Oh, a chapter review blog hasn't been written yet? Must be slacking off here...Overall, this was a good chapter to get off a hiatus as we got infodumps galore, plus an unexpected twist and a bit of action thrown into the mix.
My prediction about Cracker flying into the Whole Cake Chateau during the gift exchange was pretty off, but it did cause similar chaos, even if Big Mom's not aware of it currently. Apparently the other two Sweet Commanders are named Smoothie and Katakuri (which means potato starch), and I must say, those also sound like good ways to attack opponents. Don't let me down, guys. The guy who got taken down by Urouge is named Snack, which is a pitifully fitting name for his role in the story. Oh, and we also get the names of…Read more >
You may not realize this, but the Totland Arc hit 20 chapters this week. In about 4 weeks it'll surpass the length of Zou. We're definitely in it for the long haul, and to top it off we don't have much of an idea what's going to go down. Will things wrap up earlier than usual? Will this arc surpass Dressrosa? It remains to be seen.
So, why don't we have a little contest? Guess what chapter the Totland arc will end on (the end, as probably decided by me, will be when the Straw Hats depart Totland with the plotlines pretty much being resolved). The person who guesses the closest chapter will win some sort of prize, which I'll figure out later due to having to leave soon and this contest (likely) not ending anytime soon. So have fun, and may t…Read more >
Aww yesss. First chapter in a while that didn't solely focus on Sanji stuff, and it was a fine one at that.
So Carrot and Chopper are getting chased around in the Mirror World by Brulee, who's carrying a sickle. Well, I guess we should've figured that when Brulee got defeated, but what's the woman gonna do now?
Reiju fixes Sanji's face with some plastic...not surgery, just actual plastic. Then it's off to the Chateau for the two families to meet. Turns out that Purin won't change her name when she gets married, so we can't call her Vinsmoke Purin. Thanks Oda, you're the real MVP. Oh, and it turns out Sanji got his chivalry from...Zeff. I had been talking about this with some others a while ago, and there was an SBS where Oda was being intent…Read more >
OK I couldn't think of a good title so I went with a pun :)
The Totland arc is full of characters with complex personalities and motivations, but chief among them may be Reiju. Is she good and will join the Straw Hats' side? Is she full of shades of gray? Is she just a bad person in general? Let's get down to business.
Obviously, unlike her younger brothers, Reiju isn't heartless, as she never physically attacked Sanji and ended up helping him escape due to feeling empathy for him. She also assisted the Straw Hats by saving Luffy's life.
Then again, she ain't really a paragon of virtue either. She's an assassin for hire. And with regards to Sanji, she did laugh at his abuse, if only because she wanted to avoid being targeted herself. That's n…Read more >
Yay, an early chapter two weeks in a row! Oh, how I pine for the days when they were released on Wednesday...
So, in true Kaminoan fashion, the Vinsmokes are creating clones as soldiers. Not only that, but apparently Judge and Vegapunk were once best buds and partners in crime on this. Quite nice to hear about Vegapunk again, especially when it comes to something revealing his history. This incident could very well be the reason why the World Government pressed him into their service and also led into the creation of the Pacifista. I mean, the Vinsmoke children are pretty much Pacifista themselves! (no Shoop da Woops yet though).
Niji, confirmed to be the one who beat up Cosette (edit war of the century, I know), and he promptly overpowers S…Read more >