I've been following One Piece for 10+ years but theres been some big gaps in how much I keep up with the manga on a weekly basis ever since halfway through Punk Hazard. Aside from Zou, I've fallen off of reading weekly in every arc for one reason or another. I'll always catch up but I keep hitting a point where the story doesn't push me to follow along live. I even fell off at a point in Wano. But I'll say this about the raid, I haven't missed a chapter. It's had ups and downs but it's kept me gripped throughout. And this may have been the best chapter I've read in a long, long time. I still care more about the SHs than anything else in the story and seeing Robin whoop ass again was such a joy.
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RE: Chapter 1,021: Demonio
RE: Chapter 932: Shogun and Oiran
You left out the new Big Mom plot.
But they all fit together because they're all tied towards the same exact goal. basically just getting information and hiding while waiting the big attack later. In Dresserossa you had the loose plot of "everyone stop Doflamingo" as well, but trying to do the big tournament and the dwarves plotline and the toy plotline, along with "what is the admiral doing" with the "beat up Dofla for Rebecca" story stressed it just a little too much. Had the tournament and the dwarves/toy plots been seperate it probably would have breathed a bit better… there's a reason most manga when doing a tournament arc just settle into doing ONLY that for like thirty chapters. It requires a very particular flow and pace, and doing other plots in the middle throws it off. Especially when Oda wasn't doing the typical 1 on 1 dealies, but big free for alls with dozens of guys. It was one too many distinct narratives to really hold together all at once. Had it broken into two islands it would have been much smoother.
I also think it helps that so many of the side characters are people we've already gotten to know and care about. No extra time is wasted getting us to invest in Wano's plight, we are already invested.
RE: Chapter 931: Soba Mask
Page One and the townsfolk don't know that he's a member of the Strawhat crew.
Hawkins and Drake on the other hand would/should know that according to Law. Hence him wearing the suit so they won't recognize him, because otherwise they'd start a manhunt for him and the rest of the crew. But this same chapter has Law reveal that actually, anyone that hails from North Blue (i.e. Hawkins and Drake) should definitely recognize what a raid suit is. So that complicates things.
So now it's left to be seen if Hawkins and Drake are:
- Actually aware of what went down in Totland, namely that Sanji is a Vinsmoke
- If they are aware, that they would come to the conclusion that Sanji is wearing the raid suit, despite never having been seen in one before.
That said, if Sanji deals with Page One and escapes before they arrive, then it shouldn't have to come to that anyhow.
Thanks, that clears things up a bit. Think it's still a bit of a reach as a motivation for him to use this allegedly dreaded heirloom, but it makes sense now.
RE: Chapter 931: Soba Mask
I'm curious about Sanji's motivation for putting on the suit – he doesn't want to be identified, but Page One and a bunch of other townsfolk have already seen what he really looks like. Am I missing something?
It'd seem more plausible if Sanji put the suit on initially to avoid detection. The stealth powers would then become a convenient bonus.
RE: 91st Academy Awards, 2019
Green Book still hasn't hit theaters in my country, but I really want to watch it, even if it's just for the Mahershala/Mortensen combo. And I see it's getting lots of accolades, or at least critical recognition.
But I honestly know very little of it (this is somewhat voluntary, since lately I want to know as little as possible about the movies I want to watch so that I can be "surprised"), and you two make it sound like it's straight up trash.
First: is the Farrelly brother that directed the movie a Trump fanatic? And is that something you can tell by watching this movie? Second: the family of Mahershala Ali denounced the movie's script? Third: is the movie THAT bad?
BTW, if you can avoid spoilers if/when replying, I'd appreciate it.
So to answer your questions:
The co-writer of the screenplay, Nick Vallelonga, tweeted at Trump back in 2015 that he saw Muslims celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City. Vallelonga is also the son of the character Viggo Mortensen is playing in the film.
The family of Don Shirley, the character Ali plays, disputes a lot of the plot of the movie. They argue that it was written through the lens of Tony Lip (and it was because his son wrote it) and they were never contacted to verify if any of the screenplay was true. Their biggest contentions seem to be with the relationship between Ali and Viggo's characters and some of the more racially charged choices in the movie (like Ali's character never having eaten fried chicken, so Lip has to show him how).
The movie is not bad in the way something like Bohemian Rhapsody is bad. It's a well-directed sort of road comedy, but the more you think about it the more it kind of falls apart. It's a throwback race-relations movie where the racist learns his lesson and everyone lives happily ever after but the real issue of hate and persecution in the Jim Crow South is not truly explored, because the movie doesn't have the stomach for it.
Overall, not insulting for it to be nominated but not a great look if it wins.
RE: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !
I'm trying to envision what a powerup with Ace's fire entails for Luffy that goes beyond what Red Hawk already is. Does it mean adding flames to his big attacks in G4 and whatever powerup he gets beyond that?
On the one hand, I think that could work really well visually – flames erupting from Kong Organ would be really cool. But in terms of practicality, I don't know if that powerup elevates him above the big bads in the series.
Although we've seen with Sanji that flames can equal a power boost.
RE: Greg: Teacher of SUPER " OP " course !
I think Shiryu getting the invisibility fruit plays into the motif that the BB pirates are the nega-SHs. "Wounds on the back are a swordsman's shame" is the mantra of Zoro: Honorable Swordsman. Shiryu turning invisible takes that mantra to its natural opposite extreme.
RE: Chapter 928: Introducing Komurasaki the Oiran
I enjoyed this chapter very much.
Komurasaki's introduction reminded me of old school One Piece, taking its time, presenting someone that is over the top in its main characteristic, but that holds a strong presence and a clear concept that lead to good stories. Nice!
By the way, Komurasaki is obviously Hiyori and she will play an important role in this arc, so I hope Oda makes it special. I can't wait to see her interactions with Robin.
In one chapter I'm already more invested in Komuraski as a character than the dozens we got fleshing out Shirahoshi and Rebecca. I agree she's going to be "redeemed" in the end but I hope she doesn't lose this bite, I love that she's weaponized the only thing she has left in a country that appears to have robbed her of everything else.
The issue with so many of the other princesses since Vivi has been a generic story arc: they start in this disadvantaged state and Luffy helps them overcome whatever obstacles in their way. Vivi (and Komuraski so far) were shown to be empowered right off the bat. We're obviously not supposed to like Komuraski right now, but we're invested because she's already a strong character.
One negative takeaway though: I don't think the last bit with Momo was necessary unless Komuraski is going to be a red herring which Oda (thankfully) usually steers clear of. A bit too much handholding with the readers for my taste.