Buggy! Buggy! Buggy! Hello, people. I’m coming at ya with another One Piece review. In this episode, Luffy enters Impel Down and runs into Buggy, who slips out of his chains using his powers. You know up to this point, the validity of Buggy’s “genius” has only been from his crew. This time he actually proven it. When he was captured, he had to be considered a weakling, especially since he was one of the first villains Luffy has fought, and unlike Crocodile, Lucci, and Arlong, wasn’t taken very seriously. So when I heard that he hid his abilities knowing that he could use it to slip out of his normal cuffs when the time was right, I had to admire that his intelligence was not just for appearances. Since he has connections to Shanks, an Emperor of the sea as well as the person who gave Luffy his hat, and is revealed to have been on Gol D. Roger’s ship according to Vice Captain Silvers “Dark Knight” Rayleigh, I expect Buggy to play a major role in the series and now he’s in Impel down trying to escape so maybe now is the time.
I like how Oda demonstrated the strength of the jailers, the Bluegori, by having them chop up a sea king, a giant sea monster. Kind of shows what kind of class is in this prison that Luffy has to fight. He doesn’t have any trouble dealing with them, and neither does Buggy, but this is the first floor.
On a funny note, I like how perverted the security and Vice Warden Hannybal were in wanting to Domino search Hancock only to be denied, and Hancock really needs to learn how to read lips. “Thank you” is not the same as “I love you”.