So the last we left the crew, half of them were sleeping because of a sudden sleep gas attack, and the other half were killing a dragon and making friends with a pair of legs. Yup, that’s One Piece for you. Like the start of most arcs in this manga, there are a lot of questions to be answered, and I’m sure a lot more to be asked. Let’s see if this chapter helps explain some of it.
We are graced with more information about this samurai man this chapter. First thing we learn about this guy is that he has a head, and it is in pieces--literally. When Sanji, Franky, and Nami wake up from their little sleep, they find and help put together this samurai back to normal. Basically someone cut him up, but the slices did not kill him for some unknown reason. Now he is forced to live in shame as a man of many pieces, but he will not kill himself yet because he is on a mission. And that mission is to save his son who has been kidnapped. In the end, a simple jail cell can not hold these guys, and the Straw Hats escape thanks to Franky’s beam. But wait! What happened to Brook? Me thinks that the people who kidnapped the crew must have thought he was just a dead body they kept on deck for fun, or something.
Now Luffy and the rest of the gang end up eating the dragon, no surprise there. They end up noticing that the other half of the island is actually covered in snow. But that’s not all! Usopp ends up noticing a very creepy bird lady thing that has been keeping an eye on the Straw Hats. Could she be a friend or a foe? My guess would be a foe, because I know what friendly eyes look like in One Piece, and those weren’t friendly eyes sister.
I’m still surprised that Sanji put that guys neck on the top of his head and didn’t notice it looked funny for half of the chapter.
THE VERDICT 3/5
I’m liking this samurai character already. Honorable, perverted, and sexist--he would be a perfect match for the Straw Hats. Yet, the crew already has two members that fight with swords, I don’t think they would need another one. But on second thought maybe this samurai doesn’t fight with a sword, but a spear instead? That would work I guess. Anyways, I’m excited to see just who imprisoned the Straw Hats.