I wonder if the beginning of this episode of Slayers Revolution with the pirates was a reference to One Piece, and parodying the fact it's taking SO long for the manga & anime to actually conclude?! (seeing as this is the 1st ep.) As if Lina & co. are crossing over into the future end of such, to rob them of said treasure?! If that's the case, then I don't even need to read/watch One Piece (although I have seen ep./vol. 1), as that's now the official ending for me.