Going in, here’s what I remember:
- Vivi is great
- Laboon is a sad whale and hits mountains
- There are a bunch of Baroque Works guys that show up all at once and I kinda skipped around those eps because it got a little samey
- Alabasta’s dope
- Somewhere there’s giants???
So, my history with One Piece is that I’ve been a dedicated dub watcher since college. One Piece is the one shonen show I’ve never bounced from; its been with me through finals, freelance, job hunts, marriage, and parenthood. It’s my preferred “on in the background” anime.