Well it appears this chapter came out early this week due to a couple people somehow getting their hands on the chapter. The flashback continues on, and it doesn’t appear it’s going to end anytime soon. First thing’s first, Ace comes off as a giant douche, with a grim look on his face about 90% of the chapter. Of course, knowing his hatred for being there and even his own existence possibly, he probably won’t be really happy until he either really becomes friends with Luffy or meets Whitebeard. Dadan’s not much of a nice person either, as she’s practically a criminal. Makes you feel sorry for Luffy… what the hell was Garp thinking anyway?
Apparently it took three months that Luffy had to suffer to get there (more childhood rigorous training?). Luffy applying the morals from Shanks was cool to see here, but he’s still rather dumb. It’s interesting how Ace wants to become a pirate already, but I think his reasons were given before (even though you’d think he’d hate being something his dad was). Somehow I’m thinking Sabo’s going to meet a dismal end before this flashback is over. Next week’s wait is going to feel even longer given the early release of this one.