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Weekly One Piece Discussion: Chapter 583

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One Piece chapter 583 has us stuck in the middle of a flashback, because we all know that it wouldn’t be One Piece if there wasn’t a flashback now and then. This time we are taken back to when Luffy was just a young lad, stuck within the bandit home of the Dadan Family. But all Luffy wants to do is to make a friend, but when it comes to making friends Luffy always has to work for them, and that’s why we love him.


The Good 

Even though this isn’t the first adventure Luffy has experienced (we still have yet to see the jungle survival story), we are given the opportunity to witness Luffy’s tenacious attitude at such a young age. All Luffy wants to do is make friends with Ace, but Ace hates the kid more than anything else. Ace doesn’t care what happens to this small pest that keeps on following him, so he does anything to keep Luffy away. Including doing things like throwing him off a bridge, or kicking trees down on top of him. Ace doesn’t want Luffy to follow him for a reason, for Ace is secretly keeping a stash of cash and treasure so that him and his buddy, Sabo, can one day buy a pirate ship.

If money is all that Ace cares about, why does he still live with the Dadan Family? The answer is simple. The path through the mountains to his hidden treasure trove is actually a very effective means of training, due to all the beasts and environmental obstacles in the way. Luffy never gives up, and after three months of crossing this mountain path over and over again, he finally makes it through in one piece, but this still doesn’t impress Ace. In fact Ace and Sabo want to kill him now that Luffy knows where the treasure is located. But they never get a chance, since Luffy is kidnapped by a member of the Bluejam pirates, one of Ace’s many victims.

The Bad

Not that it is bad per say, but what is going to happen to Ace’s best friend Sabo? Since this is the first time we have heard of him, the chances of him actually surviving this flashback are slim to none. However, the name Sabo might also be a nickname, so there is a chance that he could actually be another character we know in the One Piece universe, like Law for example (they have sort of the same hat, cut me some slack), but I doubt it.

The Verdict 4/5

It is hard to believe Ace had this intense anger toward Luffy at such a young age. Why can’t Luffy ever make friends with people who actually like him in the beginning? Either way, Luffy right now is in a dangerous situation, and Shanks is not here to save him this time. Will Ace and Sabo save Luffy, or will a member of the Dadan Family jump in?
Burntlettuceon May 8, 2010 at 1:19 p.m.
I personally didn't like it. I understand the importance in finding out what happened in the past with Luffy and Ace but this feels somewhat dragged out. Hopefully Oda doesn't drag it out to much, I really want the crew back together ><. 
Sambo was mentioned before in chapter 574.
GodLen staff on May 8, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.
@Burntlettuce:  You are right, he said "If it wasn't for the Sabo thing", which means something did happen to him, which isn't looking too good. But he still could of survived and became Law or Pell 
Darkguruon May 8, 2010 at 1:41 p.m.
Loved this chapter. Luffys face when he was lying was awesome 
FoxxFireArt moderator on May 8, 2010 at 2:44 p.m.
I love the shot of Luffy trying to lie.
I'm curious how long this flashback arc will last. Robin's flashback story arc was eight chapters. Meaning it took eight weeks for it to be over. I wonder if Oda would really stretch this out for that long, or get the story moving forward. I'm sure the readers are starting become restless to get the crew back together.
It is an interesting idea that Sabo might be someone we already know. For the longest time everyone just assumed that Ace and Luffy were biological brothers.
It was interesting that Law was the only one who moved in to rescue Luffy.
Naruto79on May 9, 2010 at 5:15 a.m.

Definitely liked the panel where Luffy tried to lie. Was maddd classick!!! Overall, I thought it was good and it'll be interesting to see where it goes from here. 

Morteinon May 9, 2010 at 1:32 p.m.
I don't think we'll see crew completed in next 3-5 months
Yumuluon May 10, 2010 at 4:35 a.m.
Yay to a flashback afther let see ...  we are at chapter 583 and last time the crew was together was ... chapter 513. It not like we allreally got 70 weeks  of luffy running around.  I really hope that the flashback wont last for too long.
Sabo could be a two headed merman for all I care.
Samaelon May 10, 2010 at 5:25 a.m.
Loved this chapter
JThree47605on May 11, 2010 at 9:02 a.m.
It was a little interesting. I dont really like flashback chapters much but it will do.
Samaelon May 11, 2010 at 9:33 a.m.
@JThree47605 said:
" It was a little interesting. I dont really like flashback chapters much but it will do. "
Agreed with not liking flash backs, especially when they drag on for to long.
GodLen staff on May 11, 2010 at 2:59 p.m.
@Samael: Like the Robin story.
MisterMolluskon May 11, 2010 at 4:40 p.m.
Ah, this remains my favorite manga.
RendyOratmangunon May 22, 2010 at 7:23 a.m.
wow.........are u kidding?.......this flashback is really marvelous, i wonder if this flashback didn't happen, i really don't know about the story why luffy got power to protect others..

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