Crazy week, but at least the chapter was a great one as everyone has mentioned.
Well, Momo certainly is not in a good state. It's quite shocking to see how different Kanjuro is now that he's not acting anymore. I'm really interested to see what his fate will ultimately be. I could see him dying, but I think it's more likely that he'll live.
Villains always get their karma/bachi so that is a 100% guarantee.>
Black Maria intrigues me though. She actually seems to have some sympathy for Momo so I'm curious as to her character and her history. I want to know how she ended up with Kaido's crew.
As does Kaidou too (although to a lesser extent). Maybe it's just the women/motherly side, but there definitely could be an interesting twist to the crew she led prior. I personally wouldn't be surprised if she's playing Kaidou to create an opening to try to kill him.>
So Marco didn't travel with Nekomamushi to Wano. I wonder what held Neko up then? I'm guessing Marco only left earlier than he thought (since he was apparently planning to go all along, based on his note) because the Weevil issue got dealt with by the marines. I'm guessing maybe Neko went looking for other Whitebeard Pirates crew members that were around when Oden was in the crew. Or maybe just Izo. Speaking of, who is it talking to Marco at the bottom of page 11? If it's Izo, I thought Oda would have shown his face in this chapter but the fact that he's keeping that person unrevealed makes me wonder if it's somebody else. The dialogue implies that person is from Wano.
Izo, so that's the delay. I'm wondering if Marco just flew all the way there in his phoenix form. I don't remember Nekomamushi's pants, but the conversation flow indicates him. Unless it's Izo, which is possible since we only got the close up on his face.>
It'll be fun seeing how that turns out.
My bet would be comedic relief. But that's probably needed with the potential major action starting next chapter.>
I get the feeling Nami is going to end up getting Prometheus just like she got Zeus.
Woah! MAJOR power up for Nami then. She doesn't use Heat Balls anymore, so I don't see how she bribes Prometheus (plus his personality is completely loyal to Big Mom). >
So, Ulti (and maybe Page One, if he's still conscious) vs Luffy eh? Luffy looks beyond pissed though, so good luck to those two lol. I don't think we know anything about Ulti's powers yet though. After seeing Sasaki get sidelined immediately, I want to see something from her.
Page One is conscious (the ... speech bubble means he's shocked/angry at Ulti). I'm looking forward to seeing Ulti fight though. Page One, not so much.
Looks like Marco and I agree on the points that cross over. Gonna leave it since some points weren't covered and this quick response makes it hard to browse through. >
I guess that applies to all nine Scabbards as well, then?
Probably. It would be something he would want to talk to Momo directly if Momo got to become older.>
> Huh, I guess Kaido isn't aware that Momonosuke leapt 20 years forward in time if he's disappointed that he looks the same? Come to think of it, why is he disappointed? Was he hoping for a fight?
The flashback implies Kaidou has some sort of similar Father-Son relationship (either Kaidou's father or Yamato). This backstory is why Kaidou is partially intrigued with Momo.>
> So it seems like those four will be facing off with Queen? Maybe a Zoro/Killer teamup?
It should only have to be a 1v1. Maybe not for Killer though. We'll see where the other Numbers, Tobi Roppou, 100 Beast execs go though. Sasaki got what seems quite far in this short time.>
> So it seems Marco was planning on showing up regardless of the Weevil situation. Hmm.
The stereotypical shounen protagonist ability to unite allies. Marco's taking a liking to Luffy and more so than just based on Whitebeard's order.>
> HOLD ON A MINUTE - did Denjiro really just blink and manage to restrain Sasaki? Wow. Didn't expect him to be that strong.
Zanekin It is stated that Sasaki completely lets his guard down by the narrator. Plus, I have to assume Sasaki is a fruit user, so the kairouseki is what makes it so easy.>
> USOPP AND CHOPPER VS BIG MOM HOLY CRAP I LOVE THIS SERIES
> ZEUS VS PROMETHEUS LET'S GO
I think both will be comedic relief (the Big Mom side has to since she can move astronomically faster than the tank if she wants). I'm interested in the potential mechanics of the pseudo logia vs. pseudo logia match up though.>
> Huh, so Luffy's been separated from Zoro, Killer and Kidd? Are we going to see him fight both Ulti and Page One?
