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LoneLobo
October 09, 2009, 01:49 PM
Greetings, and welcome to a LoneLobo Review. Just to let you know, the important notice from last week has been solved. But there's another thing: This being my 12th review, I have done a review every week (when there was OP, except for the double-review) which was possible because I had holidays. However, next week university starts again and therefore I cannot promise anymore to do a review every week. But I'll try. ;) That being said, let's dive into the chapter!


Chapter 560:
The Prisoners from Impel Down
A LoneLobo Review

Remembered & Zoro x Perona II

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So, what happened last week? We got Whitebeard who manipulated Buggy, Whitebeard counteracting the plan, Jimbei owning Moria, Smoker owning Luffy and Boa (+OO) owning Smoker. Oh, and Kuma attacking Ivankov being dead and so... not much, this week we got a bit more.
This week's chapter opens with the next part of Zoro's cover story . A huge shadow approaches him and I have no idea who it might be. It is certainly a big guy or a giant and it makes sense considering there's a freaking huge tombstone. To be honest, I'm a bit disappointed by this cover story, nothing happened at all. Just a different angle plus a shadow this week. Well, we will see who the shadow was and how this sudden love triangle between Mr. Shadow, Zoro and Perona is resolved.
The chapter title is "The Prisoners from Impel Down", a chapter focused entirely on the escapees it seems. If it really is that way, let's find out.


Page 02-04 Marriage

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And while we are at the love thing, Boa hands Luffy over the keys to her chastity belt. Big question: How did she get them? Well, I will not call the bad "plot hole" word now... but I also doubt Oda will explain this later. Anyway, Luffy is so glad and hugs her. I don't remember seeing Luffy hugging someone, so this is kinda special. But for Hancock this isn't just special, this is ... marriage! Lol! So awesome! Remembers me of the promise Gocku gave Chichi in Dragonball, where he thought marriage was something to eat. Anyway, awesome! Sorry, I can't stop laughing. xD
The marines think that Luffy used a sumo move on her... oh well, Killer Luffy! Smoker want to chase him but Boa recovers from her marriage and kicks his weapon. Her heels have to be made of steel, or else she couldn't really fight and kick enemies with them. Anyway, Smokers weapon is broken now and she, the wife of the future pirate king, stands in his way. But he asks the important question of what will happen to her, now that she betrayed them. She doesn't care. I think I wrote it last week in my review, but when she is made a traitor, Luffy will tell everyone that Amazon Lilly is his territory and nobody will attack it. Like Whitebeard and the islands under his protection.


Page 05-10 Farewell, Kuma

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We finally pick up where the cliffhanger last week let us... hang. Doflamingo telling us what happened to Kuma. And let me tell you: My prediction from last week was so damn right!! Kuma underwent the last treatment/modification and is now the ultimate weapon, Pacifista PX-0! With this his personality vanished, but it seems he made a deal with the government beforehand. I think this deal means "let the strawhat pirates live even after the Shabondy incident". He probably decided to do this when fighting Luffy on the archipelago, explaining his "we will never meet again". He paid a huge price so that Luffy and Co. could survive and in the end I really feel sorry for him. Although PX-0 is still walking around, Kuma, RIP.
Where was I? Kuma attacks them and then just walks by them and attacks the escapees. Ivankov then goes nuts, spins around and attacks him with his Galaxy Wink from many faces at once. Crazy technique and I doubt we will ever see why he can shot those winks... Iva-san kicks Kuma then and declares that he will make Kuma remember the fear of him. So, were they enemies? Or were they really good buddies and Iva-san is actually sad with what happened to Kuma? Maybe we will find out next chapter.


Page 11-16 Nobody fucks with the-diamond-guy

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Luffy runs off to reach Ace and is accompanied by Iva's men/women. Buggy and his new crew are a bit behind him and Buggy says that they have a plan. What plan? No idea. But because he doesn't want to fall behind, it must have something to do with the execution site. Will he try to kill Ace? I doubt it, he had a chance back there in volume... 23? 24? So long ago. I think he will try to kill one off the big shots because he is so full of himself right now. I could be totally wrong here, though.
Finally we are back to Crocodile (and Mr.1, but who cares about him?). They are trying to get to Whitebeard but are consantly stopped by Whitebeard's men. Whitebeard is pretty much annoyed because a worm like Crocodile dares to challenge him. But Jozu (?), the diamond guy, is there and kicks Croc's ass or rather he tackles him from the front. Question here: How did he do that? He doesn't seem to be wet (or covered in blood), so it was probably Haki or something else. Maybe he was just too fast so that Croc couldn't change to Sand, but I doubt that possibility. Anyway, Jozu attacks again but is stopped by the magic-finger-move from Doflamingo. Another demonstration of his abilities. When are we finally getting an answer to how it actually works? Anyway, fast forward: Jozu annoyed, Crocodile threatening Doflamingo (man, Crocodile is so badass), and Doflamingo offering him a deal. Awesome. Will Crocodile accept his help? I think... yeah.


