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ONE PIECE Ch. 751 Review

At least Luffy has a valid reason for being lost. This exact same thing happens to people with GPS.

As Sabo tests out his new powers while holding off the Navy, Luffy and Law are being led to a shortcut that may be too good to be true. This could be a literal dead end for our hero.

The Good

Someone give the translation team a raise.
Someone give the translation team a raise.

Great opening with the fight between Fujitora and Sabo, and the action is like something out a of Michael Bay movie -- naturally I'm talking about the meteors destroying huge sections of the city. Though our time with that fight scene is short lived, we go right back to Luffy surrounded by chaos on all sides.

You know, I hadn't even thought of this until the current chapter, but what if some of the bandits and mercenaries on the island sided with Doflamingo? Loyalties of nearly everyone need to be carefully questioned. How else do you really explain what happens here at the end. Even if Kelly Funk thought this was a shortcut, how could he have thought it led to the Flower Field when it's really just a well. It was all too good to be true. This kind of environment isn't the safest place for such a trusting protagonist.

I normally don't make commentary on the chapter opening stories, but it appears that this one will be focusing on Jimbei'sreturn to the Straw Hats. That's an interesting choice. You'd think he'd just show up out of nowhere to surprise the audience. Now, we have a general idea of what he's doing and when he'll arrive. Those side-stories always move at a much slower pace. However, this one is described as "Limited".

The Bad

It seems to be a running theme this week. Let's start a chapter off with a profoundly epic battle that I'm very keen on following, then cut away suddenly to something completely different. While that very thing irritated me with BLEACH, it wasn't as bad here. At least Luffy has a reason to stop moving forward. He was fooled into a trap, and it all ends on an actual surprise ending.

Verdict 4/5

Despite being teased with some action, the transfer over to Luffy and the gang served to move the plot along. I'm really excited to know Rebecca and Robin will be in the party to bring Trafalgar the key to his cuffs. I'd love to see these two in more of a fight. It then all ends with a confrontation that I honestly didn't see coming so soon. Doflamingo is definitely in the running for most effective villain in manga history.

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Destinyheroknighton July 2, 2014 at 4:40 p.m.

Wow, I should have saw it coming, cause the "shortcut" does look like a well. That a good plan, nice job Doffy. Also, Funk brothers!! You betray God Usopp. I hope Abdullah and Jeet will beat you up and feed you to the crocodiles

Hmm, thinking about it. Both Abdullah and Jeet and the funk brothers are base off of real professional wrestlers, so I guessing they will have a tag team match. (That would be awesome)

Fujitora is so reckless with his powers, I thinking he just got them.

Man, I feel bad for Sabo. He probably really want to save Ace, but couldn't (I think Dragon won't allow him). Now, he probably be Luffy's Tuxedo Mask :)

I can't wait to see Robin throw down again, it been so long. I guessing she be fighting Trebol while Rebecca take on Diamante. I think Kyros will come in and help Rebecca. Leo and Bartolomeo will be fighting the other members of Doffy's family

Now, I wondering what rolls Bellamy and Jesus Burgess will play. They are wild cards

I thinking Jimbei will be help Sanji's group at the in of the cover story

Anyway, an awesome chapter this week. Can't wait until next week

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