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One Piece Manga Chapter 992 : Remnants – The Akazaya Nine v Kaido

As Oda Senpai was on a 2-week hiatus, so was I. Apologies for that. I had to sort out some stuff.

Welcome back to another anime review. We’ve got a lot of catching up to do. One Piece Manga Chapter 992 is out after a 2-week hiatus and, the wait was worth it. I loved colored panels so much and, most importantly One Piece colored panels. The one this week is just amazing and reminds me of the good old days.

The main highlight of this episode has to be the fantabulous artwork. The fight between the Akazaya Nine and Kaido was inevitable, and we were all anxious as to what they will do.

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Before diving into that, Big Mom has been explaining herself as to why she teamed up with Kaido in the first place. Marco appears and, our suspicions were confirmed. Perespero had been working undercover with Marco for fulfilling a specific role.

I assume that he and his brethren are in cahoots with the enemy to take down Big Mom. After the events of Whole cake island, I believe the kids resented Big Mom for her antics and want to take her down. I think that’s why Katukuri didn’t show up either. As per my observation, I feel this is the reason.

Marco, the Phoenix, confronts Big Mom. She insinuates that White Beard’s crew has lost their way, but Marco is here to put her in her place. She says that everyone is free to do whatever they want and is not bound by Whitebeard’s will.

I fear that an impending fight is on the way for Marco in the form of Big Mom. Ever since the Marineford war, we haven’t seen Marco in action and, the control of his powers has widened ever since. So pretty much, I guess he has transformed into a beast.

Carrot sees Perespero and wants to take revenge on him for Pedro’s death. This will be a penultimate fight that everyone has been desperately waiting for.

I don’t know how many people think this but, Oda is a chess player. He moves his pieces very carefully and initiates them in such a way that the audience attains redemption and relief in the end. He has a way of tugging our hearts where it hurts and makes us light up like a Christmas tree as well.

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Black Maria is also seen plotting something in the background and, what doom awaits us, we will have to wait and see. Why do all the sinister ones have to be so gorgeous huh? πŸ˜€
I couldn’t help but gaze at this beauty.

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The next page was just mesmerizing. The detailing was truly magnificent, and the fight we have been waiting for has finally begun. Akazaya Nine V Kaido. Ever since the death of Kozuki Oden, the Akazaya Nie have been waiting for this opportunity. Twenty years of pent up frustration, despair, and remorse, are transferred to their weapons, and a full out assault has been initiated, against Kaido.

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Kaido’s scales are strong and are impossible to pierce. Ryou is required to pierce him. The Akazya Nine rips him apart one by one.
Kawamatsu, with his Kappa attack cuts and slices, him up like you would an orange peel. Nekomamushi manages to injure him beneath his chin. Inuarashi saves Kawamatsu and injures Kaido as well. Okiku and Izo tag team and slice open Kaido’s hateful pride.

He wonders as to how he can be overpowered by Oden’s weak disciples. He doesn’t understand the passion and rage behind their actions. He gets taken apart one by one and, he is down for the count.

As a final move, he uses his fire breath against the whole group. Raizo appears from nowhere and uses a scroll to absorb his flame breath. He wraps Kaido in the scroll and gives Kaido a taste of his own medicine.

These series of attacks all represented the torture that Kozuki Oden had to endure during his final minutes. Being boiled alive, humiliated, and defeated. It was a perfect payback.

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Oden’s disciples looked up to him and wanted to be acknowledged by him. Oden teaches them the two sword style using Ryou. A touching scene indeed and representing and fermenting the relationship between Oden and his disciples.

They all stand in heroic fashion and attack!!!!! They hit the same spot that was cut by Oden and Kaido is in unbearable pain. Kaido has received what he deserves.

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The Akazya Nine is having an advantage but will it be enough to take them out?

Until next time. See ya!

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One Piece Chapter 991 : Let Us Die – Formidable Foes And Unexpected Alliances

The One Piece manga is setting up a fierce war between the animal kingdom pirates and the alliance. Things are getting heated up and, surprises pop out of nowhere in every chapter. Let’s dive in.

X Drake wishes to ally with Luffy to take down Kaido. It was presumptuous of him to think that Luffy might accept this request. He attacks the numbers as a tactic to gain trust. We get a glimpse of his conversation with Tobi.

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Tobi flatters Luffy in such a way that he exists in between 2 extremes.
” When he’s a friend, he’s so close to you…but when he is an enemy, he’s completely out of reach. That’s the kind of person he is. ” He said.

I’m impressed that even though they have been apart for so long. Luffy and Tobi share an understanding of each other that is clear as day.

X Drake can’t be trusted just yet until he proves himself in front of the Strawhats. Zoro, Franky, and Jinbei disagree with what he says and, they all have their reason for it. Working under Kaido for so long and then choosing to change sides at the sign of danger. That sounds like a weakness.

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Luffy, on the other hand, straightaway says that he can join them. He is so innocent and Naive. This incident brings back memories. When he asked Law if he would betray them and he said no. Of course, he hasn’t betrayed him till now and, Luffy’s guts are something to rely on. I have no doubt, it’s that gut instinct that will help him find the One Piece. πŸ˜€

Ulti and Page One notices Luffy instantly and charge to stop him. As Luffy escapes, he is followed by the two. Sanji’s eyes straight away go to the cute girl wearing the mask. It’s so obvious. πŸ˜€

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From a far distance, a familiar sniper shoots his special attack to stop Ulti and Page one in their tracks. Ussop and Nami appear and saves the day. They are the most normal people on the crew. The others are superhumans but the definition of humans can only be coined by these guys.

