elizabello ii

yes...Yes...YEs...YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FINALLY!!!!!!!!!

One Piece came back!!!!

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I’m so freaking happy! These 3 painful long weeks without my beloved series made some part of me vanished…

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but thank God! Everything is all right!! 

After an epic conclusion of the 4th season of GoT, we’ve got FINALLY ONE PIEECE!!!!! :D My tears won’t stop falling down. Literally I’m like Barty right now!

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I FUCKING CAAAAAN’T!!!! THIS COLORSPREAD ROCKS! THERE ARE MY LOVERS!!!!! ZORO… LAW-CHAN… CABBAGE… LUFFY… BARTY… AND …IDEO<3<3<3!!!

I… regret nothing!!!! Oda, give me tears and pain showing Law’s flash…

…back…

huh??!! what the…

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WHERE IS LAW’S FLASHBACK??? WHERE IS CORAZON??? WHAT THE FUCK ODA? GIVE US A LOGICAL REASON WHY THE FUCK YOU DIDN’T BEGIN THIS CHAPTER WITH LAW’S FLASHBACK???

Hope you’ll recover this chapter with something explosive…

hmm… this panel looks nice [hope to see epic duels between them, as it was with CP9..]

oh… this is the most adorable scheme I’ve ever seen… Oda is genius when it comes to create schemes like this one.

Is it me or Kyros looks like here like a teddy bear XD? 

Oh! Kyros! What a coincidence! You’re fine, I’m glad…

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how cute~!!!

BAAAARTY!

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HAHAHHAHAHAH! My God! Thank you Oda for creating Barty! He’s just so flawless!

and that Usopp’s ‘I-don’t-even-get-your-shit-bro’ pose is perfect!

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Robin…. you’re great!

She found it! Shoe found it! This goddamn key to these goddamn Law’s handcuffs!

Aww… family reunion…

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Yeah. Viola is right King Riku… You should trust my husband them, even if they’re pirates.

LOL! Usopp’s my hero a.ka. God right now! XD

hell yeah! Barty is officially a copy of mine! His personality is pretty accurate to mine! I’m like a total freak who loves One Piece. Talking a lot 'bout it with a big enthusiasm

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but back to the plot… It’s very good that Oda didn’t created Rebecca being useless… and she’ll have a bodyguard with her. good luck guys…

wait!

BartyxRebecca???

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Hell Yeah! DO IT FRANKY DO IT!!!!

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NOT YOU AGAIN!!

FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE! GET LOST YOUR FUCKING DIRTY ASS FROM HERE! FRANKY! DEFEAT THIS DISGUSTING GUY RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

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Elizabello is clmbing the wall using his BOXING GLOVES!!!! How no t to laugh at it? And I wonder how Cabbage’s horse will go up? Will it also climb like…

lul XD

so hardcore!

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SABO IS A COMPLETE

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[hope to see Law’s fucking flashback NEXT WEEK because I’m sick of waiting for it!!!, however, this chapter was awesome!]

One Piece #792. 「土下座」 (”Kneeling Down”)

“Exploiting the system of the Ouka Shichibukai, that vile pirate… made himself the king of a country, and in its lands, subjugated none other than the World Government itself. People of Dressrosa, members of the royal family, in place of the World Government… I humbly beg for your forgiveness! It kills me just to know that we were the ones who put you through all this..!”

Synopsis:

Amidst the celebratory cries of the citizens of Dressrosa, Sabo wraps up his fight with Jesus Burgess. The all but defeated Blackbeard Pirate uses his last resort, provoking Sabo with a story about Ace’s last words before being sent to the Marines for his inevitable execution and striking him with a dagger presumably made of kairouseki. However, with his fingers already planted on Burgess’s face, Sabo relentlessly unleashes Ace’s signature attack, Fire Fist, on Burgess before he can make his move. Immediately after, Sabo receives a call from Koala on his Den Den Mushi, in which she reports that they’ve found the list they’ve been looking for and tells Sabo to meet them underground. Meanwhile, the Marines are binding the unconscious members of the Donquixote Pirates in kairouseki chains, King Riku is confronted by his past subjects to re-claim his title, and Admiral Fujitora has made orders to his subordinates to broadcast a transmission to Dressrosa’s three closest neighboring countries. Riku receives the support of his people, the support of old friend King Elizabello II of Prodence, and then finally the support of Fujitora himself, who kneels before the King and begs for his forgiveness in place of the World Government, thereby claiming all responsibility for what Doflamingo, a World Government-inducted member of the Shichibukai, has done to the country of Dressrosa. The entire incident is broadcasted live to the three countries, allowing them not only to publicize before the World Government the actions of Fujitora but also the reality that it was none other than the pirate alliance between Trafalgar D. Water Law and Monkey D. Luffy that saved the country of Dressrosa from this World Government-involved evil.

