One Piece is all about the older generation passing the torch to the younger generation, or else just passing on pointlessly while the younger generation step into their place. The strawhat Luffy wears is a constant reminder of that. So is the repeated idea of "Inherited Will". Luffy is basically trying to do what Roger already did. To Decode the poneglyphs is to read a message from your ancestors.
The cast can basically be divided into the old guard and the newer generation. Whitebeard, Rayleigh and Sengoku as opposed to Ace, Zoro and Coby. Frequently the older ones pass things onto the younger ones. Consider Nami and her love of oranges because of Bellemere, Sanji being mentored as a chef by Zeff, Chopper and Hiruruk, Robin and her mother being archaeologists, Franky and Tom, etc.
Jinbe is firmly in the old generation. He's doesn't belong in the SHs. He's a passer-onner, not a receiver. He's Whitebeard, not Blackbeard, Shanks not Luffy, Zeff not Sanji, Bellemere not Nami. Someone will join in his stead, perhaps someone he's already passed something onto in some form or another. Maybe another practicioner of Fishman Karate
Franky inherited Tom's will. He's the follow on from Tom.
Brook's old, true, and he doesn't fit so well (and maybe this links to why he's been the least impressive, least used, least developed SH so far) but he is carrying on the promise of an entire crew to return to Laboon.
It's not really about age per se, more about waves of action and then people looking up to or being inspired by that. The classic opening is how Roger inspired a generation of pirates.
>Wears a suit, class level: medium
>Gets butthurt when people talk shit about him
>Kicks hard I guess
>Shit womanizer, becomes a filthy ape in the proximity of a female, starts bleeding everywhere
>Bullied by brothers
>Bullied by his dad
>Has a fanclub of disgusting trannies
>Works in the kitchen like a beaten housewife
>Gets BTFO by the girl she likes like the greatest of cucks
>Wears a suit plus a canesword and a tophat (later crown), class level: very high
>Not a smoker
>Knows how to make fun of himself
>Has a stand
>Good womanizer, stays classy even when he's being a perv and takes their anger in good humour
>Bullies ghosts and other soul constructs
>Has a fanclub of millions of hot women and millions of men as well while we're at it.
>Stands before a hostile Yonkou and her groupies and gives no fucks
Hmmm... Really makes you think...
Face it, Sanji is irrelevant when Brook exists
I can see that. The thing is, someone like Koala does that much better because she's the more regular age range for the current generation and she herself is a unification of Fishman and Human in the sense of her fighting style and history.
Just a theory, but she seems like a better fit in a bunch of ways AND is another female (to get the quota to 7:3 rather than 8:2) and links Luffy to Sabo and Dragon better.
The thing is, it's incredibly likely that Jinbe has had a bunch of years removed from his life. It's also probable that Luffy will when he faces BM. So either Jinbe is close to death anyway or he REALLY will be when he has to pass life into Luffy as we saw happen in Pedro's flashback.
There's also no real reason for the pledge to be a SH that he made unless he fails to fulfil it. It works then but otherwise it was just pointless from a dramatic point of view. He could've just joined there and then if Oda wanted him to but he delayed it and had this shit happen before it went anywhere - and by "shit" I mean going against someone known to remove years from peoples' lives and then turning openly on her as well.
Koala is fun but she's not a "better fit" for the crew at all. She's just another nice girl, there's nothing special about her outside of a cute little reference.
Jinbe being different from the rest of the crew is a plus, Brook and Franky and Robin and Chopper were all very different from the rest of the cast when they arrived. And several of them joined in weird ways, at weird times! Him delaying by dealing with Big Mom's responsibilities doesn't mean he's about to die, it just means he's an old man who took a lot of pushing to do something for himself.
Jinbe is basically very serious and would sit there medidating a lot. He'd be another Zoro without even the "I hate Sanji" wrinkle. FIghting-wise he'd be the same as Koala. With the latter it's more about how she connects Luffy to his dad and brother. She's also friends with Robin already. I said this earlier elsewhere but I could also imagine future twists with her actually being a spy for Dragon to keep an eye on Luffy but she comes around (of course) to being truly loyal to Luffy. Future Jinbe events aren't really forthcoming. He'd just sit there silently and then punch things when fighting starts.
Honestly, I wouldn't put money on her becoming a SH either but it seems more fertile ground and also more fitting than Jinbe who has a very "better do the right thing before I die" aura around him right now.
