One Piece 617 – Bad Idea
You have no idea how stoked I am with the return of some actual battles. Hodi proves quite capable of a possible “final boss,” and he isn’t even on his steroids yet. I guess he’ll be facing off with Zoro first, who is just a straight up badass now more than ever. But he’s going to attempt fighting underwater with a fishman though? Total suicide… I’m pretty sure Zoro’s going to lose this one, which will suck, because then he’ll be the first to lose his “invincibility illusion of the timeskip.”
Nami might be playing a bigger role this arc, seeing as how it still affects her on a personal level, and that she disappeared somewhere. I can’t tell what she’s really going to be doing though. On the other side of the crew, Luffy crosses paths with Sanji and Chopper, and discovers Hachi earlier than I thought. He’s going to be pissed, and will now have a pretty good reason to beat the stuffings out of Decken.
Ending on Shirahoshi being revealed isn’t that much of a cliffhanger, but the next chapter should be focused on Zoro’s fight. And if Sanji’s bloody noses again shift the story…