Review:

After last week’s chapter of celebratory expression one after another, we finally reach a point of dénouement, full of diplomacy and ideologies—and coincidentally enough, with not a single Straw Hat in sight save for Luffy’s oh-so-candid wanted poster profile. A good number of points I tried to predict upon last week show up this week, so I guess it’s worth delving into how I now feel about being wrong and right (mostly wrong) about those things. 

When we switch back to the exciting face-off between Burgess and Sabo, it’s a tad bit disappointing to find out that the confrontation has already come to a decisive end (though comforting is the notion that Sabo easily owns one of the Blackbeard Pirates—the purported number two strongest at that, given his status as captain of the crew’s first ship), as Sabo looks up towards the sky in hearty approval of the distant cheers. Unsurprisingly but perhaps just as enraging as always, we see members of the Blackbeard Pirates resort to underhanded tactics to compensate for their lack of strength, as Burgess provokes Sabo with snubs about Ace’s pitiful state before his death, all the while concealing a dagger apparently made of kairouseki behind his back. Whether or not Sabo was ever actually aware of the dagger in Burgess’s hand before he blasted the guy’s ass away isn’t explicitly depicted; but it really didn’t matter. At the heart of the trial was whether or not Burgess’s taunt could faze Sabo enough to lead to his downfall, and sure enough Sabo passes the test with a brimming display of his maturity (in regard to coping with Ace’s death, in contrast to Luffy overcoming a mental state of madness, Sabo seems to suffer more guilt-based symptoms and is tortured about “if” he could have saved Ace as opposed to the pure “couldn’t" in Luffy’s case—in that sense, it’s not a relatively simple solution of “training to become stronger and able to protect the ones important to him now” for Sabo as it was and still currently is for Luffy). 

In being on the topic of Burgess’s pussy-footed tactics, I’m compelled to express how I am only feeling more and more desperate that the Blackbeard Pirates do not end up being the big bad final bosses that the Straw Hat Pirates go against by series’s end. It’s my opinion that Blackbeard himself was most interesting as an antagonist when he was first revealed to be such; his capture of Ace and betrayal of Thatch effectively transformed him from the bumbling, cherry pie-loving drunk on the side of the road back at Jaya to a dark and manipulative player in the game of (thrones) Pirate King who is among the few characters in the entire series universe who have murdered another prominent character on-screen in cold blood. However, the first impression only seemed to regress (and eventually reverse) as the story progressed and continued to depict Teach as an antagonist viable of that final boss status. His mixture of both intellect and stupidity, of both courage and cowardice made him out to be a baffling character that, while interesting in some respects, definitely is not fearsome enough or conceptually foil to Luffy enough to live up to that position. (Notable examples: how he led his entire crew to being outright demolished by Magellan at Impel Down, how he subsequently suffered a more-than-crushing defeat at the hands of Whitebeard at Marineford after challenging the legend himself, only to end up crawling to his crew’s arms, literally). At this point, despite how insulting it feels to say, he pretty much serves better as a mirror to Luffy, given the fact that they both have lost to the same Magellan and were then again defeated thereafter due to their own degree of impetuousness. 

So, with Burgess down, the leading figures of the Donquixote Family being chained in kairouseki, and Ciper Pol-0 apparently not making a move, the people of Dressrosa are free to decide for themselves what to do in this one-hell-of-an aftermath; and sure enough, in high One Piece fashion, they elect to return power to the previous ruler whose reign had been interrupted by the invasion of pirates. Beyond this typical outcome is Admiral Fujitora’s take on the matter, who, after a long period of remaining a rather neutral force throughout the arc, finally dispels that nonpartisan, going so far as to preventing the immediate report back to Marine headquarters about the defeat of Doflamingo and prostrating before King Riku himself, begging for forgiveness in the name of the World Government (Did someone say, “new favorite admiral”?). Of course, the immediate effect this has is convincing Riku to re-claim the throne to Dressrosa, a matter of course, really; but in the larger scheme of things, its ultimate effect is letting the media of the masses reveal to the world that is was in fact the alliance between the Heart Pirates and the Straw Hat Pirates that brought a downfall to Doflamingo’s tyranny before the World Government could decide how to conspire and mitigate how such news would bolster Law and Luffy’s reputations. 

All in all, after a lengthy arc that has had its own considerable share of distinct moments, the story-telling takes a step back to interweave things with the grand narrative of the series, properly continuing the motif of the eleven members of The Worst Generation who ring in the New Age of Pirates. 

Rating: B+


Additional Note(s):

*Sabo’s Dragon Claw is definitely one of the most effective ways to hold an opponent at point-blank danger. Raise your hand if you tried adjusting your fingers across your own head like that see how they could possibly fit like that.

*Seeing Doffy’s motionless out-of-control body is still surreal at this point. Oda did a really great job depicting his dominance, definitely one of his greatest villains.

