Things are getting cold in the world of One Piece. Some of the Straw Hats need winter jackets, while the other Straw Hats have gotten their hearts stolen and replaced; a rocky start to their New World journey. Law and Smoker are now going at it, let’s see how this turns out.
Wow this chapter was really good. The Law vs. Smoker fight is really intense as they both are going for the kill. Poor Tashigi is really trying her best even though she had been cut in half, but it really isn’t enough to fight a man on Law’s caliber. During the fight Law mentions that the Marines are up to something, just as Law and this island are up to something; I wonder if their new leader Akainu is scheming.
We also see more of this “Master” character in this chapter. He (or she) is pissed that these two are now fighting, rather than being chased off. Now the Marines will know something is going down around this island. They also discover that the ones who invaded the island are in fact the Straw Hat pirates in all of their glory.
In the end Smoker looses this fight when his heart is ripped from his body and placed in a nice little gift box. Lucky for Smoker, Luffy just so happens to poke his rubbery head in at this time, perhaps he can win back Smoker’s heart!
Tashigi always gets the short end of the stick, and I’m sad to see that she has been defeated yet again. Zoro is not going to marry her if she continues down this path!
THE VERDICT 4/5
The next chapter will be, as the kids these days say, off the hook. Will Law be cool will Luffy being there, or will he take him out like he just did with Smoker? I’m thinking the latter, but you never know with Law.