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sgamer82 from Meridian, ID
Jul 11th 2018 at 8:57:08 AM

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

Plus, remember how in Eragon everyone cries "a single tear"? Yeah, just try that with One Piece and see if it works
PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Jul 11th 2018 at 9:07:45 AM

Yes, more Hawkins!

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Kakuzan There's not much I can do, but I do what I can. from Miami Relationship Status: What is this thing you call love?
There's not much I can do, but I do what I can.
Jul 11th 2018 at 11:53:35 AM

There is no way on hell I'd ever eat food that literally comes from another person.

"For who has served me more faithfully than you with your coward's hope?" - The Hangman
AegisP Relationship Status: And they all lived happily ever after <3
Jul 11th 2018 at 11:57:50 AM

Me neither. I really hope Luffy wont either but I doubt it.

This just in: Naruto would have been a better story if Kishimoto was better at writing. More at 11.
PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Jul 11th 2018 at 12:13:11 PM

He already ate the biscuits.

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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Jul 11th 2018 at 12:14:51 PM

Kaido is also officially a Captain Planet villain.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
Jul 11th 2018 at 10:29:06 PM

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

slimcoder Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Jul 11th 2018 at 11:35:57 PM

Chapter's Out Yawl!!!!

PushoverMediaCritic Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot! from the Italy of America Relationship Status: Is that a kind of food?
Now my Spirit Ball is on autopilot!
Jul 12th 2018 at 12:45:42 AM

[up][up]It may be a bug, and I suggest taking it to the 1.8 thread for reporting problems.

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firewriter Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Bulla to Earthlings, Echalote to Saiyans.
Jul 12th 2018 at 1:21:29 AM

Yep, Kaido is on my hated list. He's like a Captain Planet villain, but One Piece style.

Shonen Is Not Just For Boys, Even If Literally Means "Boy".
OmegaRadiance Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Jul 12th 2018 at 1:23:08 AM

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

slimcoder Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Jul 12th 2018 at 1:24:35 AM

Yeah we really donít know why heís doing this at the moment.

Man that Haki moment was badass as fuck. [tup][awesome]

M84 Freedom is the right of all sentient beings Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:01:04 AM

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

Disgusted, but not surprised
slimcoder Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:02:29 AM

[up] Oh yeah right.

Industry motherfuckers! tongue

M84 Freedom is the right of all sentient beings Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:09:10 AM

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.

Disgusted, but not surprised
fishysaur Just your under-average loser
Just your under-average loser
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:16:43 AM

Well, I expected a semi-pointless chapter about world building...

     Attempt at an analysis 

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:

  • Page 9: There's a small panel of Luffy asking the girl what is she doing, following the baloons, we see her face and then, to read her name, we have to see her entire body first (face up and the full body right below it is Oda's standard way to introduce the characters). After that the baloons flows smoothly to continue the story.

Or 2 good examples or good Panel layout:

  • page 4, third panel: The right half (the first one we're reading) starts with Luffy yelling that he got lost, then we see Luffy desperate, surrounded by lines that emphasize his shouting, and suddenly, he's calm, as to indicate that he's gotten over in an istant, and he simply says that he can't do anything about it. If Oda did it in two panels, we would've had a different and slower perception of the time passed.

  • page 14, fourth panel: We suddenly gets the baloon, then we see who shouted, probably to get that first there was a shout, and then the man irrupted in front of Luffy, by contrast, first we see Luffy and then the baloon, imply he didn't reply instantly but first he saw who was yelling at him.

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:

  • Luffy shutting up the baboon. it reminded me of Shanks in the first chapter, and I found funny that even the dog-lion was scared XD

  • Seeing Basil Hawkings, I don't like him much, but I'm always interested in seeing a supernova, and I wonder if he really joined Kaido (that means Kid got betrayed by both) or if he's doing like Bege with Lin Lin

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

M84 Freedom is the right of all sentient beings Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:20:38 AM

[up] 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

Disgusted, but not surprised
slimcoder Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Fight You, No I Wanna Kill You
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:22:53 AM

It is a tengu mask.

The long nose & presumably red coloring is very distinct in that regard.

[up][up][up] Sadly Kaido doesnít seem like the type for big, long, drawn-out, grandiose speeches. tongue

Edited by slimcoder on Jul 12th 2018 at 2:25:00 AM

fishysaur Just your under-average loser
Just your under-average loser
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:24:47 AM

[up] and [up][up] 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

OmegaRadiance Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:42:27 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

BlackYakuzu94 CHADhan Player. from Easy Coast/NY Relationship Status: Longing for my OTP
CHADhan Player.
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:46:12 AM

Hi Basil, haven't seen you in a while.

A lazy millennial who's good at what he does.
alekos23 Spook from Spook
Spook
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:50:24 AM

Eep, putting the little girl in the red light district

Spoooooook
OmegaRadiance Relationship Status: All is for my lord
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:53:48 AM

When Oda exaggerates everything about something he goes all in. Wano the land of extreme misogyny even for Japan.

M84 Freedom is the right of all sentient beings Relationship Status: Chocolate!
Freedom is the right of all sentient beings
Jul 12th 2018 at 2:58:21 AM

[up][up][up][up]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

Disgusted, but not surprised
Jul 12th 2018 at 3:48:42 AM

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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