“awwwwwww, he’s so cute”
Suffice to say, I was a little surprised at the amount of “depth” this underwater trip is taking (excuse the bad pun). Much akin to the deviant trip they took to Skypiea, getting to Fishman Island doesn’t seem like it’ll be so easy either. The first half of the chapter was more like a lesson in underwater currents than anything, but is nothing short of crucial to provide some needed realism and foundation for the inevitable troubles the crew is later to face. As Brook says, getting up to the surface won’t be so easy, as it apparently takes 2,000 years to ride the slow deep currents. ..They’ll figure something out.
Meanwhile, after a series of unfortunate events, the psycho pirate finds himself alone on the Thousand Sunny, crushed and roped soon after. Due to his fodder nature, I completely forgot that he has the power of a Logia until just now. I’m sure he’ll be quite the nuisance later on though. “Mohmoo” appearing was something I’m sure no one expected, but I’m curious if anyone realized it was him last chapter. If you did, hats off to you for being an extreme OP fan. For me, my powerlevel only went so far as to realize who exactly Nami was talking about before the mini flashback of him was shown. It almost felt like the Arlong arc was only yesterday.
It’s definitely been a while since OP stopped having a “transition” arc or an arc with a “clear goal” from the get-go, so this classic adventuring feels adequately fresh. I think it’s also the first time this type of chapter has been blogged on RC, so whip out that champagne. Before I end this, let’s just get the big horned seacow in the room out. Yes, that Kraken is ginormous. Will Luffy tame it? It wouldn’t be OP if he didn’t. Sadly we’ll have to wait an extra week to see that happen. ╥_╥