I didn't read this one. Or any chapter, the last I read was when they still were on the dog and cat island. I took some pauses and started watching the anime again. I WAS SO HYPED, the animation was gorgeous. Yamato and Luffies fight animations... simply beautiful. I only waited for Yamato to join as much as I waited for another gear to be shown. Probably even more. I love Yamato that much, the first scene I saw her in, it took only 2 minutes for Yamato to become one of my favorite characters ever.
Fast forward to today... I was searching for Yamato desktop wallpapers only to end up finding a spoiler that she didn't join the crew. As for Momo and Kinemon not joining, I never expected them to anyway. But yeah, I was so sad, so so sad and so furious at this decision. Yamato has a unique design, has a weapon nobody uses in the crew (mace), can transform, is charismatic and is a strong woman overall. Regardless of who wanted who to join, Yamato is top caliber for a crewmate.
I don't understand why miss this opportunity to include such a character in the crew. Hell, Oda... will you be able to draw another character that looks as unique? You're leaving samurai land, those clothes and traditions won't be coming back. Those horns can make a come back but will they? That strong and comedic persona can also be found in a new character. But I am a pessimist by nature and don't think Oda will introduce a better character for the crew, maybe someone on par, but hardly better. I will miss Yamato so much.
And now, since I was spoiled I'll go on and read the manga beause I'm aching right now and the anime has no new episode yet. I feel empty!