It is time once again for another long flashback, a staple of One Piece
that we all know and love. This time it is Luffy
’s turn. As we last left him, Luffy was captured by the Bluejam pirates in order to keep his brother Ace safe. Will Ace rescue Luffy this time? Let’s find out.
I have to admit, this chapter was pretty amazing. It clearly shows us what willpower Luffy has, and what he is capable of achieving when his friend’s are in danger. Luffy will not tell the Bluejam pirates where Ace is, no matter how many times he is beaten with iron spiky gloves. He is beaten so hard that even members of the Bluejam crew feel bad for the kid. When Ace and Sabo find out about Luffy’s tight lips, they come to his rescue. But they don’t only rescue Luffy, but beat the crap out of his captor as well; because Ace never runs away from a fight.
This is a very interesting flashback because it is inverse of the past Ace rescue ark. This is one of the reasons why Luffy gave his all to rescue Ace, because Ace gave his all to rescue him. In the end they all put their differences aside and became friends, which I thought would come later in this flashback, but I’m expecting things are not going to remain this cheery for long.
The only thing I wish they did differently was show more of Ace’s fight, but that’s just me. He barely had any fighting time throughout the manga, and then they killed him. Maybe at the end of this flashback he will have a crazy fight scene or something.
The Verdict 5/5
This chapter was shoved to the brim with emotion, and that is what made it great. I actually felt sad for what these pirates did to Luffy as a little boy; I mean seriously, what kind of person in their right mind would tie a boy to a post and hit him with a giant hammer? Nevertheless, I’m expecting worse in the next chapter when the Tenryuubito