One Piece 846: Breaking Promises

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Hey welcome back One Piece fans, this chapter was really worth all the build up we’ve been getting for the past several weeks. We’re getting tension that for a while we haven’t been getting, and I feel that after this week nothing but spectacular chapters will be had because it is nothing but build up to the climax. This chapter we Big Mom literally just breeds fighters, and that broken promises are almost guaranteed in the upcoming chapters. Without further adieu lets review.

Positive: I know I am in the majority when I say this, but Luffy losing was the best thing that could possibly happen to this arc, and series. Luffy has this tendency to really always make through with his promises, and him breaking, and losing this one will really make his character. To learn how he can’t just shout, and say childish things in an hopeless situation. Luffy put his crew endangered and didn’t think about fighting Big Mom’s crew all by himself, while barely surviving and encounter with Cracker. A commander who would have beat him if it wasn’t for help, and he simply can’t always come through on his promises, for it is not realistic in the series standard that we live up too. I also think it is important for Sanji’s development for he knows the damage that his friends are causing, and he can’t trust Big Mom. Which I love Big Mom’s hat, and how it goes along with her emotion every time she moves, and has a slight facial change.

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It’s nice to see more information about the poneglyphs, and it’ll be interesting to see how Brooke, and Pedro get one considering they have to overcome the a commander even stronger than Cracker. Smoothie I’m going to guess her powers have to do with blood, and she drinks it like smoothie. Cause for the life of me I can’t understand how to drain the liquid out of someone, and make it smoothie related. Plus a top tier fighter really shouldn’t have a lame power like smoothie. Although, I say that and Cracker’s power is literally just creating biscuits. The final panel, with Brooke, and Pedro is just honestly the greatest thing that has even happened in this arc.  I love the powers, my favorite panel is the one in the header where Luffy get’s walloped. That’s just a good ol’ fashion beatdown honestly.  Monte’Dur’s book power needs to have its own chapters dedicated to it because quite honestly it’s so broken, and amazing that to be wasted on one or two panels is a waste of potential.

Negatives: Is Sanji really being so naive and believing the bargain Big Mom is making with him? I mean seriously Big Mom wants Luffy dead! One of the main reasons she is holding this Tea Party is to kill Luffy, and he thinks she’s just going to let him walk away freely? Even after Luffy waged war against her, and sent her a bomb? Not happening. I also hate that we see Nami’s lightning off-paneled, and we don’t get to see it. I really think that would have been a great moment for her, but we skip it instead to see Luffy getting walloped (which in itself was amazing.)  Sometimes I hate the slow pacing that One Piece has, but would love for it to slow down. A nice chapter dedicated to just this fight would have been nice.

 

Predictions: Next week, I predict Pedro will do some cool spy stuff, and run into Baron Tamago where we leave off with a potential fight, while Luffy meets Big Mom for the first time.

 

I give this chapter 9/10, it was almost perfect, the only thing missing for me was really I wanted to see Jimbei, and when it has been so long since I’ve seen him I tend to go into biased fanboy mode! Until next week!

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One Piece 836: Where about to find out If Luffy likes salty crackers.

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Welcome back One Piece fans to another review of One Piece! This chapter we basically learned that Momma raises no scrubs.  Without further adieu. lets review!

Positive:

Really liking we are making progress of getting out of the forest. For a while I was wondering why we were taking so long wandering around in here, but now it seems we are making some headway. The tension is finally starting to build up, and it is nice to see that Luffy having to go all out is usually some of the best moments in the series.  You have 3 Big Mom fighters, while Luffy’s two members are trapped. So Luffy’s going to have to take this seriously because I do not think Nami can take both Brulee, and Randolph at the same time.  I like the clarification that Big Mom is Lola’s mom is finally put to rest. We may have figured it out ages ago, but it was nice to finally put that plot to rest. Quite interesting that Nami just happen to have the card in her breast pocket at this exact moment. Makes you wonder how long she has been carrying it. One of my favorite panels is when Randolph and his Crane attacked Luffy, and Randolph blamed it on his crane. Easily one of the best moments of the chapter. I am very interested to see how Luffy handles the roadblocks in his way next chapter.

