The One Piece anime is doing considerably well during the Whole Cake Island arc, and it is only going to get better as we go forward. We all know that the big climax of the Whole Cake Island arc is going to be the Luffy vs Katakuri fight. Luffy fought him twice so far, and lost both times but that doesn’t mean Luffy is going to lose this fight.
He has to figure out a way around Katakuri’s defences and somehow manage to defeat him. The final fight is still a couple of chapters away and we have to wait for a bunch of episodes to see it happen, but when we do get there trust me, it is going to be incredible to watch. The Luffy vs Katakuri special was aired in Japan for a limited audience and they got to see the fight in its full glory.
One Piece Anime Spoilers: Gear 4 Snakeman
That’s right; Luffy vs Katakuri is done and some people have already seen it. They’ve praised the fight a lot. According the the fans, the episode is one of the best that we’ve seen in a long time and it has high-level animation thanks to the effort of multiple key-animators who worked on it. Luffy’s Gear 4 Snakeman was praised specifically, and the moves are said to be awesome. Aside from that, we have a preview for Luffy be Katakuri final fight, and as you can see, Kazuya Hisada’s designs for Katakuri and Luffy are great.
They’re just as good as Oda’s manga designs but I’m expecting a better fight in the anime than what we saw in the anime because they have to freedom to expand on moments and show us things that the manga didn’t have. They would still be canon because Oda has given them the freedom to add in-between scenes.
My expectations for Luffy vs Katakuri are high. As far as an air date for the episode goes, I think it will not air in December. One Piece going on a break this week, due to a Dragon Ball Super: Broly special. I think we’ll see the fight conclude in January 2019. Are you looking forward to Luffy vs Katakuri? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section!