about a 100 mile radius. The presence of the Straw Hats and the Shandians on his island concerns him not in the least and he comes up with a sinister plan of his own, the Survival Game. The final 4 survivors of this game will be allowed to accompany Enel to Fairy Vearth (the moon) which he considers to be the rightful home of God, everyone and everything else will be destroyed! Enel initially counts 81 participants in the Survival Game, and they are as follows:
* Enel's three remaining Priests: Shura, Gedatsu, and Ohm; his Chief Enforcer Yama, Yama's two lieutenants Hotori and Kotori (Satori's brothers), and 42 other Enforcers.
* The seven Straw Hat Pirates and Former God Gan Fall
* Wiper, Laki, Braham, Kamakiri, Genbou, and 19 other Shandian warriors
The 81st participant, of course, is Enel himself and he proceeds to do his part in knocking as many unworthy participants out of the Game as he can, even his own Enforcers! As all-knowing as Enel seems, he manages to overlook a few others that have arrived on the island. Pagaya and Conis have come to do what they can to help Luffy's crew, guided by a young Shandian girl named Aisa (whose Mantra ability rivals Enel's) who is worried for her friend Laki's safety.
Next: The Survival Game continues! Conis renounces God and fires a bazooka!