Page 17 Straw Hat and Hawk Eyes

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Last page. Well, IMHO it was a pretty short chapter. The conclusion this week is the meeting between Hawkeye and Luffy. I'm really surprised that Luffy remembers the name after all this time, but Hawkeye is a bit more important than Hellmeppo, isn't he? ;)
Oh well, Mihawk is there to stop the Golden Child of this Era (sounds kinda nice), but what will Luffy do? He cannot fight with Mihawk, so there has to be someone who will protect Luffy this time. Iva stopped Kuma, Boa stopped Smoker, Jimbei stopped/owned Moria. There is nobday left to stop the No. 1 swordsman, except for... (and now it gets strange):
Zoro. I know this sounds pretty weird right now and I don't really believe it myself, but hear me out: The cover stories happened at an unknown time between the last appearance in the manga and the war. So there is the small possibility that the shadow in the cover story helped Zoro to reach the battlefield. This would be also perfect timing, considering we got the conclusion Zoro's story this chapter... wouldn't this be awesome? Although Zoro's wounds should be a problem here... Kuma and Kizaru fucked him up pretty good.
Let me say it again, this was just a guess. But when it happens, you heard it here first ;)


Conclusion and Predictions

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To sum it up, this was an okay chapter. Not epic, but not bad. Certainly better than most chapters of other popular shounen series these months...
So, what will happen the week after next ? Zorro (or any other person) saving Luffy from Mihawk, Crocodile and Doflamingo teaming up. There will probably no new coverstory, but rather the typical pictures of every crew member. Oh, and damn that we have to wait another week again. Oda seems to be taking more breaks recently, or is it just me? Well...

Have a nice day ;)

LoneLobo

Credits: All chapter 560 pictures taken from Franky House.

herr_sebbe
October 09, 2009, 03:20 PM
I'll stick to my hopeless prediction that the Strawhats will reunite in chapter 563, 50 chapters after the break-up. Wait and see. ;)

Other than that, nice review. I really hope Oda goes back to 19-page chapters soon.

misterchaos
October 09, 2009, 03:31 PM
great review im really forward to see the next chapter's cover, isnt 2 covers per strawhat??

kakashi65
October 09, 2009, 05:43 PM
About Ivankovs wink, I always assumed that it have to do with his haki, maybe he can only use his haki to the extend of a wink

dct21
October 09, 2009, 10:15 PM
i think his hakki is some form of hakki too, becuase it has nothing to do with his fruit abilities

Squazee
October 10, 2009, 05:02 AM
Thanks for your review again, it is always so good to read it. ^^

I think Zoro's coverstory is not "that" boring though, those swords in the ground remind me of how Zoro left his sword in the ground after Thriller Bark. This is definitely some samurai land or something similar. Or so I think at least. Maybe it is Wano(?) land?

Ah, by the way, since you asked for corrections in grammar, I'd like to point out a small, little thing if you don't mind. You wrote that "Remembers me of the promise", but I'm sure you meant that "It reminds me of the promise". If something makes you remember or to think of something, than it reminds you.

I hope I could be helpful. ^^

mask0
October 10, 2009, 06:50 AM
next week no new chap too
i think it's cuz of the new movie that cuz him to keep taking 'break'

bittman
October 10, 2009, 07:53 AM
Thanks for the review, specially since I'm too lazy to do them...I mean busy...

Anyway, just wanted to say a couple of things:

1. Thought you'd try some more theories on Buggy, it's an obvious hint he's about to do something outrageous. Knowing Buggy it'll probably be a plan that backfires (like taking out Hancock or something).

