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ONE PIECE Ch. 733 Review -- AV MOD MATERIAL

What starts with action ends with a touching parental drama...and a little more action.

Usopp, Robin, and the Tontatta Army have begun the invasion of the factory, Rebecca faces foes on all sides after her head, and Toy Soldier reflects on the things he could and couldn't do for his daughter.

The Good

She should have bought the extended warranty.
She should have bought the extended warranty.

This chapter had an unexpected twist as it nears the end. I was enjoying the action of Usopp and the Tontattas beginning their raid -- including the costume changes, then events takes a surprisingly emotional turn. Toy Soldier starts to think back to training his daughter, and it forced Rebecca to face the harsh reality that so many of us either neglect or are oblivious to until it happens. It's the fact that our parents are likely not always going to be there for us and protect us. Toy Solider being -- well -- a toy makes his vulnerabilities so much more obvious and dramatic.

I'm just left wondering if by "human power" was Toy Solider talking about Haki? Was he pulling a Miyagi and teaching her about these abilities in a round about way? Luffy did suspect her of using Observation Haki earlier.

The Bad

I want to know the name of all these adorable munchkins.
I want to know the name of all these adorable munchkins.

I was really looking forward to seeing the stage of the tournament that would show off Rebecca's fighting style, and isn't it ironic that we've seen next to nothing of that brawl? Though, I can't really complain about that too much with the story that has been dropping. Just as we start to get some of what I was looking for, it all suddenly comes to a crashing end. I'll be really irritated if Rebecca has fallen out of this tournament.

Verdict 4/5

We really have to put aside the Sabo issue. That will be explained eventually, and we need to just focus on what we have before us. What we have may not be so much the beginning of what will be the Dressrosa War, but it's entertaining none the less. I hadn't even considered dealing with the issues of Rebecca and Toy Soldier. That's become far more complicated than I first imagined. I'm anxiously looking forward to seeing who's left standing next week.

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tximinomanon Jan. 7, 2014 at 6:21 p.m.

I keep hoping that Usopp will eventually step up and keep getting disapointed by the fact that he's just a punchline for the most part.

He could be so cool...

Destinyheroknighton Jan. 7, 2014 at 9:51 p.m.

@tximinoman:

Usopp always step up when it matter, he just a coward 90% of the time and that who he is (he is the type of guy who don't want to get hurt). That why I like him so much :)

Any who, I love the flashback of Soldier and Rebecca, it show their family bond and I think its also showing the winner of block D. My theory is that Rebecca was push to the limit by Suleiman and use King's Haki to KOing everyone, but she was knock down by Suleiman (it would fit in with the flashback)

The Tontatta are awesome, can't wait to see what they can really do.

And the upcoming Sugar and Trebol Vs Usopp and Robin and Tontatta fight will be awesome, wondering what type of DF Trebol ate and how Sugar will use her powers in a fight

I'm digging the new outfit Robin and Usopp have

Can't wait for the next chapter, in two weeks :(

FoxxFireArt moderator is online on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:59 p.m.

@Destinyheroknight: @tximinoman:

Part of Usopp's charm is that he isn't just another gung-ho manga hero that races into a fight. Usopp is a coward, but he'll pull through when you really need him. It makes it more meaningful when he does.

tximinomanon Jan. 8, 2014 at 10:28 p.m.

@FoxxFireArt: I guess my problem is that after the time skip I expected the Strawhats to evolve as characters. But it feels like the only one that has evolve is Luffy (who's still him but his not as naive as he used to) the rest are just over exaggerated version of their old selves.

at least that's how it feels for me.

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