Welcome back One Piece from your break. Last time Smoker fought against Law, and lost. Seriously, Smoker never catches a break anymore. I really want to him succeed in his career, but after this loss I’m not too sure. Luffy has also just arrived at their battle site, will Luffy take out Law? Let’s find out.
Despite my innately thoughts, Luffy and Law don’t seem to have any desire to fight each other. Luffy thanks Law for saving his life, and Law tells Luffy that the people he is looking for are at the other end of this facility, and they part like nothing happened. Who cares that Smoker and Tashigi are laying their without their hearts (actually they were switched, but Luffy wouldn’t know.)
The best part of this chapter obviously is the interaction between the Straw Hat members who had their hearts switched. Seriously, we all knew Sanji would have this reaction, but wow, you can really tell he is in heaven. “We are Nami!” is probably the best line in this manga. All their different faces and reactions really do set them apart. Also seeing Nami beating the poo out of her own body because of Sanji is priceless. I thought this was going to be stupid, but this is turning to be far more entertaining than I ever imagined.
Also we learn more about the Samurai. Like his devil fruit ability that allows him to cloth people how he see fits. An interesting power to say the least, it’s nice to see these non-combat powers. Also, he can talk with his butt. But most importantly, we learn that the number one villain of this arc will most likely be Dr. Vegapunk’s former colleague, and bounty hunter, Ceasar Clown. What a name!
Ceasar Clown? Who names themselves that? I’m also sad that Law didn’t keep Smoker’s heart after cutting it out, does he have to replace everyone that he removes?
THE VERDICT 4/5
A very entertaining chapter to say the least. We shall see what this Ceasar Clown looks like next chapter, I can’t wait!