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How many sub-plots can you fit into a single cart ride?

The crew is just trying to enjoy the ride and not get trapped in the tunnel as Franky fights with Buffalo and Baby 5 outside. Caesarinadvertently saves everyone from a fiery death, and a dark power makes his move to settle matters himself.

The Good

I hate you Caesar Clown. I actively hate you.
I hate you Caesar Clown. I actively hate you.

Some of you readers certainly called it. Good eyes on you all. Seems Law really did pull a switch-a-roo with the hearts and gave Caesar the heart of Monet. Call it serendipitous that he strikes the heart, thinking it belongs to Smoker, just as she's about the blow up the island.

The best part of this chapter was much of the dialog. I don't know which I enjoyed more. The G-5's commentary or Law's detached narration. Let's not forget Franky's solo fight. There is something so absurd about the situation but in the best possible way.

The Bad

it's not, but please exposition away.
it's not, but please exposition away.

If I didn't already hate Caesar Clown enough. He's now responsible for harming Monet, Yeah, I know it was ultimately becasue of Law's actions. Speaking of this scene. The whole concept of having all these various conversations going on as the Straw Hats & company are trying to frantically escape the facility was kind of silly. It almost reminds me of those moments in DRAGON BALL Z where Namek was to explode in three minutes, but there are still five episodes and twenty minutes of dialog. However, Odakind of saves it all by having Law call it out.

Verdict 4/5

Guess who's coming to battle?
Guess who's coming to battle?

There was so much going on in this chapter for what was mainly a cart ride through a tunnel. It could have been awkward if it wasn't for some of the solid laughs in the dialog. Just as I've been thinking this arc is coming to an end. It seems that we still haven't seen the show stopper just yet. Not only is there still all the mysteries surrounding Monet's mixed motives, but they still need to clean up the details of all the poisoned on the island. On top of it all, Doflamingo is heading to Punk Hazard.

-Kristoffer Remmell ( FoxxFireArt) is a freelance graphic artist, writer, and over all mystery geek.- Follow for news updates: @AnimeVicers/ @ FoxxFireArt

Destinyheroknighton Jan. 18, 2013 at 7:16 p.m.

I really loving the Franky Vs Baby 5 fight (I wondering if Baby 5 is a special paramecia type)

Hmm, it seem like Doflamingo isn't that bad, it seem that he care for his lackeys. I get a dark Luffy vibe from him now

I do like Law, he is a man with a plan

I really dislike CC now, I hope Luffy punch him again. R.I.P. Monet (even though you probably alive)

I also was surprise that Doflamingo is the type to do things on his own, instead of sending another lackey

Man, I can't wait until next week (it going to be awesome)

FoxxFireArt moderator on Jan. 18, 2013 at 9:59 p.m.


I don't know about Doflamingo being all that caring. He was going to just leave all his people to die on that island. The dialog at the end shows he was only asking how they were to confirm the island hadn't blown up.

Also, his history has often shown him doing things on his own. How often have we ever sene him with a crew to begin with? Bellamy was killed (maybe) and he just abandoned Disco.

Monet's obviously still alive. There are way too many unanswered questions about her. She's the only person who could have both slipped Chopper the information he needed and made sure Law was wrapped in regular chains.

Jinbeifan1on Jan. 19, 2013 at 12:28 a.m.

@FoxxFireArt: Doflamingo did show a bit more care for Virgo than anyone else really, he even called him up telling him he was sorry that it had to be that way

Monets dead man, as hard as it is to believe. I didnt expect it to end like that for her, but sadly it did. you dont recover from a stab wound to the heart unless her DF worked in her favor, which i doubt because it seemed that she felt the stab, she wouldnt have her DF was active.

Also, one could speculate that Law used his room ability behind his back to get the message to Chopper, since he was the only one who knew he was there. Monet only suspected his presence, she didnt know truly if he was there. Also, if Law was working with Monet, he would have planned for some sort of retrieval. lastly, She was ready to blow the island sky high, if it wasnt for ceasars untimely stab, she would have done it. She even wants doflamingo to be pirate king

xtremekidxon Jan. 19, 2013 at 2:48 a.m.

why are you a week behind?

jj_jacksonon Jan. 19, 2013 at 1:32 p.m.

Doflamingo is an interesting guy. he seems like just a stepping stone for the straw hats but i big one. his powers still arent fully explained.

LordTerminalon Jan. 21, 2013 at 3:41 p.m.


EDIT: Waitaminute I just thought of something. Couldn't Law technically put someone else's heart into Monet's dead body and have them live on through Monet? Like somebody who's dying or something can live through this method? Maybe that's what Oda's planning.

Oh don't look at me like that. This is One Piece. Stranger things have happened.

FoxxFireArt moderator on Jan. 22, 2013 at 3:51 p.m.


Technically, I'm not a week behind. It's the scan groups are somehow getting chapters a week before they're officially released in Japan. Possibly a retailer. This actually explains something I've never quite understood. It explains why the covers on WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP always had a date printed on them that was a week ahead. Also, why I could never find a cover image on the Japanese Amazon until a week later.

It doesn't feel right to be posting a review about a chapter that has't even been released in Japan.


It's more likely that it's next to impossible to kill anyone on ONE PIECE. Monet will likely be found by Chopper or Law as they are trying to cure everyone the gas infected. Remember that one of the weaknesses of Caesar's gas is that it's too slow. That's why he altered it to freeze the body.

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