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    Is that really Akainu?

    http://www.mangareader.net/one-piece/700/17

    So I saw this page and firstly while reading it i assumed, as many others did, that this was marine fleet-admiral Sakuzaki.
    But then when i read it again I noticed a couple of things.

    Firstly, Brannew adresses the man as Admiral and not Fleet-Admiral. I know this could easily be put down to a translation mistake but still it made me think.

    Secondly, to my knowledge Sakuzaki did not smoke pre time-skip and he certainly did not have a beard. Though again the argument that could be taken is that he took up the habit during the skip and also grew the goatee.

    Thirdly, I don't understand why his face isn't shown. The only possible reason i could guess for this is that maybe his face was damaged.

    Though the obvious counter for this argument is the fact that the shirt and cap are the same as Sakuzaki's.

    Let me know what you guys think.

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    Anime Rules.
    Rule n1: All girls must have bit tits.
    Rule n2: All characters must keep the same clothes, with little to no variation over time.

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    Quote Originally Posted by MissSuicideSheep View Post
    Anime Rules.
    Rule n1: All girls must have bit tits.
    Rule n2: All characters must keep the same clothes, with little to no variation over time.
    Though that's completely untrue for One Piece....

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    When I first read it I thought it was a new admiral as well, but I'm sure it's Sakazuki now. It's the same nose structure and same flower lapels under the marine jacket. As for why his face isn't shown, I read theories by a couple people theorizing that he was blinded by Kuzan in their fight which is why he has his eyes closed on the 693 cover page.
    Last edited by eefrit; March 19, 2013 at 08:27 PM.

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    Yes, it´s him, Admiral is a mistranslation, it is Fleet Admiral. Furthermore, his face was already features in the "New Era" color spread alongside all important figures of or against the New Era. In addition, the right side of his face was also not shown on that color spread which leads me to believe that there is a change with it, like a scar for example.

    Last edited by MiyamotoMusashi; March 20, 2013 at 01:33 AM.

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    I like the argument of him not smoking before the time skip. The only time we saw him was during the battle at Marineford. It's too much to assume to know every one of his habits after seeing how he behaves in battle. Maybe if we saw him sitting in a bar or something...

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    he is 100% Akainu

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    Iam sure that it is Akainu.

    Since we know that he is the current fleet admiral the sentence "I sent Fujitora" clearly indicates that it his him.
    Who else within the Marines (whom we dont know) has the power to sent someone powerful eoough to fight DD to Dress Rosa?
    The next sentence which supports this is that "he was contacted by Smoker" and because Smoker wanted to report to Akainu its most likly him.

    So it can only be the Fleet Admiral

    And of course there are some pictures that support the argumentation that this is Akainu
    Last edited by Regino; March 25, 2013 at 06:06 PM.
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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    Quote Originally Posted by dacookester View Post
    Firstly, Brannew adresses the man as Admiral and not Fleet-Admiral. I know this could easily be put down to a translation mistake but still it made me think.
    Not necessairly an error but Admirals are usually adressed as "admiral" only when being called in western military structures. Japanese use name suffixes though and may use the rank though. Mangarule used "Fleet Admiral!!!", so let's a flaw in mangapanda translation.

    Quote Originally Posted by dacookester View Post
    Secondly, to my knowledge Sakuzaki did not smoke pre time-skip and he certainly did not have a beard. Though again the argument that could be taken is that he took up the habit during the skip and also grew the goatee.
    Well, Zoro lost his eye. He still is Zoro nonetheless. Sanji now has his other eye free. He still is Sanji. Nami's and Robin's hair grew, and Nami kept wearing trousers instead of skirts () but they still are who they were.

    Quote Originally Posted by dacookester View Post
    Thirdly, I don't understand why his face isn't shown. The only possible reason i could guess for this is that maybe his face was damaged.
    Oda hid his face for the most time. It's not surprising that much that Sakazuki uses his "standard pose" on his entrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by MissSuicideSheep View Post
    Anime Rules.
    Rule n1: All girls must have bit tits.
    Rule n2: All characters must keep the same clothes, with little to no variation over time.
    Rule n0: Someone will come up with weird interpretation upon discussing manga proving he/she never understood manga at all.

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    Re: Is that really Akainu?

    It is him. You would pick up smoking if you fought all out for 5 days against a colleague. Or maybe its medicinal

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