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AV MOD MATERIAL: ONE PIECE Ch. 701 Review

I fear Trafalgar Law's plan may be falling apart just as it begins.

'Cause every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed pirate.
'Cause every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed pirate.

The pirate alliance splits up to follow Law's plan to get one over on the Doflamingo Family. Along the way, Luffy finds himself in a wondrous toy land and befriends a blind sword-fighter.

The Good

You'd understand if you saw what they did.
You'd understand if you saw what they did.

I once heard an interview with the current writer of BATMAN comics, Scott Snyder. In it he pushed against the idea of always creating the best teams possible to work together. It doesn't really open you up to either conflict or an interesting story to read. That philosophy seems to be in play in this week'sONE PIECE. The first two teams Law created were solid enough, but the people assigned to find the SMILE factory is highly questionable. Luffy is easily distracted, Zoro would get lost on a straight path, and Franky is....Franky. Sanji is the most rational of the group, but Dressrosa is filled with beautiful women. Ones who apparently tend to stab people on a regular basis.

The theme of crazy Grand Line islands continues unabated. We've had zombies and centaurs. They always start out seeming like pure insanity, but Oda eventually explains the method behind the madness. Dressrosa may be themed after Spain, but it's filled with living toys. Ones who coexist with humans. I'm not sure I want an explanation as to the genealogy of that family we were introduced to. This is Rick Santorum's nightmare scenario.

The Bad

They're loving to play with that lecherous kid joke these past few weeks. I didn't mind it so much the first time, but that could start getting old extremely fast. It's not as if I'm jealous or anything (*glances away*).

Verdict 4/5

Just a great chapter this week. While we don't see what Doflamingo's men are up to. We are given a visual feast to take in. How the hell can you deny a chapter where the crew is dressed up looking like ZZ Top? We're also introduced to a new character, but the blind sword-fighter has yet to be given a name. He does look familiar. I wonder if Oda's tendency to base character appearances off movie characters is continuing here.

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

Petiewon March 12, 2013 at 11:48 a.m.
New admiral, maybe?
People think he's based on the character Zatoichi (All the other admirals were based on actors as well), and Akainu mentioned he was sending Fujitora out to deal with the situation. I believe it translated as Purple tiger, or something, so it'd fit with the admirals theme again.
Destinyheroknighton March 12, 2013 at 7:40 p.m.

The blind guy is a new admiral (90% sure), his justice is blind justice

I guess the toys are new species Oda was talking about, but it a little freaky thinking about how that lady give birth to a toy robot. Also why do a toy have a dog? He asking for trouble

Love the outfit Team FD&SR are wearing

This arc going to be awesome

FoxxFireArt moderator on March 13, 2013 at 7:58 a.m.

@Destinyheroknight:

The idea of blind justice makes sense. Luffy making friends with a new Admiral would be funny.

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