The imbodiment of the World Government hype I've been building up in my 5.5 years of reading One Piece. Something unimaginable, an immense, grim, figure that held it all. It all feels so imminent, and yet, still immeasurably far. Idk why I'M imparting so much flowery poetry, I haven't slept im nearly 24 hours, but it was all worth it to see 'im.
Yeah, Kuma's been impounded and is getting impaled, Bonney continues fueling speculations and implications galore, the Revolutionaries are hoping their impudent declaration of war won't come to an impasse, the Levely is impending, yada yada yada. Someone else can write a blog about that. Let's go back to Im before I implode.
OK, actually, I don't know what else to think or imply about Im. I'm impr…Read more >
Pretty chill chapter.
Seeing Columbus on the front cover gives me flashbacks to 2015 when she was first mentioned - I remember some of us thinking she was a generic-looking dude. Well holding off until we got confirmation really paid off this time, and she amuses me quite a bit.
The interactions between the variety of characters was fun. Shirahoshi and Rebecca may not have been too beloved in their own arcs, but their amiableness is easy to get behind here and it's funny to see characters like Dalton become fellow Luffy fangirls. I was surprised to see Sai at the wedding, since the king had initially thought the Chinjaos wouldn't be coming with him. And Wapol adds yet another scumbag to the hive, wonder how long it'll take for the likes of h…Read more >
Apparently this chapter was really short, which I didn't pick up on at first because hoo boy is there a lot of new characters and new abilities here.
I really love the four Revo. executives for their diversity. We've got a giant okama, a mink, a token girl, and a guy who can turn into the flock of crows that we saw on Dressrosa. Maybe it's just me, but they feel reminiscent of the Guardians of the Galaxy. Morley is Drax, Betty Boop (which I will probably always call her) is Gamora, Lindbergh is Rocket and Karasu is Groot. All they're missing is a cocky guy to lead them, which I guess might be Sabo.
The powers were all pretty great too, and simple, from moving the ground like clay to turning into crows to strength through inspiration and also…Read more >
This is not at all how I expected the Whole Cake Island Arc to end.
Even though it felt clear for a year that the Straw Hats would have to get out of here by escaping rather than fighting, there always was the expectation that they might find a way to get everything out intact. There might be a sacrifice along the way, like Pedro, but for basically everything who's not a Straw Hat to be in jeopardy is...wow. I get that there might be some discontentment due to the Straw Hats having a penchant for willing their way to success...but honestly, what better way is there to demonstrate just how fearsome Big Mom is? Her arrival at the very end of this chapter (and likely arc as a whole) was absolutely chilling, and should set a very good tone for …Read more >
My review blog for Chapter 873, all the way back in last summer, was titled "It Isn't Over Until the Fat Lady Eats". And now...it's over. It's all over.
I don't really know. I actually find it pretty fun when things get dark like this. Of course, the voice in my ear is telling me that this is hardly going to be lasting, they'll get out of this somehow, etc. But until then, I just like to relish it. The indomitableness of a Yonko crew. No matter how much they bend, they just won't break. Only when you feel like you've reached the top do you actually hit that wall. They may get out fine ultimately, but unless this is all an illusion or something it should have a considerable effect on how the crew is…Read more >