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Translations: Gintama 507 (2)
So I'm sure many of us are imagining how the SH will eventually return to SA (or FI as some have said) and reform the crew. Beyond that there's also the issue of what has been happening in the previous cover stories. Recently Oda hasn't presented any information on the location or situations of the SH.
Also we have seen some recent random covers showing certain SH interacting with other SH, almost like they found each other...
I personally think that the SH like Zoro who found Perona, and Robin who found the RA (Or they found her. ) Will clearly have assistance in their return while others (Perhaps the SH who need to develop self reliance) will have to ply their own course..
Naturally I assume they will all meet in SA in the next few months (maybe 6-8 Max.) and reunite with a post coma Luffy and onwards to FI..
Maybe in the meantime Jimbei can care for Luffy and if he wakes teach the boy a thing or two....
Last edited by Poneglyph420; April 08, 2010 at 01:17 PM.
The reuniting will take up to 3-4 months I think...
Luffy - hospitalised in SA at Shakki's.
Zoro - I think Perona doesn't want to be on that island either and will help Zoro get out of there using her powers somehow.
Nami - The weather island will move close enough to SA naturally.
Usopp - Usopp will get bravery training from Hercules and then helps Usopp get off the island with some ship/raft. Usopp will be now brave enough to take this adventure alone.
Sanji - The newkama people will help Sanji get reunited and offer a ship/ride.
Chopper - He will unite the tribal warriors and the giant birds, then the birds will help Chopper fly back to SA ( I believe Chopper will be the first to arrive, and since he is a doctor as well, can help Luffy when Law is gone)
Robin - Revolutionary army of course, maybe she meets Dragon and has a chat about some historical stuff as well... Then Dragon can make things work so she gets to SA as well.
Franky - He will build some kind of transportation device (like the scooter on Skypiea) using stuff found in Vegapunk's old lab to travel to SA fast.
Brook - He will be helped by the people he helped (makes sense, doesn't it) and they will arrange his trip back to SA.
Even if agree in most of methods mention, I don't think it will take THAT long. After all, just two weeks passed from Shabondy to Marineford.
I give it one more week 8D
I think the next 3-4 chapters should be enough to bring them back, including the widely accepted timeskip.
There are things Oda hardly ever has shown, like travel and such, so it could turn out that we will have a second run of Strawhats in regular chapters like we had after Amazon Lily I think it was in a very similar fashion, which shows the members setting off from where they were in the end, which would make it a nice pattern imo (real chapters - coverstories - real chapters).
So after setting off they'd need to come back still, no? Right. That's where said timeskip could come into play, i.e. we don't see them all the way and neither Luffy suffering, but the point where they all are back and Luffy wakes up. shouldn't be too long in the future though 1-3 month OP time should be enough to worsen the situation on FI to make it an exciting arc and Luffy following WB's footsteps, but that doesn't belong here
they will make a raft with marijuana plants and use rayleigh vivrecard as their flag... then while smoking pot will see each other due to the smoke signals
Since Duval has the thousand sunny at the moment, he could instruct the rosy riders to split up and retrieve a crew member.
Before the goodbyes, Kuma previously whispered to Rayleigh he would transport the SH crew separate ways. Apparently this was kuma's last possible favor before VP wiped his brain completely. Prior to coating the sunny, Rayleigh most likely informed Duval of the crew member's whereabouts.
The sound of each rosy rider splitting up to retrieve a member minus luffy sounds like a more quicker, easier idea. If by chance rayleigh knew luffy would originally go to amazon lily, then most likely after the SH crew retrieval everyone would head there.
I might be off on my thoughts a bit.
Last edited by modoki; April 16, 2010 at 07:43 PM.
My guess is that they'll all arrive at shabondy in reverse order, so Brook will be first and luffy last. Some new idea's on how they might return:
Brook: Since they're all expected to have powered up, brook might now be able to run a lot further on the water, maybe even from island to island.
Sanji will get a ride from Iva after he returns to newkamma
Franky might even be able to fly, using some sort of space age jetpack.
I agree with the other one's mentioned earlier, only for Zoro I can't think of anything satisfying, maybe that unknown person on the island will help him somehow.
Through awesomeness and hilarity.
im just thinking, in this broken state luffy is in , only his crewmates' call can bring him back from where he is now..it could be silly though,if all the crew can gather before luffy opens his eyes but just zoro maybe ? i dunno who it should be spesificly but luffy needs his best friends right now more than ever
I'm not worried about Nami, Franky and Ussop. They're clever, I'm pretty sure that they will find a way to get to the meeting point. Chopper is not THAT clever but I think He will be able to manage well and same for Robin.
I'm worried about Sanji, Zoro and Brook. Specially Zoro that has NO clue when it comes to orientation.
And discussing Nami is somewhat pointless. SHE IS THE NAVIGATOR OF THE SH's! OF COURSE SHE WILL FIND A WAY TO REACH THE MEETING POINT WITH ANYTHING. I predict She will be the first one to see.
For some reason I think the SH will end up bumping into each other on their way back to SA/ or Luffy... Likely SA.. Right?.
And I wouldn't be worried about Zoro, that's why he's with Perona I guess.
I bet in the coming chapters (Before "Golden Week") we see some glimpse at where the SH are...
If the SH have done whatever Kuma hoped they do where he slapped them, it's no worries on getting back to SA IMHO..
And what you mean with bumping into each other?
And Perona...I hope. Maybe that swordsman will be actually the one to lead Zoro. As I see it, Perona is the right person to handle Zoro as an humor device. Like Sanji on Okama Kingdom. It's the only one who has an ability that shows us Zoro in other way than we used to. But nothing more than that.
I guess I've an issue with her that I need to solve XD
And how is Golden Week for OP? I read somewhere that we will get double chapters or something.
i think all of the strawhats will slowly trickle into AL. the reason i say this is because luffy said he would eventually bring his entire crew there and we all know we oda has a character state something it is usually a bit of foreshadowing. i think rayleigh, shaki, hacci, poppagg, and cami will come on the thousand sunny as well. maybe a battle will be taking place on amazon lilly that will spill over into fishman island.
i also think that kami will be some kind of royalty and they will meet princess. if you go back and read the old cover stories, the princess gave hacci a priceless trident for him helping her, amybe the next nakama that joins will be a fishman and hacci will let him borrow the trident to help the strawhats
Last edited by chess4; May 03, 2010 at 12:49 PM.