NICE!!! We don't even see any of Kaidou vs. the Scabbards or much of Luffy vs. Big Mom, but I'm super pleased with all the action Oda has set up already.
Hmm...I'm curious on the translator notes for the title because that makes it sound like there's a purposeful unique aspect to the common phrase. So FYI we have a legit translator now that even knows recent One Piece references (Momo using the same quote in the flashback per the translator notes).
Damn...I was hoping for the cover story to end, but I want it to end on a positive note, so I'll take a few more to have that.
The first thing that jumped off the first page is the 7th Numbers. He's based on the stereotypical Oni. So people that have watched Dragon Ball or Yu Yu Hakusho should be super familiar with the character design. This guy seems a lot less "comedic effect", so hopefully the top 1-3ish are legit powerhouses too.
Shinobu's overpowered fruit ability is always the answer...
I'm probably going to look up where Zeus was last shown since Nami has him super early in this chapter.
I'm really getting tired of Oda purposefully having Sanji lag behind. Literally immediately after his moment of glory, we see him potentially dying if not for the Raid Suit (even Luffy is acknowledging the power and threat to Sanji on top of Sanji himself). Considering Iva is a legit powerhouse in the New World, Sanji should be stronger than this.
Man...I think Oda's purposefully milking Yamato and her wishy-washy current personality. But she's clearly above Ulti's level though.
That ending though! Poor Zeus is the butt end of everyone's crap. He's the one to get attacked by Brook both times (not used to being damaged since he's essentially a logia), always taking crap from Prometheus, and all the crap from Big Mom (plus all the crap from Nami during his short time as her "slave").
Luffy is going to have to step in now, and I'm looking forward to how Oda handles this!