Just when everyone believed the long-awaited ending of Luffy and KaidoThe battle could not have been more epic, A piece The anime adds the cherry on top of this memorable cake with an extended flashback showing the past of the man known as the World’s Strongest Being. Even if it wasn’t particularly long, this flashback hit all the right chords and certainly improved on the very brief sequence presented in the manga.
One Piece episode #1076 gave fans of the series the reward they’ve been waiting for for years. While Luffy’s ultimate Gear 5 attack clashed with Kaido’s giant fire dragon form, the Beast Pirates’ commander, in classic shounen style, saw glimpses of his past flashed before my eyes. When this scene appears in the manga, in chapter #1049, it is only three pages long. This is a disappointment for fans accustomed to One Piece’s lengthy and emotional flashbacks as well as those eager to learn more about Kaido’s past, especially given his connection to him with the mysterious Rocks D. Xebec.
Kaido’s flashbacks are more focused and better paced in the One Piece anime
While episode #1076 doesn’t add new scenes or characters to Kaido’s flashback, it still does justice to this highly anticipated moment. The manga’s compressed scenes are here given time and space to breathe, thus making every moment more valuable and meaningful. Kaido’s difficult upbringing as a child soldier in the Vodka Kingdom is shown more clearly, focusing heavily on the moment he was betrayed by his king and sold to the Marines in exchange for a seat at the Reverie table. Through his encounters with Rocks, Big Mom, and Whitebeard, Kaido became the feared pirate and Emperor of the Sea that he was, until Kurozumi Higurashi offered Kaido rule over Wano, giving him the means to Realize your dream of diving into the world. war.
The anime’s flashbacks specifically convey how Kaido formed his belief that a person’s worth can only be judged on the battlefield, and that war is the only means to true justice. As a child, Kaido took a particular dislike to the fact that his country had to pay tribute to the Heavenly Dragons, who demanded the right to rule over others. This feeling later explodes when Kaido is sold to the Marines as a political bargaining chip. While these moments are also shown in the manga, the anime clearly has a way of making them leave a lasting impression through the use of music, voice acting, and animation. The anime also plays them out better, having flashbacks appear at various moments during Luffy and Kaido’s final clash, adding even more drama and intensity to the entire scene.
Kaido’s flashbacks make it clear that he is also a “liberator”, like Luffy, with the difference being that Kaido’s ideal of freedom is only for the strong and is built on oppression. other people. Obviously, many One Piece fans will still be disappointed that Kaido’s flashback doesn’t reveal more secrets – especially about the Rocks Pirates. However, watching this flashback takes place in A piece the better paced and more focused anime is actually an homage to Kaidoa character who is among the most memorable villains in anime, despite the fact that his past remains mostly a mystery.