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Weekly Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach Manga Discussion

Join us for a talk about the recent events in the three major Shonen Jump series.


Welcome to a new feature that I’m starting this week, and will go until the end of time. (Because we all know Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach will never end.) In this feature I will discuss the newest chapters in Shonen Jump’s most popular manga franchises, which of course are Naruto, One Piece and Bleach. Of course all the nasty information will be in spoiler tags, so don’t click if you don’t want to be spoiled. Let’s get started.

Naruto 484 



 
 
 
 

One Piece 575 


 
 
 
  
 
 


Bleach 393 


GodLen staff on Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:05 p.m.
For those One Piece fans I found this image, I wonder if this will be true because I damn well want to see Franky turn into a giant robot.

Destinyheroknight is online on Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:15 p.m.

AIZEN!
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:40 p.m.
I haven't followed Bleach in a LONG time. Last time I read that series, Ichigo was just starting to fight Ulpuiorra and Aizen had arrived at what he thought was Karakura Town and found all the Captains there.
Naruto I'm following vaguely. Things have just became sooooo Emo lately. For Pete's sake, SOMEONE kill Sasuke and put him out of 'my' misery. Naruto used to be fun to read.
 
One Piece is a frequent follow, the same for Detective Conan. I got to say that I'm pretty sick of the Whitebeard War Arc. I really want it to be over so the crew can get back together again. There have also be a LOT of breaks recently. Seems understandable when you look at how many double page panels there have been with so much detail. Two page panels used to be extremely rare in One Piece, but more recently it's in every chapter.

I'm still on the fence if 'that character' will really remain dead. Never know what Oda has up his sleeve. Perhaps Ivan can do some hormone or transfer if he gets to him in time. He may be dead, but can still be resuscitated.
I have heard a story that Whitebeard is roughly based on some guy Oda knew that passed away not long ago.
 
I'm on edge about what changes Oda might put to One Piece. Especially after the trauma Luffy suffered. The only thing I'm looking forward to after this. Luffy's new bounty.
 
I still believe that the Straw Hat crew may get one new member that is from the New World when they get there. Robin was a wealth of information about that first end of the Grand Line, but I don't think she has ever been to the other side. She didn't know how you get there with a ship coating. I believe WAYYYY back Luffy said he wanted a crew of about ten people back at the tail end of Chapter 1. That would even out the numbers with Blackbeard's crew.
HawkofLighton Feb. 26, 2010 at 7:50 p.m.
 
Hell yeah! Luffys new bounty is going to be outrageous. Im still wondering how Oda is going to go about getting Luffys crew back togeather. That may be a long and drawn out process, but very gratifying in the end.    
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 26, 2010 at 8:05 p.m.
@HawkofLight: 
I seriously doubt it will be long and drawn out. I think most of the crew are in islands on the Grand Line (need to confirm that)
metalsnakezeroon Feb. 26, 2010 at 8:38 p.m.
Bleach: WTH is going on in a bad way.
Naruto: WTH is going on in a good way.
One Piece:
GodLen staff on Feb. 26, 2010 at 9:06 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: i believe some of his crew are outside the grand line, i think one of them is in south blue, or maybe i'm thinking of something else.
Mikenon Feb. 26, 2010 at 9:34 p.m.
I...still need to catch up to One Piece. I suppose I'll get to that soon, but that could be anywhere between tomorrow and 5 years. It's not that I'm not interested, it's just that I'm so lazy when it comes to having to catch up with some 320 so chapters. I know I could do it in a day or two's time, but I've been less and less inclined to put forth that much effort recently.
 
Bleach:
 
Naruto:
I still say rename the series to "Sasuke" -- Naruto's pretty much a side character now
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 26, 2010 at 9:53 p.m.
@GodLen: 
I took a quick inventory of the crew at the positions of the islands they were sent to. 
 
GodLen staff on Feb. 26, 2010 at 10:01 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: that makes things a lot easier.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 26, 2010 at 10:21 p.m.
@GodLen: 
What I'm curious about. I wonder what will happen if Sanji finds out what Island Luffy was sent to after what he went through on Kamabakka Island.
Morpheuson Feb. 26, 2010 at 10:27 p.m.
I think Luffy will be out of action for a while. He's never been this emotionally damaged before.
Kuma_From_Argentina is online on Feb. 27, 2010 at 2:41 a.m.
@GodLen:  If that woman is Luffy mom I'm the king of rome....
JackSukeruon Feb. 27, 2010 at 3:45 a.m.
As someone who doesn't follow the weekly scantlations of these, or even their anime's anymore, I guess I'm out of the loop. 
 
