Finally I have gotten through these stupid, pointless arcs and have reached Water 7, but I’ll leave discussion of Water 7 until after I have finished it.
The majority of the Ocean’s Dream arc was the Strawhats scrambling against a stupid oppenant that eats memories. The arc didn’t really make much sense. One night, when everyone has gone to bed they are stealthily attacked by a young boy with a sea horse shaped flute. Everyone who was asleep, meaning everyone but Robin, loses all their memories up to the point of joining the crew. So Nami thinks she’s still a pirate hating cat burglar, Usopp thinks he is still the leader of his lame little children’s gang, Zoro thinks he’s a bounty hunter, so on and so forth. Robin tries her best to fill them in on their lost memories, but since she joined the crew last it is kinda hard for her.
The story goes on, and the kid with the flute comes back to take the rest of their memories only to find that they haven’t gone to sleep yet. Luffy attacks him and his stolen memories seep out of the sea horse and Luffy is back. Boring followed by boring lead into more boring. The sea horse was actually alive and he was using the boy to steal memories from the entire town and everyone who visits the island.
Turns out the sea horse wanted to still the memories so he could become a dragon (which isn’t possible). And it didn’t make a lick of sense, he can only steal memories when people fall asleep at first and then all of the sudden he can just randomly do it. So after weeks, months, years (idk) of stealing the town’s memories, the sea horse doesn’t have enough to become a dragon. Then Sanji kicks the memories out of him and the town is back to normal making the sea horse long for more memories. So he steals every last memory that the Strawhat crew has (while they are awake mind you) and he swells up like 30 times his normal size and claims he is finally a dragon. Okay so that was the part that didn’t make sense. He feeds on the everyday memories of a whole town and somehow the memories of only 7 people is enough to outweigh that… oh well!
The arc ends with two episodes featuring a reappearance of the Foxy Pirates. Luffy saves them, they turn on him, he beats em. blah blah blah.
I am just looking forward to Admiral Aokiji, who was introduced in the last episode(s) of this stupid filler arc, and the reast of the guys in Water 7.
Note: Just skip the fillers…