Mangaka: Eiichiro Oda Title: Gyoncorde Plaza Rating: 6.5/10
Synopsis: So basically, Vander Decken has transformed into a drama queen on meth (he still reminds me of Flavor Flav btw lol) and he’s disheartened that he can’t have Shirahoshi right there and then. For her powers that is 😉 Oh right, he shaves off the top of his head and even pulls out a haiku from that one track mind of his: ha ha 😐 However, he has a cunning plan….!!
Meanwhile, the sea beasts have massacred Neptune’s army and they have their little sob-sob moment as they bleed on the battlefield. So sad. We’re then at the queen’s execution site where we see…the kraken?! and a massive BEAST which is actually Hodi Jones post plastic surgery and hair appointment from the professionals at John Frieda. Lucky bastard. One of the defeated soldiers decides to blow himself up but attracts the attention of Hordy (Hodi/Hody/whatever) and company before he can carry out the suicide attack. Hodi decides to show off his water bullet skills and shoots the soldier with a water droplet. INSTANT KILL! Shirahoshi’s brothers arrive and begin preaching to Hodi Jones, bla bla bla, Hodi doesn’t care. However, they time their sagacious words with their actions as they take down the monstrous sea beasts! Ooooo! 🙂 The brothers and Hodi’s fishmen charge each other with murderous intent but we have a quick change of scenery where we see Shirahoshi and a bruised Jinbei rushing on Megalo to find King Neptune! *Whew*
Likes: I guess I’m pleased that Hodi has powered up? This better mean that a tough/epic battle is in store. Does he have a dead dog head over his shoulder? o.O I was a bit surprised that the princes were able to taken down the sea beasts with such ease.
Dislikes: I didn’t find Decken that funny tbh. Generally speaking, I expected a lot more from him as a character but quite frankly I am disappointed. I was hoping that he would do a lot more with his Mato Mato curse but now that Oda has put him on the back burner (well, everyone’s been on the back burner because of that eternal back story but whatever) I’ve lost interest in him. Let’s see how his cunning plan works out next week though. My patience is running out with this arc. At this point I just want Luffy to hurry up and raise hell, kill Jones and Decken, put smiles on the fishpeople’s faces and add them to his list of allies and move on to more epic waters. I also hope to be amazed and see the difference two years has done to the Straw Hat Crew in terms of strength and fighting ability. I don’t expect them to be super duper jaw dropping powerful only after two years of training but at least give us something cool to work with here. By the way, all these bizarre under water jungle creature beast-fish are so weird. I guess that’s One Piece for you. Oh! If you’re wondering why I didn’t review One Piece last week just take a gooood guess……..
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 7/10 – A weird chapter. At first I wasn’t quite sure what was going on, granted Vander Decken was hilarious with his shaving head story (he still creeps me out by the way. He looks like a little sniveling, sneaky rat. Kinda reminds me of Peter Pettigrew…only more powerful and a little less annoying). As for the changes in Hody, I’m not impressed nor do I think that his water shot is cool. I in fact find it quite lame. Coulda been a tad bit more epic with his new found power or strength or whatever. At any rate, really proud of the princes, they can do a likkle (see: little) something man. They impressed me…just waiting to get to the real thing now…like since…5 or 10 weeks ago -_-
Random Hot Topic: I’ve said this before but I really really really really want to see these guys go all out in a fight. I’d like to see Shanks vs anyone of the Admirals. Which characters would you like to see go all out in a fight?
mu§e: LUFFY VS AKAINU that bitch! You know how LONG I’ve been wanting Luffy to execute some revenge for Ace?! That would be the smack it down of the century!!! I just want to see Luffy get really, REALLY mad and pummel that little, hideous prick. Also, Shanks vs Mihawk would be sooooo bloody epic 😐 (<-kyaa! ❤ -§eraph-)