Is it any coincidence there’s parallels of the “cycle of hatred” brought up in One Piece too (the other being Naruto)? That’s a rhetorical question. It’s also a pointless one, because there probably isn’t. Regardless, it’s there, and helps tell where King Neptune lies, a retired soldier that has killed many. I didn’t expect him to be such a violent character either.
Otohime’s killer turns out to be a human pirate, the reason exactly why seems to be loosely implied as “bad luck”. Is that really all? I’m a bit underwhelmed. Luckily, although it tipped over Hordy to the dark side, his misconstrued truth didn’t affect Fishman Island thanks to Fukaboshi reigniting the passions with his speech. He must’ve gotten that trait from his mother.
I wasn’t one to complain about long flashbacks, yet somehow I felt an incredible wave of relief when the focus returned to Jinbei sitting on the ground telling his story. I laughed my ass off at Luffy simply not giving a shit, sleeping like usual, but that’s Luffy for you. He knows Jinbe is his soul buddy already, and he could care less about what he did in the past. Besides, he’s got his crew members to learn the history for him. Likewise, I expected Nami to forgive him as well. I expected Sanji to be a little more mature though. Also, “Nami, somehow I feel comfortable around you.” “Maybe it’s because we had similar backgrounds.” No, maybe it’s because you share the same face LOL
To be honest, after Zoro owned Hordy, I don’t feel any tension from his so called “plans”. The cliffhanger implies there’s a “trick”, something that may overcome the Strawhat’s brute power, but given the tough situations they’ve broken out of before, this should still be cake. This entire arc is cakewalk for the Strawhats. I hope.
Your friendly reminder: No OP next week.