Hmm, I don't have too much to say about this chapter, but goddamn Jinbe. Way to fill your new role in the crew. This probably has to be the most magnificent thing a new crew member has done to display their talent in a role. Welcome to the crew, Jinbe.
Otherwise, I thought this was kind of a meh chapter. Luffy had to wrap up some loose ends with the crew after he went into Mirro-World and that was pretty much the end of it. I was surprised by the crew saying it would take them 10 hours to get to Whole Cake Island - I mean, it makes sense given how long it took them before, but it throws a wrench into Sanji's whole plot. Can't wait to see what trials and obstacles lie in store. And of course, it's time for Luffy vs. Katakuri to get serious -…Read more >
Tired as all hell right now so this will be pretty brief.
Good to finally see the cooking crew get started on making the cake. Hopefully we get to see some dynamic cooking going on; it's great to see Sanji in his element performing at 110%. I wonder what his secret ingredient is...
The fact that the cake is going to take three hours to build sheds quite a bit of light on just how bad of a situation the Straw Hats are currently in. Luffy can't use Gear Fourth unless he develops a game plan that guarantees Katakuri's defeat, and the others...well, it isn't so much about surviving for 3 hours as it is surviving right now! They do have a few options regarding this huge ass fucking wave:
- Brook! Guy has had dominant performances against homies and …
First off, let me say that I hope releasing on Friday doesn't become a regular thing. I liked the release days being Wednesday/Thursday because they're otherwise hohum days, but Friday is...well, Friday.
Uholisia/however you spell her name giving Sai an epic beatdown was HILARIOUS. Betting Sai will have to face Chichilisia in a fight to the death or something now.
The speech Jinbe gave about Pedro's sacrifice was exceptional and very much needed. He already fits in perfectly with the crew. And honestly...each week I'm saving up more money to buy a ticket for the death train. I really don't see what good Pedro surviving would accomplish - remember how both Pell AND Igaram suddenly came back to life at the end of Alabasta? Yeah, that was stupi…Read more >
Man. Let me just go ahead and say, this was the best chapter I've read in a while, and one of my favorite chapters of the entire arc.
It was really nice to see Pedro get more flashback; I'd have liked to see much more of him across the arc but I enjoyed how his story has tied in with the story of Zou as a whole. I miss the rest of the minks...also, it was neat to see Carrot emotional, we've usually only seen one emotion from her and her reaction was appropriate.
Honestly, I wasn't too surprised to see Perospero survive. He is supposed to be pretty strong, after all. Jury's still out on Pedro though. And man, Katakuri's displayed enough badassery for two Sweet Commanders (that moment when Oda doesn't even make the effort to insert Smoothie in…Read more >
I enjoyed this chapter very much. We had three chapters in a row of running away and setting up the cake plan, so for this chapter to focus pretty much entirely on battle was very enjoyable.
A lot of it seemed rushed on my first readthrough, but reading it again I began to enjoy the time and attention put into everything currently going after the Straw Hats. We got reminded that Big Mom was there, but didn't have too much focus on her as we got to see more new people. Perospero kicked utter ass as we finally got to see his candyfication in action - honestly, this guy deserves to be a Sweet Commander much more than Smoothie does. He even overpowered Pedro in combat! Katakuri did pretty well to boot, showcasing his pretty weird DF abilities a…Read more >