*I really hope Sabo’s “softness” isn’t going to end up with Burgess just waking up a few moments later before the Marines can find him and fleeing safely back to his crew, there’s just got to be some repercussions there.

*As far as we know, Burgess isn’t a Devil Fruit user, so it’s a wonder why he didn’t embed kairouseki into his gloves or arm-guard instead of making a dagger out of it—or why everyone else doesn’t do that for that matter.

*Koala’s stressed-out babysitter status is hilarious and makes her that much more lovable.

*Looking at the series of panels of unconscious Doflamingo Pirates and in retrospect, it’s a bit mystifying as to why Señor Pink was the only one who got a proper lifestyle-defining backstory.

*This week’s cover-page was nice, but I hope we get a bit more coverage of Mansherry; she’s a sweetheart and doesn’t deserved to be reduced to nothing other than this arc’s deus ex machina plot device.

*Looks like Maynard is back in top-form. Do you think things are just outright awkward between him and Bartolomeo now?

*Why do I feel like Issho bowing is still taller than most people in the One Piece universe?

*Oda giving us a glimpse at various islands (that we’ll probably never really visit canonically) in the Grand Line is always interesting. One of Dressrosa’s neighboring countries is Applenine Island (The roofs to the buildings are shaped like apples!), do you think they’re the kind of neighbors you could go next door to and ask for some apples, or say, some help from the tyranny of a mad king?

*YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, WHATCHU KNOW ‘BOUT DEM NEW WORLD BOUNTIES THOOOO!? 

I don't know where to start...

this chapter was so fucking awesome +we’ve got this amazing popularity poll + colorspread with TOP 10!!!

so let’s shortly see who they are

congratulations as always (btw. too predictable)

Zoro…. is the third????????? MY GOD! AND HE LOST WITH MY LAW????!!!!!

And Barty is also at the top! YAAAAAY!!!

btw

thank you Japan for giving my sweet her a chance to be at the first 100 favs… I still miss you baby TT^TT

Love it!

so we continue with another good stuff so called Zoro’s being badass all the time

and I love how Zoro can easily find a potential to the trump cards/special attacks which are drawn in doubled pages.

Lao G is the best (or the second) grandpa in OP!
Just forget it what have I seen. Garp rocks. so sorry and Lao G is my no. 2 then

against what?

whaaaaattt theeeee heeeellllll?????

Baby 5, it’s too obvious he’d not be so naive to be your husband…

Lao, your ass is so ….. what the fuck am I writing…… why am I so…

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he copied Brook’s DF! You’re a cheater!

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fuck logic

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hey! That’s so cruel!

look what have you done Sai! Take some responsibilities for it!

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I have some assumption after reading this fragment. What if all Doflamingo Family members (just like Doffy) suffered from their childhood hatred of their parents/family and this is why, like at Baby 5’s case she keeps telling am I needed… it makes sense

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he…. he saved her….

HEY!

poor Chinjao… not only he lost, again, his trump card, but his beloved grandson is about to be Baby 5’s husband.

but this is how life works, you can’t get anything you want. life sucks…

what the…

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aaaaawwwwwwwwww

hell yea!

Hello, my beautiful ugly folks! I’M BAAAAACK!!! PART 2

if there’s anyone who hasn’t read the review of the previous chapter (because I’ve recently come back), then it’s a good occasion to read it here before you scroll down this info:

http://askonepieceeater.tumblr.com/post/125967205144/hello-my-beautiful-ugly-folks-im

okay….

oh Gosh! this cover is so overcrowded! 

I want to have fun with them too! They seem to enjoy this hot summer time!

Sengoku! Tsuru!!! Long time no see! It’s really nice to see you two together here! but wait… it’s Dressrosa, right? uh-oh…

btw. where’s Garp?

I really like this panel a lot! It’s like Tsuru is a sister who doesn’t give any shit and tries to take care of her two carefree idiot brothers XD

SOOOOOO CUUUUUUTE!!!

that’s a terrible joke, King Riku…

is it me or this looks EXACTLY LIKE VIVI’S PREPARATION FOR THE PRINCESS’S SPEECH!

huh? what lie?

it’s so awful!

I won’t accept this ending!

HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! LUFFY IS SO FUCKING PRICELESS!!! I JUST….. (wait a second, I just need a moment to get myself together)

Kyros, sorry but…

oh, Luffy, please…. not again……

BARTY FOR THE NEXT STRAWHAT! BARTY FOR THE NEXT STRAWHAT! BARTY FOR THE NEXT STRAWHAT!!!!!!!!!

BARTY FOR THE NEXT STRAWHAT ! NOW!!!!!!!

I almost forgot Bellamy was with them! honestly, I don’t see him as a nakama and I don’t want to know anything from him even if he regret respecting Doffy

THIS SMELLS LIKE FREAKING ALABASTA!