We get a cute Nami v Ussop scene like always. Ussop, hidden behind Nami, talks big and gains the attention of Luffy’s pursuers. Evasion is working to their advantage and we have to agree that it is their ultimate weapon.

Luffy and Sanji rush forward and they stumble onto Scratchmen Apoo. Luffy warns Sanji beforehand to cover his ears. I believe that Luffy used Haki to see the future. The events get more interesting. A lot is going on in each cubicle and, Eichiro Oda needs to be appreciated for his effort. The detail he puts into every slide is incredible.

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Scratcheman Apoo, The numbers, and a new foe have appeared, all are trying to keep Luffy away from Kaido. Nevertheless, Luffy rushes to face Kaido. The penultimate fight that is brewing is to set up Luffy’s platform. I believe that as Luffy is backed up at a corner all the straw hats will assemble to help them. Taking down Kaido is going to be a team effort and its not something that Luffy will be able to do by himself.

The thing about One Piece being a well-told story is that it makes things real. It brings wonder, a lot of fun characters, meaningful relationships, and fights that live up to the hype. A particular level of strength needs to be obtained and harnessed. The power system set up in One Piece is by far the best in any anime.

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Franky leads the giant away from the Dome upon instruction by Jinbei. It is an attempt by Oda to set up a fight for Franky. The subtle clues to his storytelling are seen all over the chapter. Nami teamed up with Ussop chasing away Ulti- Page one is also a subtle foreshadowing of fights to come. As an avid One Piece fan, if your reading or watching One Piece, you’ve got to keep your heart as well as your eyes open.

X Drake and Zoro keep going against each other, arguing about him changing sides. Scratchman Apoo appears in front of them and blabber about summoning more numbers. Zoro and X Drake simultaneously attack him and subdue him. X Drake and Zoro, for a limited time, think about teaming up to take Apoo out.

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Queen unexpectedly appears out of nowhere and uses an ‘uncommon’ item known to the people of Wano. Wano was always backward in progress unlike the other islands on the Grandline. Shut from the world, no resources at all, and yet this weapon was ultramodern. It manages to hurt some samurai and, X Drake is also shocked at it. At first, he doesn’t believe that he can take him out with normal bullets like that. Then he realizes that it might be something else. Drop your theories about this. Do you think it might be seastone bullets to pierce devil fruit users?

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Now we enter my most favorite part in the chapter. Nekomamushi and Inuarashi stand tall in their Sulong transformation. They manage to take out Jack, one of the top performers of Kaido. He massacred many mink tribe members and, this is a befitting end he deserved. He is down for the count and Kaido is mad at this sight. He tells Jack that he is not weak and he did his best to hold back the Sulong transformed Mink Tribe.

Oda portrayed Kaido as a drunk, vicious man who had no mercy or remorse towards anyone. He proved us wrong. Kaido cares for his crew and acknowledges him. He tells him that he has done enough and he needs to tend his wounds.

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Kaido rises to the sky and uses his blast breath. He taunts the Akazaya Nine to’ run, tire and perish’. They have other things in mind. Kinemon rushes up to the flame straightforward and slashes it in half. It was one of the most epic moments. None of the Akazya Nine are backing out, and this time they are taking the fight to Kaido.

Until next time. See ya!

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One Piece Episode 943 : Luffy’s Determination! Win Through The Sumo Inferno!

Hello My fellow Nakama!
Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.

The One Piece anime has been picking up the pace with the Wano Kuni arc. It has been continuously giving us joy as well as sorrow but its quite necessary to the story. Today we’re going to discuss episode 943 of One Piece.

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The attack continues succeeding in the demise of Yasui. An enraged Orochi wants to take out the life of Yasui’s daughter and that is not something that the straw hats will allow. Everywhere they go, hope follows. Zoro and Kyoshiro fight against each other till the very death. They are evenly matched and want to finish each other off.

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Sanji goes against X Drake in his Zoan form and it is a pleasant sight to see both of these people fighting parallel to each other after a long time.

The Oniwabanchu appears during the fight and disrupts the momentum. To be honest this episode was enjoyable because of the funny sequences it had to offer. One of the Oniwabanchu appears to be using some sorcery but instead, she was staging for an attack using a tricked-out gun. Hilarious!

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As the straw hats are stopped in their tracks by Orochi’s henchmen, Soul King A.K.A Brooke steals the show. He and his electric guitar rile up a surprise for all the ninja. You’ve ever heard of lightning doesn’t strike twice?

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We’ll tell that to the ninja who ran like babies when they saw a ghost. Oh, Brooke !!! When will the charade of scaring people stop?

Still, it was damn effective.