2. I might be biased here, but not a lot of talk about Doflamingo, and the man dominated half the pages of this chapter.

3. I'm in the camp (if it exists) that believes Smoker will defeat Hancock. I actually wanted him to prove his worth by defeating one of the "more powerful" pirates, but Hancock would make me happy enough I think for now. If he loses...well he's becoming less like a Luffy's marine equivalent and more like...well not Luffy's marine equivalent...

4. Mihawk will be met by Marco, he's the only named pirate guy left (unless you believe Whitebeard will move so much as an inch anytime soon). Zoro would not appear so soon to a cover story which ended so "openly" unless the shadow is Kuma and teleports them or something.

5. Kuma surely didn't trade his last mechanical upgrade for the Strawhat's life. As it is everyone's trying to kill Luffy, and even Kuma aimed a laser his way.

Black Lagoon
October 10, 2009, 11:55 AM
Great review again ^^
but IMO it's too soon for zoro to meet with Mihawk.
Grand line is very ... very long :)

Lord Rayleigh
October 11, 2009, 06:02 AM
Thanks for the review.

To dct21
I think that it is his hormone fruit that allows him to do such things. Even the guy with the strongest Haki should not be able to make such a move with his eye.
But it must be that strong because he adds Haki to strenghten it.

Super Angillis
October 12, 2009, 08:43 AM
Good Review. Damn, I wonder if Hancock could survive it if Luffy ever kissed her. I also find it interesting that she could petrify and break Smokers Jutte. It seems like it was affected by her DF power, but wasn't it made out of seastone?
And yeah, Oda is definitly taking more breaks. Used to be that he was the SJ creator who never seemed to take any weeks off. Oh well, maybe he want's to spend some quality time with his wife and family.

LoneLobo
October 12, 2009, 04:35 PM
Not bad, so many replies. Thank you all!

@herr_sebbe: Nice idea, reuniting after 50 chapters. But I don't believe it, the way from South Blue (Robin) etc. is just too long. When you are right, I will give you a big "sebbe said so" in my review. ;)

@misterchaos: It is, and this weeks was the second one of Zoro.

@Squazee: Thank you for pointing out my mistake. This is the second time I made the exact same mistake in my reviews, so, maybe I will finally stop making it.

@Super Angillis: I took a look again at chapter 169 and Smoker sais that the tip of the staff is made of Seastone. Chapter 169, Page 10 (http://www.onemanga.com/One_Piece/169/10/)

@bittman: 1. Buggy is so crazy, he could try to do anything. I doubt he will try to kill Boa, in his current state of mind IMO he will try to kill a big shot. 2. Well, I don't like Doflamingo... and even though he was on so many panels, I just didn't feel like he was doing anything important. 3. Smoker defeating Hancock? Well, I sit in the camp that says it will be some kind of draw. But I agree that he hasn't played a big role since Alabasta, and that is a long time ago. 4. I doubt that Marco is a good enemy for Hawkeye, but why not? He has the order to protect Luffy, so you could be right. And no, I doubt Whitebeard will move an inch the next 5 chapters. I even doubt my Zoro theory (it's to early for a meeting between both), but with Oda (being unpredictable most of the time), all is possible. 5. I agree that my idea has flaws, but I'll stick to it.

Oh, and it's really sad that you aren't doing any reviews at the moment, I always read it to see your ideas and predictions. So thank you for posting here. =)

NANLIT
October 16, 2009, 09:43 AM
Good review. I want to talk about Hancock and Kuma.

As for Hancock, I read another translation wherer she said, "No matter what I may do, I will be forgiven".
http://read.mangashare.com/One-Piece/chapter-560/page004.html
She believes that she will keep her title. I think Luffy "defeating" her will be used to erase any links between them. And Smoker hates the Shichibukai and has a bad relationship with his superiors so it could go either way; he may not even tell them that Hancock prevented him from chasing Luffy.

And I do not think that Kuma's deal involved the Straw Hats since he told Sengoku that he killled them.
http://read.mangashare.com/One-Piece/chapter-530/page006.html
I think this deal was made before Vegapunk even started modifying his body.

Black Lagoon
November 01, 2009, 05:03 PM
when are you gonna do 561 and 562 :drool

LoneLobo
November 05, 2009, 10:34 AM
Well, right now I'm so busy with university stuff (lots of presentations -.-"), but seeing that One Piece is taking a break next week, I think I can pull out a (triple?) review next weekend. It could also happen this weekend, but no promises there.

But I will definitely continue doing reviews ;)