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wintergt
February 19, 2010, 01:28 PM
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Cover: Oda is one of the last bastions who fights against political correctness, letting his protagonists smoke. That shit don't fly anymore in Hollywood.

Oh yeah note how mangastream teamed up with binktopia so now the annoying watermark is twice the size! Hip hip hoorah! I love those guys for the super fast releases but that's just bleh. Anyways on with the story..

Silent Anger
Last chapter ended with a tragic death scene for Ace that made many an eye swell up with tears. Oda sure knows how to shake things up, not only did he kill off a popular character, this also means that the whole rescue operation turned out to be a major bust! The title implies that Whitebeard is going to let his actions speak rather than his words. Let's go have a look:

First we get the obligatory crowd reactions.

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Facepalm by Jimbei http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4012790/Pictures/OP575/facepalm.gif

(this just made me laugh..)


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"This isn't a flashback! Ace can't be dead for realz!"


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The whole pirate collective is lamenting that Ace got rivered.
(everyone plays poker and knows what that means, right?)

Also note that Oars is missing.. Moria did you do that??http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4012790/Pictures/OP575/Moria.jpg


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Jimbei received feedback that he was too humorless to join the strawhats, so he continues to make funny faces.


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Luffy is still unconscious and looking quite gruesome.


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Akainu attacks! Haha gotta love the hero to the left trying to attack with his puny sword. A+ for effort!


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Marco blocks the magma attack and shouts out that the pride of the Whitebeard pirates now rests in saving Luffy. Nice PR spin bro, that's why you're Whitestache's righthand man.


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I admire your determination Akainu, but killing the main character of the story, come on, that's a bit too ambitious even for you


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Oh shit it's epicstache!


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No country for old men? Strike one for Whitebeard!


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Akainu counters and disintegrates half of the old man's face in one blow! Holy hell!

Also this confirms that DODGING is clearly not in whitebeard's dictionnary.


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Halfstache retorts and shatters the screen. Strike two and Akainu is out!
WB: "GG NO RE"

Pops is not ready yet to go partying with Ace.


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Close-up of Akainu in severe pain, for those that have been waiting to see this.


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The Bernadelli Insurance Society now officially declares Whitebeard a "natural disaster" and refuses to pay for all of the damages.


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Sengoku ffs stop fanboying over WB already and do something!


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Just getting started? That would sound cooler if your brain wasn't hanging out but whatevs pops.


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Hancock and Luffy's relationship just went to splitsville.


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This is how I roll


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Ok what's an extra from the Teletubbies doing in One Piece?


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Looks like *someone special* has just joined the fray! Whoever could that be?


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Here Oda employs the manga variant of the laugh track that is used in sitcoms: telling the audience how to react! Pretty slick huh.

(you hate laugh tracks? check out how bad it can be without them, clip from The Big Bang Theory with laughtrack removed, clicky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_iEY9pSHT0) )


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The Blackbeard pirates?
HELL YEAH!!

After appearing in fake spoilers for months now, it's almost hard to believe they actually bothered to show up! And along with the crew we are familiar with, Blackbeard brought some new friends that he busted out of jail, they are none other than the legendary criminals that Ivankov mentionned many chapters ago in Impel Down.

1: Van Auger is sulking because he has to stand in the back. Seniority is worth nothing anymore these days..
2: Meet San Juan Wolf, aka the Colossal Battleship, sadly he was too big to fit in the picture. Does his "Battleship" nickname refer to his size, or can you actually sail around on this guy? Seems a bit awkward, but then again it's a step up from that shoddy raft the BBs were cruising with.
3: "Mighty Drinker" Basco Shot. You just KNOW this guy is gonna be fun!
4. Catarina Devon. Blackbeard got sick of having the biggest boobs in his crew so he recruited her.
5. Check out the drillarms on drillman.


epilogue
I have been waiting for Blackbeard to appear. Remember that he promised to shake the world to its core back in Impel Down, so I'm expecting a big show. He's no doubt here for Whitebeard's head, and brought some new people with new powers with him, which is always fun. All in all the war turned pretty gruesome in the last few chapters, with Luffy out for the count I expect the end of this arc to be near, and I do hope this end will be epic!


But there's some bad news too.

Oda went back to a 15 page chapter this week.

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And there will be no chapter next week..


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Also there is still no movie 10 sub out yet, we will probably have to wait for the DVDs in april


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Oh and the financial crisis keeps searing on, with Greece being busto and all..


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The end


credits:
pictures: Mangastream&binktopia and FH scanslation.

Lord Rayleigh
February 20, 2010, 06:01 AM
Good and funny review.

Oars is not there anymore because he woke up, got beaten again, and fainted elsewhere. Anyway, I dont know where he is.
About WB not dodging, actually, Akainu did not touch WB's face but the heat still burnt a bit of his face.

Zeltrax
February 20, 2010, 07:19 AM
"4. Catarina Devon. Blackbeard got sick of having the biggest boobs in his crew so he recruited her."
I laughed, hard.
Sorry about my comment last week, but when I think about it, your reviews are funny as hell.
Love the whitebeard part too.

wintergt
February 20, 2010, 08:28 AM
Oars is not there anymore because he woke up, got beaten again, and fainted elsewhere. Anyway, I dont know where he is.
Yes it was already pointed out to me that Oars is still there, he is in fact in the top left of the circle I drew, it's hard to distinguish him but that's his massive hair you can see there. I also checked a few chapters ago and this is indeed his last known position. But ah well not gonna change it.