As Sanji fights X Drake, he hears the voice of a damsel in distress. I don’t know if that was Observation Haki or the perceptive capabilities of a pervert but he sensed it from a mile away. In a plethora of kicks, he defeats X Drake and rushes to save Hiyori. For Hiyori, who wouldn’t fly like that? πŸ˜€

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Sanji is just real classy with that finish there. Coming between Sanji and women, X Drake never stood a chance. Sanji flies along the speed of light to save Hiyori but just as he was about to reach there, his ‘not- so favorite’ Marimo, Zoro intervenes.

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He butts in and saves Hiyori. The shock on Sanji’s face is priceless. The good old days of One Piece are back. I missed these interactions with the straw hats. The fun and adventure of storytelling are what made One Piece great. It’s all coming back. Oda wanted us to be nostalgic and that is why he separated them for so many years.

Sanji’s shock doesn’t end and he even says that his bounty is more than Zoro’s. The face of a jealous man didn’t look any different. Zoro and Hiyori look pretty cute together btw.

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Law approaches the prison where his crewmates have been imprisoned. Waiting for him was Hawkins and he had plans set up for him. In a surprising turn of events, he predicted that law would come in between all the ruckus to try and save his crew. He put everyone separate just in case.

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The dastardly smart Hawkins, bound the bodies of all his crewmates to himself using his devil fruit and gave Law a difficult choice of killing him. To kill him is to kill all of his crewmates. Law is stuff in this predicament and is hesitant to do anything at this point.

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We shift the focus to Udon prison. The Sumo Inferno continues, the rules have changed. Kid and Killer have been shackled and have been strung up above a big bowl of water. If Luffy and Hyogoro are defeated then Eustass Kid and Killer can escape. That was the deal placed by Queen. The look in Luffy’s eyes of dread truly conveys his feelings towards people.

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Ever since the introduction of Queen, he has been shown as Jolly and yet a fiendishly cute villain. This episode put a reverse gear on that perspective. After Luffy rashly challenges Queen, he gets enraged and starts to question Luffy. His intent to kill is felt through every hair in Luffy’s body. He tells Luffy that each one of them was going to die in that prison.

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Luffy gets enraged at these words and tells him to shut up. ‘ Overtaken’ one of my favorite One Piece Original Soundtrack plays in the background as Luffy walks towards Queen. ” When it comes to where I die…I’ll do the choosing! ” said Luffy. These were the words that gave hope to all of us.

The symbolisms of freedom are all a definitive part of One Piece and Oda showcases those aspects wherever required. He is a master craftsman who can tug on the right places on your heart and that is why this episode was one of a kind.

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A surprise visitor arrives at Udon prison to interrupt this Shindig. ‘ Big Mom’ has entered the area. Until next time. See ya!

Kaizoku Ou ni, ore wa naru!

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One Piece Episode 942 : The Straw Hats Step In! An Uproarious Deadly Battle At The Execution Grounds!

One Piece, a masterpiece written and illustrated by Eichiro Oda offers its fans what they want. It’s anime adaptation struggled a bit after the time-skip but has a strong footing in this arc.

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The Wano arc picks up pace as our monster Duo, Zoro and Sanji meet again after 6 years. For 6 years we have been waiting for this moment and Oda managed to make it the most epic moment ever. Ricocheting bullets or samurai with swords cannot stop this duo. That’s how strong they are.

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They are hostile as ever against each other but they manage to take the villainous samurai down. Seeing these two together makes us want to reminisce. A love hat relationship inculcating the words weird brow and moss head for Sanji and Zoro respectfully. It’s wonderful seeing them fight alongside each other again after such a long time. Oda separated these 2 so that they could pursue their paths for the time being and improve on it. The next time they meet up again would be epic in the sense that the fans would go crazy over it, and he was not wrong on that aspect.

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X Drake and Hawkins identify them instantly as members of the straw hats. X Drake transforms into his Zoan form and engages on the duo. Zoro hands Otoko over to Sanji and wants him to run away from the scene.

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Yasui is a person who treated Zoro well when he was in Ebisu town. In a way, many things he said and did resonate within Zoro. TO see all that destroyed in front of his eyes by Orochi instilled hatred in his heart. HE goes on the offensive and sets his eyes on Orochi.

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” As they say, there are evens and odds in this world. Both good and evil come in turn.” Yasui said. All he wanted to do was put an end to it and that exact belief has been destroyed on this day. Sanji warns Zoro as to the consequences of his actions. Yasui gave up his life for a particular cause and if we act now, according to feelings, then the goal will not be met.

Zoro’s feelings get the best of him and he launches his 720 Pound Pehonix aiming for Orochi’s demise. In that split second Kyoshiro arrives and counters his attack.

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Kyoshiro can be considered as a powerful ally to Orochi. He has the demeanor of a respectable samurai and he is one of those people that Orochi will listen to without disagreeing. To have that much influence on the shogun of Wano is a great feat. Kyoshiro’s skills are on par with the best samurai in Wano. He demands respect for Orochi and hence he decapitated Komarasaki to preserve this belief.

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Zoro and Sanji are catapulted by a barrage of attacks. Backed up to corners, the straw hats reveal themselves one by one to support them. ‘Nakama’ are always there for each other no matter what. You leave your back open, they are there to cover it. Franky flies in from the sky and takes the bullets. They are of no effect to him and the enemies are shocked at this sight. Franky pummels his opponents and grabs Yasu’s body and runs off.

