One Piece Chapter 882 Review
This arc just keeps getting better and better
We open with a cover page and it’s now following Ideo. Can’t wait to see what he and Blue Gilly get up to
We start off in the mirror world where Katakuri is waxing philosophically.
Don’t feel bad Bruee, I think Luffy’s just taken way too many blows to the head in this fight to remember your name.
Well looks like big bro Katakuri has always been this amazing. Also nice to see some genuine sibling affection now. Katakuri did this last chapter where he yelled at Luffy for hurting his family and it’ nice to see that wasn’t a throw away line of characterization.
I absolutely love this because a lot earlier in this arc, Brulee was basically being dragged around and forced to do things and really just being a pack-mule, now no one can lay finger on her without getting hurt. I think that’s proof of karma.
Katakuri attacks using a spear because we just need to keep adding to how powerful this guy is. I know he’s got a billion beri bounty, so it really feels like Oda is trying to show that this really is a tier above other villains they’ve fought.
We cut to the real world where Big Mom and Perospero are alerted to where the Straw Hats are heading. Also we find out that his monster is a candy monster likely made by Perospero. Actually I’m curious, this creature seems to be a homie, but was made out of candy so it originally was produced by Perospero, so I’m wondering if big mom can make a homie out of something made from a devil fruit. Like what if she fought Aokiji and he used Pheasant Beak, could Big Mom use her Soul Soul powers to turn that into a Homie against Aokiji? Man this fruit just keeps getting stronger.
Nuts Island? That sounds like a very low grade porno.
Yeah and Perospero tries to get Big Mom on track.
We cut back to the Mirror world where, big shock, Luffy isn’t doing to well.
ARE YOU SERIOUS!! Katakuri is an Awakened Devil Fruit User, holy shit! I mean I heard some people suspected it, but when I heard that I was thinking “nah, he’s already really powerful, I doubt it”. Guess I was wrong.
We cut back to sweet city where Mont-d’Or is keeping track of all the ships movements. And Pekoms is there.
We get this nice moment of seeing Tamago’s respect for Pedro and also thinking that maybe the Straw Hats are more than they expected.
Actually Tamago, accidents like that follow them no matter where they go. It just kinda happens.
We see that Bege and his bitchin ship are heading to Cacao Island for Chiffon. Well I mean what were we expecting, that’s his wife, of course he’s going to go pick her up.
We also hear that the Germa 66 have been defeated….
Actually that’s Niji on the den den mushi, so does he sound like that member of the family he just beat up or is that one of his enhancements, to modify his voice. I only ask because Niji in the anime appeared and man is his voice deep.
Also yeah the Germa are coming back into the picture. HYPE!
Germa 66 for new grand fleet member, please??
Okay so post chapter follow up: Where do I begin!? Okay so positives of the chapter first, Luffy vs Katakuri has lived up to its potential and really shows just how strong a billion beri bounty pirate is. I mean we saw Jack, but he got smashed by Zunisha. But yeah, Katakuri has his Haki, his Mochi, this spear, now he’s awakened. Wow.
I like the interlude with Mont-d’Or (he’s actually a member of the family I wanted to see more of) and seeing a more human side of Tamago and Pekoms.
And the Germa’s too, man. It’s so great to see them not get shoved off to the side of the arc and that they’re going to, hopefully, help out. Man Cacao Island is going to be a intense.
In terms of technicals, I really loved the pacing in this chapter as well.
If there is one negative, I do kinda wish we got a page with the straw hats to see where they are, but hey we know they’re going to Cacao too so maybe it wasn’t that needed.
Final Verdict: 9/10
- Great Pacing
- Great Action
- Great Characterization
- All around great