Last week, I figured Oda would continue telling the stories of each individual crew member, but I was surprised that he managed to cover almost the rest of the crew members except Robin (and Sanji). I suppose Robin’s arc requires a bit more emphasis? Or.. he just couldn’t fit it into this chapter.
So as many were guessing of Zoro’s island, it is indeed the home to Mihawk. However, it wasn’t always his home, as he explains, but it is now damn obvious why Zoro was sent there. It doesn’t seem that Zoro really wants to get trained by him though. Maybe the gorillas with weapons will teach him something.
Nami’s situation was a bit more hilarious, especially with her fake clone. I thought she was faking the crying too, but she wasn’t! I always thought if anyone in the crew were to ever have some sort of romance (and yes, I know it will never happen), it would be Nami and Luffy. It just seems the most likely with how they treat each other when danger is around, but I’m not a shipper, so onwards!
Franky’s part of the story was a bit weirder, I don’t really see what he can get out of anything now after he blew up a third of the island. I feel like I’ve heard of the “Nightmare in Barjimoa” before, maybe mentioned during the War arc sometime, but I don’t remember.
If you’ve been watching the anime, the cliffhanger from Brooke’s story is resolved, but he gets himself stolen? It just never ends does it? The cliffhanger from last chapter wasn’t explained at all, so here’s hoping that comes up next chapter. Seeing the reactions of the members to Luffy’s predicament is pretty much the highlight of the chapters for me, so I hope they’ll continue the different arcs from now on, or at least with Luffy’s until they all meet again.