One Piece Episode 877 dropped earlier today, and I had really high expectations for this episode. In the manga, the chapter where Jinbe leaves the Strawhats and stays behind to help his crew hold off Big Mom is one of my favorites. Going into the anime, I had really high expectations for this episode, and I think they did an okay job with it.
Some really high-quality animators worked on the episode like Katsumi Ishizuka and Tu Yongce, but The direction wasn’t as good, and the episode felt a little rough around the edges. I personally would’ve wanted the episode to have a much bigger impact, and on that area, it failed my expectations.
Now, we’ll be closing Whole Cake Island arc with the next episode, so let’s start discussing it in this post down below. Before we begin, I want to let you all know that this post may contain a bunch of spoilers from the anime and the manga too. If you don’t want to get spoiled, I suggest that you stop reading the post here. However, if spoilers don’t bother you, we can get started.
One Piece Episode 877 is going to be the final episode of Whole Cake Island arc, and in this episode, we’ll see the Strawhats leave the sea of the Yonko Big Mom successfully. The sea takes quite a long time to escape from and without the Territorial Seal Slugs and the forces being held off, it’d be impossible for anyone to even think about escaping from that place.
However, the Strawhats successfully pull it off. Moving on, we see the crew getting new bounties. Luffy now has a bounty of 1.5 Billion Berries, while Sanji is second at 330 Million Berris. Morgans reports all sorts of weird stuff in the newspaper that doesn’t make Big Mom look good and his lies make Luffy get the title of the Fifth Emperor of the Sea. The next episode of One Piece will see Shanks return as well, and we will also see glimpses of the other three Yonko. As all of this happens, we head closer to the Reverie as well, which will now begin in the next episode.
One Piece Episode 877 will air next Sunday. We’ll have to wait until 24 March 2019 to watch the episode. You can stream it on Funimation.