Last chapter of One Piece, which was way too long ago, has finally come out. The giant flashback we all were thrust into has finally finished, and we all now truly understand the plight of the fishmen. This leaves us with Hodi and his gang of hooligans. What will the Straw Hats do about this gentlemen? I’m sure Luffy’s fists are going to play a roll in all of this for sure.
The past was bad, but the present isn’t looking much better. Everyone is still stepping on the Queen’s image, and Hodi is on the television telling everyone that he is going to be king. Well Hodi, there is only one suited to be king, and that is Simba of course. Hodi has King Neptune hostage (thanks to Zoro) and tells everyone that he will be executed in three hours time. But this is not all, also Zoro, Brook, and Usopp will be executed as well, along with anyone who signed the Queen’s petition.
Of course those three stuck in the cage are not taking their situation serious (I don’t blame them!) I mean seriously, you are with Zorro, I’m sure he could just snap those chains if he wanted. However, like any good captain, Luffy is going to go save his crew, and asks Sanji to stay back to watch the princess. Jinbe does not want any of it, and tells them not to interferer because a fishman must stop a fishman problem. Luffy will have nothing of it, and tells Jinbe that if he wants to stop him, he’d better put his money where his mouth is and fight him!
I don’t quite understand why these two have to fight. I would think Jinbe would know that Luffy would do anything to save his friends, and stopping him is close to impossible. I don’t see why a grudge against humans has anything to do with Luffy saving his friends. Stop fighting, this is what Hodi wants!
THE VERDICT 4/5
Humor and drama mixed well together within this chapter, a strong suit of One Piece. I’m sad to see Luffy and Jinbe fight, but a fight is a fight and Luffy can not loose against his has been. Though maybe Sanji might step in and take out Jinbe while Luffy goes to rescue his friends. We just might have a real fight on our hands next chapter!