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It is so painful for me to wait 2 weeks for a chapter. I mean I get it he's also just a human beeing and need some free time. And maybe these breaks are the cause that chapter quality remains high but it feels like we get only 30-35 chapters a year which is to little for my opinion^^
Read k-dom's post on page 2.
I don't mind the break. Oda had been off for sickness, personal life, and probably also work related. This arc had been action and action. The pacing had been incredible after Punk Hazard. Remember Bleach had to take 5 weeks off in a row to get focus and the chapters are just okay. I wish Kishimoto also take sometimes off instead of giving the sort of quality chapters he have been giving to us lately. Oda of 10 years ago probably can't written this sort of arc anyhow. Also consider his chapters sometimes gave as much content as biweekly manga. But overall, I don't want Oda to recklessly jump into a story arc he doesn't know how to conclude properly (or get point A to point B).
It isn't surprising about the losers getting imprison. But I am still curious on what DD's plans are. Keeping those guys for long would be difficult once they recover.
Rebecca should at least has that much haki. But I am still not that impress. Maybe Oda will reveal why DD wants Momonosuke soon (if any reason other than the artificial DF).
Also the return of X Drake...
Not considering his 2 weeks sickness it is a typical year with 6 breaks and 4 double issues so nothing to worry especially.
one week break again? oda, gimmi a break..., wait, no !
id rather wait a week than oda rush through the chapter half ass (which he never does)
so im cool with a break now and then as opposed to an extended hiatus
I understand that having two weeks hiatuses from time to time could be difficult because this arc is so intense, with all the elements that Oda gathered in it and all the big information which is going to be unveiled, but seriously, it is nothing (IMHO) compared to wait for monthly/bimonthly series or series in an indefinite hiatus.
So, Barto is triying to find Luffy... OMG!!! I can't imagine him triying to talk to Luffy for real, and Luffy's reaction to it!
which reminds me, what happened to bon clay (bentham) after the prison escape arc? o.o
^ he bacame the new okama queen in level 5,5
The week breaks in between chapters is marketing to keep the manga going longer than needed. Think about it, look what they did with Bleach and the 5 week break. The purpose of that was to increase more demand for the manga, which probably didn't work out for, Kubo. One Piece is the biggest manga for WSJ right now and they need it to last as long as possible. The manga industry isn't so well either, in case you guys didn't know that.