Warning: There are spoilers for One Piece episode 1061.A piece episode 1061 was recently aired, and it made a Straw Hat character—Sanji—even more awesome. Ever since Sanji’s past story was revealed, Sanji has had an arc of facing his past and trying to figure out how to deal with it in the present instead of running away from it like he did in throughout his life. The Wano arc continues with the revelation that his family’s use of the raid suit has caused genetic mutations that Sanji thinks are faulty activation, but instead of keeping the best chance of defeating the Queen, Sanji destroyed the raid suit to make sure he wouldn’t lose. His humanity is like the rest of his family.
One Piece volume 1061 not only continues that arc but makes it even better than the manga. Episode 1061 follows the end of the battle between Sanji and Queen and reveals Ifrit Jambe, an upgrade of Sanji’s Diable Jambe, that combines his genetic modifications and establishes a middle ground between Sanji’s grasping Take your roots while remaining true to yourself. That resolution is even better than in the anime, however, in addition to being another episode of One Piece with beautiful art and animations, the way the anime expands the fight further emphasizes Sanji’s arc and makes the part its end is even greater.
One Piece Anime Brings Back Sanji’s Most Important Parts
The reason why Sanji’s arc works so much better in the One Piece anime than it does in the manga is that the anime incorporated the most important parts of Sanji’s character into the resolution. In episode 1061, when Sanji once again rejected the idea of being part of his family, Sanji had a vision of reuniting with Zeff before fleeing to the Straw Hats and reasserting his place in the crew. All of which underscores that Sanji values his persona much more than the manga, and ends it with a flashback to Reiju stating that Sanji’s kindness makes him the best of the Vinsmokes even selling even more.
Of course, that’s not to say the One Piece manga did a bad job at executing Sanji’s arc. Sanji’s handling of the manga’s part is great with a level of simplicity and straight to the point, but at the same time, the anime elevates the original material further by bringing most of Sanji’s character to the forefront to promotes the view that Sanji fully accepts him. mankind. Add in the stunning visuals and animations of Ryota Nakamura, Akihiro Ota, and Tu Yong-Ce, and it’s hard to see episode 1061 as anything other than a huge step forward on the respective manga chapter.
One Piece gave Sanji the perfect villain for his part
One thing that also helps sell Sanji’s character arc is how One Piece gave him the perfect villain in Queen. As a mad scientist who fully accepts the idea of turning herself into a monster with cybernetics, Queen embodies everything Sanji hates about Judge and the rest of the Vinsmokes, and in fact he even uses the same techniques as Sanji’s brothers forcing him to remember how he hates his family even more. Fighting queen basically means fighting exactly what One Piece’s Sanji fears becoming, so he’s the perfect opponent for Sanji to fight as he grapples with his humanity.
What makes Queen a great villain for Sanji even more is the extent of his resistance to being intentional. During Sanji and Queen’s fight, Queen repeatedly tries to get Sanji to use his raid suit so he can prove he’s better than Judge, and the anime’s interpretation of the solution to the human arc. Sanji’s character is even started by Queen taunting him with the idea that he is destined to be like his family. These and other actions make Queen a truly despicable villain, but most of all, they make him the perfect person for Sanji to fight at the end of his latest character installment in the series. A piece.
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