>Jinbe is basically very serious and would sit there medidating a lot.
We've already seen that while Jinbe is a mature adult, he's really very silly. He's a doddling grandpa who takes strange things seriously and doesn't think to take very tense situations as serious as he should. He's prideful and stubborn and he's Koala's connections to Sabo and Dragon aren't any more interesting than Robin's, she's an incredibly shallow character (but that's fine because she's very tertiary.)
Are we reading the same manga? That's not Jimbei at all. He's almost 100% stone face. The exception being fawning over Luffy's cock.
Really disappointed to see he's not missing a limb.
It pains me even more that he's definitely going to be a crew member.
Do you guys think she as good as Ussop or is she terrible like Luffy.
>she draws a furry with blond hair smoking a cigarette
>they end up finding Pedro
>she draws an ugly ass sketch of a blond fag with curly eyebrows
>they find one of the other Vinsmoke brothers
>Pudding mocking Sanji by impersonating his beat-to-shit face
It will be poetic karma when her own face ends up getting smashed in by the end of this arc. Her exterior needs to match her interior ugliness.
>yfw when Sanji using his remodeling kicks on her instead of damaging ones, getting around his 'no hitting' rule
I bet I can make Oda reply to me on Twitter. With my SaNa fan art.
So how are you enjoying this arc in comparison to the last one? Meaning Dressrosa, not Zou.
Personally I had to force myself to read chapters during Dressrosa, and even the later parts that were supposed to be exciting, were a mes to read, only exception being the Cora flashback. I'm having a much better time reading this arc.
Dressrosa was kinda meh for me, it dragged too much and there were too many side characters I couldn't care less about
I'm loving this arc though, might be one of my favorite OP arcs depending on how it finishes
How can one Skeleton be so fuckign based?!
No this is exactly what someone who could reverse time or alter memories would do
You don't expect people to be outside of your window eavesdropping. If you could make people forget what happened you can monologue and toy with them over and over with no repercussion. think back to how that guy on tiger and bunny used his memory altering powers
Okay, this is gonna take a bit of autistic dissection.
First off, none of us are focusing on what ISN'T explained.
Brook likes Tea and Takoyaki, not milk. And while it's hard to see, you can see a ball of something near the tail of the fish. If he didn't forget Brook, I'd say that's the Takoyaki... BUT I wouldn't be sure, since the spiky pattern has me thinking of some vegetable accompaniment. But it's definitely seafood. Why? Placement.
The Bento is dividing by types of dish, meats in one box, pasta in another, sandwiches (burgers are sandwiches, let's not get picky on that, I know one of you faggots would) and seafood in another. And it's clearly divided, you can see the rims of the box.
So the way I see it, there's room for at least TWO crewmates. Whoever likes the Port. And whoever likes the dark stuff. And I'd say maybe three, since I don't think that stuff is rice. While it would be funny to imagine he didn't make anything for Zoro because it's Zoro and why would Sanji do anything for him, there's what looks like a Narutomaki (circled in green), which is a cured fish product, and the other meat could be sea monster meat, and the left is more iconically Luffy's. So I'd say it's more likely some other dish.
the reason is that either
a. Reiju saw/heard Pudding doing something related to eliminating the vinsmokes
b. Pudding gets off on this sort of thing and kidnapped Reiju because she knows Judge won't notice if she's gone for a couple hours
So Pudding's ability is King Crimson but with memories instead of the future.
It's 10 times better. Dressrosa was a slog, a complete disappointment considering Doflamingo was the most hyped villain.
Man I can't wait until One Piece goes on the endgame rail. We will get at least 2 years of chapters that are full of reveals and characters playing roles we waited decades for. Months and months of hype until the glorious finish. Holy shit I get shivers when I think about it.
Dressrosa just dragged. it wasn't by no means bad but it being that long wasn't necessary. I did like Don's family and the fights that went with it tho. it's probably a better read in one sitting then waiting week by week.
this arc has been great and i feel its hasn't even reached the rising point yet. I can't wait to see how things are developing.
Brook has always been a baller.
