News print must be pretty envious of the ONE PIECE world. Few places in the real world are so dependent on regular print media for the distribution of big news. Perhaps projection transponder snailsare not yet readily available. It appears that Doflamingo took Law's offer that would give him back Caesarand avoid a fight with Kaido, but Traffy seems to have trick up his feathered-collar. I can't image Luffy or anyone would actually be willing to just hand the mad scientist over.
I have to wonder how news of all the various pirate alliances came out to the public. There's no way of telling for Eustass' group, but we know that the Straw Hats didn't advertise. I can only image that was Doflamingo taking action to rob Law of his seat among warlords.
Well, color me impressed that Don Quixote had the guts to challenge Kuzan for as long as he did. Kuzan seems to bring some hope that Smoker may not be out of the plot for too long. Something big seems to be on the horizon, and the Marines could get involved. You wont ever hear me objecting to more Tashigi. Will we be seeing a massive battle next with various factions clashing in the weeks ahead? Either way, I want to know the name of his adorable penguin buddy.
Not one to shy away from a bit of fan service. I didn't mind the bath scene with Robin, but Oda isn't one to use it so frequently or blatantly. The last arc ended with one of these. It almost feel as if Oda has had this lecherous kid joke in his back pocket for years, and he finally had an opportunity to put it in the series. The joke just doesn't seem to fit.
How is it that Kin'emon slashes his blades at Zoro without a second thought, but we've yet to see any closure on the conflict that happened between the samurai and Law just prior to the Punk Hazard events? They've noticed each other by now. Shouldn't he have more rage toward the man who was keeping him from his son and sliced him into a living puzzle?
There just seems to be a theme running with the Shonen Trilogy this week. They tease things to come but never close the deal in any scene. I'd enjoy going into more detail for this chapter, but not a great deal happened this week. The majority of this chapter was filled with gags to draw out the idea of waiting for Don Quixote's response to Law's ultimatum. Not that I'm saying the jokes weren't mostly funny. It's just a bit disappointing to wait a week for a set up chapter to the impending arc. What twist do you think Law has planned for next week?