One Piece Episode 319
One Piece Episode 319
Blissfully unspoilered One Piece noob takes the plunge and wades through the eight-hundred plus episodes of One Piece for the first time.POSTS: Monday, Thursday, Saturday. TWITTER: @thdray1 Will answer questions there too.DISCUSSION: If you want to join in the One Piece chat, I've set replies to week-long followers only (as spoiler protection). Reblogs work, though, so I'll answer from those too.
This episode was kind of sad, actually. It was sad watching the little girl who was looking for Aobire, her old yagura, come to terms with his impending death. There was one scene in particular that was way too real for filler, when her parents were having a serious chat over the kitchen table about how they were going to explain to her that Aobire was probably going to die soon, but she was hiding out on the stairs listening to every word they said with angry tears clouding her eyes.
One Piece is a mammoth of an anime. With over 1000 episodes, it can be a pretty daunting task to begin viewing the series. Like any long-running anime, however, the story has filler episodes and arcs that pad the overall length. One Piece has over 100 filler episodes, or about 10 percent of the whole series.
A filler is an episode or arc in which nothing happens to affect the overarching story. There is no character development, no returning characters outside the main cast, and it is usually considered non-canon. Fillers occur when the anime's story has come close to or caught up with the manga, so the studio needs to stall time to wait for further chapters to be published. These episodes can't progress the plot because they are not written by the mangaka, and therefore do not know where the story is heading.
With so many episodes, it's hard to tell which One Piece episodes are fillers and which aren't. Some episodes occur inside canon arcs, while other times entire arcs are themselves filler. Here's a list of every filler episode in the One Piece anime, as of March 2023.
Over the 366 episodes that aired in the original run of Bleach, around 164 are fillers -- that's almost 45% of the entire series. Naruto and Naruto: Shippuden on the other hand, had 205 fillers over their 500 episodes, approximately 41% of the show. One Piece has clearly limited its filler count compared to other big shonen series, keeping the main plot moving forward without much deviation.
One Piece Episode 590 is a crossover with Toriko and Dragon Ball Z. There's a massive tournament, a fight between the three protagonists over meat, and a final combo attack to beat the villain. It's like something a kid would dream up with his action figures, just pure fun. This is the second of a two-part event -- the first episode is Toriko Episode 99, titled "Run, Strongest Team! Toriko, Luffy and Goku!"
ANNE: Oh, I'm so glad to hear that. Listeners, we have a wonderful episode with Ann Kingman recommending reads fulfilling your requests, and we will put that in show notes. Michael Kindness said really nice things about What Should I Read Next and said I sounded like Delilah. [LAUGHS]
ERIN: Yes. The trope of a character not sharing information just drives me bonkers. Like why would you not tell someone a vital piece of information, and I think it's a plot point that it takes me right out of a story when I hear it. [LAUGHS] I read an interview with Andy Weir after he wrote The Martian. The person asked if he had heard from any astronauts, if they liked the book, and he said he got really great feedback from them and they wanted to know how he wrote the way an astronaut thinks so well, and he was such a big NASA nerd and he read so much about interviews with the different astronauts that he got it perfectly that when they're faced with a problem or a group of problems, they literally just pick the first worse one and just focus on that one. So they're very focused and they take care of that one and they move on to the next one, and I think you can see that in The Mart