>Last arc is Marineford on crack
>All those characters that will come back to the final war
>The threads will be filled with fans of all those characters throwing shit at each other just like in the real war
Just imagine the threads, the wild ride its still far but it will come
It really triggers my autism that people do not know the difference between dragging and just being long. Dressrosa was the latter. It was long because it had tons of characters and subplots going on. Dragging something out means to fill the gaps between something happening with air/filler. Like Son Goku and Frieza looking at each other and panting for 30 seconds or longer every 5 minutes. Dressrosa did not have that. Every chapter at least covered a bit of a subplot or was more about a certain character. If you cared about this subplot or character is a different story but stuff was happening and the plot advanced. It was NOT dragged.
Holy fuck, all the people who dropped One Piece at one point will come back. Even fucks who never read One Piece will want to know what the fucking treasure is. It will be a shitfest of epic proportions
I'd say that while it technically didn't drag, it kinda felt like it did for a lot of people because there were so many characters no one gave a fuck about. Seriously who the fuck cared about the dwarves or most of the colosseum fighters?
>I think its time for Soul King
>To let 'er rip!
No, Alabasta was long, because it involved actual travel and getting to know the country and its citizens' misery.
Dressrosa felt like a Drag because it just put way to many characters in the table and Oda had to dedicate a small amouny of time to all of them, forcing him to make a slower progress per chapter.
I don't get this whining about the Tontattas. Is it because that fat fuck forneverworld kept whining about them? There was a SINGLE chapter that was all about them. I did not like them very much in particular either but it is not like their presence ruined anything for me. And I cared at least about Sai, Barto and Cavendish. The rest also never got more than half a chapter of focus. This was enough for them not being completely blank at least. It was necessary for Oda to give them at least some backstory or purpose, otherwise we would be surrounded by blank characters when that epic thing happens Oda already announced that involves all of them.
It's the same fucking shit you autistic faggot. Just cause Oda decided to Cover everyone's backstory dont mean it was not dragged out and couldn't be wrapped up sooner. also to clarify being dragged =/= bad. I already said it'd be better as a single sitting then waiting weeks on end for it to end.
She is actually superb at drawing, but because they are in the mirror world the direction the eyebrows are flowing will be in reverse, hence the mirrors will mistake it for one of Sanji's brothers.
>when the squad died and you're the only one alive vs the raid boss
Based anon, thanks a lot for it.
Which strawhat should get a face off with Kaido like this
What if Final War gets its own timeskip?
If you think about it, the straw hats are pretty much the only big time crew with such small numbers.
I think it would make sense for all of them to split up at some point to gather old and new faces, forming subdivisions like Whitebeard's crew.
We also have Reverie, Revolutionaries, Void Generation, and Destruction of Fishman Island
And if Luffy ever wants to take down a Yonko, he needs serious training, so maybe a 2nd timeskip
I think Jinbei could be fun if he thought it would be a chill crew.
>calling the fucking Big Mom "Young Lady"
Holy shit Brook, I am cum
Your examples are shit because you are using anime-only examples. you know the goku and frieza fight wasnt that god damn Drawn out in the manga right? however i bet it still feels dragged out and needed to finish. Same with Dressrosa. When it started to feel like the plot should been finished a while ago it's been dragged.
Dressrosa was the first time I got so burnt out of One Piece that I had to take a serious hiatus.
WCI on the other hand, is the first time I've been outright fanboying the series since Sabondy-Marineford.
Koala is the only younger generation I can think of that is a practitioner of fishman karate. She also has history with figher tiger and the sun pirates. She also has a tragic past, on par (or worse) than every single straw hat.
I can't really think of anyone else that would fit your description but her. All of the fishmen introduced were fodder or non-fighters (like keimi or pappug). It still doesn't make sense for her to join, unless the revolutionary army is destroyed, and she reveals a dream to travel the world or something. Plus she looks too much like pre-TS nami.
Didn't like Dressrosa, love this arc so far.
Personally my biggest issue with Dressrosa is that I had no emotional investment in it. Usually in One Piece I give a fuck about what happens to the characters, but I couldn't bring myself to care about Rebecca, the Tontattas, Sabo, even Law and his tragic backstory left me cold. Glad that mess is over.
Nice. Don't spam him though or you'll ruin it for us SaNafriend
Remember when people thought he was killed by Germa?
>Your examples are shit because you are using anime-only examples
not really, are you stupid?
>you know the goku and frieza fight wasnt that god damn Drawn out in the manga right?
so freaking what?
>When it started to feel like the plot should been finished a while ago it's been dragged.
