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  • Fliu

    First of all, this chapter gives an explanation for the question I had for the previous chapter.

    Besides that, the best part of the chapter for me is Zoro and Sanji finally meeting again. It's going to be just like old times. Too bad that Toko had to get into trouble again.

    This may sound harsh, but if Toko is going to be an annoying side character who is only good at getting into trouble and needs saving, then I won't feel sorry for her if she dies. I get that she cares about her father, but that's no reason to pointlessly put herself in danger. Did she even ask herself what could she do? Now that Orochi has seen Toko, no doubt he wants to make sure she's dead this time. I’m sure Orochi is beneath Zoro and Sanji, but let's not forget that D…

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  • Fliu

    Well it looks like it's the end for Yasu. You don't suppose he actually survived all those gunshots, do you? Basically, this whole chapter is Yasu saying his last words, assuming that Oda isn't planning on having another person miraculously surviving again.

    The bright side of this chapter is Zoro didn't get lost this time. Anyway, Toko and Hiyori better hide before Orochi sees them.

    What I am curious about is Hiyori's statement about the SMILE fruits' effect on the people of Ebisu Town. Exactly how do the fruits affect them? I thought Kaido only gives these fruits to his crew.

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  • Scrath Folchester

    I've been keeping a tab on all the errors I've noticed in the recent Vivre Card height listings. Here is a brief rundown of each one thus far. If anyone is curious, I can hash out specifics.

    • Fisher Tiger is wildly too large in ways easily verifiable by comparison with Jinbei, Aladin, Arlong and Koala
    • Trebol's height is notably too short in comparison images with Diamante, Pica, Doflamingo and other Donquixote pirates
    • Vista's height is significantly too high when compared to both other Whitebeard pirates and in particular Shank's crew
    • Rosinante's height directly contradicts SBS and is flagrantly off when compared to Doflamingo
    • Yeti Cool Bro heights are oversized when comparing their extremities (hands and footprints) to the Straw Hats
    • Kyros is gi…
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  • Fliu

    Chapter 941: A New Ship?

    April 25, 2019 by Fliu

    First, I want to say some things about the previous chapter. So it turns out that the three men who were swindled were actually completely rotten to the core. I know they sold their families, but I thought it was because of their stupidity. Anyway, that gives me less reason to doubt Hiyori.

    Speaking of Caribou, I think it may be a good thing that Raizo freed him. With his powers, Caribou can easily hide and make guards disappear. I have to give him some credit for not becoming Kaido's lackey. His cover story did show that he does have some backbone. He did choose to save that granny when he could have just escaped and he allowed Drake to capture him to protect that granny.

    And then there's Big Mom, who is closing in on the prisoner mines. Al…

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  • Kaido King of the Beasts

    Well, it's official. The crew is complete. Caribou has joined the Straw Hat Pirates, fulfilling Luffy's dream to have ten crew members.

    This revelation is quite out of left field, as Carrot and Momonosuke were the top candidates to take that final spot, but honestly, I can't think of anyone more deserving than Caribou. He has a Logia power, diversifying the crew's power sets. Oda said that a former villain would join the crew, and Caribou of course fits that to a tee. We've also seen his tragic backstory, when he left his brother Coribou to die at the Marine base in his cover story, and when that other guy's grandma died in front of him. Truly a tear jerker.

    If you supported Carrot or someone else for Straw Hat, I would not give up hope just…

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  • Uraharattack

    At the end of the series, when most of the "old pirates" are retired/dead/out of the picture and the new generation is able to move up to their titles, who will get what? What I'm talking about is how for the marines, there's hope that captain Koby will eventually reach the rank of admiral (maybe epilogue?) or at least vice admiral by the end of the series. What's going to happen on the pirate's side though?

    Get ready for a lot of assumptions. We need to make a few to have this conversation.

    1. Luffy becomes pirate king and is not considered eligable for yonko because he's above them. 
    2. Black beard is taken out of the picture by the end of the series (killed by luffy, imprisoned, who knows)
    3. Kaido and Big Mom both either retire or are also taken ou…
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  • Fliu

    Chapter 939 Thoughts

    April 12, 2019 by Fliu

    To start off, this chapter shed some light on how Hiyori escaped the destruction of Oren Castle twenty years ago, assuming this woman is telling the truth. I actually hope this woman is being truthful and not another Pudding. Anyway, she still need to explain how she faked her death at the palace.

    On another note, the captured Heart Pirates are in the same place with the arrested rebels. If Law is going to save his crew, then perhaps he could also save the rebels.

    I guess when push comes to shove, Hyogoro isn't so helpless after all. It's nice to see Luffy utilizing his Kenbunshoku Haki very well. Hopefully Luffy can learn that advanced technique of Busoshoku Haki soon. Though this may help Luffy harm Kaido, I still think it would be benefic…

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  • DancePowderer

    Hey, guys. It's been a while. Wow, it's been almost 2 years since I last wrote anything. Dang. Sorry, I've been busy. This won't be that kind of blog post. 

    I've been thinking lately about why my two favorite story arcs (Punk Hazard and Dressrosa) are my favorites and I realized that it had nothing to do with the fights or the new characters or anything flashy like that. It had to do more with the setup and execution of the elements involved. The themes at work in each arc, I think, are some of Oda's best writing in the whole series. I'd like to examine why these arcs worked so well thematically in their execution.

    Punk Hazard was one of the few arcs after East Blue where we had no idea what was going to happen. Unlike Little Garden, where t…

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  • Fliu

    Chapter 938 Thoughts

    March 29, 2019 by Fliu

    Well things are looking grim for the alliance as their plan is falling apart. As usual, things get worse before they get better. The question is how are they going to get better. As I wonder if there is a traitor, I also remember that unanswered question of how the Beasts Pirates located Zou. Inuarashi wondered about that back in Chapter 824.

    Anyway, the highlight of this chapter is that the woman Zoro protected revealed herself to be Hiyori, assuming that her claim is true. And the map after the last page not only indicated that Komurasaki is alive but she is also Hiyori as well. If this woman and Komurasaki are indeed one and the same, then I'll give Kyoshiro some credit for making everyone believe she's dead.

    By the way, I cannot ignore t…

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  • Kaido King of the Beasts

    An early chapter that doesn't come with a break? How bout that!

    Luffy continues with the "thank u, next" as Queen clearly thinks he has all the time in the world to slowly ramp up all his forces at him, and oh look, he likes shiruko which Big Mom likes too! This definitely isn't setting up for some massive embarrassing carnage! There's foreboding juxtaposition, and then there's this thick paste of proclaiming the future. Only question is will Daifugo get the chance to be embarrassed a second time before Big Mom arrives?

    Kamazo's arrival and allegiance revelation was a nice twist, glad all the mystery folk around Wano aren't all missing Kozuki samurai. And of course, him giving Zoro possibly his most gruesome wound since the timeskip was pret…

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