"4. Catarina Devon. Blackbeard got sick of having the biggest boobs in his crew so he recruited her."
I laughed, hard.
Sorry about my comment last week, but when I think about it, your reviews are funny as hell.
Love the whitebeard part too.
Welcome to the dark side :)

ScratchmenApoo
February 20, 2010, 02:58 PM
Very good recap, didn't notice the drillarms until you pointed it out.
The "GG NO RE" made me laugh so hard... Am I the only one who gets it?

wintergt
February 21, 2010, 09:01 AM
The "GG NO RE" made me laugh so hard... Am I the only one who gets it?
Ah someone caught that :). It means "good game no rematch", it was frequently said by Koreans playing Blizzard games (starcraft, warcraft) who speak little english and while it was at first polite, over time turned into a rude way of saying "you suck" after beating someone. It might have spread out to being used in other games too, never played much outside of the Blizzard games.

Mess
February 21, 2010, 12:14 PM
loved this weeks recap it literally made me laugh out loud, keep up the good work =3

Marche
February 21, 2010, 01:14 PM
Really wonderful!!!!!!!!!!

Mess
February 21, 2010, 02:20 PM
Ah someone caught that :). It means "good game no rematch", it was frequently said by Koreans playing Blizzard games (starcraft, warcraft) who speak little english and while it was at first polite, over time turned into a rude way of saying "you suck" after beating someone. It might have spread out to being used in other games too, never played much outside of the Blizzard games.

The GG part Its also used commonly in the Pokemon community's after battles. Its a sign of respect for the opponent not using it is considered being rude.

bopnoh10
February 21, 2010, 05:44 PM
Since BB acquired the "most dangerous woman alive" I'm willing to bet Hancock joins SH..

She can help teach Luffy Haki and be an instant upgrade to the crew

wintergt
February 22, 2010, 09:02 AM
The GG part Its also used commonly in the Pokemon community's after battles. Its a sign of respect for the opponent not using it is considered being rude.
Yes it is polite (probably in a lot of games) but the meaning can also differ depending on the circumstances. If you say it when you are winning, it is rude b/c you are telling the other guy to give up already, if you say it when losing, then it means you give up.

I am reminded of this video I saw on the net where two Korean pros were playing warcraft 3 in a room full of people with commentators, finally one of them gives up by typing "GG" and the commentators go absolutely mad screaming "Geee geeee!! Geeee geeee!! Geeee geeeeeeeeeeeee!!" Hilarious, and I could never look at those 2 simple letters the same way again :amuse

Since BB acquired the "most dangerous woman alive" I'm willing to bet Hancock joins SH..

She can help teach Luffy Haki and be an instant upgrade to the crew
I hope so, Brook was "number 8" and Hancock is from the kuja (which means "nine snakes") so she could become number 9. But Oda has dropped a hint that a timeskip is coming (he said "this arc is Luffy's last adventure as a 17 year old") and Luffy is KO now so it is likely noone will join this arc.

DLord.Van.Buuren
February 22, 2010, 10:05 AM
nice you keep it up.

Astray
February 22, 2010, 02:19 PM
The Trigun reference just made my day sir. I thank you.

bopnoh10
February 25, 2010, 06:33 PM
When/where (do you have link) did Oda say that a time skip was coming? Also, I thought that the Strong World Movie was before this arc? Maybe I'm wrong...

Thanks

Jiggy-Ninja
February 25, 2010, 06:42 PM
When/where (do you have link) did Oda say that a time skip was coming? Also, I thought that the Strong World Movie was before this arc? Maybe I'm wrong...

Thanks
He never said it explicitly. People are inferring it from Oda's statement that this war will be Luffy's last adventure as a 17 year old.

I like the humorous nature of these reviews. Especially the "son of a bitch" thing at the end of this one. I could barely contain my laughter.

wintergt
March 01, 2010, 11:26 PM
When/where (do you have link) did Oda say that a time skip was coming? Also, I thought that the Strong World Movie was before this arc? Maybe I'm wrong...

Thanks
This information was provided by Greg on AP forums, he lives in Japan and gets and translates interviews and more behind the scenes info for us. Oda said referring to the Strong World movie "this will be Luffy's last adventure as a 17 year old", ofcourse this confused people (because we don't know where the movie fits into the canon time-wise) so upon further inquiry Oda added that this also counts for the manga. This can mean a few things we can think of:
- Luffy suddenly ages 10 years because of the hormones.. probably not because they took 10 years off the end of his life, and this would suddenly make Luffy a 27 year old which would suck.
- Luffy gets a birthday party becoming 18 after the war. It is possible but not likely because Oda has casually been giving out birth dates as a joke so if he gives us one birthday then we can suddenly calculate everything else in OP.
- All that is left is that we get a timeskip. Considering the crew is still spread out all over the world, and some are not even in the grand line anymore it makes perfect sense that it will take lots of time to get everyone back. Add to that the fact that Luffy is doped on hormones and due for a big knock-out, and he seems to have already mentally crashed after Ace's death.

I don't think it will be a long timeskip though, a few months probably, and this way Oda can also let the OP world reform into a different "new era" shape.