Negative:

While I love the beginning of every arc cause it brings many questions that are wanted to be answered, I would much appreciate if Oda didn’t throw in so many more questions, and plot lines in one chapter. It makes it convoluted, and it makes it seem messy when it comes to plot writing and it is easy to get lost. I would also appreciated if Oda would not just build the hype in one chapter, and not show it the next. While I do not think Luffy, nor Cracker will go down next chapter, I would much appreciate if some fight was shown next chapter, including a major bulk. I’m not really into power levels, but this is a shounen manga, and after the mess that was Dressrosa I think it would be in Oda’s best interest to expand a little on his fights. Cracker’s powers are interesting and since he is a supposed top 3 his development in the area is needed to further the hype for the Yonkou Crew.

Prediction:

Luffy and Cracker fight for a good bulk of the chapter, Luffy doesn’t make much headway, and then as he is about to go G4 the fight stops.

 

I rate this chapter a 7/10, really good chapter. It got a bit tedious with the the long chapters in the forest, but it is picking up speed this time! Thanks for reading!

One Piece 830: A Russian Roulette were everyone wins!

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Welcome back One Piece fans. I know it has been a while, but after a couple months of soul searching, and a little depression, I have finally gotten the will to go back and do my reviews! I know I missed a ton a content to recover, but it is better late than never. So without further adieu lets review!

Positives:

This arc has been going good, and flowing with the good pace that Zou was moving at. I love when Oda expands on details, but I love how he’s not shoving down every detail under our throat. I think this can be his biggest downfall, but also his biggest strength. He’s building tension early in the arc already when it comes to Jimbei, and his meeting with Big Mom. Already, and established loved character besides Sanji we are attached too, and it makes us aware of how crazy, and a threat Big Mom is away from her title of Yonkou. Totland is a wonderful colorful place that has all the races, it just makes One Piece’s world building huge, and it makes me really appreciate the world that I am really built into. A world that I invested in heavily so it’s much appreciated that he works just as hard on it.  Big Mom is already proving to be a formidable antagonist, and it makes me much more excited to see how she reacts to Luffy.  Jimbei’s interaction with his crew was something that I really wanted to see do to their history with humans. I think it was quite heartwarming that they’ll let Jimbei do what he wants cause he always puts his life on the line for the others. Jimbei is such a great character, and he is only going to add more to the story as he joins the Straw-hat crew.

Negatives:

I can tell that most of Big Mom’s daughters are going to be annoying. I think it will be because they instantly build a bond and dedication to the male that they are betrothed to.  Aladdin’s wife was too me very annoying, and very creepy looking, and I know it was drawn to be a comedic scene, but I can’t help but not care because I really don’t have a connection to Aladdin, nor the other fish man. (Call it PTSD from the Fishman Island arc.)  Maybe if Oda spent more time dedicating time to showcasing Aladdin’s personality I would have cared more, but for now it didn’t sit right, and I already got a feeling that Big Mom’s daughters will fall for anyone Momma picks.  Pedro’s story is interesting, but I was hoping he was going to be a spy for Kaidou, and it was more interesting than that. It just seems he’s following Luffy because he has something to prove to himself, and which is respectable, it is quite annoying to me. At first before predicting being a Kaidou spy, I was hoping he was a lone wolf type, and only did things for himself, but I guess it’s not going to go down that way, and it brings me to find annoyance in a series where everyone and their mother will get on their knees for Luffy. One Piece has good tension, but when everyone goes to Luffy eventually it just goes down dramatically.

Predictions:

It is simple, the board is alive, and it always lands on the person losing their head. Jimbei knows this, and barely survives while escaping. Meanwhile the area that was suppose to be unguarded according to Nami, is actually the most guarded, and when the Straw hats land and see Jimbei they’ll be ambushed by Big Mom’s warriors. They find out Pudding really was a spy.  Is it predictable writing, or is it not?

I rate this chapter a 7/10. Really good chapter of exposition, and it will make the climax more satisfying when we get to it.

One Piece 824: Luffy’s cooking is possibly better than mine!