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He is chased by the Samurai but his savior arrives in the nick of time. Ussop A.K.A Sogeking A.K.A God Ussop arrives on the scene and as always never misses. Ussop is everyone’s hated character turned favorite character. From a coward to a reliable friend he has changed leaps and bounds. He never misses a shot ever and that is admirable.

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The enemy aims at him and Robin appears to save him from peril. It’s very naughty to hear Robin say ‘ Spank’. I’m sorry I couldn’t help it. Nami also appears and manages to hit a ferocious attack.

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It is really good to see the whole crew back again. Little by little the good old days of the Strawhats together coming back to us. Rising from the flames of revenge are the strawhats. The influence they create on people is unparalleled. It is a great feeling that everyone has been wanting for a long long time.

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Zoro goes up against Kyoshiro and it is a great battle to watch indeed. Nami, Franky, Robin, and Ussop work together and perform attacks that decimate the execution grounds. This episode was the best by far because we got to see the straw hats together again after so long. They have been working hard, learning new things and this is the stage where they use it.

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The happiest person to watch all these developments is Luffy. He watches everything in prison and is ecstatic for his crew. Like every good captain would be.

In Udon prison he denies all claims as to knowing any of his crew members. At that moment, Queen is informed that new criminals are being transferred to Udon Prison. Captain Eustass Kid and Hitokiri Kamazo. Kid is behaving in a manner that is not expected of him. He is silent and disturbed. He asks Kamazo, what Kaido did to him, what Orochi did to him and what happened to his crew. The pain in his heart can be conveyed through his tears. A captain who has lost his crew and his first mate has nothing more to lose. Hitokiri Kamazo cries as he faces Eustass Kid. Hitokiri Kamazo is none other than Killer, the first mate of Kid. He was fed the smile fruit and hence lost all emotion in him. Kid is devastated and Luffy seeing this became more enraged.

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Back in Saboady Kid, Luffy and Law shared a dream. To find One Piece. It was evident that to mention One Piece in the new world would be the power to take over it. They all had dreams similar to each other. Kaido imprisoned him and his crew and took away everything he held dear.

Luffy being witness to this gets enraged and demands Queen to restart the Sumo Inferno. It is an attempt to take out his anger and to develop his skill to take down Kaido and Orochi.

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The anime is picking up the pace and a lot of epic scenes are on its way in the upcoming episodes.

Until Next time. See ya!

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One Piece Chapter 990 : Army Of One – A New Ally?

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.

Eichiro Oda has been pulling all the stops in writing the Wano war arc. Every week a lot of twists and turns come up to excite One PIece fans. This week is no different. Let’s dive into Chapter 990 of One Piece.

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Kaido goes against the whole mink tribe. As strong as he is it is a tedious task to go against the ‘Sulong’ transformed creatures. Even Jack, one of Kaido’s commanders gets what he deserves. As Kinemom gets ready to attack Jack, he is interrupted by Nekomushi and Dogstorm. They tell him that they will take care of Jack.

Jack is the pirate who decimated Zou in search of Raizo. He killed many of the mink members and destroyed their village. There is a long due of vengeance left and Oda offers up the fiendish foe to his grave. They tackle Jack ferociously. This part was especially satisfying because he got paid back for the atrocious crimes he had committed.

At the performance stage, Queen and King discuss the inmates who escaped Udon Prison. Old Man Hyogor and a lot of samurai imprisoned for rebelling against Orochi were imprisoned down there. Now all of them want revenge for the injustice caused to them. Monkey D Luffy leads the whole alliance.

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King contact the tobbi-roppo. He explains that the situation has changed and there are 5000 members of the resistance attacking Kaido’s army of 30000 people. The odds of that are unprecedented but is in the favor of Luffy’s alliance.

A few moments before that Hawkins acts suspicious of X Drake and thinks that he might betray them. He tells him that if you are going to betray them, you should do it now. He prophesizes using his cards that there is a 1% chance of someone surviving the next day.

King explains that capturing Yamato is no longer a priority. Stopping the straw hats from heading over to Kaido is their current objective now. Everyone gets ready to attack the alliance.

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Who’s who approaches X-Drake. He is also a traitor like X- Drake and has a goal to eliminate someone from inside Kaido’s organization. He wants to kill Queen and asks for X- Drake’s help.

As King looks into the performance stage, The straw hats and the Yakuza push forward to defeat the giants. The Yakuza faced with a predicament have to face Orochi’s ninja forces as well as the giants. They assure that they will take the straw hats to where they need to go and tell them to reserve their strength.

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Unlike any shonen character, we know the Strawhats don’t do that. Each one of them is a monster, and the stamina and energy are unparalleled to anything in this world. During the Thriller Bark arc, the straw hats face Oars, a giant creature who was similar to these creatures. All of them together defeated him and almost got killed but the times have changed now. The Strawhats members have one more person now and their power level has tripled and quadrupled immensely.

Luffy, Zoro, and JInbe move to attack. Zoro slashes and dices, Jinbe stops the monsters’ metal club with his bare hands and Luffy goes Gear fourth and takes the monster out. The straw hats remember their time together in thriller bark which was a long time ago. We have never got the Strawhats together like this ever since Fishman arc. The hype is real and the straw hats are not messing around. This war is taking a twist for the better. Oda Senpai, Thank you!!!!.
Thank you for the wonderful memories.

