Oh Akane, you're such a lovable little scamp.
This seemed like a doozy of a chapter to translate. Mega props to Stephen for making it all work.
From what little we've been shown, it looks like there might be crew-specific interactions in the overworld? Like Nami dealing with thunderclouds or Chopper going through small spaces.
Using the Strong World animal designs is a pretty neat idea. Mildly optimistic at the moment, but I'll wait to see more.
I love this wacky new fighting style that Luffy has now.
But that short moment where he loses Gear 5 indicates that the jolly laughing is not natural. It's like he's intoxicated with joy when he uses Gear 5, and that makes me feel concerned for Luffy.
Whatever the side effect is for Gear 5, it looks like it's going to be rather devastating.
I've just completed the dex yesterday and did the final final challenge.
! This is after battling Volo, in case you're not sure.
! >! That Arceus battle felt amazing! If GameFreak decides to use anything in their mainline games, besides the QoL stuff, I hope they bring back these boss battles against Legendary Pokemon.
Makes them feel so much more imposing than just throwing balls at them.
I'm gonna take my time leisurely getting all the dex entries to level 10 now. What a splendid game.
I really enjoy the theme of being a Pokemon researcher, with battles acting more like a supplementary research technique. Been having tons of fun going around catching whatever Pokemon I can find.
If they improve on this formula moving forward, I'm going to be a very happy camper.
If nothing else, Kubo knows what 12-year-old me would find cool.
! And that deaf guy with the bird sword is exactly what I'd consider cool. Just don't pull a Tousen please.
The scans didn't translate his shikai command though. He writes on his sword "Bring to life".
! I don't really know what to think of the captains being sent to hell. I'm not too interested in the minute details of Bleach's world, I'm just in it for the fights.
Helicopter Triceratops is just flat out brilliant. Had to stop reading to collect my wits after seeing it.
Yamato's fruit strikes me as a Kirin, based only on the horns, the whispy mythic flame fur, and the facial profile of a grazing mammal. I think Oda has some leeway in choosing which features to keep, with the Kirin being a mythical creature and all.
Of course, my evidence is weak so if Yamato ends up being something else, I'm fine with it. The real draw for me is in what sort of supernatural abilities this mythical Zoan fruit provides.