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ONE PIECE Ch. 768 Review

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What makes this worse. That injection isn't covered by Doffy's health care plan.
What makes this worse. That injection isn't covered by Doffy's health care plan.

As Dressrosa is surrounded in chaos, Law reveals his last remaining secret to Doflamingo. Not just that he's one of the D, who are the enemies of the Celestial Dragons; but he's prepared and able to pull the trigger on his life.

The Good

I bet these two could be like Luffy and Bon Clay, one day.
I bet these two could be like Luffy and Bon Clay, one day.

This chapter spends little time changing gears from melodrama to heavy shonen-action mode. If you were missing something, Oda certainly put a touch of nearly everything here or there. Something that I really take away from this chapter is that Law's abilities are one of the more amazing in their potential for combat. We saw the promise in the Punk Hazard Arc, and now we're witnessing the payoff. He's a character who's abilities are appropriately balanced by limiting extraordinary power within a confined location.

One of the greatest surprises out of these brawls has to be Franky vs. Senor Pink. The two have a strange sense rivalry/respect going. The creator isn't even attempting to paint this character in a bad light. I'd really enjoy seeing more. Although, wanting so see more is sort of the theme for this week.

The Bad

I know that flashback went on longer than many expected, but was it really long enough to warrant spending so much of this chapter reintroducing us to all the main antagonists and their abilities? I think the concept of running down everyone's current location and situation is justified enough. It just took up so much space and went into a lot of extraneous detail.

Verdict 3/5

The issue moves well, and it has some really great action scattered throughout. However, I almost wonder if this was a chapter that was more crafted by editorial desire than the will of the creator. I can just imagine Oda's editor saying that so much time was spent away from current events that he needs to start this one off with a graph showing where everyone is in relation to one another. In that sense, Violamakes for a superb expositional character with her abilities. I can look past this for now. On the condition that re-re-reintroductions don't pop up once again.

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Dekken is online on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:44 p.m.

I also think that too many pages were dedicated to the recap part of the chapter, if the editors are worried that kids who have recently discovered the manga are not going to understand what's going on, then why don't include just a page with a map that summarizes the current situation of everyone? (I guess a paragraph in a narrator's box would be too boring).

However this pages are giving us new information, little updates of some of the fights and setting up stuff for future chapters, so I guess I can't complain much.

PS: By the way guys, I don't know if this was mentioned before but, I checked the One Piece wiki and the Dressrosa Arc, even though it is still not finished, has surpassed the Skypie Arc in terms of number of chapters some weeks ago. Amazing.

takashichea moderator is online on Nov. 25, 2014 at 4:53 p.m.

Oh the manga does maps, too?! I haven't read One Piece manga since Skypiea. I like how the anime did maps. Sometimes, the anime also does lengthy recaps to stall the episodes.

I haven't thought about the children that Dekken had mentioned. I know some kids who have really short attention spans.

I can't believe the anime had caught up to the manga.

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Destinyheroknighton Nov. 25, 2014 at 7:02 p.m.

@Dekken:

Well, it not just the new readers. I hear that kids are getting confuse with the arc, there so many things are happening. I understand why Oda put this here and I don't see Shonen Jump giving Oda an extra page. They didn't give Kishimoto the cover, when Naruto ended LOL!

Anyway, I do like how Oda did the recap, the silhouettes of the Doflamingo family are a nice touch.

And like that we finally find out, what Dellinger is.

I'm hype for the next chapter, here hoping Robin will lay the smack down on Trebol and Rebecca will step in to fight. The end is near for the Dressrosa arc, I feel Oda will do an cool off arc after this is over. Then again, Nami, Sanji, Chopper, Brook and Momonosuke are being hunted by Big Mom crew.

Juubion Nov. 26, 2014 at 5:23 a.m.

I found this whole "natural enemy" deal kind of ridiculous and unnecessary, that's about it.

I don't know if it is yet another Naruto side-effect or I'm just a "science" explanation kind of guy, but bringing up mystical "curses" to a conflict serve no purpose.

Destinyheroknighton Nov. 26, 2014 at 1:57 p.m.

@Juubi:

One Piece have a talking skeleton with an Afro and magic fruit that give you powers. It already past ridiculous a long time ago LOL!

Any who, it not an "curse". It more of a superstition that the Celestial Dragons have about the D. and it probably connected to the Void Century and the kingdom that was wipe from the maps. Also the fan translation got that part wrong (I assuming that, because the Jump version didn't say natural enemy), Trebol was warning Doffy about Law's power was in range. I hear a lot of people was confuse by it

Law is playing up Doffy's superstition about the D., that what I got from it :)

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