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Drake has the living daylights knocked out of him by Queen. Whos WHo double-crossed Drake and sided with Queen. He might as well be executed at this point but he transforms and tries to escape. He thinks to himself, is there even a way to escape from this hell hole?

He remembers that Tobi, yes Luffy’s friend from episode 1 of One Piece, told him that Luffy- San is awesome. As he falls from the sky he takes down a giant simultaneously with Luffy.

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” Strawhat Luffy !! For Reasons I cannot say now, I am an army of One!! Please let me fight on your side!! ” he says.

Luffy’s reaction to this priceless and I bet the readers had a similar reaction as his. Every page of this manga is filled with twists and turns. I cant wait to see how this spectacle of a story turns out. This could be the greatest story that anyone has ever told.

Until Next time. See ya!
Kaizoku Ou ni, Ore was naru!!!!!!

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One Piece Episode 940 & 941 : The Passing of Yasuie And The Beginning Of A New Era For Wano

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to another anime review.

The days get tougher for all One Piece fans as the latest episodes offered the viewers with tears. It is truly heartbreaking to see these visuals but it is a part of the story. Today we are going to discuss episodes 940 and 941. Let’s dive in.

Yasui is about to be executed as an offering for the deceased Komurasaki. As soon as Orochi arrives at the scene his execution will begin.

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Yasui tries to save his fellow people by reverting the attention from the flyer that was distributed. In his words, it was a ruse created by himself to trick Orochi and his people because of boredom.

Oda has written Yasui’s character brilliantly. He is a valiant person, even in the face of danger does no yield towards the fear. Nearing his death he gives a second chance for the Wano people to recuperate and continue their plan to recapture the Wano of the past.

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Yasui also is able to discredit Orochi. He knits the story in such a way that it may show that Orochi’s plans were feeble and unnecessary. The respect of his followers and subordinates lost due to this may lead to internal aggression. This was supposedly Yasuie’s plan.
Orochi will never measure up to the greatness of Kozuki Oden, the former shogun of Wano. This ticks off Orochi in such a manner as insulting his smallest of hairs.

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As Otako rushes to her father’s side, Yasuie is clear about his fate and prepared to cross over to the other side. He advises the children to cover his eyes and sing and dance with him as he faces his last moments. The sight of the gunshot from Orochi is the signaling of bad times to come.

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One of the most saddest scenes was the passing away of Yasuie. He was an inspiration towards the people of Wano and a guiding light towards the Akazaya Nine.

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In their childhood days, the Akazya nine were caught for stealing money to help their master, Kozuki Oden. Yasui had caught them and offered them encouraging advice. He gave the stolen money and some extra money to them. He provided straightforward advice telling them to use the money to educate themselves, to train themselves, and to learn new manners. One day Oden is to become Shogun of Wano and his retainers must be the greatest samurai in Wano.

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The first one who believed in their worth was Yasuie and seeing him die will light a fire in their hearts. The demise of Yasui by a barrage of bullets is more than our hearts can bear. The last sight before his demise was the sight of his daughter Otoko, running towards his side. Tears flow out of him uncontrollably as he realizes he is going to be gone forever leaving his daughter back. The pain is unbearable and the citizens of Wano share the same feelings. Rest In Peace Yasuie- San.

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Yasui falls from the tall pedestal and bleeds on the ground. Surrounding his remains are the citizens of Ebisu town. Zoro is in shock at Yasuie’s demise. He regrets that he couldn’t save him.

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The townspeople and Otoko of Ebisu town start to laugh. Tears are flowing through their cheeks but they still laugh without stopping. Zoro is enraged and rushes to do something about this. He is right to feel that Yasuie requires more respect than this. Hiyori quickly stops him and tells him the secret of the filth that has crossed over to Ebisu Town. All emotions of the people have been taken away leaving the smile. Orochi and Kaido have caused this due to the SMILE Fruit.

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Wano Kuni spectates the death of a former Daiymo. Shinobu and Kanjuro run towards the place where the execution has occurred. The straw hats are confused as to why the people of Ebisu town are laughing at the death of Yasuie. loved and respected by all and he was laughed upon his death. It raises many questions. The people of Wano close to them tell them the story of exploitation of the people by Orochi and Kaido.

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Luffy understands that there might be some other reason that they are laughing at Yasuie’s demise. He believes that whoever the person was, no one deserves to be laughed at their demise. Luffy has lost Ace his brother and he knows what death of a close one feels like. People don’t understand the slight changes that have come upon Luffy. His character has changed so much over the years. Before he would jump into conclusions but now he thinks of everything clearly and then responds. He is steadily becoming someone who can be a pirate king.

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Hyogoro explains that it is because of the smile. Kaido wanted to make an army of devil fruit users for his crew. The smile fruit had only a 10% chance of victory. So the people who ate it and didn’t have any effect on them, face the consequences of not being able to swim and their emotions are taken away. Orochi, in his fiendish attempt to torture people more, mixed the smile fruit within the food supply and gave it to them. The people of Wano were starving and they would have anything that they can get their hands on.

