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Chapter 819: Ally to Blwo Down Kaido's Ass

Good grief, this chapter was even worse than the last one. I appreciate Z-Ani's timeliness, but I'm not sure how much of this cancer I can handle.

As the big reveal is finished, the samurai weep that they, the protectors, ended up getting protected by Oden, and they now want to take back Wano Country. They already have a rebel army, but they are still outnumbered by the shogun and Kaido's army. Sounds like an Alabasta inversion. Inuarashi and Nekomamushi are also ready to lead their own people into battle, and prepare to show the "true power" of the mink. Something about that screams Full Moon, though that won't be for another month story-wise. They then ask Luffy to help them depose Kaido.

Shockingly, Luffy refuses, and instead turns to Momo, telling him to stop crying and lead his retainers like he should. This was perhaps the strongest moment of the chapter, as Momo shared his memories of his father and mother being killed by Kaido before asking Luffy to help them. If Momo can learn to use his authority to spur on the rebellion, I may just start liking him. Kind of a side note, do you think Momonosuke's perverted tendencies around Nami and Robin are just him trying to be near a mother-like figure?

Luffy agrees to be allies with the samurai, which he calls "friends" much to Law's humorous chagrin. Meanwhile, the minks, aka literal party animals, prepare to set up yet another party to celebrate Inuarashi and Nekomamushi's truce. But in incarnate irony, Jack is back. Man, what he did to Sheepshead was brutal, and it wasn't even his fault! But it's Sheepshead so I'm fine with it. He decides not to set foot on land again, but to instead kill Zunisha itself. Man, that's smart and terrible at the same time.

I'm really not sure what to think about Jack's return. I didn't want Luffy to fight him, since he wants to go to the tea party, and Jack is no pushover when it comes to fighting. I don't think Zoro is nearly at Jack's level. That leaves...Law? I could see the two fighting, but the current narrative is really not indicative of what's about to happen.

Or...what if Jack succeeds? Zunisha dies, the Road Poneglyph is lost forever, a hurried escape, a mink twisted, but fresh at the same time. What do you think will happen?

Overall a pretty good chapter for me, 8/10. What did you think of it?

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