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Translations: Bleach 600 (2)
HEY EVERYONE! I've got review coming
your way so either sit and read or run and hide!
One Piece chapter 711 came out recently and I
have to say, I was very surprised at how many
people Oda-sensei encompassed in this chapter.
He really wanted to do a complete overview and I think he pulled it off nicely. We start off with Robin waking up to find herself
trapped by little gnomes that to me look more cute
than threatening. But nevertheless, it looks like a
bad spot for Robin who at the moment is unable to
move. Something that I thought was funny in it's
own way was that Oda-sensei was poking fun at his own character by having one of the gnomes
search her whole body and think that she is hiding
something in her chest because...of the
size...*scratch scratch*. Well I thought it
was funny. Moving on... I was wondering if I had skipped something in the
chapter, but that was cleared up by the flashback
of both Robin and Usopp being knocked out by
some kind of gas. Robin finds herself under the
Green Bit which is apparently where the people of
the Tontatta Country live. They, in my opinion seem to be the kind of characters that will seem
like enemies at the beginning, only to become
charmed by the kindness of the Strawhats. We
meet the head of the gnomes who goes
by Gancho. This chapter in my opinion is just
riddled with humor and what I found refreshing was that it was the first time that I can remember
Robin thinking to herself and putting on a face that
shows any real kind of surprise at all. The gnomes
also are WAY too trusting and just because Robin
said she wasn't a bad person, the immediately
believed her which I thought was great. But, you must give the gnomes a weapon or they
will apparently take ALL OF YOUR
CLOTHES. This, also was really funny is a way
that also made me cringe. There was the tense and
awkward feeling that only Oda-sensei could bring to
the table. Just before Robin is stripped completely naked, we get word that she is a companion of the
"great hero that has come to save the gnome
people" *face palm*. Well, it looks like Usopp has
some explaining to do. The connection that I see
Usopp having with the gnomes it that they
mentioned that they can "farm" anything. Since Usopp has his pop greens he might look like a hero
to them. But it seems like everyone is going to
meet up again and that most of the characters
have a connection with these gnomes or "fairies"
which is the name that Zoro knows them by. Speaking of Zoro, we are shown him again and it
turns out that the "Fairy" is a small gnome by the
name of Wicca. We find out that she is a recon for
the tribe and that she has some disturbing news
about the Strawhats. The crew will be attacked by
the Donquixote family and that the ship is in danger! What we also find out is the Wicca is a
little scatterbrained but the has enormous strength
and can destroy buildings with her self loathing.
She strikes up a deal to help Zoro find his way to
the ship (He could never find it on his own) if he
can help her get to the flower field which seems like the place all the Strawhats will meet up. One of
the best running gags in One Piece in my opinion
is that Zoro seems to get lost even when people
are telling him where to go. Then there was some tensions that suddenly
escalated with Rebecca and the toy solider that
they apparently had a past together. I suspect that
it's the revolution that they both share in common.
Rebecca wants to prove him wrong that she can
fight in the arena. To me it's either that she is a woman and that people don't respect her abilities.
Or that they have a past and I think that it's
something that the Strawhats will be caught up in.
They must have a father-daughter relationship or
something of that nature.
The last part of this chapter is that we see Law and we get an urgent call form Sanji. We don't know
where Sanji is right now but he has news that the
Strawhats have been se up! Doflamingo never
recalled his status which is probably why the
people of Dressrosa never were worried. But Law
has an Admiral coming his way and it' s too late to run! So, we will just have to see. I loved this
chapter and can't wait to find out the answer to all
of these new questions. Where were Sanji and
Violet? What was Usopp lying about? Can Law
escape the newly appointed Admiral and
Doflamingo? And will Zoro EVER be able to walk in a straight line correctly? hope you all liked it!
Not a single comment
Well just speaking for myself of course: I'm just not interested in reviews in general.
i've read the chapter several times and the discussion about it is still ongoing so I don't really see a reason to read a review like that
You may want to consider working a little bit on the quality of the review. In the last thread for the best reviewer here in MHyou can find some useful guidelines and also the links to the profiles of the reviewers (where you can find links to tehir reviews). I personally like Jammin's reviews.
About your review, let me give you 2 advices: first, you have to work on the presentation. It should be something visually attractive, something that visually can engage with the reader. And second, to me, a good review doesn't tell what happens in the chapter (chapter can do that much better), but mainly has to increase the pleasure the readers could get of the reading. Either by providing further additional information, or by suggesting imaginative and believable ways to read, or by making us wondering about the chapter... If a review doesn't reach that, it's better to make a long post in the current thread for the discussion of the chapter. KuroKarasu makes a point in that with the discussion ongoing, the review should have to be really really good to deserve a new thread for itself. I think I have failed on that in some of my past reviews.
Last edited by ukimix; June 14, 2013 at 02:47 PM.