Mangaka: Eiichiro Oda Title: Friend or Foe? Rating: 6.5/10
Synopsis: Alright guys! Without cheating, can you name the guys in this week’s One Piece cover page? Anyone? So this week, everyone is shocked that Shirahoshi had kept Jones’ secret for sooo long. Her mother made her promise not to tell anyone and she did not harbour any feelings of hatred towards the man who murdered her dear mother. Saint? Maybe. Still annoying? Definitely.
Hodi Jones then shoots the king and the princes while laughing and the fishpeople then start yelling for Luffy, hoping that he would hear them somehow and destroy their home as Madame Shirley predicted. Naturally, Jones is incensed at their determination and prepares to attack the great blob that is Neptune. Shirahoshi then does her special LUFFY-WHERE-THE-F***-ARE-YO- SO-F******-LONG?!! scream and lo and behold, Luffy jumps in and saves the day. He’s not the only badass to finally show up though….
Likes: Finally. Nuff said.
Dislikes: I did not like the build up to their grand entrance. It has been done a thousand times over. Nothing was particularly fresh or original about it. The evil villain and his henchmen laugh and destroy, the captives cry and scream for their saviour, the hero dashes in at the last minute with his badass hit-and-pose and readers all over the world scream in delight saying how aweeeesome the chapter was. Really people? Really? It took too long for this to happen in my opinion. I’m at that stage where I don’t really care and I just want this arc to be over and done with. I am not impressed. Not. One. Bit. After the time skip I honestly expected more epic-ness and a plot that’s less cheesy. This is just my opinion. I’m sure you were jumping for joy this week. Yay you!
More Chapter Ratings:
mu§e: 6.5/10 – Solid chapter, but a bit too much talking and all that drama about stuff we’ve already established. Though Hody is so right when he told stupid Shirahoshi that reality doesn’t work the way she thinks. Hats off to him. Luffy = epic entrance. I was quite pleased. Can we get well into the kickassing now?
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