Franky vs Sasaki was fine, it just didn't have that extra oomph for me to call it amazing.
The other fights were fine but definitely left me wanting.
NAMI and Usopp… I refuse to acknowledge that one. Ulti got done dirty
I don't see any major changes that would make Yamato stay. There's still a lot of narrative appeal that indicates Yamato will be leaving on the Sunny.
That was so on the nose timing wise.
I feel like that's going to pay off in Luffy star eyes at some point but maybe I'm wrong.
Who wouldn't get starry eyes from a big deified wolf?
I'm in the same boat here.
Oda tried to pull a sneaky in there by not letting Luffy see his DF form.:ninja:
Yamato's flashback will obviously continue since it never bothered to elaborate who the samurai were and what happened to them.
Ushimaru alone is too big of a deal to not explore further.
Yeah, there's no way this is it.
Especially when we know Ushimaru dies and how important he actually is.
I'm actually surprised the Nami face argument still exists lol
Now I'm half-expecting Yamato to learn about Judge from Queen just to tie him in with Sanji lol.
Hey, hey, Yamato has 'unknown' birth origins :ninja:
I think Yamato's flashbacks are interesting
Yamato's first flashback was him and Ace, and how it tied him to Luffy via vivre card and Secret dream.
Now we have a flashback with him and Ushimaru, who is definitely related to Zoro… Meaning Yamato has a narrative tie to Zoro too in some degree