@Vashdastampede I definitely like the idea of another time skip a couple years down the line..theres a reason one piece hasnt been found/acquired...it all has to do with getting to raftel..so lets see..im waiting for chapter release..excited to see the artwork and effort oda put in..i like that most of the fights finished quickly..we need to start making headway with the story and development of plot and characters in the new world
Let's not forget that there has to be a huge party on the last chapter before the departure. The last one was on Thriller Bark back in 2008! So it's probably not ten, but eleven or twelve chapters.
I still hope for ES empowered and mutated Zeo, Dosun, Daruma etc. Even if Oda only used that for punching them own again and again for the next 20 chapters. I seriously enjoy this after YEARS without nothing but Luffy this, Luffy that. At least it's not filled with empty speeches like Bleach lately.
The main plot point in this arc was the destruction of FI island, which of course will surely have an impact on the later story, that is still something that needs to be wrapped up. And that main plot point was connected with Noah and Luffy being the one destroying the island. So far only the other story of this arc which has nothing to do with the destruction of FI is being wrapped up the one with Hody, Hody did not had the idea of using Noah, Decken did, which kind of makes him more of a villain in this arc, than Hody.
The connection with the story later has two possible ways to turn out. Either FI is destroyed or it is not. Firstly if it is that would surely trigger Big Mom. And if it is not then the world will learn of the incident and it will be seen as how Luffy protected the island. In both scenarios we have a connection with the crew, mainly Luffy.
Chapter is out!!!
If Jinbe's even getting his own doublespread now I have to believe that it means he's going to end up joining the crew. Him and Luffy have now been through far too much together to simply part ways after this.
OMG! Franky! FUCKING FANTASTIC! love how nami and robin stared at him.
Just Radical Franky Beam worth the epic.
Well, I'm glad those fights are finally over. Mostly because this arc is finalizing and that makes me more happy than usual xD
The Franky part is just awesome. Love how Chopper and Usopp fell for him everytime.
Sanji and Franky's attacks have to be my favorites, absolutely epic.
I guess Sanji's fire is not only for comedic effect, but is apart of his new fighting style. Which is awesome! Everyone's new moves were incredible! Zoro's kind of looked the same, but I the background of his splash showed more.
After reading one interesting opinion on the other forum about FI arc I started to like this arc more. Hody´s gang wasn´t weak, SH were just too strong. NF Pirates had pills that double their strenght every time they eat them. They were hyped a lot and Strawhats wiped them out easily, that´s just how to show how much they´ve improved in 2 years (unlike in Dragon Ball, where it doesn´t matter how many years you train cuz there´ll be a million times stronger opponent in the beginning of the next saga).
Though I would have liked to see more actual battles instead the useless talk of Fishman Island´s citizens. Hope we´ll get proper battles in the next arc, each SH getting at least two chapters long fight hasn´t been seen for a long time.
Brook's attack was so awesome, but I have to agree, nothing quite beats Franky's! Zoro had a more epic moment previously when he cut the swords, this was not that epic, but still it was super cool! And I really would have wanted if Nami and Robin got a double spread as well! Maybe next chapter? Well I think they did not get one at the cost of Jinbe and his spotlight in these chapters.
Of course Jinbe was also cool! Usopp's was really a surprise one, I would have never expected him to pull off such an attack. Now there is a need for Luffy to be shown in a double spread destroying Noah.
I really can't wait for the explanation behind the Franky Beam. I did NOT expect that. Didn't Drake say that the Pacifista got their beams by Vegapunk taking Kizaru's ability and putting it in them? I really hope Oda doesn't just glaze over that and give a good explanation.
Brook's attack? Epic! It also appears he's gotten faster. I'm really looking forward to the future fights were they meet tougher opponents.
And i know this is a manga but Sanji being on fire isn't just for comic relief any more? He can actually use it in battle? It's cool, I'm not against it but...I don't know. I guess I'll chalk it up to being completely surprised again.
Last edited by VashDaStampede; November 16, 2011 at 03:39 PM.