Although Luffy has the “dangerous” power of making allies, it seems like his own crewmembers can be a little charismatic themselves, what with Perona (the new outfit is dazzling), Weatheria, Heraclesun, Ivankov’s okama group, and of course, Boa Hancock all helping them in their own little way to escape the marines. I suppose all hopes of any of those people joining the crew are dashed, but I’m only sad that Perona isn’t joining them. Hancock would be a mess, but Perona could have actually worked.
Anyway, the entire crew has now come together at last, and Luffy’s reaction to Franky was completely something I called several chapters ago. Sanji took the award for “most hilarious of chapter 602,” with nosebleeds to every woman he sees. Man, I feel sorry for him. The meeting itself wasn’t as teary as I thought it would’ve been, since only Brook cried. Robin doesn’t say anything, as usual. I guess they don’t have the time for it? Maybe it’ll hit them in the next chapter huh? I just like some emotion in my One Piece, is all, and this seems like the perfect time to exploit it. The crew is like the main source of emotion, so why wouldn’t Oda take advantage of this situation and make some nice scenes?
For the coating, I assume when the bubble expands, the air pressure inside the bubble which includes the ship and everyone else is less than the outside pressure. Due to this, the boat will sink. It’s pretty cute how the bubble wraps around the sails, and yet provides enough of a bubble on the deck for people to come out. How ridiculously convenient to sail underwater right? Earlier I didn’t understand how the hell they were going to ride the underwater currents with sails when there’s a giant bubble over them, but I guess the bubble is just that awesome.
I’ve been wanting the crew to have a deep chit chat about what’s been going on in their lives for the past two years, and was a little sad to not see it this chapter. However, Luffy mentions it near the end, so my face lit up in hopes for it to appear in the future. It’s kind of like, a gap missing from the crew that you just have to fill up before the New World you know?