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So something like Steussen's power? Maybe a Dango-Dango Fruit or something?
Edited by sgamer82 on Jul 11th 2018 at 10:00:02 AM
Yes, more Hawkins!
There is no way on hell I'd ever eat food that literally comes from another person.
Me neither. I really hope Luffy wont either but I doubt it.
He already ate the biscuits.
Kaido is also officially a Captain Planet villain.
Okay, has anyone else randomly had threads dropped from their watchlist? Because it's happened to me twice now.
Edited by LSBK on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:54:04 PM
Chapter's Out Yawl!!!!
It may be a bug, and I suggest taking it to the 1.8 thread for reporting problems.
Yep, Kaido is on my hated list. He's like a Captain Planet villain, but One Piece style.
Not a Captain Planet villain till he starts saying he's polluting the ocean for fun and cackling as he dumps toxic waste into the rivers.
And it won't take much for that to happen.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Jul 12th 2018 at 1:23:47 AM
Yeah we really donít know why heís doing this at the moment.
Man that Haki moment was badass as fuck.
We know why he's doing this. He's industrializing for a full on world war and he doesn't give a crap about the environmental consequences or the harm it's bringing to the people.
And why would he care about the long-term consequences of anything? This whole world war is just his latest glorified suicide attempt.
Edited by M84 on Jul 12th 2018 at 5:01:25 PM
Oh yeah right.
Kaido reminds me less of a Captain Planet villain — who actually aren't all just about wrecking the environment for the sheer hell of it (Verminous Skumm was the only one who was really in it For the Evulz) — and more of The Major from Hellsing.
Well, I expected a semi-pointless chapter about world building...
And it kinda was. Mind you, I don't hate "pointless" chapters at all, I actually think they're one of One Piece's strength, but I'll talk about them when we'll see a real one. Now, speaking of the chapter...
We begin back where we left: the baboon and the Komainu (such is the name of the lion-dog) fighting. It makes sense, we're still not in the point of the arc where Oda shows us what everyone is doing in the same moments. Now it's the time to see all the cards in play, and given this arc will be long (If you don't think the arc will last util at least chapter 1000, you probably haven't read this manga very well)
Ok, before seeing the cards, we see how Luffy got separated (and the octopus got an actual role beside being a reference). I found weird that he was willing to leave the Sunny on her own (and so did the Sunny, judging by her expression) but, in the end, the captain was right, the ship resisted it fine.
Now it's time to talk about the main "card" presented: O-tama. A cute little Nami-clone, which is clearly prepubescent, given she doesn't have an hourglass shaped body. She's got a good character design: her tattered kimono immediatly show us that she's gentle/polite, yet poor. And she is, as she gives Rufy one of her two yearly rice portions out of gratitude. We also see that she doesn't hesitate to hit a thug in the back, she's possibly a strong character (not strong in term of strength, but of personality), though her pink cheeks makes her seem innocent and in need of protection, just like Shirahoshi's. She also has a devil fruit power.
Also, apparently this girl has been waiting for Ace. We know he cannot keep his promise for obvious reasons, but what is this promise about? Well, I think it's possibly the string that will keep O-tama connected with Luffy, but I won't lose time speculating about this.
Then we see a man with a long nose mask, he's probably a living reference too, but to get them I'm waiting for the One Piece report of tomorrow. We don't know much about him so far, exept that he's the classic stern but protective figure.
He also tells Luffy (And us) that the girl's family is wanted, pretty sure we're getting to know it much better.
The last small card is that Kaido has a factory (a new SMILE factory, maybe?) he uses for war. This is the easiest to miss, but I'm sure it's the one that will be more relevant later on.
After the beautiful splash pages of previous chapter, we're back into having some crudely drawn ones, but on a technical level, the pages are really good. The panels are well filled as usual, and Oda clealry knows how to use the baloons , here's an example:
Or 2 good examples or good Panel layout:
Another nice one is in page 6, where the panels are inclined to give a sense of action. Too bad the action itself isn't draw very well...
And that's it then, things that I liked, aside from O-tama:
However, one thing bugged me, aside Luffy abandoning the Sunny, which I could understand: How did Luffy and O-tama moved the Sunny in that cave? The ship was aground on a side and, even if Luffy is strong enough to pick her and put her back to the sea, I doubt he would've navigated the Sunny into the cave, especially with such a rough sea.
That's it. In the end, I like it, I'm not saying this chapter is better when read in volume, every OP's chapter is (and Oda himself reccomended the fans of rereading every arc once it's ended) but is still satisfying on it's own and ends with a good cliffhanger. There are definetely a lot of references I've missed but for these, I wait for the One Piece report.
If you've read this far, congratulations for your patience, and tell me what you think.
Here it is, it was long, but it was to train myself so I could analyze MHA's first chapter (which probably needs more attention than this) later
Edited by fishysaur on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:23:03 AM
I'm pretty sure the long-nosed guy is a reference to the tengu.
Edited by M84 on Jul 12th 2018 at 5:20:32 PM
It is a tengu mask.
The long nose & presumably red coloring is very distinct in that regard.
Sadly Kaido doesnít seem like the type for big, long, drawn-out, grandiose speeches.
Edited by slimcoder on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:25:00 AM
and Thanks. I didn't remember the name. But, honestly, I'm ignorant about Japene's culture, so unless it's something obvious like a bonsai, I don't get it.
I'm also sure the door of "tengu"'s house is a reference to an important building. Just to say, I saw an 8 minutes video (is in Italian, but if someone wants, I can put a link) where it shows every reference in Wano's splash page (the one in chapter 909, where we see the main city)
Last addition comment: While the baloons are put in a way that makes the read smooth and easy, Oda's really filling them with the divine comedy (comment from an Italian reviewer) and it slow the read a bit. I'm personally neutral about this, as I've seen worse (like Medaka Box)
Edited by fishysaur on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:32:45 AM
@Captain Planet Villains: OK KO had the Captain Planet episode that did show that Dr. Blights been at it so long she's gone full loco and now just wants to destroy the environment for the sake of destroying the environment. She'd actually fit right in with Kaidos latest suicide attempt.
The only reason he isn't one yet is that he isn't laughing maniacally or summoning the embodiment of pollution to ruin the world.
Edited by OmegaRadiance on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:44:04 AM
Hi Basil, haven't seen you in a while.
Eep, putting the little girl in the red light district
When Oda exaggerates everything about something he goes all in. Wano the land of extreme misogyny even for Japan.
Even summoning Captain Pollution was less For the Evulz and more because it sort of makes sense to deal with the superhero who always foils your schemes by summoning an Evil Counterpart.
And while OK KO Blight is all about wrecking the environment for the sheer hell of it, the original series Blight was more about making money via amoral research and industry.
Edited by M84 on Jul 12th 2018 at 6:01:37 PM
Thank god Luffy showed no interest in eating those "dango". That is one creepy-ass power our (presumably) new Vivi/Shirahoshi/Rebecca has.
I admit that I'm a bit miffed that the crew's being split up again (this is like what, a meta-split?) but it's been part of Oda's MO for years and years, so I guess I can only hope this won't last too long. The little skirmish on the beach was well-drawn, but I can't be the only one who was thinking that Luffy was channeling Zoro a bit more than usual there. Usually there's just a bit more goofiness and less psycho-smirks in the mix when he's clowning mooks like that. A bit.
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