"lol I just make my own definition of "dragged" and ignore the actual meaning" Jesus Christ stop wasting my time you petulant child
They are appreciated, that much is certain.
Imo It felt 'dragged' because of the flashback, Maybe the arc needed to be long. But flashback didn't need to be 3+ chapters (Kryos / Dressrosa flashback, not Law's) we know oda can make solid short flashbacks like on this arc or the one with Lucy Ann (which was actually added without a real reason, unlike the Baby 5 one).
Or the entire chapters dedicated to people crying, or focused on Mansherry or Rebeca.
I did like Dressrosa, and the arc itself wasn't 'dragged' but it didn't need to be that long.
Because the focus of the arc is on the Strawhats instead of edgelord Law and whiny bitch Rebecca
The Strawhats were so irrelevant in Dressrosa it didn't even matter the better crewmembers were there
Dressrosa was a bottleneck of information and exposition. All of the ground work of the new world was laid out from FI - DR. Look how fast Zou was and how fast WCI is moving. Not mention all of Oda's hints and cues that he's tired and ready to stop. This story is snowballing towards the finish
I'm glad you asked. OP has 5 of them.
Yeah, my point was that it is not dragged. It just had subplots and characters that some readers were not interested in and thus felt bored until they got chapters that focused on things they cared about. Read in bulk Dressrosa does not feel that frustrating though since you can breeze past Tontatta and Rebecca chapters without having to wait a week or 2 with a sour taste in your mouth.
How can Dressrosa have the best strawhats if Robin was there?
You're not wrong.
>TFW you like every Strawhat but notice their flaw's cause of writing but love them anyway.
>Standing and bent slightly forward
Doesn't ring a bell.
The handled their characters differently.
>Majority of the focus was on Law, the Gladiators, and the Rikus.
>Rebecca in particular is probably the worst side charater in the series
>Usopp was handled well overall, but still had that terrible scene where he ran from Trebol and Sugar. Only excusable because his redemption moment was so good
>Franky and Usopp pull their wieght, but their personalities were at their most bland
>Robin does nothing besides funny reaction faces
>Most of the focus is on the Strawhats
>Brook is giving his best performance since Thriller Bark, potentially even better
>Sanji, while not flawless, works really well as the "heart" of the arc
>Nami puts in more work then usual (even if too much of it is offscreened) and has her personality pretty much intact
>Only Chopper is sort of weak, since Carrot is stealing most of his coolness potential.
The series has gone on so long that every one of them has had a 10/10 scene and a 1/10 scene.
Yes. But the thing I replied to had to do with the straw hat crew, not other characters. Dressrosa was shit because it had so much focus on random people that weren't strawhats.
Pretty sure this it.
> Only excusable because his redemption moment was so good
You mean i'm a stupid fuck and it was my first arc. Only retarded people din't understand it was a set up. And if there's a character who's allowed to run away it's Usopp.
Ehh, still prefer this. Better shading.
Another thing that drags Dressrosa down is that everything happens at the same time.
You got the tournament happening at the same time as the factory search and the hostage exchange and it makes resolution seven slower than they already had to be. and then it instantly jumps into the main conflict.
The whole sequence of events should have been spread through at least a couple of days more.
>People who like an arc are fanboys of that arc, as oposed to those that hate the arc.
I get how that's not true, but I don't think being called a fanboy has to do with agreeing or not.
Also, do you feel attacking when called a fanboy? I know I don't.
Well you posted a pretty wretched coloring, smudgy and undersized.
I'd a good thing I'm a maggy fag.
I understand it was set up, it was just badly done since his panicking was Arlong Park level, when he should have been past that by then.
Oda's been doing a much better job giving Sanji a "low point" so far.
Nice to finally see another Maggy fag
>Another thing that drags Dressrosa down is that everything happens at the same time.
Nah. The events had to take place on the same day, many things would not have worked otherwise storywise
Originally slotted to have a neko zoan, I wonder if Oda intended her to accompany Luffy to Impel Down.
I just want to see more of her
Does she have a good quality figure?
I'd also say WCI does a much better job with its side characters than Dressrosa did. Pedro and Carrot are more likable than the entirety of the grand fleet and Pudding/BM are better villains than anyone from Doffy's family imo
I think you still don't understand the importance of Robin existence being erased by Sugar. At this point in time he was alone against Trebol and Sugar. With only the tontattas present. He had no chance of winning. I don't understand where do you get that Usopp was "past this point". It's simply not true, him coming back was a huge step up.