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Hello One Piece fans, welcome back to another wonderful chapter of One Piece. This chapter we basically learned that the sacred vow Marriage can only last if you’re beautiful. So without further adieu lets review!

Positive:

You have to love a very powerful man, with a very weak endurance to liquor. Kaidou having his personality change so much just from drinking was hilarious. However it also showed just how intimidating Kaidou really is. Kaidou really did not care for Doflamingo so much, but the fact that he wanted his smilely operation. It was a funny scene, only made badass when Kaidou batted the guy off the island. Oda is doing a good job at writing Kaidou because he is becoming a funny character, but only raiding the tension every chapter he is in. It makes you wonder how the hell Luffy will take this guy down! It only helped when you saw Eustass Kidd on the grown bleeding, and beaten. Making a mock off possibly the most powerful supernova along the lines of Luffy and Law! The Luffy cooking moment is what I love about old One Piece because it showed the SH’s just being human amongst their hectic world, and its small moments like this, that really help the series when they have powerful emotional moments later in the series, because you remember these family moments. Sanji being in this chapter was great for me. He was still Sanji, he wasn’t moping around depressed, no he was Sanji. Still a badmouth badass goofy loving cook. No forced marriage will change that, and how he actually cares about his crew mates. I also love how I saw the Big Mom’s island defense system, and it was interesting to note how Baron Tamago reacted to Pekom’s demise. Was quite curious to that.

Negatives:

While I think this was a very good chapter for One Piece, and I think One Piece has been on fire for 2016. I do not like the fact we were again offpaneled information regarding Blackbeard and Dragon. I know that unless it has something to do with the Straw hats we will not see it, but the rest of the world is massive, and I would like to see some of the events that go one with other characters. Not just the Straw hats! Also I thought it was redundant that Luffy didn’t know who his father was, or what he looked like. He learned about this hundreds of chapters ago, we really didn’t need a recap.

Predictions: Luffy, and company run into a strange ally, Sanji information. Also I predict a surprise plot twist involving the world government.

I rate this chapter 8/10. Really great chapter, had some flaws, but I was certainly happy reading this.

Until next time God Bless 🙂

 

One Piece 823: The World moves for the boy in the straw hat!

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Hello fans welcome back to another wonderful review of One Piece 823! I’m really enjoying this chapter because I freaking love Vivi and I’m so happy she is back. So without further ado, lets review!

Positives:

I love world chapters after an arc ends. I love the straw hats but I remember how big the world really is when I see characters from hundreds of  chapters ago become relevant again. Added to the fact that I love when I see new characters with new designs who are only going to add to the massive world that is One Piece. The Alabasta cast for me was the best cast when it comes to Kingdoms in One Piece. Wapol is sweet nostalgic memory that I’m happy to see, and I feel people aren’t too hyped for. You feel like stuff is going to hit the fan when Khuera goes to reverie with Dalton.  Also Stelly is now the king of the Goa Kingdom! I love when Oda brings back characters we never knew would be important again! Also I must say I really like Carrot, I predicted she sneaked on he ship a mile away, but it was really wonderful to see her have a cute yet nasty personality. So far, she is much better than Pedro, who I have a hard time even liking because we didn’t get to know him at all.

Negatives:

Carrot reveal would have been better if we weren’t spoiled by in on the cover page a few weeks back.  While I like the massive world build that One Piece brings I have a feeling that every arc will be crammed like Dressrosa which is a bad thing. For example Luffy has division commanders and what, we only care about Bartolomeo and Cavendish? I really hope Oda paces this out much better! One last thing I have to bring up is that I hate that we are getting teased on the Dragon vs. Blackbeard thing going on. Now all the fanboys for Dragon are jumping off ship, and going to Blackbeard, and honestly all I can say is that there was never a freaking confrontation between the two I can almost guarantee.

Predictions:

I’m predicting that next chapter that we get a little flashback chapter to what happened during the Blackbeard and Dragon confrontation. Seeing how there was no fight, and Dragon was leaving the base anyways.

