chapter 321

Sanji explaining to Usopp in chapter 321 about the captain’s orders:

Nami doing the same in chapter 881:

Both understood the reason why Luffy didn’t want to be helped. It’s not only about his pride as captain, but because he wanted to protect the crew by giving them an opportunity to escape that shouldn’t be wasted. In chapter 321, from Aokiji, and in chapter 881, from Katakuri.

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Cook-Doctor Collaboration

Sanji and Chopper are the main caregivers of the crew in that both share the vital responsibility of looking after the crew’s health. I love it when Sanji’s eager to offer assistance to Chopper with his cooking and Chopper gladly tells him how he could help. Their cooperation is crucial for the crew’s well-being and it warms my heart to see these two so well-aware of this :) 

Things I need Kishimoto to explain: 

  • Both times Kakashi insists upon whispering requests in Tenzō’s ear (Chapter 316/319) even though he wears a mask and there’s no real danger of Naruto overhearing them 
  • In Chapter 319 when Naruto is sleeping a significant distance away from the others but Kakashi and Tenzō are sleeping right next to each other
  • In Chapter 321 when Tenzō is a blushing disaster after Kakashi gives him one (1) compliment and a sparkling gaze
  • In Chapter 455 when Tenzō is absolutely adamant about Naruto not going to see the Raikage and knows it goes against the village’s wishes but one shoulder pat and announcement from Kakashi changes his mind
  • In ‘Perfect Weather for a Wedding’ in Konoha Hiden when Kakashi and Tenzō literally prepare Naruto’s wedding together and Tenzō has the time of his life just because Kakashi smiles and trusts him

anonymous asked:

Let us fill the gruvia tag with some positivity. What are your top 5 gruvia moments?

YESYESYES! Let’s do this! (¬‿¬)

1) Chapter 416 - “You are so warm.”

Gray at his most vulnerable, trembling in her arms, and Juvia being there to comfort him is a beautiful moment, one which I will never get over. I love her words, ‘You are so warm’. So special and so right for this scene. 

2) Chapter 366 - “I’m here with you.”

“I’m here with you.” is such a simple thing to say yet it meant so so much here! It showed that Gray tried to comfort Juvia on a personal level, an intimate moment shared by the two of them and the two of them alone. I had a hard time picking between this moment and ch. 416 as number 1!  

3) Chapter 453 - “You’re always by my side.”

WHO EXPECTED THIS BEAUTIFUL MOMENT TO APPEAR OUT OF NOWHERE? I love this scene so much! Gray being crystal clear with his words and intentions, Juvia being surprised but also giving him time…It just shows how far the two of them have come, from first being enemies to being thankful for each other with a promised future ahead of them.

4) Chapter 499 - “I wanted to protect you no matter what the cost.”

This moment still hasn’t sunk in ._. It still hurts to read this chapter. ANGST.
The fact that they both simultaneously decided that they’d rather harm themselves than one another says it all. Protection is a huge theme with Gruvia. They continuously watch over each other and try to protect one another throughout the manga, and in 499, it was finally said out loud too. I also love that Gray said “NO…the thought of hurting you…”. Juvia is clearly more than a friend to him and I cannot wait for his answer after the war because it’s obvious Mashima is saving it for that time! ^.^

5) Chapter 321 - “We can work together better than them.”

THIS. I love the way Mashima drew these panels, showing step by step how Gray put his hand on Juvia’s shoulder, then she put her hand over his and finally, they held hands. The reassurance and intimacy is just perfectly portrayed here. I love their individual magic and their unison raids. Lastly, I love that together, they make the perfect team.

Thanks for sending this in! Ah, I miss Gruvia ^.^

NALU MOMENTS IN THE MANGA

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THIS IS MY GIFT FOR NALU WEEK TO MY FELLOW NALU FANS. HERE IS ALL THE MOMENTS IN THE WHOLE MANGA (i think). THIS IS FOR USE OF INSPIRATION AND JUST NOSTALGIA. IT CAN ALSO BE HELPFUL AT TIMES. SORRY FOR BOTHERING THE NALU TAG ALL THIS TIME. NALU ♥ EVERYWHERE. (should I keep updating or just leave it like that when more nalu moments happen?)

About Serendine

(chapter 317)

(chapter 321)

So far, Serendine was given the most important spot in both flashbacks she has appeared. That’s why I was thinking that she’ll keep getting lot of panel time/development in the upcoming sinbad no bouken arcs. Especially in the Sindria vs Partevia fight. I can see her playing a crucial role on that arc. Not only because of her relations to both nations but also because of these magi flashbacks where she’s on focus.