I suppose this encouter with the Kraken is as good an excuse as any to show off more powers of the Strawhats, the more obvious being Luffy’s gear 3rd haki hardening, and Robin’s ability to produce extremely large hands. The more subtle ones were something like Chopper’s considerably larger size with his Guard point, and I assume that affects just about every other transformation he’s got. In the case of Guard point, the larger size really helps. Sanji also shows off his new abilities, with breakneck running due to years of being chased by transvestites (lol). Another thing is that he can pull off his diamble jambe pretty damn quick, possibly using the friction of running that fast in the first place, despite the fact that it’s questionable how you can create fire underwater. Zoro’s showing wasn’t as visually/conceptually jaw dropping as the others, but he did cut off an entire arm and sliced it into six pieces. I’d say the most interesting would be Luffy, just because it’s more haki awesome. It did look kind of gross though, as the black color reminded me of frostbite more than anything.
I’m curious about the shark though, and I’m not even sure where it came from in terms of the Kraken. And was it ever any question whether or not they would absolutely own the Kraken? I thought the fight was pretty entertaining, with a tug of war with the crew switching between abilities to protect the ship. Everyone got to insert their own personality filled lines here and there, even the psycho pirate. Anyway, due to the large volume of the Kraken, the downward pull as it falls drags everyone into the depths of the ocean, leading to the “underworld of the sea”. Though they’re 7,000 meters deep, Fishman island is 3,000 more, making me wonder what exactly this place going to look like. The crew is separated yet again, but this time with none of the powerhouses left behind. Whether or not this will take long, who knows, but Oda likes to separate his characters for extremely long periods of time. With a limited amount of air, and nowhere to be seen, what’s the power trio going to do?
Don’t worry boys, nipple lights will guide the way.