Right off the bat, it looks like a silly Nightmare Luffy rehash, but a very cool one, and it fits Luffy perfectly since he’s a silly kinda guy which makes this gear form so….Luffy! Hell, I think this should be nicknamed “Gorilla D. Luffy”! XD
This is why i’m glad that i didn’t partake in any major discussions about gear 4 since the one thing that I’ve learned from the Super Saiyan God fiasco was to not have any expectations (or at the very least, any high expectations) for any new battle forms that the main character will get in the near future.
Now about it’s abilities. As some people expected, it’s almost like a balanced state between Gear 2 (Speed-wise) and Gear 3 (Strength-wise). I really like how the arms and legs act like pistons and springs of sorts, kinda similar to Bellemy’s Bane Bane no mi.
You know, I find it impressive that two of the strawhats (Sanji and Luffy respectively) are still adapting Rokushiki into their combat repertoire in one way or another. I just wish that a certain other strawhat had adapted a Rokushiki technique (maybe Shigan perhaps) into their combat abilities to become just as impressive.
*turns his head towards a certain archeologist and stares at her in disappointment*
Anyway, that’s all i want to say about Gear 4 and this chapter as a whole! I loved it and I can’t wait for the next chapter! ;)
In speaking of rokushiki and that certain archeologist, I must apologize to everyone here at one piece wiki for not keeping you guys informed about the Rokushiki Robin project for the last several months. To make up for it, here's a list of links of all the updates from Sept 2014 to now:
March '15 - Four new techniques added to the movelist as well as two new icon indicators, (AB) and (DB), as well as a new sketch drawn by me, which is one of the four techniques! I had also drawn a comic-style storyborad sketch out of boredom!