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They shared the fruit thinking it was normal with everyone, but hunger is a sad condition. Once they started eating the fruit they could understand that something was wrong but they couldn’t stop it because of hunger. It leads to permanent damage and them not being able to feel any emotion. A smile was the only thing left for them to do.

Behind the Sakura leaves of Flower capital resides a dark secret of torment. The straw hats realize this and are heartbroken hearing this. ” If this is not hell, then what is? “. These words from Hiyori struck my heart. Tears of sadness involuntarily ran through my eyes. Nations under monarchy face this every day and it has been accurately depicted in One Piece. This anime is the epitome of greatness that our generation is lucky to have.

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Zoro notices the tears and expressions of everyone. He understands the situation very well. He has his eyes set now on Orochi who dances at the demise of Yasuie. At that instant, Otoko sneaks into the sacrificial ground. She approaches her father and in a heartbreaking scene, she tries to heal him using the toad oil she got from Ussop. The straw hats notice that they have seen her before and recognize her immediately. They understand her pain.

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Orochi has a vendetta against her and he means to kill her as well. Knowing that she is Yasuie’s daughter makes it more to his liking. The fiendish, snobby little man Orochi fires 2 shots at her to kill her but the straw hats were not going to look past this torment anymore.

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Zoro and Sanji rush to save Otoko. They slice and destroy the bullets. The straw hats have entered the scene and the fate of Wano is about to change. These epic moments is what makes One Piece amazing. The anime is long-running, but what they have kept consistent is the heart. They never compromise or waiver from that. The build-up to this moment is epic and the ost ‘Overtaken’ hypes up the anime for its next episodes.

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One Piece Chapter 989 : I Can’t Imagine Losing – The New Strawhat Formation

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Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.

One Piece is picking up the pace and with its latest chapter, the excitement continues. In the previous chapter, Franky rode in a motorbike and revved it up on Big Mom’s face. There was nothing more satisfying than that.

For a long time, we hadn’t seen Franky in action. The whole cake island Arc he wasn’t there and finally in Wano we get to see him fight.

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Big Mom is not even shaken by this attempt to stop her. She compliments Brooke for his vivid collection of members in the straw hats.
Franky teasingly asks if she liked his bike.

Nami is pretty tensed and warns Franky that Big Mom is an emperor. He asks Nami if she was trying to make Luffy the pirate king or not?

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Franky’s confidence and bravado make you want to see him more. He is pretty adamant in defeating Big Mom. In that instant 3 giants called the Numbers to join the fight. They are a race similar to Oars from Thriller Bark. They were giants that Kaido brought in from Punk Hazard.

This war is the culmination of everything that has happened ever since the time skip. The path leading from Punk Hazard to Wano paves the way for this War.

Eichiro Oda, the author of One Piece said that the Marineford arc would look like child’s play in front of the Wano Kuni War and he might be right. He is pulling the stops on this war arc and making every chapter exciting. To bring all these elements from the stories he has portrayed is a magnificent feat. No wonder people call him Goda.

Franky notices something suspicious in the Giant’s hands. It is the Branchio tank. Ussop and Chopper are still in there.

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Franky’s sights diverted, Big Mom attacks from behind. Jinbe pulls back her hand and flips her using Fishman Judo. With the help of Nico Robin, she rolls down like a ball of hay in a storm. It was pure One Piece hilariousness.

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This is what has been missing from One Piece the past few arcs. The whole crew together again and cooperating in this fashion. The beauty of friendship and adventure. That is what One Piece is about. With this Jinbe has made his mark in the war as a member of the Strawhats β™₯️.

The Captain of the Strawhats Monkey D Luffy rushes towards Kaido. As he rockets upwards he meets Zoro and Queen. Zoro casually joins along to beat up Kaido. At that very instant Queen transforms into his Zoan form and bites into Luffy. King also arrives at the scene to take care of business.

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The Strawhats have this special ability to influence the environment they are in. The battles inside Onagashima keep getting better and better and all the allied forces are hyped up due to this. Old Man Hyogor claims that even if hope looks slim since the Strawhats are there he feels everything is going to be fine.

The main highlight of this chapter is the money shot at the end. The Strawhats with its new member standing in a very cool formation. Eichiro Oda subtly discuses the power scaling between Luffy’s crew and what to expect for the future. Damn it’s a pretty good time to be a One Piece fan.

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Luffy heads on up to beat up Kaido while Zoro and Sanji face off against Queen and King respectively. Each chapter presents a sense of excitement and that is what One Piece is all about. The Cogs and Gears are finally aligning together to form a hell of a great series. The fight for Wano and the dominance of the ocean continues.

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One Piece Episode 938 & 939 : Daimyo Of Hakumai! Yasu The Hedgehog!

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Its been a few days and a lot of anime and manga to cover. Let’s get started.

One Piece anime has been picking up the pace and entering the main storyline of Wano. Let’s discuss episode 938 and 939 of One Piece.

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Orochi’s guards have caught Tonoyasu the good man who helped the villagers. They Identified him as the thief Ushimitsu Kozo who has been stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. Beaten and tortured Tonayasu seems familiar to one of Orochi’s henchmen. He suspects that he might be the main player in the plotting of the attack against Kaido.

