As far as the discussion potential these days for the only three manga posted on this site, OP is trailing behind these weeks. That’s not to say it’s a bad thing, because there doesn’t always need to be a stir of remarks and retorts every chapter. OP’s having a pretty relaxing adventure in a new place, and Oda’s just giving the environment time to really soak in to the viewers. He really likes to give “character” to settings (don’t know if that makes any sense), and they all feel memorable and unique from each other. I don’t know why, but I’m pretty impressed at the breadth of this undersea adventure, what with all the different creatures being shown (great art) and new ideas such as lights behind the Thousand Sunny’s eyes.
I used to think Caribou might have posed a threat later on, such as now, but changed my mind after seeing how dumb he is by being caught by Franky (and laughed pretty hard too). His logia power still isn’t revealed though, so I don’t think he’ll leave the story until a makeshift final confrontation occurs where he battles someone and loses horribly.
Anyway, this chapter is probably a prime example of how ridiculous One Piece can get sometimes. The crew gets chased by an enormous angler fish, an umibouzu then punches the angler, all while The Flying Dutchman comes from behind. All of a sudden, you think they’re screwed, but the Kraken comes back from nowhere and punches the umibouzu, with Luffy controlling it, just like he said he would. While there’s a ton of logic questions on how a ship like The Flying Dutchman can sustain life, the undersea volcano begins erupting, leading to another cliffhanger.
Fishman island next chapter?! Doubt it. (I’m jinxing it)