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wintergt
January 26, 2010, 03:04 PM
RECAP

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Cover story: Lucy from Fairy Tail is getting a haircut from the Crab, one of her Celestial Spirits. Note also how the magazine she is reading is called "money". As subtle as it is genius.

Scaffold
Last week ended with Luffy running up a bridge towards the scaffold where Ace is being held captive, and Garp blocking his path. According to my scouter Garp is ten times as strong as Luffy, so we are all eagerly waiting to see how that battle is going to play out. But before we get to the action, there's some crowd shots first.

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The chapter length has gone up from 15 pages to 17, but there wasn't enough room to include all of the major players. Here we can see Akainu, idling. He's suffering from the Hanyabal syndrome, and decides to stand back and let failure happen so he can steal Sengoku's job later.

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Ivankov, always the kidder, throws out some witty sarcasm. Luffy is about the only one that is actually doing something you see. Good one.

Some other noteable people that are missing this chapter:
Aokiji: while he could be freezing hell over, he is busy gluing back Jozu's arm that he broke off last chapter
Kuma: he could easily teleport on the bridge and rain on Luffy's parade, but he is occupied receiving a software upgrade from Vegapunk's server.
Doflamingo: still looking for crocodile
Moria: he is off playing in the shadows.

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Flashback of child abuse. The neighbours complained and a social worker named Dadan got cutody over baby Luffy.

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With that out of the way, it's time to get down to bussiness. Luffy and his grandfather begin to exchange blows!

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But then "the will of D" happens, which stands for "the will of Dreams", a narcoleptic disease. Garp dozes off and is defeated.

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Come on Momonga, you're stronger than Luffy, soru up there!

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Onigumo, don't just stand there, do something. Anything!

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Kizaru is seen killing off Whitebeard. We all knew the old man was going to croak *yawn* moving on..

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Luffy made it to the platform. Time to roll up another sleeve perhaps Sengoku?

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Flashback of Boa Hancock handing Luffy the key to her chastity belt. A bit random, but ok, it's cute. Too bad for her Luffy isn't into women twice his age and twice his size.

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In a desperate attempt to get stuff going, Sengoku takes a peek at the moon and transforms into a Giant Ape. Why are there a bunch of grapes stuck to his head though??

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Just as Luffy is about to open Ace's cuffs, Kizaru fires off a laser blast. I'm not sure if he was aiming for Luffy's or Ace's head, but he totally misses and destroys the key instead.

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.. huge fallus moaning next to Ace. Seriously, I have been watching Spartacus, enough with the male nudity already!

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Mister "does anyone need a key?" three has also appeared on the platform. How did he manage that Oda??

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If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that everything is just so much cooler with explosions. So the scaffold explodes.

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And the chapter comes to an end. I just love this shot. Ace is all serious-like, finally free and ready to take revenge after all the crying and whining he has been doing. Luffy on the other hand, is floating in the wind, happy as a little kid who just got a lollipop. You'd almost forget he just delivered the marines the biggest humiliation in their recorded history.

The end

REVIEW
All in all it was the best chapter in a while. I had a few gripes with this one, such as Kizaru turning out to be an expert marksman (which makes it look like he has been horsing around up until now), mr3 getting a bit overused (how did he get up on the platform so easily amongst all those marines?) and the general inactivity of many of the prominent marines, but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this chapter too much. Oda has kept a fast pace for the war, while focussing on story telling and character interaction moreso than just long battles, and it looks like the war is finally coming to an end. I wouldn't have minded if it lasted longer, but this way we can get to the aftermath soon, and the effect Luffy's action have had on the world is always almost as much fun to watch as the arc itself. Not to mention we can be expecting a Strawhat crew reunion in the foreseeable future.
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Pictures taken from: manga stream (http://mangastream.com/)
I have added a small review aswell this time, to be conform with this forum because a recap alone isn't really a review. As always, feedback is appreciated!

bittman
January 26, 2010, 05:09 PM
An improvement to be sure. Feels more like a running set of captions followed by a summary, but that's not to say it's bad. Brings a quick smile to my face ("Time to roll up another sleeve Sengoku?"), thanks for this (I always appreciate people handing out reviews since I cbfed).

That said, I don't think you actually enjoyed the chapter. Your few gripes (and captions) to me just reiterate my feelings which are that it was a sloppy chapter and only memorable for Ace's escape.

Kizaru should also be able to blow a hole through Ace's right eye socket in an instant with that skill yet he doesn't because...............

AllezFlex
January 26, 2010, 05:47 PM
loved the recap with commentary.
The review part might be a bit longer, but overal i liked it.

wintergt
January 28, 2010, 06:06 AM
That said, I don't think you actually enjoyed the chapter. Your few gripes (and captions) to me just reiterate my feelings which are that it was a sloppy chapter and only memorable for Ace's escape.
I did enjoy this one, my critical thinking starts lateron. If I hadn't enjoyed it I probably wouldn't have made the recap. Now, the newest chapter 572, that one I enjoyed a lot less, it's just frustrating how the marine incompetence continues on. Not sure if I will write a recap for that one.


Kizaru should also be able to blow a hole through Ace's right eye socket in an instant with that skill yet he doesn't because...............
yep, or Luffy atleast. Or shoot the key, Luffy and Ace :)


loved the recap with commentary.
The review part might be a bit longer, but overal i liked it.
Well it's all about the recap.. I just wrote that review quickly to keep the mods happy but shh don't tell anyone ;)

Anyway thx for the feedback

beastboy
January 30, 2010, 12:43 PM
WTF, you ask why didn't kizaru go for the head, I ask, why would he, he wasn't ordered to do it, they were avoiding killing Ace not following the norms, so Kizaru just blowed the key, if he killed Luffy, mr3 would open the cage, if he killed Ace, Sengoku would be mad at hime, cause no one gave him the orders, so he just destroyed the key, Sengoku overeacted and send a big punch.... I loved that part..

Eep
February 02, 2010, 05:10 AM
Great recap. Enjoyed the commentary. But I have to say, I really expected to see ace die this arc. Like, really felt like it was going to happen. I don't see ace anywhere in the future of one piece other than a force that drove Luffy to become stronger.


Maybe I am being a bit evil, but I dunno. The lack of death in this series is the only thing that bothered me in the back of my mind, but you never know. Sometimes you get a huge twist thrown at you.


At the rate it is going at now, I don't even see whitebeard dying, unless he tells everyone to leave and then stays to hold them off. In which case, they might find out in the NEWSPAPER or some other media that he was offed by someone, but won't show it, of course...


Oh well.