That is all for this reveiw, until next time god bless. 🙂

One Piece 821: An Elephant never forgets

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Welcome Back One Piece fans I know it has been a long long time, but I am back. This time I’m going to start off with an article about Elephants! Without further ado lets review!

Positives:

One Piece is possibly in one its prime moments. Zou has been nothing but star packed information, character development, and action that makes the One Piece fans salivate for what One Piece used to be preskip. One amazing rides! While part two has been nothing but peaks and valleys, Zou reminds us what we were promised back at the beginning of part two, Adventure. I’m really liking the VOAT ability that at first I was upset because I thought only Luffy, and Roger had it, but finding out Momo had it, and can control creatures with it makes me realize that Luffy isn’t the chosen one that I fear him being. The double page with Zou attacking was breathtaking, and it makes me wonder if this really is just a transition arc. Even though it’s a transition arc, it is still leaps and bounds better than Dressrosa.

Negatives:

I personally didn’t like how Jack was taken down. I want the Calamities to be much more than just the suites in Do flamingo’s crew, I want them to be real powerhouses, and not just hype tools. I get it Jack couldn’t beat Zou on sea or possibly even land, but that still shouldn’t have used Jack as just a hyped tool! Jack should have somehow escaped the swing if anything, and not be used for a worthless cool moment.

I give this chapter an 8/10 nice climax to an arc that brought joy back to One Piece after many years!

 

One Piece 818:After 818 chapters, our first clue to get to Raftel!

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Welcome back One Piece fans, and welcome to another exciting if not one of the most important chapters possibly in One Piece history! With my new schedule I can now do the blogs on time, and without further ado! Let’s do review!

Positives:

Where to start with this freaking amazing chapter. First lets have a shout-out to Oda for not totally teasing us throughout the entire chapter! I love how he set up two possible routes to get excited for! One is Big Mom’s tea party, and we all want to go and see Sanji and Jimbei, and also want to see Daddy Vinsmoke, and see what the hell Big Mom is up too. This arc would have the possibility of madness because we have no idea what will go right, or what will go wrong at the tea party. Plus Sanji’s backstory will be further expounded on. Get to see Jimbei’s poneglyph, and hopefully get to see a little bit of Big Mom and her crew’s dynamic. So many possibilities alone you can’t help but be excited for the Tea Par….well hello Wanokuni! This arc has just as many possibilities as you have Kaidou, and his crews dynamic. The Samurai’s plot. A possible Mink vs Samurai war. Huge reveals relative to the history of the world, and new secrets to Raftel. Some Zoro development. So many things going on that I am excited for both arcs! Now back to the chapter I’m surprised that Momo’s father is so important. I knew being a lord was going to give this man some power, but having direct ties to the poneglyphs, and being apart of Roger’s crew? How amazing was this guy? Shogun and Kaidou formed an alliance?  Why? When? What does Wano have to gain from Kaidou and vice versa? Finally my favorite part about this chapter was the reveal that the 4 road poneglyphs will lead you to the One Piece! For years we have all been wondering where the hell is One Piece, and what is stopping people from getting to it? Well now we know that you need 4 road poneglyph to get to the island that everyone wants to get to. To make matters worse, Kaidou, and Big Mom each have their own poneglyph. So that means in order to get to Raftel, our heros will have to face both Big Mom and Kaidou sometime soon just to get the hints. Even though if they get the stones, other pirates will be going after the SH’s. To make matters even better we do not know where the 4th one is! Does the World Government have it? Does some secret organization have it like Germa 66, and that is why they are aligning themselves with Big Mom? This chapter answered many questions, but it also raised so many. This chapter was only made better by the happinest of Luffy that his goal has a clear path insight for him. We care about the Mink, Sanji, the Samurai, so all future plot holes that are opened up we care about!

Negatives:

I wish that Robin was the one that gave us most of this information since she just got done decoding it. Maybe next time since we have the basic information needed!

 

I give this chapter a 9/10! Excellent! The only thing that would make this chapter better if there was some kind of big ass feat performed.Then it would have been a perfect 10/10. This chapter have characterization, world building, plot moving. Everything you want in a series especially a series as beloved as One Piece. Until next time!