Edens Zero Chapter 135 Review/Recap
What do you do when you’re an evil robotic overlord who wants to make robots the masters of the universe? You start a war, turn everyone against your kind, and then wait for the robots to flock to your side while the other side reacts like you expect. That’s basically a summary of what Demon King Ziggy’s done in the Aoi Cosmos. As a result, Shura, the bloodthirsty son of the ruler of the Aoi Cosmos, plans to wipe out all machines. And the only ones who can stop the madness are Shiki and the Edens Zero. But getting to Shura will require a trip to a certain desert planet, and seeking out an oasis from Laguna’s past.
So, this is going to be like the Alabasta Arc from One Piece, but in space? I like this already.
Immediately after hearing what Shura plans to do, the crew of Edens Zero holds an emergency meeting. They’re all in agreement about stopping Shura. However, Laguna brings up a major problem. Shura’s location, the Temple, is guarded by…well, I’ll just let Laguna say it.
They can’t attack the Temple head-on, but seeing how Shiki’s determined to fight, Laguna says he knows a guy. Thus, he brings them all to the desert oasis planet of Sandra to meet an old friend of his. However, those friends aren’t very happy to see him, and try to attack on sight. That is, until Shiki shows off the results of his training.
Seemingly impressed by Shiki’s Ether Gear, the leader of the group reveals themselves. He says his name is Goodwin, and he’s the leader of Oasis, a rebel group dedicated to overthrowing Poseidon Nero.
And he’s a giant cat!
This reminds me a lot of the Alabasta Arc from One Piece. The desert setting, the rebel army, the outfits. Did I mention how much I love the outfits the crew’s wearing?!?
There’s a bigger question that I have though. Is Goodwin supposed to be an Exceed? I remember from the second chapter of the manga that Happy’s species is an Exceed. However, I’ve never seen one that massive in Mashima’s manga before! He’s a giant! Plus, I’m not entirely sure, but there’s something about him that rubs me the wrong way.
I’m probably just being paranoid after everything that happened on Foresta. If he tries anything, Shiki will beat him up. No, seriously. Did you see how strong Shiki’s gotten with his Ether Gear? If he and Oasis team up, they may be able to take down Shura.
The fact is, though, that there’s still a lot that we don’t know about Oasis or Goodwin or how they plan to take down Nero. However, this is still a Shonen Manga, and they tend to favor the heroes when they come up with crazy plans. I hope it works this time. That first raid on Belial Gore still gives me nightmares.
I Give “Desert Oasis” a 3/5
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