One Piece Episode 857 will be one of the biggest episodes this year, just like last week’s Episode 856. If you missed last week’s episode, I suggest that you go ahead and watch it first. Without a doubt, it was the best animated episode we’ve had in One Piece this year, and they really did do justice to Luffy vs. Katakuri.
One Piece Episode 857 Staff Information
We saw how Katakuri revealed his true self while in the shrine. Luffy made his identity known to the chefs, and they paid the price for seeing his ripped face. Luffy himself was pummeled in a brilliant cut that was animated by Yoshikazu Tomita. But then Luffy realized that Katakuri’s Observation Haki isn’t working since has now lost his cool.
Because of that, Katakuri is not intangible and will take damage. Luffy takes advantage of this, goes Gear 4 and lands a powerful Kong Gun. Yet again, this was a beautiful scene, animated by one of my favorites, Katsumi Ishizuka.
Other animators who did great job on the episode include Yoichi Mitsui, and Kitazaki. I’m really looking forward to next week’s episode now. As far as the staff goes, the episode will be directed by Yasunori Koyama, while Yasunori Koyama will storyboard this episode.
The animation director for One Piece Episode 857 is Shuichi Ito, who has worked on a decent number of episodes in Whole Cake Island so far. Tu Yong Ce, one of Toei’s best animators has handled a lot of cuts in the next episode. You can even watch some of his work in the preview below:
One Piece Episode 857 Spoilers
OP Episode 857 episode will focus on Gear 4 Luffy exposing Katakuri’s weakness, but only for a time being. Katakuri’s ability works because of his Observation Haki. Since he wasn’t calm, Luffy was able to hit him. Now that he’s calm once again, Luffy’s Gear 4 will be useless, and he’ll be showered with Mochi attacks once again. If you think Gear 4 can take out Katakuri, you’re wrong because Luffy will need another power-up to get past this monster.
One Piece Episode 857 Release Date
One Piece Episode 857 is titled “Luffy Fights Back! The Invincible Katakuri’s Weak Point!”. The episode will air on Sunday, October 14, 2018. You can stream it over Funimation, and Crunchyroll with English Subs. Please avoid the usage of unofficial sources, and support the official release. I hope the next episode lives up to our expectations, and I know that the staff will deliver.
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