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One Piece Episode 1066 Review: The Top Billing is Coming! Deadly Attack of Shockwave and Magnetism

by Wayne Ayers

After a week’s hiatus, One Piece is back with a brand-new episode that has already gone viral on social media.

This week’s episode is titled “The Main Attraction is Coming! Ultimate Attack of Shockwave and Magnetism” will focus on the battle between Big Mom vs. Kid and Law, and we can expect Kid and Law to awaken their powers and overpower Big Mom. But, as we all know, Big Mom is one of the series’ most powerful characters, so this will be a difficult battle for our heroes.

One Piece Episode 1066 begins with beautiful animation that alternates between Eustass Kid’s current state and black-and-white photos of his childhood journey. It felt like we were witnessing the final moments of Eustass Kid.

The black and white images, as well as the silence in the scene, were stunning. This transitions to Law calling out Kid which is followed by a hard cut to a metal piece being dragged along as it sparks on the ground before we cut to the title card.

After a promising start to Henry Thurlow’s One Piece directorial debut, we get five minutes of unnecessary boring scenes. Kazenbo, Momo dragging the cloud, and an 80-second recap of previous events all did a number on my enthusiasm for the episode. It was undoubtedly the episode’s low point.

The episode truly begins when Kid and Law argue while fighting Big Mom. Henry focuses on these two characters making the smallest move during their argument, which draws viewers back in after a disappointing sequence. I admire Henry’s ambition in this sequence, even if it comes with a lot of extra work for the animators. Masahiro Kitazaki even added a Law smirk to top it off.

Following that, we see Big Mom healing her bones, which was a very underappreciated animation moment in this episode. The smears and shapes on display, as the arm regenerates, are fantastic. The distortion is fantastic. Big Mom gathers her homies and prepares for the next attack now that her arm has healed. This leads to Jun Arai’s animation entrance, complete with wakame shadows, debris effects, and explosions. I liked the old-school impact frames and the smoke shapes; it was all Chef Kiss. It’s impressive that Henry chose him for his One Piece directorial debut.

Vincent Chansard’s scene immediately follows Arai’s. While it is not one of his strongest works, we do get to see some of his most recognizable characteristics. The Chansard glint in Kids’ eyes, the impact frames, the mastery of volume, a really cool run of Kid on Big Mom after he leaps off the wall, and, once again, an emphasis on the character acting as Big Mom confusedly tries to separate herself from the building.

Following that is a cool and long sequence supported by background animation in which Kid slides under Big Mom, attacking her ankles and causing her to fall to the ground. It reminded me of Captain Levi chopping down Zeke’s Beast Titan in season three of “Attack on Titan.” It’s also amusing how her ankles are drawn with few lines, giving them the appearance of being soft, but it works.

Law reacts quickly and strikes back. As Law rams his sword into Big Mom’s head, we get to see some Chef Kiss animation. His teleportation attacks on Big Mom were brilliantly animated, and you can really feel the dynamism of the sequence.

After Big Mom calms down, we enter my favorite part of the episode. Misery is slowly taking shape in Big Mom’s mind as a result of creative storyboarding. Husain Untoro and Jose Rebolledo are presumably responsible for the entire Misery part. Fantastic FX work, volume control when the homies from Misery, and an insane illustration once Misery is finished.

The terrifying depiction of Misery and Big Mom sells the scene’s danger. Misery’s subsequent assault on Kid is spectacular. The reaction shots of him screaming in agony are incredibly expressive. I didn’t expect Misery to receive the colorful approach in slow motion for a split second, but it looks incredible. The colorful direction we get is another reason why this scene works so well for me. Misery’s lightning creates a blue light source as the scene around it darkens, much like in a horror film.

While I believe Misery’s beatdown went on too long, I do appreciate the cinematography, such as showcasing the huge building above Big Mom and cutting to Law smirkingly saying “Takt.”

The episode’s transition into Law using Kroom: Puncture Wille was excellent. Big Mom is seen beating the crap out of Law, which features excellent voice acting and animation. Not only do her fists move, but her lips are in synch with her talking while her face is moving constantly.

Another underappreciated animation moment from this episode was when Law was being brutally beaten by Big Mom and you could see the amount of blood pouring out of his body as he clung to life and attempted to end Big Mom once and for all. Additionally, his crew is pleading with him to move out of the path of Big Mom’s vicious blows, which makes this sequence much more interesting.

When Law’s sword reaches Big Mom’s vital spot and he reminds everyone that he’s him by saying “Puncture” while literally losing his breath, you can see Big Mom truly terrified, and then Law screams “Willie,” which leads to Naotoshi Shida demonstrating his animation abilities for Law’s devasting blow. Hiroshi Kamiya’s voice acting is exceptional in this sequence.

However, during this scene, the strange transition to Wano with the music changing so abruptly during Puncture Wille completely destroyed the momentum that had been built up. This transition was the most unnecessary scene in the episode, in my opinion.

The episode returns to the callback from the beginning of the episode. It’s clear that an exhausted Law is pleading with Eustass Kid to finish the job, just as Big Mom ordered Misery to finish him. Big Mom challenges Kid to put the final nail in the coffin as he prepares for Damned Punk. “The era that you guys reigned over… has ended!” Law emphasizes Kids’ vital attack. Unfortunately, the episode ends with a “To Be Continued” and fans will have to wait to find out what happened to Big Mom.

My overall thoughts on One Piece episode 1066

Henry Thurlow’s One Piece directorial debut was not bad, but minor errors cost him a God-tier Wano arc episode. Some of the transitions were questionable, but the animation team excelled, particularly in the battle between Law and Big Mom. I enjoyed the black-and-white shots in the episode and hope to see more of them in the future. The voice acting in the episode was also excellent. I’m going to give this episode a 94 out of 100.

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One Piece Episode 1067 will be released on July 2nd at 9:30am JST. When the episode is released in Japan, it will be available to stream across multiple time zones. Your time zone is listed below:

  • 7:00pm PT
  • 9:00pm Central Time
  • 10:00pm Eastern Time Zone
  • 3:00am UK
  • 7:30am India Standard Time
  • 11:30am Australia

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Jake June 26, 2023 - 12:16 AM

That shit is 100 not no damn 94 bro.

Henry June 25, 2023 - 7:38 PM

Fuck you Wayne 😂

Brady June 25, 2023 - 7:08 PM

This is a solid review.

Rashad June 25, 2023 - 6:08 PM

Wayne come on bro

Eric June 25, 2023 - 6:06 PM

Wayne said those transitions were trash

David June 25, 2023 - 6:05 PM

Fuck that shit deserves at least 99

Anthony June 25, 2023 - 6:05 PM

This review is pretty shitty

Max June 25, 2023 - 6:04 PM

Always enjoy your reviews bro

Robbie June 25, 2023 - 5:58 PM

The black and white was hard as fuck though.

Zack June 25, 2023 - 5:58 PM

I think this episode is overrated it’s not in my top 5 Wano arc episodes at all.

Larry June 25, 2023 - 5:57 PM

It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great I thought it was more an 86/100

Skyler June 25, 2023 - 5:56 PM

This episode was definitely a 100 out of 100

Jacob June 25, 2023 - 5:55 PM

You right about Law being him.

Chris June 25, 2023 - 5:54 PM

A 94 bro? It has to be at least a 97.

Ryan June 25, 2023 - 5:54 PM



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