Mangaka: Eiichiro Oda Title: The Three Neptune Brothers Rating: 7.5/10
Synopsis: Vander Decken, who looks like a giant kitty cat on meth, is informed of a lil’ sump’m sump’m called “Urashima’s Casket” that could transform Shirahoshi into a lovely woman. (Does the older Shirahoshi in Decken’s imagination resemble Cameron Diaz just a teensy bit? No? :|) It turns out that Decken wants to use Shirahoshi’s powers to find some long lost treasure. We then find ourselves at the Gyon Corde Plaza where Shirahoshi explains the “powerful influence” of the World Noble’s signature on their petition.
The fishmen present their signatures by the masses to the point where Shirahoshi becomes overwhelmed and cries tears of joy etc. Days later, she reveals to her sons, the three neptune brothers, that Shirahoshi is the only fish creature who can control the giant sea kings. Otohime also tells them that someone will appear to guide Shirahoshi (who else but the manga’s exuberant protagonist…) and that this will change the entire world forever. To conclude this little session with their mother, the three Neptune brothers vow to protect their beloved sister with their lives.
And then it happened… fire and brimstone….the end of the world. Some bastard set fire to the signatures. After seven years of arduous work *sigh* After hearing a peculiar noise, the fishmen glance at Otohime-sama, only to discover Her Majesty covered blood. It’s the moment we have all been anticipating… Shirahoshi begins to cry out in misery but her brothers quickly step in to calm her down despite their own tears and they also promise to to collect the signatures that have burned again. The drama continues next week…
Likes: Decken’s general idiocy was chuckle worthy in my opinion. His face really resembled a giant cat (he even had the cat-like whiskers). M-e-o-w. The scene where Otohime gets shot was done well enough for me. Amidst all the drama with the fire the queen gets shot and falls to the ground followed by sheer panic. It was dramatic but at the same time it wasn’t dramatic. Does that make any sense? Decken was h-i-l-a-r-i-o-u-s: touching the little princess to “comfort” her in her time of grief with a huge mischievous grin on his face lol What an ass. The princess’ brothers were funny too.
Dislikes: Even though I enjoyed all the humour I think the chapter would have been better off with a more serious tone. It wasn’t sad or touching enough for me. Just when things began to get really sad, some comic relief was thrown in and spoiled the mood.
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 7/10 – Interesting chapter, though strangely I thought Otohime died another way :S hrmmmm. Oh well. Also, Vander Decken, there is only one word that can be used to describe you. Step away from the 4 year old mermaid pedobear. Oh! Although I know it’s supposed to be sad and teary how her brothers tried to calm her down…I couldn’t help but laugh. They looked..so…STUPID. 😐 Is that cold hearted?
Random Hot Topic: Trafalgar Law. Isn’t he infamous for being cruel? Some of his actions in this manga indicate otherwise. Or maybe it’s because of his Devil Fruit Ability (in addition to his abilities as a surgeon) that gives him the epithet, Surgeon of Death… He reminds me of that abominable and crazy Nazi physician who liked to perform bizarre operations and who was called the Angel of Death. I don’t like the similarities 😐 Let’s hope Trafalgar Law uses his ability to fight bad people and not innocents. He seems to have a sense of honor at the very least…
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