He circulates flyers to the whole of the flower capital. The thief Ushimitsu Kozo who is in the hands of Orochi’s men is up for execution during Komurasaki’s funeral. Upon hearing of the true identity of Ushimitsu Kozo, Orochi trembles in fright. It seems that the thief was a person who was a hindrance to Orochi’s way.

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Oda manages to maintain the suspense about the identity of the thief until the end. Each time his name was to reveal, the answers have curbed in a different direction. Misdirection and suspense are Oda’s weapons and he showcases them magnificently.

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Queen talks on the snail phone with Kaido in Udon Prison. Queen learns about the untimely demise of Komurasaki and hearing this destroyed him. He mourns for her. He rushes to the prison main yard. He ignores Luffy’s advances to fight more people and switches on a transponder snail. He watches from afar the situation going on in the flower capital.

Atamaya, the residence of Ashura Doji and his thieves, under attack and in the midst of decimation. Holdem Sama one of Kaido’s enforcers has come to pick a fight against him. He is under the pretense that he is responsible for stealing food and supplies from him.

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An epic fights wages on between the two which ends up in the burning of Atamaya, the home of the thieves. This is apparently a plan orchestrated by Dogstorm and Kinemom. They mean to pit Ashura Doji against the animal kingdom pirates. They want him to join them and bring back the AKazaya Nine to foil Kaido’s plans.

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Brooke finds Zoro. In a hilarious scene, he finds him asleep with Hiyori hugging him and Toko beside him. Brooke is astonished that Zoro scored a girl like Hiyori and his soul pops out through his eyes as a result. He tries to sneak away from the house thinking its something kinky but Zoro clarifies that he isn’t doing any such thing.

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He meets with them and explains the situation going on in the flower capital. He explains about the capture of Ushimitsu Kozo and the impending execution of the thief. Toko after realizing his true identity rushes to save her father. The dread and fear resonating through her body are what the Wano people face throughout the days. Yasui-San the man Zoro met was her father and the thief. Its a race against time to stop the execution.

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This beautiful scene of Sakura leaves withering and floating stacked against Ushimitsu Kozo’s impending execution foreshadows worse things to come. The straw hats rush to see what has occurred to the beloved man of Ebisu Town. The truth lies beyond this persona that has left the people in shock.

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Daimyo of Hakumai! Yasu the hedgehog!

The true identity of Yasui San revealed – Shimotsuki Yasui

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We get a small glimpse of Oden. He visited Yasu san many times and confided in him with many facts and doubts he had. When Oden believed that he couldn’t be the Shogun of Wano, Yasu believed in him and it made quite a difference in his life. He became the shogun of Wano and became the people’s savior.

As Toko rushes towards the capital she slips and falls and at that instant, Yasui gets shot. Oda skillfully creates a bond between daughter and father. It is quite sad to see this and Oda is setting us up for some tears in the end.

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The people of Ebisu town rush towards the to stop it. The straw hats help them rushing towards the area. Robin and Ussop deploy very mild tactics to allow enough time for the people to enter the area.

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Yasu San says that Orochi is not going to let him go but before dying he wants to say a few words. Even in the face of death, he admires the blossoming sakura surrounding the flower capital. With lots of admiration, he is proud as to how the common people had brought up the beauty of the flower capital. It is not Orochi, who did it but the people of Wano. The only thing he has ever done is to destroy everything for his greed. Yasui calls him vermin.

To be honest, calling Orochi a vermin is the best insult ever. All he has ever done is whine and destroy everything good in Wano. This great man sparks the fire of rebellion in everyone in his final moments. The way Oda writes characters to advance the story is incredible. The feeling of sadness you feel for these characters is so real and pure, you cannot deny the greatness of Oda Senpai.

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That speech makes everyone teary-eyed. All the Akazya Nine who has seen that broadcast mourn for him. Saddened about the fact that they couldn’t save him from the clutches of Orochi.

Hatred for Orochi inches further and further into the surface. It has become uncontrollable and soon will turn into the greatest rebellion in Wano Kuni.

When the sakura leaves fall to the ground, something new will rise and encourage people to be the best version of themselves. This is what Oda has foreshadowed. Amid tyranny, hope will come about and it will lead to freedom.

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One Piece Chapter 988 : Sorry For The Wait – Big Mom Against The Strawhats

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Welcome back to another fun-filled anime review.


The One Piece has been keeping us on edge with this new war arc, and it is nothing less than magnificent.

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Dogstorm and Nekomunshi from Zou and a bunch of their followers have assembled outside Onagashima. They have been waiting for the full moon so that they can be at their strongest when facing Kaido. As per plan they transform into their Sulong form and attack Kaido. Jack, one of Kaido’s top men, tells him that it is a momentary transformation and he can last the attack force until it ends.

Back at the main stage, Momonosuke’s execution turned out to be a historic turning point for Wano due to the sudden attack of the Akazaya Nine on Kaido. Shinobu tries to remove him from his shackles, but Queen spots her. She is flung from the top of the stage and plummets to the bottom. At that moment, Momonosuke’s shackles break and he floats on thin air.

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Queen and King were shocked, suspect that it might be the work of the devil. It’s non-other than Sanji in his raid suit. He stops King’s advances and throws Momonosuke onto Shinobu’s safe hands.