Hes going to be waiting for the SH crew on the ship telling them to hurry up and get the hell out of their when they've escaped succesfully but have their backs against the walls with really no way out. Calling it. He'll guide the ship with wind because he doesn't want to die with big mom anyway.
Sai, Barto and Cavendish were fun and memorable. The rest got too little screentime but I also liked Ideo. And as much as I like Big Mom and Pudding, they still have some ways to go to be on par with Doflamingo.
All of the Yonkou are/were incredible badasses. Shanks we've seen the most of despite not ever having a serious scuffle. Kaidou being somebody that can't die as well as forcing some of the Supernovas into subservience implies he's dangerous. Big Mom is the midst of showing why she's a Yonkou. Whitebeard was the rival of Roger and went out like a badass at Marinford.
All that's left is Teach.
I could see him being coerced into helping the ???? faction overthrow Big Mama, if such a thing is even in the works. Maybe he'll help poison the food served at the wedding.
Either way I'm totally down for a Ceasar redemption.
>Oda has just written him out of the story because he didn't know what else to do with him
Uuuu yeah this certainly is the case since Oda is known for doing this all the time
>Nami will get a Devil Fruit.
That would be too ironic, she's already doing weather stuff without one, and is actually water themed. Her getting a devil fruit would be like giving Sanji a sword it just doesn't work even if he could use it it goes against the development and basis of the character.
Nobody can compete with the f̶u̶n̶k̶soul king.
I'm not saying he didn't do anything, I'm just saying it wasn't done in a way that's made him look interesting. Similar to how I complained about Zoro in Dressrosa.
He's done it at least once though. He pretty much ignored Caribou for 90% of Fishman Island.
>All that's left is Teach.
Teach is the one guy who focused hard on making an overpowered build. He spent DECADES pumping his STR/HP into ungodly levels while working at getting the perfect Gravity/Quake combo.
I can't imagine many characters being able to stand up against the Vortex>DF nullify>Quake punch combo.
>Fanboy Is not a good thing
Ah, I see.. that's a sad life native english speaker anon.
Hopefully one day you'll get the courage to be comfortable being honest to the world with your likes and dislikes.
One popular theory involves the tree spirits of Shandora.
Considering that Teach has been conducting "DF hunts" I imagine he's also capable of transferring them from corpses to his crewmates.
In fact, Burgess getting WRECKED by Sabo is probably just setting up the dude coming back with a strong fruit (Diamond maybe?) for round two.
It's clear Oda has undergone a massive pacing restructuring since the conclusion of Dressrosa. The pacing of arcs since then have been comparatively breakneck. By all accounts, taking down Kaido is gonna take even less time than Doffy, it feels like.
Because he was assigned to.
Pretty sure Lao could have done it more efficiently.
Also, who was the most badass character introduced in Dressrosa and why was it Kyros? Too bad his daughter is a whiny cunt.
That's just backwater native superstition. My personal head-cannon is that the 'D Kingdom' is responsible for both the Ancient Weapons and Devil Fruits, which is why the 20 Kingdoms allied up to take them out.
I also think the fact the sea 'rejects' DF users is important, could be implying that the fruits are in some way otherworldly and being rejected by the planet.
Dressrosa had tons of shit going on though. WCI so far not even half as much. Wano on the other hand could get even longer than Dressrosa. I can't even count how many characters and whole factions will play a role in this arc.
I'd like to see one more body swap from Law. If nothing else it'd make for a great filler episode
It's not a meme. In the very least it was sort of implied that he might be stronger than Don Krieg as an actual fighter, and had the compassion Krieg didn't, so I could see him breaking away from them. Even if it were something as simple as letting Sanji know that Zeff was okay or something like that, it'd be interesting.
Or maybe I'm just a fanfic faggot.
Yeah but it feels like Oda is cutting shit that he would normally spend time on. Totland is massive and Big Mom's family and crew is even larger than the amount of characters introduced in the colosseum, but you don't see Oda wasting time on Galette, Amande, Mont d'Or, Opera, etc. like he did with the colosseum characters
I unironically like Law as a character and think his powers and backstory are really interesting. I just think he got too much screentime in dressrosa for someone who isn't going to become a crew member.
That's right! Show them how bone brothers do things!
