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Last edited by Akiyama; May 02, 2010 at 07:04 PM.
Thanks alot, looking forward to trans.
wow, its out early this week , cant wait for trans
From that spoiler it's only about Luffy & Ace as kids ? If the whole chapter is only a giant flashback, I'll be heavily disappointed.
only flashback suck
Up until now, Luffy was pretty much an idiot with a positive attitude that believed he could do anything. We all loved him like that, but life often teaches you that, well, it sucks.
This was Luffy's defining moment. More than Shabaody, where he failed, but bounced back with "they all have the vivre card, I'll meet up with all of them", here he failed and his brother died.
I expect nothing but for him to double his resolve, but for Luffy, these chapters will be the equivalent to Robin's "I want to live!", Nami's "Luffy... help me.", and every other character's moment, acompanied by a multi-chapter flashback.
The only difference is that usually the characters flashed back to the traumatic moment, while Luffy is living it.
Face it, One Piece will be around for years more. Why the rush? Enjoy the ride. Let us learn about our main character a bit, no?
This is a chapter dedicated to Luffy's past. You won't find in the next pages or next chapters what happens to other characters. That would be extremely tactless from Oda to go from Luffy's past to what is happening elsewhere for a different person.
And the story cannot continue with Luffy either because he is out for a while. He is not in the middle of an arc like it was with the other SHs'flashbacks.
In fact, this is the first flashback which happens after the end a saga - Whitebeard War saga. So you'll have to wait for the chapter announcing a timeskip for the story to go on.
Last edited by Lord Rayleigh; May 01, 2010 at 06:27 AM.
The chapter is a flashback, ace seems to to get into some trouble with pirates and luffy get's caught trying to protect ace.
Seems so, even google translation is more or less quite clear on the whole thing. It seems like there are also fragments of Luffy's and Ace's firsts months together, and I can read the word "Sabo" and "Savo" in it too... guess what are they talking about .
i really wanna see that flashback more then anything right now. i mean its right plotwise and gets the story going in my eyes. after remembering what happened in the past luffy might be able to embrace his grief and come out more powerful and determined to find his friends. i believe that he will go after them instead of them coming to find him. after this flashback we will learn how the brothers in mind had such a deep relationship although they knew each other for not many years (6 if my calculations are correct maybe 7) and having different parants and being pretty much stuck together.
i really wanna read this one.
wow just thinking about Luffy protecting Ace makes me really sad. God damn these are going to be tear tearjerkers
A giant is looking for Ace because apparently Ace stole money from him, and Luffy lies and says he doesn't know where Ace is? Something along those lines.
"Sabo" is mentioned. I was expecting to have that explained in this flashback actually, since it was just briefly mentioned the first time. Not sure if Sabo is a person, though I think so. I don't think it's the giant, though.
Only flashback is a bit boring, but I guess it's inevitable after this much action. That aside, isn't a bit too soon for spoilers? It's saturday! O_O