They have to be right behind Luffy. I think he should be able to take both of them on at the same time though.>
Is it just me, or does everything feel like it's going a little bit too well so far? I imagine once the big guns really start moving that'll change...
Yup. I'm still worried about the Numbers. Fatigue is going to be the limiting factor so they aren't going to be in great shape by the time they get to Kaidou/Orochi. >
I bet Lola is gonna ask this guy if he wants to marry her
It came up a few chapters ago (when Goti first saves her). But, this was the best one for this cover story for sure.>
Who's the person telling Marco that he's made the right choice?
Anything i'm missing there? Or is it meant to be a secret?
Reading this, I would lean towards Izo.>
-History of Wano? I sense another backstory chapter~
Definitely something specific for Denjirou. Maybe it's just me, but Oda looks like he literally buffed up Denjirou just for this fan service scene. If Jack can magically get powered up, so can Denjirou.>
The running big mom gag is back.
Intense chapter. A serious luffy is always a good read. Everyone is getting opponents, so we should be getting ready for some boss music in the coming chapters.
Yup, exact same comedic relief. But for sure and hopefully more custom compositions!>
That's what I was thinking too. I wondered if maybe Oda would go the route of having him realize he's been working for the wrong person and then he'll repent, but seeing what he's done this chapter, I really doubt that's gonna happen.
I might need to further clarify. Just like Robin getting to smack the living **** out of Spandam, Luffy getting to 1 hit KO Charlos (or whatever the Tenryuubito brat's name was), etc. Kanjurou will get what he deserves. I fully expect it to be on a similar level.>
1. Cover page is funny but it's time to move on from that story. Love Bege the more we see him (originally he was by far my least favorite Supernova).
It won't stop until the teaser on Pound is reached.>
2. So we get some scaling for Black Maria and she's essentially Kaido sized. Nice. I'm surprised everyone is taking this scene as those two being close or her liking him. Remember, we've been shown the Flying 6 are somewhat reluctant members of the Beast Pirates. Something tells me Black Maria has ulterior motives here.
Scale was shown in the overhead panel a few chapters back, but I 100% agree on the ulterior motive aspect.>
3. Interesting that Kaido is so annoyed Oden never revealed anything about Laugh Tale. You're telling me Kaido can't find the One Piece? We know he's strong enough to find the Ponglyphs but I guess it's still difficult to find someone who can read them. Still, Kaido didn't strike me as someone interested in the One Piece.
He isn't. His main dream is to destroy the world through the strongest crew. Only someone not interested in treasure wouldn't have some level of interest in One Piece.>
4. Some reference to Kanjuro's strength. He battled his way through Onigashima while holding Momo and looks perfectly unharmed.
I'm skeptical here...it looks like he only fought weak underlings. All the powerhouses are gathered elsewhere.>
7. Really didn't think Kanjuro would get word to Orochi so quick. Seemed like the crew would start the attack before he could.
It doesn't matter because the decision to sink all the boats is paying off based on the head Oniwaban guy's report. >
8. Something is weird about Fukorokuju not reporting in either. I get he doesn't want to interrupt the celebration but it seems like Kaido would be mad at him for not saying something sooner (or at least Orochi would be mad).
I personally read this as his arrogance to think he could easily take Luffy/Zoro out. I don't think he knows how easily Zoro handled the other Oniwaban members.>
11. A crucifixion? Similar to Yasui's? Or more biblical? Either way this should mean help is arriving sooner than later.
Luffy is right below them, so this is why it is progressing so quickly.>
14. WAIT SO MARCO FLEW THE ENTIRE WAY THERE?!?!
I'm thinking the same thing. Makes sense if Rayleigh CAN FREAKIN SWIM IN STORMY SEAS. Flying should be astronomically easier. At least it makes the physical strength/endurance levels realistic for what is displayed in combat.>
18. Well I was wrong. Really didn't think they'd be in a confrontation with Big Mom. Thank the lord her speed stat blows. Direct hit from the tank quite expectedly does nothing.
Her speed is not crap. She easily keeps up with Luffy in Gear Fourth (close to top tier speed). Safe to assume Big Mom has essentially the same speed as Kaidou. She is weakened throughout WCI for comedic/plot purposes only.