I feel like I'm going to enjoy Big Mom's crew more than Kaido's. The Alice in Wonderland/food/numbered sons and daughters theme is more interesting than Kaido's card games crew scheme.
>but you don't see Oda wasting time on Galette, Amande, Mont d'Or, Opera, etc. like he did with the colosseum characters
The difference is that the colosseum fighters are characters who will still play an important role later and thus had to be proberly introduced. This is not the case with BMs daughters
I can see the reasoning, and like I said, I do like Law, it's just that I always felt there should be a distinction between 'allies' like the Samurai or Gan Fall or Vivi and the core crew members. If Law's not gonna pledge allegiance to the straw, then he should take a secondary role.
But, that's just my opinion. Oda's written it another way entirely and I don't think it's necessarily detracted from the experience.
I'm glad we're finally getting some Brook love again.
Based Brook representing the skelerace by being a master planner
Big Mom (at least in the current arc) is the only one we're not 100% sure will go down right now. We know Kaidou will go down at Wano, and we know Blackbeard will go down at the end of the series. We can't say the same about Big Mom.
>Not liking the lighthearted, happy, Shonen version of Guts
The anime wasted it by not having the actors playing each character doing their best impression of the people they're possessed by and going through the dumb route of having voices swap.
I wanted to hear Chopper's VA boisterously acting like Franky, and Nami's acting like Sanji, and so on. Not just Chopper with Franky's voice.
Law is still my favourite supernova. It bothers me a bit though that Oda made him a D and gave him the "ultimate" devil fruit. This smells like pandering to the kids who want their favourite character have the most awsomest powers and stuff. But I am willing to accept it if Oda manages to write something good on that basis later
Oh come on, kids aren't that stupid, with the masks on everyone it should have been easy to figure out. And they spend all that time in the PREVIOUSLY, they could have explained who was who before.
>Swapping voice actors instead of doing impressions
The impressions were the best part about Bonchans powers
The anime will never live up to it's potential
Thriller Bark and Sabody were pretty good. I really liked the way the anime handled the confrontation between Rayleigh and Kizaru. I can definitely agree that they're phoning it in post-TS, though. The Franky vs. Senor Pink fight was just fucking shameful.
I could see it happening in the English dub, and if it does I'll bite my tongue and immediately start considering the english dub the superior watch. Improv and impression comedy is a lot more common here.
Muscat was the Guts reference
>Big burly swordsman
>Single lock of white hair
>40 years remaining
>I heard One Piece goes to shit.
Then you heard the opinion of a tiny minority. Most likely butthurt Huntards or Dragonballfanboys, since they say this all the time because they are incredibly jealous
So how is the rest of this going to play out? Is there going to be a fight scene between and Jibei and the jail keep or is he going to get one shot? What luffy do once he is out? Is there going to be an immediate fight or will the wedding come in to play soon?
>Mosha died before he could make more fanart of the new OP girls
I was just saying Kyros is a swordsman who lost a limb then spent years suffering and fighting a nonstop war against the ambitious man who took everything from him when he became a king
Do you think Muscat had an Ice cream devil fruit? how else could you use ice cream in a fight?
We still have some set up before the wedding can start.
Sanji has to go back to his room and feel like crap.
Carrot and Chopper have to find Sanji and learn the truth about Pudding and spread the word via mirrors to the other Vinsmokes.
Big Mom has to do something about Brook.
Pedro has to be dealt with and we have to see how Eggman will pull himself together again.
We have to see the direct aftermath of how the Memo Memo Fruit affects someone with Reiju.
Jinbei has to deal with Luffy and Nami.
We'll probably see Pekoms before the wedding as well.
Wedding won't be until February at the earliest.
Listen up friendos here is new OP layout [barring major fights]
>set up tension and fight
>switch to different scene
>show enemy getting one shot
>explain the rest of the fight via brief short paneled flashbacks
>dying before knowing how One Piece ends
the freaking horror
People really think Dressrosa is a "bad" arc? Honestly, I have been reading a lot of battle manga and most of them can only dream to have an arc of this quality. Have OPfans standards gotten too high or what is going on?