He commends Momo between all this madness. Sanji and Momonuske have had a lot of funny fights and disagreements but they always seem to make things right. Sanji accepted Momo as a man on this day and it is wonderful to see their relationship bloom.

While Sanji wasn’t looking King transforms into his animal form. He turns into a pterodactyl and almost pierces into Sanji’s stomach. King is not kidding when he says that he will make a hole in him and split him in 2. They crash into a building and the fate of Sanji is again, uncertain and hangs in the balance.

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Big Mom goes all out against Luffy. To recap, Luffy ruined the wedding, the tea party, and now the fire festival at Onagashima. Big Mom getting angry at Luffy is the most natural thing and from her point of view for good reason. She attacks Luffy and he realizes that he has to deal with her here and now before she helps the others.

Big Mom spots Zeus and rushes towards Nami to attack her. Zeus falls into the clutches of Big Mom. Nami is heartbroken but at that moment Sanji enters the scene, and this is by far one of the funniest moments since the war arc started.

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He enters in his General Franky robot and squishes Big Mom’s head with its tires. Brook also joins him and It was so satisfying to see hope restored for the alliance.

When something serious is going on the Strawhats getting into trouble, in the most hilarious is what One Piece is famous for. It is a fun story about adventure and drama. Eichiro Oda hypes up the scene in every chapter and we can’t get enough of this. One Piece continues to build upon its war arc and it continues to excite every reader. I would suggest you read this spectacle from the comfort of your home.

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One Piece Episode 937 : Tonoyasu! Ebisu Town’s Most Loved! – A Review

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Welcome to another fun-filled anime review.
I keep saying this and don’t regret it one bit but the One Piece anime has been amazing. It has been continuing its streak ever since its release after the hiatus. Let’s dive into One Piece episode 937.

Old Man Hyogoro decapacitates Alpaca man with his Haki. An astonished Luffy is a mind blown by this man’s power. Old Man Hyogoro wants to repay the favor and help Luffy achieve the power he has been trying to harness. Ryou, meaning ‘flow’ refers to the power of Haki that Wano possesses. It is a strength that many people do not have.

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To achieve the perfect level of Haki, he has to concentrate the flow of energy into one spot. This concentration forms a shield around the hand hence allowing people to pierce them. Luffy gets frustrated and takes down everyone mercilessly. He will need to stay calm to get it right.

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In Ebisu town, the rest of the Strawhats, Kanjuro and Shinobu meet with Yasu-San. He is a public figure in that place and wants to help them out. Yasu- San knows the identities of Kanjuro and Shinobu but they don’t know who he is. He knows about the flyer and he insists on helping out.

Yasu-san portrayed as a sweet man takes care of the well being of All people. The elderly, the children, and almost everyone in the village loves him. He distributes grains of rice to everyone and the straw hats get to know that it is not from his earnings but from the money that Toko sends him. Toko, the little girl who tags along with Kozuki Hiyori is his daughter.

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The secret behind the identity of Yasui hides in plain sight and masked by Oda’s misdirection. He shows smiles and happiness but deep inside he is hurting. A glimpse of his exploits at night leads him to much more trouble. The trouble he may not get out of anytime soon.

Big Mom, Okiku, and Chopper travel to Udon. Its night time and they are almost there. Big MOm craves for bean soup and wants it quick to quench her hunger.

Luffy and Old Man Hyogor remain inside the ring at the prison. He is hungry and wants some food. Old Man Hiyori is curious about why Luffy wants to defeat Kaido in battle. Luffy understands that it’s not ethical to talk about it amid enemies. He incapacitates them with his Haki and then starts talking.

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Old man Hyogoro discovers the truth about the Yonko of the world. Luffy wants to take down all four of them and become the King of the Pirates. He discusses his dreams with Hyogoro.

In a surprise turn of events, Roger’s name pops a spark in Hyogoro’s head. Old man Hyogoro had known Roger when he had come to Wano Kuni. Oda foreshadows many things through just this conversation. The ties to Roger are hidden in every nook and corner of One PIece and its only time when it is all revealed.

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At that moment Caribou arises from nowhere with Raizo along with him. Raizo recognizes Old Man Hyogoro and tells Luffy that he is non-other than the greatest Yakuza of the Old Wano Kuni. The Blue flower of Wano.

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A touching scene with Old Man Hyogoro happens at that moment. The reason to give up on life was many but he is glad that he didn’t give up. He wishes to join the rebellion and fight against Kaido and Orochi. Luffy possesses such a persona and charisma that he can engage with a person and makes them feel better. The beaten-down shamefully treated Old man Hyogoro has found his stride along with Luffy. He had lost all hope in this world and was ready with one foot into the grave. This turn of events changed all that. His transition from his old self is an important part to win the war against Kaido.

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Old Man Hyogoro says that in prison, many people have rebelled against Orochi. These men will gladly join the cause to rebel against Kaido and Orochi in the war. The spark of hope has risen again and It will keep rising throughout the story.

The Wano Kuni Arc’s pacing has been appealing. The storyline, interesting characters, and reasons behind going to war for their country are so relatable that we want to watch more and more. It is a great time to be One Piece fan and I vouch for this myself. You will not regret watching the anime right now. It is so damn exciting and it is going to just get better and better.

Until Next time. See ya!