Aw well, the manga I'll catch up eventually.
HawkofLighton Feb. 27, 2010 at 6:32 a.m.
@Miken:
I copleatly agree with you on the whole Bleach matter. 
As for One Peice. That would be awsome if that Drunkin chick was Luffys Mom. LOL JK
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 27, 2010 at 7:06 p.m.

Blackbeard's Motives

This is something that I have been wondering for a while. Blackbeard went through a LOT of trouble to get the position with the Shichibukai. Going after Luffy and having that epic battle with Ace. Yet he tossed it aside so easily and quickly.
It makes me think that all Blackbeard wanted was to free those prisoners from Impel Down to pad his crew. Either he wanted a crew of absolutely infamous pirates, or he knew of them from the past. He needed to be a Shichibukai to get access to Impel Down. Once he had it, he abandoned the title.
 
About that female pirate. I'm betting that is Catarina Devon. Ivan talked about her and the others in Chapter 538. She is said to be the most dangerous woman ever imprisoned in the Great Pirate Age, Also. I'm pretty sure Luffy's mother is already dead. The cause might explain why Dragon became a Revolutionary.
 
About Blackbeard's other members. There is Shiryuu that we know as the former Warden of Impel Down. Also in Chapter 538, Ivan named off several other people who were imprisoned in the mysterious Level 6. Colossal Battleship-san, Juan Wolf, and Mighty Drinker Busco Shot. The names seem to match the appearance of these new characters.
GodLen staff on Feb. 27, 2010 at 8:17 p.m.
@FoxxFireArt: you are right, he had to get a better crew if he wants to become the king of the pirates, plus i'm sure he wanted to get the shichibukai spot so that he could be close to whitebeard when he invades. Maybe he also plans on owning the government as well? 
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 27, 2010 at 9:16 p.m.
@GodLen: 
I'm not so sure Blackbeard became a Shichibukai to be close to attack Whitebeard. His original goal was to capture Luffy in order to earn that title. Ace just appeared first and became a Plan B. The reason to be a Shichibukai was most likely because he knew those people were in Impel Down and needed to be a Shichibukai to gain access. It was the only way to get the Gates of Justice to open for him, and raid it to increase his crew with the absolute worst of the worst.
Being there to see Whitebeard die is probably just a perk. They had been hiding before and just watching.
 
I was thinking about something today. Taking current events into consideration. The three major Marine/World Government bases in the Grand Line have been destroyed. Enies Lobby was destroyed by the Marines, but blamed on Luffy; Luffy infiltrated Impel Down and left it a mess after his escape, and who knows what Blackbeard did when he also escaped later with his new crew; and now Whitebeard destroyed Marineford. Surely, they must have some kind of bases in the New World, but that's still huge. 
I'm doubting that he could take over the Government. There is still the Tenryuubito and the Gorousei(they oversee the Marines, Shichibukai, and Cipher Pol). Out of desperation they may inlist him, but I doubt Blackbeard gives a rat's rear about the World Government now that he has what he wanted from them.
 
There is a chance Bon Clay could of escaped as well when Blackbeard staged his break out.
 
Either way, One Piece should be out this week and it shouldn't take too long to get some kind of news
Morpheuson Feb. 28, 2010 at 2:58 a.m.
@FoxxFireArt: Your probally right, but even then im sure he would have predicted that capturing either Luffy or Ace would have resulted in some force keeping the marines busy while he was invading impel down. If they haden't they would have easily put a stop to him. 
 
Maybe when he orignally planned to capture Luffy he knew someone would try and save him, perhaps dragon and the revolutionaries.
FoxxFireArt moderator on Feb. 28, 2010 at 12:11 p.m.
@Morpheus: 
That theory would be dependent on Blackbeard knowing that Luffy is Dragon's son. Even Ivan, Dragon's ally, didn't know he had a son. Blackbeard went after Luffy when he saw how large his bounty was on Jaya, also because he defeated Crocodile.

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