Mangaka: Eiichiro Oda Title: Otohime and Tiger Rating: 7/10
Synopsis: This week’s chapter takes us back in time on Fishman Island where a young lass is being held hostage by an armed felon. To our surprise, Princess Shirahoshi’s mother rushes to the scene using shunpo, dodges bullets like a ninja and delivers an all-powerful SLAP to the offensive scoundrel (<- that was…pretty awesome *claps*). Then, the queen, who is called Otohime (the noise princess? lol) surprises us again for she begins to scream in pain. Her Majesty’s precious hand has been fractured! What does she do next? She ignores the pain like a badass and proceeds to beat the sh*t out of the thief who gave her a poor reason for stealing. Apparently, the fishman steals because he has ten children at home to feed. It’s possible that this fishman has never heard of fish-contraceptives, ooor maybe his wife had her fish-babies in bulk (you never know with these fish people), or maybe he’s just retarded and has unrestrained fish sex whenever he wants and thinks nothing of future fishy consequences…OR maybe he just lost his job. I feel him though, if I were in his situation I would probably do the same -_- (stealing…lol)
In any case, queen Otohime brutally slaps him about and castigates him (showing her super scary face) for setting a bad example for his offspring. She then says, “But because of that….I….want to apologize too…!!” Can you BELIEVE that this crazy woman starts crying and goes on a tearful journey through the reasons why she feels sorry for him…?? Then, oh look, the thief DID have a job – like I said. His own business and everything. How could you people accuse this hard working fishman of being a worthless sex-crazy sea creature, whose wife pops out fish babies like a rabbit on steroids? Judgmental bastards…lol The queen slaps him around a bit more (everyone’s crying by now) and as the man is being taken away he promises to change (you should see his face after all those slaps…unbelievable lol) What happens next is SO hilarious….read it! The chapter moves on to more serious waters in the Ryuuguu Kingdom where we see a 25 year old Arlong and a scarier Jinbe :O Oda-sama gives us a short anecdote about the Fishman District and about the birth of the invincible Sun Pirates who are thirsty for some human carnage….
Best Character (s): Bipolar Queen Otohime, Jinbe and Tiger-san! Tiger went up against the Tenryuubito and the World Government… I rate him for that.
Worst Characters: Can’t think of anyone…
Likes: This chapter was pretty unpredictable. I appreciated the humour and the ease with which the chapter changed to a more serious tone with the Sun Pirates. Jinbe surprised me in this chapter. He was ruthless and brutal but even so, he had a sense of humanity or in this case, fishmanity. He moved up a bit in my ranking of OP badasses.
Dislikes: I don’t have anything much to complain about 😐
More Chapter Ratings
mu§e: 7/10 – Am I the only one who thinks Otohime is SCARY bipolar? Seriously dude. She’s hilarious though. Slapping people until her hand breaks and so forth and then having the nerve to cry and apologize for slapping them. Good chap. Getting more and more interesting 😄
§tiggles: 7/10 – Interesting to see the various fishmen in the past. Jinbe looked like a BOSS. Also, the queen is OSSM.
Random Hot Topic: Am I imagining/interpreting things incorrectly or did Arlong tell his brother to tone down on the brutality? Change is scary…. Alright guys, Shanks vs Dragon: who is more badass? *raises eyebrow*
Oh how we love thee…Ace 😦
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