Too many characters and it took too long for a payoff, most of which we still haven't seen. We only saw one direct aftermath of Doffy being shitstomped (Broc Coli[?] Kingdom losing their war to the Germa). The rest of his shady dealings won't be touched on unless we skip to somewhere else in the world or Wano starts and we see the SMILE army in action.
most of the whining comes from people who caught up with the manga during Dressrosa. Suddenly they felt the "pacing" was slower because they had to wait for new chapters instead of having the privilege to breeze through at their own pace
I fucking cried while reading this chapter. Sanji got his shit totally fucked up this year. Damn.
because it's fresh in our minds and it looks awesome
'Raizou is safe' is pretty great too
I feel horrible actually for laughing like a madman when Pudding made those faces
I WANT TO SEE VEGAPUNK ALREADY GOD DAMN IT
JACKFAGS EPIC BTFO
BEST DOUBLE PAGE
Why do people want to destroy Sanjis character with having him hitting a woman? It would make his bond with Zeff look weak and meaningless. Sanji not hitting women is because Zeff said he will hate anyone who does it. Sanji does not want to be hated by his parent ever again and this is why he will never hit women.
>Brook referring to Big Mom as young lady
This is getting pretty good
This chapter was fucking brillant. The drawings, the panel composition. I had goosebumps when Zunisha said "Understood" and turned around. One of the best chapters of this manga ever
If there was ever a woman who deserved to get her shit kicked in by Sanji, it's Pudding
But I agree that it shouldn't happen. Even if some people don't like it, Sanji's chivalry is a huge part of his character and destroying his core values isn't positive character development. He wouldn't be Sanji anymore.
The anime doesn't do a lot of things well.
It's pretty awful how terrible the anime is, because I really like a lot of the voice actors, but the pacing is just TERRIBLE
Although, they do have the fake Strawhats voiced by the actual Strawhats
>lord of bones vs lady of souls
i want to see how this ends
Honestly, anything with Doffy. While the wrap up & climax was lackluster, anything with him was flashy & great.
>that one guy who predicted Big Mom would get along with Luffy and they'd truce
I was that one guy and I'm also the guy who has made every single prediction in these threads, even pudding is good and pudding is evil. That way no matter what I'll always be correct friendo ;^)
>practice martial arts for almost 20 years
Really gets the old grey matter moving
>Think you're hot shit and even bullets can't hurt you
>Get fucked by candy bullet
>Suddenly slime raped and can't move
>Crazy bitch in your face doing impersonations of your loser brother
Anyone would be a little off tilt.
I thought Doflamingo himself was a great villain, but the Donquixote Pirates (apart from Gladius and Senor Pink) were really lacklustre. The elite officers in particular just weren't very good characters.
there better be a film gold bluray rip with excellent subs online by the time i wake up
So what fruit will spawn from Nami's Tangerine Tree on the Sunny /a/?
There are a lot of things left to cover. Here's a few off of the top of my head. A lot of these are probably going to be combined.
>Wano (kaidou, shogun, weevil, marco)
>Vs Shanks (We are in the Vs FOUR emperors saga. I have no doubt it will include all four and unlike most I do believe Luffy will fight shanks when they meet. He can't be pirate king if he can't even beat his idol, right?)
>Vs Blackbeard (See above. This will probably be a small clash between crews. They will meet again at the end for the real final battle. At raftel maybe.)
>Reaching the end of the grandline (Remember nekomamushi/inurashi said they should carry on with their journey and follow the log post. This might be where we get void century info dump.)
>Finding the last road poneglyph
>Fight against the world government at some point (They might be the ones who have the last road glyph)
>Vegapunk arc and learning the truth about the devil fruits
>The scramble for robin by various parties once all the road glyphs have been found
>Race to Raftel
>Final fight against blackbeard
>Final war after one piece has been found
>Backtrack to fishman island to destroy it
>Go back to the start of the grand line for Laboon
I'm sure I'm forgetting many other subplots.
>Backtrack to fishman island to destroy it
Am I missing something? People keep saying the Island is still going to get physically destroyed, but I always thought Sharlay's prophecy meant that Luffy was going to metaphorically destroy it (or more specifically, it's deep rooted prejudice), which he essentially did after he beat Hody. You know, revolutionizing it and such.
Destroying FI would cause all four seas to intercept creating the all blue. That's where the idea comes from because everyone took what Sharlay said literally. That he would destroy the island.
Same logic applies. If you go through your entire life believing that bullets can't harm you, why would you dodge one?
It's like when logia users get fucked for the first time.
Caesar will be redeemed and become a Strawhat