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My feeling is that Dressrosa will be an action heavy arc, with exposition coming only at the beginning, and end. If you look at their objectives, the story lends itself to fighting, not world building. Law intends to invade Dressrosa, along with the Strawhats, and destroy the Smile factory. They inevitably will also rescue Kin's comrade. Most of the Donquixote Pirates remain on Dressrosa. They all have to be defeated in order for the Allies to proceed. Much of the plot was established at Punk Hazard, once the Smile factory is destroyed I presume a break in the action will be needed, as Law explains and then initiates the third step in his plan.
Yes but we are wondering how this action will be handled.
I would bet for strawhats being pushed back in fights, even if its a little and even if they win at the end they will show their strenght at dresrossa.
On Fishman island we have seen Elephant Gattling, Rengoku Onigiri and Hell Memories- I suspect monster trio have at least one attack above those techniques they showed us then. Zoro has stronger version of Ashura, Luffy has to have some gomu gomu no artillery kind of move with his red hawk being shot like gattling and Sanji probably developed blue flames that would go along with his All Blue dream.
Thats only mine speculations.. I want to see at least glimpse of those new amazing techniques from those so they can be later fully used against top dogs from Kaido crew- people that should be in league with Whitebeard commanders- or some strong New World brokers. Somehow I still think that they are not ready to win with any Emperor.
Crucial will be how well they will do against Doflamingo himself and if Oda will try to suggest us anything going with Aokiji vs Doflamingo fight, even if its not big fight it would be great to see their actual exchange of attacks.
Seems a lot of the bigshots in the nw have a way to easily travel over water. I want to see the sh have this, especially the big 3. Maybe luffy can be like a deflating balloon.. haha or mold himself into some kind of floatation device and float on water. Sanji can jump through the air all day. Zoro? Maybe he can just swim.. a coffin would be lame since that is taken.
Color spread of chapter 699, chinese version in HQ, thanks to Redon from AP
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The colur spread and the cover of the WSJ in really HQ. Thanks to Redon from Pirateking for the pics:
That haki looks more dangeous than Vergo's.
Sorry, it might does not belong here but... Why can't I post into the spoiler threads for chapter 700? I have some FREAKING HOT INFORMATION! Top quality. You better all get ready, because not everyone has a strong enough heart for what's comin' tomorow..
Last edited by Kaiten; February 26, 2013 at 01:49 PM.
This is Hattori:
Thanks to Redon from Pirateking for the pics.
About the job of the editors in the production of OP, you can read here.
Last edited by ukimix; February 26, 2013 at 10:49 PM.
Back with Onishi means he worked in the production of OP before, no? If so, which saga/arc was it that he oversaw?
I found this post from APforums, by Sandman:
It's a bit confused, because the note in the previous post seems to be talking about the manga (it came in the WSJ). But also it's possible that the list provided by Sandman didn't count the last editor. I will search a bit. Possibly Redon could give us a hand here.Quote:
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Maybe some of you doesn't know the production process of a chapter, every week. This an example of the schedule
Credis for the pics: Giamini from Ritual Scan Forge.
Since it's in french, maybe k-dom or Lord Rayleigh can provide a translation of the schedule.
According to Redon (from Pirateking), Oda goes 2 chapters forward with respect to the current published chapter.
Last edited by ukimix; March 14, 2013 at 08:40 AM.
Discovererman from reddit made this nice pic in which Straw hats and other faces are shown as they have been drawn with the years:
I think that the art improved shortly after the Enies Lobby arc, in the post-Enies Lobby arc it sort of seems closer to how Oda draws stuff now. Of course after the time skip was the more evident change.